Photos of My Acupuncture Experience & How It Helped With My Fertility AnxietyAela Mass
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.
Forehead & Lower Abdomen 1 of 7I could barely feel the "prick" of the needles.
Forehead & Ear 2 of 7This one particularly "opens and clears" the mind.
Lower Abdomen & Forehead 3 of 7Prepping my lower abdomen for my egg retrieval tomorrow.
With the TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp 4 of 7This natural mineral heat lamp was incredible -- very relaxing and soothing.
Lower Abdomen, Arm, Head & Feet 5 of 7I had needles in my ear, forehead, scalp, lower abdomen, hands, arms, legs, and feet.
Clearing the Mind 6 of 7It 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 7It 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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