Acupuncture Therapy is a complex medical system that is used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine to diagnose and treat many illnesses and diseases ranging from headaches & pain to hypertension.

Acupuncture is the primary form of healthcare in China and is used extensively in the hospitals for a wide range of conditions, as well as a preventative measure. The treatment involves the insertion of extremely fine, sterile needles into pre-determined points on the body’s surface. Acupuncture is a natural therapy with few side effects.

The aim of Acupuncture is to treat the body as a whole and promote its natural healing ability, eliminating ill health. The Traditional Chinese belief is that the body’s energy which they call Qi (Chi) can become obstructed causing a blockage resulting in weakening organ functioning leading to ill health. Acupuncture releases obstruction energising organs encouraging good health. Acupuncture is the World’s Largest Drug Free Pain Relief Therapy and the World Health Organisation recognises it for treating all types of pain. (eg. Arthritis, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, menstrual pain, headache and migraine).

The Treatment

Your Acupuncture Treatment will include a full case history taken by the practitioner, Dietary Advice, Tongue Diagnosis and Pulse taking.

We include  Moxibustion which is burning of a herb to enhance healing , cupping to encourage the lymphatic system, electro- acupuncture dealing with certain sport injuries , Auricular Acupuncture placing small pins in the ear in certain points to suppress ones appetite or eleviate nausea or stomach cramps these points can be stimulated over a period of time.

Facial Rejuvenation / Facial Acupuncture – This is different to a regular Acupuncture treatment which uses many tiny needles on face to lift facial muscles by enhancing collagen and elastin that start breaking down from the age of 28 years old.

The Facial Acupuncture treats from the inside out building the organ functioning balancing the mind and body leaving you with a very young fresh skin reduced fine lines and bright eyes.

Health Insurance Cover

Acupuncture is covered by  health insurance companies – VHI, Quinn, HSF and Hibernian.The practitioner  will give you a receipt that you can submit to the insurance company.

As a fully qualified Acupuncturist with full professional indemnity, public liability insurance and a member of a AFPA Acupuncture Federation Professional Association all patients are able to claim back money from treatments.

It is advisable to check with your insurance company to find out how much cover you have for Acupuncture treatments.

 Benefits of Acupuncture

•The World Health Organisation states the benefits of Acupuncture therapy for many diseases.

•Acupuncture is the world’s largest drug-free pain relief therapy.

•The side effects from Acupuncture are very few in the hands of a trained Acupuncturist.

•Acupuncture can complement your current medical treatment.

•Acupuncture will not interfere with your current medication.

•Acupuncture is a natural therapy.

•Acupuncture has been shown to be cost effective in the treatment of chronic pain conditions.

•Acupuncture may prevent higher doses of medication being required.