Does anybody have any experience with acupuncture/Chinese medicine for infertility?

We have been ttc for almost 2 years now. My Dr. says I have PCOS. Tried Clomid for 6 months with no success. My ob/gyn just referred me to a fertility specialist. But I’ve also been doing some research into the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I love the idea of a more natural approach to solving our fertility issues. So in about a week and a half I have a consultation with a Chinese herbalist/acupuncturist, and the following day we’re scheduled to meet with a fertility specialist. I just want to kind of see what all our options are from both perspectives and then we’ll decide where we want to go from there. So I guess I’m just looking for others who have experience with either traditional Chinese medicine or a specialist and IUI or other treatments… Would love to hear some success stories, and what worked for you!!
Thanks! :slight_smile:

I know people who have used acupuncture for headaches and common pains, but not for infertility, sorry. I definitely believe in the power of herbs and natural remedies, but make sure you are consulting a professional and are doing your homework on the resources you are using and the herbs themselves. My family and I have been using herbs since I was young and I used herbs during my previous pregnancy and I will be using them during this one also. Herbs are an amazing medicinal tool, but like medicine they have to be used properly and with caution. When you go to the herbalist make sure you ask about her/his credentials and also any resources she/he recommends (books, articles, companies, websites etc…) and then RESEARCH. This may seem daunting, but once you have established sound resources for quality herbs and information on herb dosage, actually using herbs will be easier and more beneficial.

I didn’t have a diagnosed fertility problem, but I had been TTC for 6 months without any luck. A friend suggested Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs (it worked for her within 3 months) so I took her suggestion. Within 2 months of starting weekly acupuncture and consuming a daily concoction of herbs, I was pregnant! I’m not sure if it’s just because I hadn’t been TTC long enough, or whether it was the Acupuncture or a combination of factors…

However I definitely think it’s worth a try! After all, it’s kind of a coincidence that both my friend and I got pregnant within months of starting it!

Good luck to you!