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Hello  ^wave^

I have just started d/r and I am having acupuncture. 

My acupuncturist recommends treatment just before and after ET, quoting a study completed in Germany that supports this. 

A couple of FF members have said this is a no no.

Any advise would be greatfully received.

Karen x
 

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I had acupuncture weekly throughout my IVF - which was successful and I am now 11 weeks pg. I am a big fan.
The German study was from a seemingly respectable source.  The only reason I didn't have acu on the day of ET was practicalities - my acupuncturist only works a couple of days a week.  I wouldn't have hesitated if it had been practical.
I think you have to decide what you're comfortable with - if you do it on ET day and then the cycle fails will you blame yourself or conversely if you don't will you wish you had?

Good luck
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Hi,
I have had acupunture for some months now. During our ICSI cycle, I had it once a week during down reg phase and twice during the stimms phase.
I had it the day before EC and also on the morning of ET. Its still early days for me but have got a bfp last wed. (really scared still :'()
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Hello  ^wave^

Thank you for responding to my post ... your messages are very reassuring. Congratulations on all the  ^BFP^

My clinic are not against me having it, so I will definitely give it a go.

Karen x
 

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My acupuncturist who's an IVF specialist told me all about the German study.  The study took women doing IVF and gave half of them acu and half of them had none.  The acu group had a higher rate of pregnancy.

He says it's still the only protocol there is for acu and fertility treatment.  He pointed out to me that the acupuncture treatment protocol would be the same for people using assisted conception and people ttc naturally.  He plans to give me acu shortly before EC and shortly after ET - but said he would do this if I was in a natural cycle - ie just before ovulation to help the eggies do their thing and then afterwards to help implantation.

The only thing he says you shouldn't do during a tx cycle is chinese herbs.

hope this helps,
Claire x
 
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