"The journey of a thousands miles begins with one step".
Acupuncture is the fundamental part of TCM dated more than 3000 years ago. It’s been developed by Chinese doctors for centuries. The basic theory comes from two oppositions – Yin and Yang.
Nothing is completely Yin and nothing is completely Yang. They need to be in balance. Once this balance is interrupted the problem occurs. By inserting tiny sterile acupuncture needles into acupuncture points, we are removing blockages along the meridians which are related to internal organs and balancing the excess and deficiency.
TCM looks at body as a whole unit and treating not only the symptoms but also the cause. The initial consultation consist of taking your pulse, checking your tongue and asking questions which will lead to formation of diagnosis and treatment principle. As the acupuncture treats the body as a whole it can happen that 2 people with the same symptoms will be treated by completely different principle.
The initial consultation cost is €45, the follow up treatments cost €40. Facial acupuncture cost is €50 for session.
Common conditions treated successfully by acupuncture:
|» Headaches and migraine||» Frozen shoulder, knee problems|
|» Insomnia, depression, anxiety||» Back and neck pain|
|» IBS, digestive problems||» Acute and chronic pain|
Acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of various gynaecological problems as fertility problems, PMT, irregular periods and painful periods, endometriosis etc. Acupuncture can be also used as a supporting treatment of IVF. Problems to conceive are becoming more and more often these days. The age of women having their first child is increasing in general. We are living stressful lives and the environment we are living in and food we are eating is more polluted than before. All these factors are playing part in quality of men’s sperm and women’s ovum. It can be very frustrating for both partners especially if their problems have been named as “unexplained infertility “ . This can affect their self-confidence and their relationship. The never ending circle of planning when is the “right time” going to be is putting more stress on couples and even when they think they are ready the body says NO. Acupuncture treats the body and mind. It very gently affects hormonal system, the ovulation and sperm quality and quantity but also the mental part of the problem. It brings the balance back. There’s been many researches done in this field to confirm the effect of acupuncture in fertility problems. Fertility treatment course is 12 sessions once a week.
Acupuncture is not only effective in treatment of painful conditions but can also be used as a cosmetic treatment. Inserting tiny cosmetic acupuncture needles into specific points on face brings noticeable effect in the skin tone, skin firmness and reducing of wrinkles. It increases collagen production and blood and lymph circulation in the face and scalp. It is an alternative way to plastic surgery but there’s one more benefit – not only you will look great you will also feel great as the acupuncture treats the whole body. Although the affect is seen after first session already – the skin looks brighter and firmer 10 sessions are needed to achieve long-term results.
To quit smoking is the easiest way how to benefit your health. 7000 people die from smoking related disease every year in Ireland. Acupuncture is commonly used in drug addict clinics because it alleviates withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Many people want to quit smoking or have tried and failed. Acupuncture will give you the strength to do it. How does it work? By inserting tiny needles into specific acu-points on your body the beta-endorphins – hormones responsible for relaxations are released. They also change the metabolism and stop craving for nicotine . To increase the benefit of treatment the ear pressing seeds are used. The first 4 sessions are arranged in space of 2 weeks and the next 3 sessions are once a week.
Acupuncture is a supportive treatment in losing weight. It’s not a miraculous treatment that will help you to lose weight from day to day, you will still need to do changes in your diet and lifestyle. Acupuncture changes the metabolism and decreases the hormones responsible for hunger. TCM sees overweight as complete loss of balance in the function of internal organs. By inserting needles into specific acu-points the function of liver, stomach and spleen will improve which will help to speed up metabolism. It will also give you energy and strength to do exercise and resist craving for sugar.