Happy Sunday 🙂 Gabe and I are happily enjoying a relaxing, home day. We’ve cleaned up a touch, played vid-games, nerded online, and I’ve been researching TCM and Acupuncture.
TCM/Acupuncture have been intriguing me for a couple of years now. “Chinese Medicine has been shown to be effective in the treatment of infertility. The ultimate goal is, of course, a baby in arms, but along with that is a process which involves improving the overall health of both parents.” I love this – I love that all parts of the body are connected, and the goal is balance and harmony in the body.
TCM/Acupuncture is something I want to pursue in the new year. The major road block, of course, is…
My extended health doesn’t cover any fertility treatments, or alternative medicines. It’s too bad really, I want to choose this option to get away from all the nasty, unnecessary, unpleasant treatments that come along with western medicine. Online it says that the clinic charges approx. 110 for the initial visit, 70 for follow-ups, and average of 75 per acupuncture treatment. The cost scares me.
TCM/Acupuncture I’m hoping would:
- Make me feel more confident, happy and healthy in my body
- Visits would be peaceful, helpful, informative and relaxed – unlike my usual medical appointments which make me feel vulnerable, like I’m one-size-fits-all, stressed, and lacking in control
- I don’t want symptom management – I want to get to the root of my issue and eliminate the concern entirely
- Natural treatments and opportunities
- Help me to feel like the practitioner understands, sympathizes, and hears what I am going through and WANTS to make a difference
- Work with us to achieve our ultimate goal – growing our family
Now how do I get around this road block?