My fertility acupuncturist suggested I test twice daily. Once late afternoon and again in the evening. As it turns out, most women apparently ovulate mid-afternoon. So...if you wait until morning to test, you may very well have ovulated the previous afternoon, giving you a slightly skewed picture of things.
I found that if I only tested once a day in the am, I would've missed my window so the months I'm trying naturally, I test at least twice/day. I buy a month's worth of OPK at a time. And I get the digital happy face OPK b/c I hate trying to figure out if the line is "darker or as dark as" the control line.
There have been a few studies. Some suggest that it does, either on its own, or as a helpful supplement to IVF. Some REs recommend it, other, more traditional ones, think it is a waste of money. In any event, I haven't seen anything to suggest that it hurts, including my own skeptical RE!
The premise is that acupuncture helps promote blood flow and circulation, thereby improving ovarian function and with staying pregnant.
Friends of mine who have used it with success swear by it. Both natural conceptions and through IVF/IUI.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.