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    Default Chinese Medicine

    This is just a lighthearted discussion topic, but I think its really interesting.

    Does anybody here use chinese medicine? Or has anybody in the past, and what is your experience of it? Did it help? I'm curious because a friend has started studying Chinese medicine and what she was telling me about the concepts of yin and yang, why they do cupping, dry needling etc, it all made a lot of sense to me.

    When I googled it though it seems like a lot of people think its all placebo affect. So I'm curious to hear people's experiences.

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    I am a big believer of it. It helped regulate my periods. I also got pregnancy naturally after 7 years ttc and IVF! Not sure if it was the herbs that did it but they definitely helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nattie84 View Post
    I am a big believer of it. It helped regulate my periods. I also got pregnancy naturally after 7 years ttc and IVF! Not sure if it was the herbs that did it but they definitely helped.
    That's good to hear that it worked for you

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    Yes big believer here too. Felt more balanced and got pregnant twice

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    I couldn't go without it. I don't even care if it is placebo. But I honestly don't think it is. 12 years ago I had a bad itch that the doctors could not fix - I had to quit work it was so bad and all over my body. It got worse and I had to stay home. Cortisone didn't work. I found that Chinese medicine helped the itch finally subside. When I moved out of my house the itch stopped. I was allergic to something in it. Now I'm using medicine and acupuncture with ivf. Started last year. Had needling immediately after egg retrieval and felt better instantly. Sorry to go on. I like it obviously. Lol.

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    There are studies that have been done on TCM. It has little to no evidence to support it (I.e. It's has been proven ineffective)
    There's something to be said for the placebo effect for minor complaints but not for serious ailments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    There are studies that have been done on TCM. It has little to no evidence to support it (I.e. It's has been proven ineffective)
    There's something to be said for the placebo effect for minor complaints but not for serious ailments.
    Aaaaah welcome back! I have a different username these days but remember you well. Especially this kind of stuff

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    Perhaps some things work indirectly? Like the cupping doesn't work in the way they say it does (drawing fluid out from the bones) but it works as a massage instead.
    That's my take on it anyway.

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    Another believer here. I had acupuncture the cycle I fell pregnant both pregnancies after months of being unsuccessful.

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    My sister is 42, and naturally conceived using acupuncture and herbs. She also only ate warm food, still is on that regime throughout her pregnancy. She's currently 20 weeks with her first. I'm trying acupuncture approx 1/2 before and after ET on Monday. Anyone know of how many follow up appointments should be made?


 

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