Traditional Chinese Medicine has used acupuncture for thousands of years to help enhance fertility. IVF patients have begun to increasingly choose acupuncture to support their journey through an IVF cycle, including sessions on the day of the embryo transfer. Studies have shown it can benefit IVF outcomes and the sessions take place close to the major IVF clinics. Taxis can be booked for you to minimise your stress on the day.
IVF acupuncture came about as a result of the fact that sessions before and after embryo transfer has been associated with increased pregnancies in many studies. Some researchers propose it may enhance the circulation to the uterus and relax the muscles1. It can also be helpful to have sessions in the weeks before the transfer, aiming to facilitate blood circulation, help prepare the body and to help towards managing your stress throughout the cycle.
You can speak English, Spanish or French in the session – I am English
Strict hygiene codes are followed; all materials are disposable
Can arrange sessions/ ask questions by email/ Skype
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The Barcelona IVF Acupuncture service is proud to always aim for equal opportunities and warmly welcomes singles and couples of all orientations.
1 The use of acupuncture for IVF cycles has now become widespread following some landmark studies which were later replicated by other researchers. The British Acupuncture Council has published an online factsheet about acupuncture and IVF (and Assisted Reproduction Technologies, or ART for short). Many patients also use acupuncture during the early weeks of pregnancy, aiming to keep the body in balance as the pregnancy progresses. It may be helpful for common pregnancy ailments such as morning sickness and low energy. For those for whom an IVF cycle has not been successful, acupuncture can help to soothe stress and support the body to recover its energy.
To book an appointment, call Barcelona acupuncturist Ruth