I've just done my acupuncture so I share share here a bit with you ladies...
It wasnt painful. Just prickly and you feel the points "sng sng". The points are on the crown, around tummy, near your wrists, and some on the lower legs. She lets you rest for half hour and also places a heat lamp on top of the tummy.
When done, I dont really feel anything Just a little sensation (like blood flowing around) in my tummy. I'm visiting again this Sun. $30 so I think it's not expensive.
faithmummy, yes I think it's a good time for you. That's what the sinseh is doing for me now. This morning's session is done at CD14. My last ovulation according to BBT is CD22. But the acupuncture might bring forward my ovulation date. So technically, I'm nearing my fertile period and with the help of acupuncture, it also gets the uterus more ready in case there's an implantation.
I didnt ask her but my case, I finally did ovulate earlier; my BBT temperature went to a hike this morning. Last month, my ovulation was CD22. This time is CD19. On CD18, ie last Sunday, I went for 2nd round of acupuncture. Next day I seem to have ovulated based on the charting.
From my own observation, ovulating on CD22 is quite late for me (afterall, last month was my first mense after M/C so maybe it wasnt regulated yet). Ovulating on CD19 seems to be more right because when I last conceived (homework with hubby ), I'm very sure I was at my CD14-17 (we did twice). So O on CD19 sounds more right. Not sure if I'm making my own sense. Haa.
Anyway, I guess the acupunture did help on bringing earlier the O and thus regulating my cycle too.
Hi. BBT is useful especially if you've charted for a few cycles and you start to see a common pattern and you'll know your body/cycle better.
And it also gives a sense of "closure" for that cycle because you know when you've ovulated and the couple can stop the BD if you're one who time that activity for TTC purpose.
You need the thermal shift to stay up for at least 3 days to confirm that the O did take place. You would know if you're already running a fever....one wouldn't read too much into the shift if that's the case.