Acupuncture is a treatment used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an oriental healthcare system that originated in China over more than 3,000 years ago.
It involves the use of single-use sterile needles about the width of a human hair. These needles are inserted into specific body points (Acupuncture points). In Chinese Medicine these points are known as neural nodes or jie. Acupuncture heals the body by stimulating these nodes which affect both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
These nervous system signals trigger the brain to release the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins which have pain-relieving properties and improve immune function.
Acupuncture can support the management of many conditions including –
- Digestive conditions
- Emotional disorders, Depression
- Fertility & IVF Support
- General well-being
- Headaches and migraine
- Menstrual problems
- Menopausal issues
- Neck issues
- Oncology symptom management
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Symptoms in Pregnancy – morning sickness/digestive issues/ back and pelvic issues/can help in the initiation of labour
- Recovery from injury
- Respiratory Disorders
- Stress and anxiety
The number of treatments depend on the condition being treated but typically the effects are cumulative. A course of treatment is 6-10 sessions.
Call Catriona on 087 6416322 to find out more or book an appointment using the web form.
I am a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) member no. 8610- http://afpa.ie/
See the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association’s website for some more information on Acupuncture – http://www.afpa.ie/faq