Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Last Podcast on the Left. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Haunting of Hill House. Or maybe I’m just getting in the Halloween spirit. Whatever the reason, I think it’s time for a spooky, seasonal blog post and that can mean only one thing – it’s time to talk about ghost points.
I don’t think stress ever came up more than when my husband and I were trying to conceive.
“Relax, it will happen!”
For a great many of you reading this on the TTC or “trying to conceive” journey, your eyes just twitched. I have to be honest, it hurt a little to type. Out of all the phrases I hated hearing while TTC, that was at the top of the list.
The problem is that as much as we hate it, conventional wisdom has it right:
Stress impacts fertility.
It’s not something we can argue. We have thousands of years of doctors and sages corroborating all of the studies we’ve done on the subject in the past century. The difference is now we know why – hormones.
Acupuncture – your mom has told you for years that it’s helped her headaches. Your best friend got it to help with her morning sickness. Your boss gets it for his chronic low back pain. So you’ve gone and done it – you made your first acupuncture appointment.
Acupuncture’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years, but it’s very common for my new patients to be acupuncture first-timers. As newbies, it’s natural to have questions. My goal is to address many of the common questions I get before and at first appointments and give you a general idea what your session will like from beginning to end.