Acupuncture

Acupuncture - Restore Your Body's Balance & Harmony

Acupuncture, which is an independent system of medicine, is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which lends to an explanation of behaviour of the human body when not in balance. It works on bringing the body back to Balance and Harmony, so it accounts for the physical, mental, the emotional and spirit of the person receiving the treatment. Looking at the root of the problem how the disease or illness started in the first place.

The beauty of Acupuncture is it incorporates All factors including Lifestyle considerations. Western Medicine relies on what can be measured, unfortunately it is hard to measure Emotional and Mental Factors. 

The Theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM, is that our energy, called Qi, travels around the body in meridians or channels. When the flow of this Qi is imbalanced Illness ensues. In Western Medicine this can be described as ‘Disease or Illness!’ In acupuncture, we say it is a ‘pattern’ based on how the energy of our body is working or indeed functions under duress.

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Conditions Treated

  • To prevent cold, flu’s and infections
  • Improve circulation, helping various Blood Pressure problems and Heart dysfunctionality
  • Migraine or other Varying Headaches
  • Sinus
  • Digestive Issues such as IBS, Acid Reflux or Heartburn
  • Back Issues & Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Fertility & PMT
  • Repair Sports Injuries and Strains by stimulating muscle traction and Healing Nerve Damage
  • Motivate Weight Loss and Weight Control
Acupuncture

The Beauty of Acupuncture

The beauty of Acupuncture is it incorporates All factors including Lifestyle considerations. Western Medicine relies on what can be measured, unfortunately it is hard to measure Emotional and Mental Factors. 

I use Acupuncture individually or as a combination treatment adding Cupping, Dry Needling or TCM Herbs depending on the required solution to my clients needs. When a client comes through my door he or she will look for a solution to their problems, they may need me to repair sports injuries and strains, or help with back issues, back issues can be caused by stress, erratic diet and dehydration, hence lower Immunity.

This may require a systemic approach of needles only, or I may use a combination treatment, adding, Electro-Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxa-Moxibustion, i.e. if a back issue is due to an injury, this combination will help in Healing Nerve Damage and stimulating muscle traction.

I may use Acupuncture needles and combine Cupping which can help to aid the elimination of Toxins and Waste Products, therefore it can help to motivate Weight loss and weight control.

Fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points, in different parts of the body, to correct the flow of Qi.

There are 100’s of conditions, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) where acupuncture can be used.

Such as;

  • To prevent cold, flu’s and infections
  • Improve circulation, helping various Blood Pressure problems and Heart dysfunctionality
  • Migraine or other Varying Headaches
  • Sinus
  • Digestive Issues such as IBS, Acid Reflux or Heartburn
  • Back Issues & Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Fertility & PMT
  • Repair Sports Injuries and Strains by stimulating muscle traction and Healing Nerve Damage
  • Motivate Weight Loss and Weight Control

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Preparation for Treatment

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. While acupuncture points are located everywhere on the body, the most commonly used points are located between the elbow and wrists and between the knees and ankles.

During your appointment

Your treatment will involve the gentle insertion of hair-thin Sterilized needles to balance your body’s vital energy Qi. Most people will find an acupuncture treatment relaxing and pain free with an awareness of sensation of movement internally. The treatment may also involve the use of Moxibustion (the burning of a medicinal herb near the skin). The heated Moxa is used to stimulate circulation and break up congestion or stagnation of blood and Qi. Gentle electrical stimulation (Electro-Acupuncture) can also be used with the needles, it is used appropriately for muscle and nerve stimulation, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica or Frozen shoulder. Cupping can also be used during an Acupuncture treatment.

You will then generally be left to relax with soothing music the needles are left in your body for 29 minutes.

Contraindications

It is very Rare to have a reaction from Acupuncture, if you do get a reaction, it is usually something that will pass within 24 hours. Typically most clients leave already feeling somewhat better and relaxed. With most illnesses the pathogen has to be released before healing takes place, Acupuncture can help to speed up recovery. Acupuncture boosts the immunity and can help to prevent disease.

Cost: €60 per individual treatment or €70 combined.

Cancellation Policy: No charge if cancelled 24 hours before due appointment.

FAQs

Your Safety Questions Answered

  • All HSA and HSE Guidelines and Protocols are being followed to the letter. The clinic is already cleaned on a regular basis following best practice guidelines, often exceeding the recommendations of the HSE.
  • Masks are mandatory in the clinic, contract tracing is being followed along with temperature monitoring.
  • All commonly touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected frequently, far more than the recommended twice daily. In fact, door handles, chairs, desks, and treatment tables are disinfected before and after each patient and the room is aired.
  • Washroom facilities are cleaned twice daily and disinfected.
  • Hand towels have been removed and replaced with disposable paper towels to be binned immediately after use. 

Acupuncture is Very Safe as it is a Natural Therapy only directing what is already in the body. Sterile one use only, fully enclosed needles are used along with Surgical Spirits to prevent any potential for infection. Your Acupuncturist should be a member of an Acupuncture Foundation Association like myself, requiring the implementation of rigorous safety and hygiene protocols before being afforded membership.

Acupuncture is a good option for anyone who wants to complement their regular care plan with another treatment method. Acupuncture can help improve your overall well-being and health.

Overall Acupuncture doesn’t hurt, but might be more sensitive in certain areas where imbalances are released, you can generally feel a flow of energy or blood travel when this happens. Acupuncture needles are the thickness of a hair more like pins, acupuncture is generally not painful on areas of thicker skin and muscles, your belly and back for example are less sensitive, whereas your hands and feet may be more sensitive.

If you feel any discomfort, tell your acupuncturist. They will adjust the needles or choose alternative points. The goal is to ensure a pleasant and comfortable hour out just for you.

The acupuncturist will ask about your medical history and symptoms or areas of issue. They’ll also do a thorough consultation — similar to what you’d experience in a doctor visit. In addition, they may look at your tongue and take your pulse. This is a way for them to find any imbalances in your body. Based on the consultation, they’ll select the appropriate points to insert needles. They’ll typically treat underlying conditions, as well as the areas bothering you.

You’ll lie down or sit on a massage table, the acupuncturist will then insert needles into various points on your body, called meridians. These are energy channels in the body. Through thousands of years of learning, science and research, traditional Chinese medicine has compiled very complete and complex systems of meridians. The acupuncturist puts needles into those meridians to help regulate and move the body back to homeostasis, or optimal health.

 Typically, sessions may take up to 1hour. The acupuncturist will insert the needles and then leave you to relax, warm and safe with ambient music. They’ll come in and check on you throughout your session to make sure you’re comfortable. Some patients actually fall asleep during the treatment.

People usually feel very relaxed afterwards. Some feel more energised, fresh or certainly less anxious, have reduced pain and feel more optimistic and hopeful.

When most people think of needles, they think of the hollow thick ones that are used for vaccines or drawing blood, that which puncture the skin and can be painful. Acupuncture needles are solid, stainless steel needles that are usually not much larger than a strand of hair. Acupuncture needles go between tissues, making them less painful.