Well, I had my very first acupuncture appointment today. It went really well!
For the first 1/2 hour or so, we just sat and talked about my lifestyle, eating habits (which I admitted aren't great), exercise, cycles, etc. She recommended switching a few things out such as using coconut oil instead of olive oil. She also recommends whole milk products, which must be organic. She said that farm fresh, local eggs are SO MUCH better for us and nutrient rich than the store bought, processed ones. I guess that's obvious, but I never really thought about it. She said to do my best to eat more organic, REAL food and less pasta, bread, fast food, etc. (obvious, but sometimes I need the reminder)
The acupuncture itself did't hurt at all and it was relaxing. I felt a little nauseated after and really tired, but I think that's pretty normal. My only complaint was that the room was too cold.
Hoping acupuncture will help me get pregnant! I'd much rather pay $65/week for a natural approach than throwing $800+ onto IUI or $20,000+ for IVF!!
Oh, she also said that she doesn't think I should be taking Clomid or Femara because I already ovulated on my own and it could mess that up for me. But, she reminded me that she's not a doctor and that's a decision I'll need to make. My gut says that she's right.
Let me know if you have any questions about my experience!