Acupuncture is part of a system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM). It was developed in China over 3,000 years ago and can be safely used alongside the conventional medicine your GP practises. It treats the whole person, physically and emotionally, and is used to help maintain health and well-being. The basis of TCM is that the body can heal itself if the life energy, Qi (pronounced “chee”), can flow freely and without impediment. By inserting very fine needles into the relevant points on the body, blockages and stagnation of energy can be released, leaving the body pain-free, calm and relaxed.
TCM acupuncture is a complete system of health care and has been proven to be effective over thousands of years. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation. I treat a wide range of conditions, including the following:
- Anxiety and stress.
- Elbow pain – tennis and golfer’s elbow.
- Glue ear.
- Groin and hip strain.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Heel pain.
- Pain – acute and chronic, including back pain and sciatica, hip and knee pain.
- Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder.
- Smoking addiction.
- Whip lash and neck pain.
- Women’s health issues.
I also offer cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation, a course of facial massage and acupuncture to make you look years younger without any side effects from injecting chemicals or fillers and with no down-time.
I am registered with the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) and adhere to a strict code of ethics ensuring confidentiality and professional care. I attend regular Continuing Professional Development training. Sterile disposable needles are used and strict standards of hygiene are maintained at all times.
All major insurance providers including, VHI, Hibernian Health, HSF, LAYA Healthcare and many semi-state and corporate insurance companies cover Acupuncture treatments.