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<p><em>Any ladies TTC with acupuncture and TCM? I have PCOS and Hypothyroidism and I do not ovulate on clomid, or Follistim. I tried Acupuncture for 2 weeks and FF detected O for me. So I give props to Acu for the O detection. I am starting up with a new acupuncturist next week, so I was wondering how many other ladies are on acupuncture as well.</em></p>
 

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<p>I am doing acupuncture weekly for a short luteal phase. I just finished my 3rd month of acupuncture and my luteal phase has increased by 3 days. My acupuncturist recommends I continue appointments weekly for another month and then switch to every 2 weeks until I am pregnant.</p>
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<p>I always feel really great after the acupuncture appointments and it has worked wondering on my stress levels and general happiness, so I would recommend it for anyone TTC!</p>
 

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<p>Hi!</p>
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<p>I've been going to a TCM for a long time - he prescribed dietary changes, herbs, and moxibustion in addition to acupuncture for my Chinese diagnosis (my western diagnosis is, like yours, PCOS and hypothyroid).  After about a year of Acu. I added metformin and synthroid.  The biggest thing I have learned from TCM is that the most important thing is to fix the problem - excess dampness/stagnant blood/etc. so that your body is in as close to an optimal state as it can be, where it will function best,  which - hopefully - yields a BFP and a sticky little one!  </p>
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<p>Best of luck!</p>
 

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<p>I just wanted to add that I started acupuncture regularly in June, and in September or October (I think it was) I added herbal supplements that my acupuncturist recommended.  I just have to say that the start of this school year I had MANY changes that could have made this one of my most stressful starts to the school year ever (I'm a teacher).  Instead, DH and I both noticed that I seemed to take most everything in stride and stay cool.  Also, as soon as I started the herbs, my elevated FSH level dropped.  I so strongly believe the acupuncture and herbs helped!</p>
 

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<p>I started seeing a Japanese Acupuncturist about 18 mos ago for allergies, then just went back again 2 weeks ago for fertility. I agree that it helps 100% with feeling of wellbeing, and reducing overall stress. I will let you know in a few weeks how it does for fertility, My O was actually 2 days late after Acupuncture, so I'm not sure what is going on there.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sourire</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283283/ttc-with-acupuncture#post_16090402"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I am doing acupuncture weekly for a short luteal phase. I just finished my 3rd month of acupuncture and my luteal phase has increased by 3 days. My acupuncturist recommends I continue appointments weekly for another month and then switch to every 2 weeks until I am pregnant.</p>
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This intrigues me!  I also have a short LP which was fixed by NPC with dd (6 years ago) but seems to be not as affected this time around (I am 35).  I just wish I had the time since I know appointments take over an hour. </p>
 

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<p>FWIW, I credit acupuncture with the conception of my son. I had wonky, long cycles. I went to my acupuncturist weekly for 3+ weeks and I conceived.</p>
<p>My previous cycle before my son was 120 days. Had I not gotten pregnant, it would've been 45 days. I totally credit TCM with it.</p>
 
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