What is a BBT chart? BBT stands for basal body temperature. This is the temperature of your body when it is at rest. By charting this information for several cycles you can determine when and possibly if you are ovulating. After a few cycles you will be able to predict the approximate day of peak ovulation. Also the BBT when charted can identify any potential issues in your cycle like luteal phase defect.
If you have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant don’t worry. Help is here. By having a baseline chart a well-trained acupuncturist will be able to home in on the root cause of your condition.
After an initial intake and/or questionnaire the acupuncturist can then arrive at a pattern differentiation of your unique presentation of symptoms. This means that by asking you specific questions about your health and symptoms along with tongue and pulse diagnosis, the root cause can be identified. With this information he/she can then come up with the best treatment plan for you. Keep in mind that to regulate the hormones normally takes several months especially if you’ve been taking fertility medications or birth control pills to manipulate your cycle.
If you are dealing with infertility issues it is best to give acupuncture up to 12 months to get the desired results, especially if you’ve been trying for several years. Of course there are many instances where couples have achieved success within a few months. The good news is that there is hope even if you have been told by other doctors that your chances are “low to impossible” or “look into donor eggs.” Read about my personal journey at http://www.lifegateacupuncture.com/about/our-story. Your doctor may not always be right!
When to take your BBT:
Your temperature should be taken after at least three hours of consecutive sleep and must be taken before any activity. First thing in the morning is the best time to take it and it is best to take it roughly at the same time every day.
You may be able to confirm that you are ovulating with additional evidence like using an ovulation predictor such as ClearBlue Easy Fertility Monitor.
You’ll be amazed at how accurate BBT charting can be!
Empower yourself by taking control over your fertility and start charting today. Download a free printable BBT chart from my website at http://www.lifegateacupuncture.com/download-patient-forms.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been shown to have a profound effect in relieving stress, anxiety and depression. As such, modern research has demonstrated its effectiveness in regulating a women’s menstrual cycle, balancing hormones, increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, and even improving sperm quantity and quality.