Cross My Heart, Stick a Needle in My Everything

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If you know me, you know that I am an avid researcher.  I love looking up statistics and case studies and personal accounts of all things.  And seriously I’ll try all kinds of shit if I hear it’s cool.  Not that acupuncture is totally out there, honestly I’ve been poked so much what’s another 90 needles in my body?  But I’ve heard such great things about it, especially pertaining to ttc.  I’m curious how many of you have tried it for a previous cycle, or are doing it now?

This is my first cycle, so I have no outcome yet.  But I’ve been getting acupuncture for almost a year now and I can tell you, baby making aside, it’s had some awesome effects on my body.  It can be used for all kinds of things, I was using it mainly to just get my uterus healthy and relax my periods since cramping with endo is about as fun sticking a Lego in your pee-hole.  But yesterday I got to see just how powerful it is!

I got up in the morning before my appointment and went for a run, as I do just about every morning.  I am a runner, I love it and I need it in so many ways.  Plus I’ve been on a mission lately knowing that my FET is right around the corner and my running days are numbered.  But yesterday, right at the end of my run, I pinched a nerve in my upper spine and felt like somebody took an ax to my back.  I’m pretty prone to pinched nerves, I don’t know why.  I’ve gotten them in my neck a bunch from the time I was a teenager, and my mom and sister get them every once in a while as well.  I don’t know why this is or what makes us prone, but if you’ve ever had one, you know they suck.

I actually collapsed and worried about how the hell I was going to get home.  I called my husband, but he was still sleeping, and there was no one else around because it was so early.  I called my acupuncturist to cancel while I had my phone in my hand, there was no way I could make it down there to her, but she really urged me to come in because she said she could help me with it.  So my husband had to bathe me, dress me, and drive me.  Seriously.  Gearing him up for dad life.

It was hard for me to even lay on her table, but she started with my back, putting needles all up and down my spine where the nerve was.  It felt a little better right away, but was still sore when I left there.  This morning, I’m almost all the way better!  Typically these things leave me out of commission for at least a few days, hopped up on Vicodin and still unable to get comfortable in any position.  But I woke up this morning and got out of bed no problem and THEN remembered about my back.  I had to do a couple twerking moves to test it out in disbelief.

If this works as well for my uterus, it will be as lush and sticky as a sea anemone.  I would love to hear any of your thoughts, feelings, experiences with acupuncture!

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3 thoughts on “Cross My Heart, Stick a Needle in My Everything

  1. started seeing my acupuncturist in april 2013, and loved it so much i’m paying out of pocket for it once a week *sob*

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  2. Caroline says:

    Hi! I popped in from babycenter and love that you’ve started a blog about all the “joys” of ivf! I started acupuncture in January and love it! My husband calls it expensive “voodoo” but I’ve gotten pregnant twice since I’ve started (unfortunately miscarried both times) but I think it helps a lot with regulating your cycles, increasing circulation and blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and overall relaxation!! I pay $75 a week but I totally believe in it especially during ivf. I hope we both get our bfp this cycle!!

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    • Kate Buckley says:

      Thank you! I have belief in it as well, I think that might even be worth the money in itself. I found out today that my clinic has its own acupuncturist that they typically use, so I guess now I have to decide whether I want to travel to and from my regular acupuncturist before and after transfer, or if I want to use theres. I feel kind of bad not using my own since she’s been with me through a lot of this journey, but it sure does sound so much nice not to have to worry about driving a half hour away after my retrieval.

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