Last updated: May 17th, 2020 at 09:46 am
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are all doing things differently. I am happy to say we are NOT throwing acupuncture needles like darts from 6 feet away!
IVF clinics closed at first, but now many have reopened, prompting us getting many calls about pre & post embryo transfer acupuncture & 2 week wait acupuncture support. It is obviously impossible to administer acupuncture & also stay 6 feet away from a person. We can wear masks & gloves & adhere to disinfecting guidelines, but we also don’t want to take masks & gloves away from frontline essential workers. (I personally already had a supply of gloves & masks long before the Pandemic because some of my patients have medical conditions that make them vulnerable). This brings us to the next question:
Here in Ireland the guidelines as to who constitutes an essential worker does have some scope to include acupuncture: A category of essential worker is “paramedical and essential therapy activities” (click through for the Irish government guidelines www.Gov.ie). However, most acupuncturists I know have chosen to voluntarily close their clinic locations temporarily because we felt a responsibility to help flatten that curve sooner than later (it is a big decision to close your business & stop one’s income). And others who do acupuncture out of their homes should have definitely stopped.
Here is a list of some of the procedures we implemented before the major COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic Social Distancing / stay at home order restrictions. When we reopen there may need to be further precautions such as the wearing of masks, gloves, etc. for both the Acupuncturist as well as patients :
We may be wearing masks & gloves the next time you see us. We are looking forward to reopening after the stay at home order is lifted as well as any other restrictions that would inhibit us from safely administering Fertility Acupuncture. Until then, listed below are a few things you can do on your own to help boost fertility & get that positive pregnancy test result, just click on the links: