This is what happens with me. I have been having weekly acupuncture for past 10 wks, you are stripped to your underwear with blankets/ towels over you.
Firstly I have a back massage, a certain massage focusing on ovaries and other trigger points. Then I have cupping done, usually about 8 glass cups a suctioned on to my back- have got a few bruises from them. Sometimes she will put needles in my lower back depending where I am in my cycle.
Next I flip over and again depending where I am in the cycle, will depend if I have needles put in my pubic bone. I feel for the bone and then she knows exactly where to go instead of her feeling around. Then I get needles put in different areas, around knees, toes, ankles, top of head, ovaries. The other day she even had the needles on my ovaries plus used a tens machine connected to them- it was like little electric currents in my ovaries, it was to stimulate ovulation.
All up I'm in there for about 1.5 hrs, she has given me herbs to take at different times of my cycle too. Even herbs to help my body expel all the old blood from my past m/c's. It costs $ 80 for acupuncture, but the herbs range from $25- $70. I get $27.30 back from phi only on acupuncture but that has a cap of$400- which unfortunately runs out soon.
Today I had acupuncture before the transfer which was to encourage the body to expel cold from the body and encourage blood flow- needles were put around ovaries and pubic bone. Acupuncture after transfer concentrated on blood movement throughout the body and lifting my chi- well being. Needles were only in my legs afterwards she didn't touch my stomach at all- just kept the area warm- I fell asleep in the last session.
She has also put two small acupuncture pts in my ears, the top of the ear in the folds, that are for calming my nervous system and helping my anxiety/ stress over the next week or so. They will stay until they fall out or if they irritate me I can pull them out. I press on them if I need some more support.
I've read a lot of bhubbers do the acupuncture but some are just doing the before and after transfer due to the cost.
I think that's it, but ask away if not x