Acupuncture

 Acupuncture has a holistic approach, meaning it treats the whole body, body, mind and spirit.

If one part is imbalanced it can cause an imbalance somewhere else. Chinese medcine calls this approach treating the Root and the Branch. Only when the root of the issue is resolved will the symptoms go away. 

Lifestyle has a very important part to play in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your diet, exercise habits, lifestyle, sleep, stress, relationships, hours worked, hours having fun! They all contribute to a healthy well balanced body, mind and spirit.

Regualar acupuncture treatments, along with lifestyle changes & dietary advice are a combination for the sucessful treatment of most complaints. The more committed you are to following  the advice alongside the acupuncture sessions, the greater results you will see. 

Treatment sessions last 1 hr 

Cost €60 or €70 if combined with another therapy. 

You can redeem some of your money back from your health insurance company, how much and how often can be found out by contacting them directly. 

To book your sesssion call Caitriona on 0876709951 or use our contact form

For frequently asked questions about acupuncture go here

 

I am often asked to I specialise in any area. 

I do not have one particular speciality, I have years of experience in treating a wide range of conditions both physical and emotional.

However, I do have special interests and have taken further courses in these areas. 

Women's reproductive issues -Menstrual issues, peri menopause, menopause, fertility. - I have extensive knowlege of treating women's mentrual health issues & have experienced my own personal journey with endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts.  

Pregnancy, obstetric and post partum acupuncture. - Post graduate course with experts in Obstetric acupuncuture, have treated pregnant women on a regualar basis throughout their whole pregnancy. 

Pain & injury management. Back injuries, slipped disc, neck pain, whiplash, injuries of all types. - I have a Bsc in Sports Therapy and use my skills alongside acupuncture with great effect. 

How acupuncture works

Chinese medicine is 5,000 years old & has survived this long because it is a system of medicine that treats the client as a whole. The Traditional Chinese medicine model is based on the theory that everything is energy. Modern quantum physics has now proven this theory.

The Chinese word for energy is Qi, energy runs throughout every cell and fibre of our bodies. The basic principle is, if this energy is stagnant or blocked symptoms such as pain or illness appear. During a treatment session needles are inserted into different points on the body, this encourages the free flow of Qi. When the energy is flowing well, the symptoms may reduce.

 

 

Below is a list taken from the World Health Organisation website of issues that have been successfully involved in clinical trials. 

If your issue is not on the list don't worry. Acupuncture is over 5000 years old, they've been successfully treating all kinds of issues long before clinical trials! 

Cardiovascular Disorders
Essential hypertension

Neurological Disorders
Headache and migraine
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
Paresis following stroke
Peripheral neuropathies
Meniere’s Disease
Nocturnal enuresis
Cervicobrachial syndrome
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Intercostal neuralgia
Disc problems

Musculo-skeletal Disorders
Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness
Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
A rthritis
Fibromyalgia
Work and sports related injuries
Low back pain
Osteoarthritis
“Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
Sciatica

Respiratory System Disorders
Acute sinusitis
Acute rhinitis
Common cold
Acute tonsillitis
Acute bronchitis
Bronchial asthma

Disorders of the Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth
Acute conjunctivitis
Central retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataract (without complications)
Toothaches, post extraction pain
Gingivitis
Acute and chronic pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Spasms of esophagus and cardia
Irritable bowel and colitis
Hiccough
Gastroptosis
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
Acute and chronic colitis
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

Gynecological Disorders
Infertility (Not WHO recognized. Clinical experience proves effective.)
PMS
Dysmenorrhea
Menopause syndrome
Benign irregular menstruation
Benign amenorrhea

Psychological Disorders
Depression
Anxiety
OCD
PTSD
Somatization disorder
Hypersomnia
Insomnia

For Frequently asked questions about acupuncture go here 

To book an appointment call Caitriona on 0876709951