Monday, March 8, 2010


It's done. I've started down the rabbit hole of eastern medicine. I did feel a little odd during my appointment. Not because the needles or anything, just because I felt like I was doing something different. I almost started laughing when he was putting the needles in, as in a nervous type of laugh where you think, "what the heck am I doing?!"

But in reality it was extremely relaxing. And nothing to be worried about at all. It did not hurt. I barely felt pricks when the needles went in. I stayed nice and toasty with a heat lamp on my feet. Soothing music played in the background as I laid there for 30 minutes or so. All in all, it was nice. I will go back next week.

One odd thing is that he suggested I eat more animal products, such as chicken, eggs, fish, meat, etc. I guess animal protein has been related to uterine lining and is linked to body temperature. It warms you up, which is good because if you are cold, your body conserves heat by taking it from your less vital organs, such as hands, feet, and reproductive system. I had been trying to eat less animal product because it is so hard to find it without buying animals that have been loaded up with hormones. So this might mean more trips to Whole Foods for us.

Now I just need to get through my lap. Thanks for all your feedback. I will definitely ask for full anesthesia if I have a choice.


  1. Glad the acupuncture went well, Missy. And I don't doubt that he's right about the animal products... though you're smart to look for healthy none-hormone-y products ;) Gotta love 'Whole Paycheck'! (Heheh. Yeah, but I really do love it!)

  2. I'm glad to hear the acupuncture went well! Have fun eating more meat:D

  3. Welcome to the wonderful world of acupuncture! I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience.

  4. I was feeling very sorry for myself with the poison oak, but your story really takes the cake. I felt so bad for you!

    You are much braver than I am with the accupuncture. Good luck on the laparoscopy. I hope that if they find anything, it's easily fixable.

  5. My acupuncturist also told me to eat more animal products - specifically red meat. Glad you liked it!

  6. Glad it was relaxing! I was considering acupuncture for my IVF cycle, but it came up so fast that I just ran out of time. Keep me posted on how it goes :)


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