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THIS IS MY STORY
I've been married for 12 years and conceiving was not easy for me. My Sayang and I had tried various ways from the traditional massage, seeing the ustaz and to modern medical assistance. I've tried IUI for 4 times and it did not work for me. Besides that, we were the favourites among those who run the MLM business. My friends would introduce me with various expensive products ranging from the ones that you have to spray under your tongue to wellness packages...... The cost for 20 day consumption would be RM600 - RM800 and after 3 months trying out the product we tend to give up. We had tried Zhullian (damn expensive), AMWAY, BIOSPRAY, ALKEN, and banyak lagi lah...... Kalau campur kosnya boleh buat IVF gitu.
Finally, I decided to try using another alternative that was very alien to my culture: acupuncture. It started when I googgled for ways to enhance my IUI treatment and I found someone (not from Malaysia) tried blending IUI treatment and acupuncture at the same time. The treatment worked well for her and she was blessed with a set of twins. I went to see my gynea but she advised me not to blend the treatment for the modern medication and the chinese herbs might give different reaction to my body. She also admitted that she was unfamiliar with the treatment..... So.... I knew about this acupuncture near PJ Old Town the place where I love to do my pasar activity.... After came back from buying our groceries one day, I asked sayang to just stop by at the acupuncture clinic which was actually an old corner house near the main road to checked it out. We never thought that would be our first acupuncture treatment as well.
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT : INFERTILITY
According to the Acupuncturist, Dr. Lin from China, my womb was very cold..... thus, what ever modern treatment that I took would never be a success for the womb was not healthy according to the chinese practice. The eggs might be fertilised but it would be impossible for implantation. That was what she said.....
So I tried acupuncture for the last 9 months. WHAT! 9 MONTHS??!!! Yes 9 months...... BECAUSE within that period my Sayang was admitted in the ICU for suffering from Acute Pneumonia... Actually, we did use acupuncture to treat him too.... and treating pneumonia using acupuncture helped him a lot to recuperate faster. However, his body still needed ample time to be 100% healthy after being in the ICU for a week. During that period of time, I never stopped my treatment.
Every visit, I'd have needles poked into my tummy or at the navel area. The area was also heated for an hour. As for Sayang, he'd be poked to....So at this time, Sayang and I would just lie next to each other and SLEPT..... And after every procedure.... we'd be damn hungry and we'd eat like hungry horses.... and the choice would be the Indian shop for banana leaf food... (banana leaf kan nasi dan lauknya banyak).
For the first 3 months, I had acupuncture 2 times a month and had it once a month only afterwards.
Every acupuncture procedure was only RM20 per person.
As for the herbs, we bought it from a nearby Chinese Sen Seh Shop around Old Town area. It was cheap too.... the prices ranged from RM7 to RM16. Do not go to the expensive Chinese Eu Yan Sang shops... 1 set alone was more than RM20 to RM40... and you need around 14 sets. You do the maths......
Every month we would spend around RM250. My Sayang loved to go there especially when he had a demanding week. He would go there almost every week for the traditional massage or just to be poked to be distressed.
Compare with these:
IUI procedure costs me RM1300 per cycle and I took 4 times. The hormone jabs helped me to increase my weight. 3 kg per cycle...total 12 kgs!!
IVF treatment the cheapest is RM15, 000 per cycle and you need to safe up to RM45,000. (More expensive than the cost of a low cost apt that I bought with ROI 20% a year).
And here I spent less that RM3000 and the result is very positive... total body wellness and a baby is growing in me :D
ALLAH WANTED TO TEST MY PATIENCE
Itulah Allah yang ingin meninggikan darjat kita melalui kesabaran kita terhadap ujiannya. The greater the test, the bigger the merit. That was what I kept on telling myself. So, I had to wait longer (9 months). There were other couples who joined the treatment with us and they did not have to wait long. Most of them got pregnant after 2 - 3 months doing the procedure. They were lucky. My point here is...... U might not have to wait long like me.....
I was about to give up.... I told Sayang that after the month of Ramadhan, I wanted to blend the acupuncture treatment with the modern treatment, IUI, before proceeding to IVF. Sayang asked me to be patient for he did not want me to inject myself with the hormones which could be harmful in the long run unlike the chinese herbs which are safer than the modern medications.... and while I was mentioning this.... I never knew that the fertilisation and implantation were taking place quietly in my womb... ALHAMDULILLAH.... ALLAH IS GREAT.....
So, readers..... I hope this could help you a lot .... Why not try acupuncture? It does not hurt at all..... percaya lah..... And what ever religion you are, please do not forget to pray and the most important thing is to not to stop trying.