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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS SITUATION & YOUR SAFETY
We are all aware that we are in unprecedented times and that the situation is changing day to day.
Your well-being is a key priority in my practice so I would like to share some important guidelines with you.
As the Corona situation develops, I would like to assure you that British Acupuncture Council members (including myself), operate under strict hygiene and safety codes of practice as standard and that we are taking all necessary precautions to protect the safety of ourselves and our patients. Additionally, we are keeping abreast of Government guidelines & adhering to these.
This includes additional routine disinfection of surfaces and equipment, hand sanitizer provision, thorough hand washing after every point of contact and the highest possible hygiene standards will be carried out.
We have made some simple changes as extra precautions:
We ask you to use hand sanitiser before your treatment.
Fabric couch covers, pillows and hand towels have been removed.
Paper towels only will be used to dry hands.
Blankets will be single use and washed at the end of each day. Feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable with this.
Paper couch roll only will be used on the treatment table and only vinyl washable pillow and bolster will be used, which will be sprayed down after each treatment.
Please follow NHS and government guidelines with regard to attendance.
Do not attend for a minimum of 14 days under the following circumstances:
If you are feeling unwell before your appointment - and showing symptoms of sore throat, raised temperature or dry cough.
Any member of your family are showing symptoms of the above.
You are severely immuno-compromised or have an existing underlying respiratory conditions.
You have recently returned from overseas or have been in close contact with someone who has.
We have a duty of care to you and to ourselves and we care very much about creating a safe and caring clinic. We will continue to evaluate the risks and communicate with you.
A full refund will be given and we will reschedule as soon as you feel better. Feel free to call if you are unsure.
Here is a link to a Qi Gong sequence for strengthening our lungs.
1. Diyarlife IVF Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
2. Harran University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Şanlıurfa, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Bahcesehir University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VM Medikalpark Pendik Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
4. Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakır, Turkey.
5. Harran University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Şanlıurfa, Turkey.
6. Bahcesehir University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey.
To analyze the effects of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization patients with unexplained infertility.
We retrospectively analyzed the charts of a total of 302 cycles performed in 273 patients attending Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Centre from August 2013 to August 2016. During the study period, embryo transfer with acupuncture (Acupuncture group, 46 cases) and without acupuncture (Control group, 42 cases) were applied. Prior to embryo transfer, the following points were used in the acupuncture group: Neiguan (CX 6), Diji (SP 8), Taichong (Liv 3), Baihui (Gv 20), and Guilai (S 29). These sessions were carried out two times before and after embryo transfer in a single day. In addition, auricular acupuncture was also performed at ear points, including ear point 55 (Shenmen), ear point 58 (Zhigong), ear point 22 (Neifenmi) and ear point 34 (Naodian). The biochemical pregnancy rate and clinical pregnancy rate after transplantation were compared between two groups.
The clinical pregnancy rate in the acupuncture group was higher than that in the control group [60.9% (28/46) vs. 33.3% (14/42), respectively, P<0.05]. Likewise, the live birth rate in the acupuncture group was also higher than that in the control group [71.7% (33/46) vs. 31.0% (12/42), P<0.01).
Administration of acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer dramatically improved fertility results in women who underwent in vitro fertilization/intra-cytoplasm sperm injection for reproduction.