What Is a Good Price to See an Acupuncturist for PCOS and Infertility?

Updated on January 03, 2013
D.T. asks from Addison, IL
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I'm 41 and was daignosed with PCOS back in 2005. I've been trying to have a baby for almost 9 years now. I had some health challenges along the way even as bad as stage 1 level 1 uterine cancer in 2009 (cancer free) and a removal of a bilateral tumor in 2011.

I've been seeing a holistic doctor since 2009 which helped but it did get pricey (supplements/tests) so I went back to see my Western OBGYN dr. in 2011 and was on Metformin stopped (too much tummy aches) and now on Provera to regulate my period (which is not yet helping).

I was recommended to see an acupuncturist and I found one here in this website blog. Dr. Yang is located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. close by me. Her sessions is $60 and I wanted to know if that's a fair price to pay for this type of service? I scheduled to see her this month.

I want to see an experienced acupuncturist that treats the overall body but also specializes in treating PCOS/infertility. My holistic MD (less than a year experience) is offering $25 a sesson at his office.

Any suggestions would help. Mabye stick to one Dr. or see both like going back and forth to save some money since I'm on a financial budget? I heard you'll need to do like 3 or 4 times a week to get the full benefits and time is NOT on my side. I'm on the fence..please help.

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answers from Chicago on

I love my acupuncture guy - he charges $60/$65 a session and suggests twice a week visits at first. He is in Woodridge at Hobson at Rt 53


A friend of mine got pregnant going to him. I did too even though we weren't trying too.

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answers from Chicago on

You may also want to consider seeing a Physical Therapist who is trained in mobilization of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries etc. The faculty of IPA (Institute of Physical Art) and many of the PT's who are CFMT's(certified functional manual therapists) are trained and educated in this area. Many women in PT continuuing education classes from IPA that I have taken who have scar tissue from previous surgeries, trauma, POCS etc have been able to get pregnant within a few months of being treated if part of the problem was related to the scar tissue not allowing the egg to be released from the ovary, or the fallopian tube not able to accept the egg or the uterus not allowing implantation. Dynamic Physical Therapy in West Chicago, Oak Brook and Chicago have a couple of PT's who may be able to help you. Private message me if you would like more information.

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answers from Philadelphia on

I see an acupuncturist for help with cancer treatment side effects and osteoarthritis in my knee. Luckily, my insurance covers acupuncture, so my out of pocket costs are minimal. I DO know that he charges about $70-$80 per session, though, so your $60 sounds pretty reasonable.

On a side note, I know two separate people who had success getting pregnant with acupuncture. They don't credit ONLY the acupuncture, but they DO acknowledge that it played a large part...as in, "We tried for years and we were doing everything right, but it was only after we started acupuncture that we got pregnant within a couple of months." So the "doing everything right" along with the acupuncture seems to have helped them.

Good luck!

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answers from Des Moines on

I paid $80 a session before IVF and for headaches....

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answers from Boston on

I have a friend who went thru PCOS and got great results from supplements - but you don't have to go to a holistic doctor and pay those fees on top of the product costs. You might be amazed at how much supplements vary. Were yours in pill form? Waste of money as so much is not absorbed and is eliminated - paid for but not used, you know?

You're right, you are in a rush - happy to connect you with her and give you some info you can check on line. I work with a lot of infertile women and went through it myself so I understand your anxiety.

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