It seems everyday Dr. Fan has something to make himself happy in this month.
This morning, at 7:45AM, the first patient today, Ms. C. A., a 30 yrs old women, reported to Dr. Fan—”I am pregnant!” She also showed Dr. Fan two Pregnancy Test Stickers with “Positive” Signs. This is our 5th patient to become pregnant in March, 2010 (today is 03/22/2010!). The third patient only used acupuncture and herbal tea (other two were acupuncture and IVF).
This patient had very long “period irregular” history (since 12 years old), her period circle range is 45-65 days. Her Basal Body Temperature (BBT) charts showed no ovulation, and the temperature in LH (Luteinizing hormone) phase was very low (single phase curve). OB/GYN doctor said she had no ovulation and suggested the use of drugs to activate the ovulation. However, she decided to try Chinese medicine first. Her aim is getting pregnant.
After first day’s acupuncture and one cup of herbal tea, she got her ovulation sign–vaginal mucus drainage (1-2 days), breasts tenderness. Then we continued the treatments, the original aim was adjusting the period first. However, she has not gotten her period. She had pregnancy tests, two days ago, it was weak positive. Yesterday and today, it is strong positive.
In this month (up to now, 22 days), we have two patients who reported they got pregnant after only the first acupuncture (with herbal tea) treatment.
So, acupuncture helps ovulation. It is not necessary to activate the period first, then normalizing the period, actually, if acupuncture/or herbal tea could activating the ovulation, we could get the result very fast (in only one session’s acupuncture treatment (or one day’s herbal tea). However, we could not predict who could get this result in advance.
So, Dr. Fan suggests patient conduct pregnancy test during acupuncture treatments