Monday, September 21, 2009

How to find an acupuncturist to help with fibroids

A comment just came in asking about how to find an acupuncturist, and thought I would include the info here as a post too. Note that the first two suggestions are USA-specific, there may be parallel ones in other countries of course but I am not familiar with them.

I would suggest looking at the website of ABORM, the board-certifying group for acupuncturists who specialize in fertility. Those will know the most about how to deal with fibroids, because they are experts in the female reproductive system and it's part of their curriculum.

If there is nobody in your area listed there, you can go to to search for acupuncturists by location.

You can also go to Google and type in "fertility acpuncuture" or just "acupuncture" and the name of your city. Or go to Google Maps and look up your city, then type in "fertility acupuncture" or just "acupuncture" and see what it shows on the map. (Note these two methods often come up with different results)

Also, since many fertility centers recommend the use of acupuncture along with IVF, you could contact a local fertility center and see if they have anyone they recommend.


MuffinGal said...

Hi again,

Thanks for the information. I have been playing catch up with your blog and I can not express how important it was for me to find it.

I have elected to have a myomectomy and as with your experience, I had hoped for the laparoscopic procedure but due to the size and locations of my 2 fibroids, my doctor told me that the abdominal procedure was the best route. (He was my second opinion.)

It has been a difficult decision but I unknowingly did not understand how badly my fibroids would affect a pregnancy and had a miscarriage in June at 16 weeks.

I really want to solve my problem naturally but due to my age, I want to take this chance. I wish I had the patience and was as brave as many of your other commenters. But as I said, it was important to find your blog because it has given me the reassurance that there are alternatives and I plan to seek them out in order to prevent the fibroids from returning.

Take care and good luck on your journey.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

Thanks so much for your note and I am glad that the blog has been helpful. I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Best wishes for the success of your myomectomy and in preventing the fibroids from returning.

To be honest, I'm now wishing I had explored the surgical option further 2 years ago when I found out my fibroids were so bad. Because I like you do not have much time.