Just wondering if anyone has used Chinese medicine to help with cycles and had any success
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13-03-2012 14:23 #1
13-03-2012 14:42 #2Senior Member
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Hi i saw a Chinese medicine guy and took the herb tablets and did acupuncture to regulate my period as i have pcos . I did this for monthhhsss and didn't do anything .
My sil also did this just the tablet part and said she got her period 2 weeks later. But still needed clomid in the end to produce eggs.
Cost a lot of money next tme i will go straight to the medicine not herbal.
13-03-2012 16:13 #3
Thanks for replying. We are ttc #1 and the docs aren't all that interested at the moment even though I have endo, ovaian cyst and had cancer cells removed from cervix. Tried naturopath who kicked started my period but nothing else since and that was about 18 months ago now
13-03-2012 16:48 #4
I saw a Chinese dr and I thought she was really good. I went after I thought I'd had a miscarriage (although i'm really not sure, I wasn't ttc then). What was really good is that she was open to western medicine. She wanted me to have an ultrasound and blood tests before embarking on the herbs and acupuncture.
One thing is that I got really sick, several times with common colds and flu. After a particularly bad one, she was shocked that my GP just gave me antibiotics and didn't do a blood test. She told me to go back and demand one and as it turned out, I had pneumonia and the bloods also showed that I'd had glandular fever in the past but I don't know when. The gp had given me the wrong antibiotics for what i had. The Chinese dr concluded that I had some auto-immune issues although Chinese medicine described it as other things (damp heat, wind, liver fire etc).
She said it would be a long road to recovery and I'm not sure how far we got as I wanted to get pregnant which she helped me to do (first try). I don't really know how much my pregnancy was thanks to her but she also taught me about temperature charting which really helped. She hasn't really wanted me to see her during my pregnancy as once conception has been achieved, she didn't really want to intervene unless there were any problems.
Sorry for the rant but yeah, my experience was positive and I would go back.
13-03-2012 20:49 #5
Thanks so much for the info Vic35. I'm open to giving anything a go. I've spent the last 14 years being poked and prodded and stuffed a million tablets down my throat I'm very open to trying something a little more natural
13-03-2012 22:28 #6
You're welcome I wish I could recommend someone for you but the lady I saw is in Sydney. Perhaps someone can recommend a Dr in Vic if you don't have someone already? I think a friend of mine may have gone to Yoland Lim in Wantirna South but I'm not 100%. I think there are a lot of Chinese Drs who specialise in fertility and support western assisted fertility if needed but I would want to go with a recommendation. Good luck! Xx
14-03-2012 07:06 #7Senior Member
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My best friend had a 3% chance of conceiving naturally. She had pcos, endo & wasn't ovulating. Her husband had poor sperm too. She tried acupuncture and she credits this to her first son - drs think it was a fluke. Her second son she did acupuncture and was on clomid. She again credits acupuncture. Another friend had 2 miscarriages and then started seeing same acupuncturist and is now 5 months pregnant, she believes acupuncture helped. I have just started acupuncture.i don't seem to be ovulating and am willing to give acupuncture a go to try kick start me. My acupuncturist is also receptive to western medicine and encouraged me to find a GP who will work with her. She is based in Mornington VIC if you are interested.
14-03-2012 19:58 #8Senior Member
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i saw an acupuncturist who helped after a couple of months for me to conceive, but i then m/c. tried seeing her again, but after 7 months gave up and began seeing a naturopath instead. next cycle i fell preggers (but unfort m/c again). she made me look at things more holistically like cutting my carbs, the amount of sugar i consume and more exercise. so the next time we ttc, i also fell the next cycle with her herbs and recommendations on life changes, but unfort 3rd time wasnt so lucky. grrrrrrrrrr. i do think she has been helping me conceive, but i have a blood clotting disorder which is possibly causing these m/c, but i'm def gonna keep seeing my naturopath
14-03-2012 22:24 #9
Yep sure did, he did acupuncture and herbs (to drink like tea yucky) but it worked, I have PCOS and it took us 4-5 mths to conceive successfully (one loss in that time)
15-03-2012 15:54 #10
Thanks so much for your replies. I went to one and have some brown yuck herb thing to drink and some drops for when af makes an appearance. Held off acupuncture this time round but she is keen to give it a go. I however am scared of needles and I'm not so keen. DH is even coming and getting some treatment even though we know he is fine
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