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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.
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 upon how our energy of the body is working or indeed functions under duress.
The beauty of the system 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. 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.
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I use Acupuncture individually or do a combination treatment adding Electro-Acupuncture, Cupping and Moxa-Moxibustion 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 if the 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.
- To prevent cold, flu's and infections
- Improve circulation, helping various Blood Pressure problems and Heart dysfunctionality
- Migraine or other Varying Headaches
- Digestive Issues such as IBS, Acid Reflux or Heartburn
- Back Issues & Sciatica
- Frozen Shoulder
- 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 Acupuncture 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.
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During your acupuncture 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 is also 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.
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.
I studied for 3 years with renowned Doctor Vincent Carroll in the Lansdowne College of Acupuncture. Doctor Carroll thought it important to ensure we had the basic understanding of general pathology and helped us to understand general Clinical Medicine terms alongside Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture beautifully complements Western Medicine.
Cost: €60 per individual treatment or €70 combined.
Cancellation Policy: No charge if cancelled 24 hours before due appointment.