Acupuncture 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.
Cupping combined with Acupuncture, can be used to aid the elimination of Toxins and Waste Product and therefore can be used to motivate Weight Loss and Weight Control while also helping to boost and strengthen the Immune System.
Acupuncture can increase your chances of becoming pregnant both naturally and with assisted reproductive treatment (IVF) by up to 60%. It works to balance all hormones, through all stages of the menstrual cycle and can help with all fertility issues such as Endometriosis, PCOS, thin lining, underactive thyroid, male infertility such as low morphology or motility.
TCM herbs are used in conjunction with Western Medicine to yield the best possible results for treating all illnesses. It has been tried and tested for over 300years. The potential for minimal side effects make these remedies appealing, when compared to commercial drugs. They are available in pill format in addition to tinctures, cream, tea’s and topically which makes their use very convenient.
Dry needling is greatly beneficial for any form of muscular pain or injury. The most common conditions treated are back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, knee injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, calf cramps and stiffness and swollen ankles. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies such as Acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Moxibustion and Cupping and is extremely effective with minimal discomfort.
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.