ACUPUNCTURE

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ACUPUNCTURE noun

/ˈækjupʌŋktʃər/

a Chinese method of treating pain and illness using special thin needles that are pushed into the skin in particular parts of the body

Restores your body’s self-healing capability

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been in use for the past 3,000 to 5,000 years. It is one of the most universally recognized components of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about energy. The approach to treatment in this context is more patient-centered, where signs and symptoms are evaluated, and a pathological syndrome analysis is conducted with information gathered according to TCM principles. Treatment is geared toward the causative factor(s) of the underlying issue, not just symptom control.

 

Acupuncture is based on a theory of pathways called channels, which span the whole body. Flowing through these channels is Qi, (life force energy) Most of the body’s acupuncture points are lying like small whirlpools along these channels.

 

When these channels become deficient or blocked, the organs are starved of vital Qi and if this continues over a long period of time it can result in a range of health problems.

In Our Clinic, Acupuncture points are chosen according to your specific diagnosis. Each of the chosen acupuncture points act as a gate - sending energetic information electromagnetically via the fascia deep into the body.

Our board certified acupuncturists determine each individual patient’s needs and then creates a customized plan, while being mindful of where Western medicine would be useful as well.

What to expect during your Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture needles are tiny, flexible needles, no bigger than a few strands of hair.

Does acupuncture hurt?

​Our practitioner will insert the needles just below the surface of your skin at strategic points on your body. 

​People often experience slight tingling. Some areas may elicit more sensation such as heat, a dull ache, or light sensitivity. Any discomfort is usually minimal and subsides.

Once the needling is finished, most people feel a sense of deep calm and relaxation, similar to a daydream state.

What are the risks?

Our licensed acupuncturists receive thorough training in needling technique and safety, which means that the risks of serious side effects are very small.

How much does it cost?

Check our PRICE LIST, our treatments are covered by major health insurances.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions you will need depends on your ailment and how long you have had it. In general, the more chronic the issue, the longer the course of treatment. Our acupuncturists are aiming to restore balance and promote your body's own healing mechanisms, it can take time to see results. we typically recommend weekly treatments for four to six weeks before judging if acupuncture is helping.

What can it treat?

If your condition can improve, acupuncture can help. 

The most common issues people see an acupuncturist for are anxiety, pain, insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, and fertility.

Our TCM Clinics in Ireland

Unit 10

Merrion Shopping Centre

Dublin 4

D04 K6X8

(BESIDES Peter Mark)

53, Georges St. Lower

Dun Laoghaire

(opposite Penneys)

A96 X7K2

Tel: +353 858658818

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