How it works
Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve endings deep below the surface of the skin. By manipulating the needles in conjunction with gentle electrical stimulation, your nerves are activated, helping your body release substances called endorphins. This can have positive effects on fertility, including relieving any stress and depression that may be weighing you down.
Start your journey
Ruth Chappell Lic. Ac. Dip. Ac. M.B.A.C. has been supporting clients with fertility issues with acupuncture since 1990. She will help you make the best possible healthcare choices with expert advice and guidance.
Acupuncture can help with both female and male fertility issues. The following are areas of research that Ruth deals in;
– Helping counteract stress levels
– Regulating the menstrual cycle
– Improving circulation to the pelvic organs
– Helping to support ovulation function
– Helping to improve sperm quality
Each client is treated according to their own individual circumstances and in order to do this a full medical case history is taken relevant to the client’s situation. Acupuncture may be given at the first appointment if appropriate.
After a session of Acupuncture there is often a feeling of lightness and well being.
Many clients have weekly acupuncture sessions in the lead up to labour with research suggesting that this may contribute to a better birth experience.
Many women become pregnant through the combined use of IVF, and acupuncture. A significant number of our infertility patients may use acupuncture only as their choice of support.
Expert support in a relaxed environment
Ruth Chappell qualified as an Acupuncturist in 1990 with the British College of Acupuncture and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She draws on her past experience in nursing, obstetrics and health visiting to bring to her clients a unique understanding of healthcare. Ruth supports clients who are receiving assisted fertility treatments at both the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine (G. C. R. M.) and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary
We offer the best of complementary medicine in a professional, relaxed, friendly setting. With treatment rooms in Park Circus Glasgow, the clinic offers holistic treatments for the whole person.
“Ruth has listened carefully and recommended therapies at each stage to support the IVF process. I am convinced that her treatments can work fantastically alongside the traditional methods.“