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Photos of My Acupuncture Experience & How It Helped With My Fertility Anxiety

Acupuncture for Fertility

So tomorrow’s the big day: my egg retrieval. Last night, I could barely sleep. I’ve been so excited and anxious and nervous, that it’s been hard to concentrate on anything — even sleeping. Since my incredible fertility center has a healing arts center upstairs that specializes in fertility-related stress relief, and since by 1:00 this afternoon my anxiety was at its highest, I called to schedule my first ever acupuncture appointment.

It was outrageous.

Surprisingly, I had no anxiety at all about getting poked with little needles. And the entire experience left me in a very relaxed and worry-free state.

After the jump, check out the photos from my acupuncture session.

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  • Forehead & Lower Abdomen 1 of 7
    Forehead & Lower Abdomen
    I could barely feel the "prick" of the needles.
  • Forehead & Ear 2 of 7
    Forehead & Ear
    This one particularly "opens and clears" the mind.
  • Lower Abdomen & Forehead 3 of 7
    Lower Abdomen & Forehead
    Prepping my lower abdomen for my egg retrieval tomorrow.
  • With the TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp 4 of 7
    With the TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp
    This natural mineral heat lamp was incredible -- very relaxing and soothing.
  • Lower Abdomen, Arm, Head & Feet 5 of 7
    Lower Abdomen, Arm, Head & Feet
    I had needles in my ear, forehead, scalp, lower abdomen, hands, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Clearing the Mind 6 of 7
    Clearing the Mind
    It was definitely a peaceful experience! I thought it would be weird to have this needle in my head, but I truly didn't even feel it.
  • Lower Abdomen and TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp 7 of 7
    Lower Abdomen and TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp
    It was a great experience that certainly left me relaxed. I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my egg retrieval tomorrow!

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