Traditional oriental medicine is a powerful, safe, and drug free system of medicine recognized by the World Health Organisation for its effectiveness in over 100 health complaints.
As an practitioner, my aim is to move beyond simply treating symptoms, by identifying the underlying causes of ailments and balancing the entire system. This is done by using techniques such as Chinese and/or Japanese acupuncture.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles to acupuncture points on the body.
In my practice, I use only the very best quality needles currently available on the international market for patient comfort, (referred to as"Pain-Free needles").
Acupuncture is suitable for most adults and is contraindication only in a small number of cases.
Non-invasive Traditional Oriental Medicine treatment is also something I'm happy to offer for children over the age of 13, accompanied by a guardian and for adults who are needle-phobic. Client comfort is key !:)
In this case, treatment is in the form of Japanese and Chinese acupressure, Tui-na massage, cupping, moxibustion, and dietary and lifestyle homecare advice.
I first carry out a confidential, in-depth traditional medicine consultation to identify the underlying causes, plus presenting pattern of the issue for the patient. Then I utilise Chinese and/or Japanese acupuncture to resolve the ailment.
I may also use adjunct therapies, such as moxibustion, (holding a smoking stick of herbs alongside the body) or cupping, (therapeutic suction with glass cups) where necessary or helpful.
Naturopathy in the form of dietary and homecare tips and techniques are also provided. Clients can then minimise the influence of the root cause of their issue and therefore also receive the most comprehensive treatment possible.
A first visit is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, and subsequent visits, approximately 1 hour (for Chinese and Japanese acupuncture) and 1½ hours (for an exclusively Japanese acupuncture session).
The following list is a collection of conditions that are considered to be effectively treatable with acupuncture by the United Nations World Health Organization (W.H.O).
Facial palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3 to 6 months)
Paresis following a stroke
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Low back pain
Sprains and strain
Localized traumatic injuries
Low back pain
Digestive/ Gastro-intestinal Disorders
Spasms of oesophagus
Acute and chronic gastritis
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Respiratory Tract disorders
Bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
Other Conditions Benefited by Acupuncture
Increased vitality and energy
Enhance the immune system
Enhanced athletic and physical function
Lower blood pressure
Help with control of addictions
As outlined in the ABOUT section, Overall I run a general practice, to enable the availability of acupuncture and herbal medicine to a wide client base and to continuously enrich my understanding of holistic medicine.
However, in addition to my general practice, I specialise in helping people in 3 particular areas. These are:
1. Pain - Acupuncture used together with herbal medicine is highly effective for pain relief and eradication and I find this a highly satisfying part of my job.
2. Psychological and Emotional Well-Being - I have a significant interest in helping people with issues such as; anxiety, depression, panic attacks, complex trauma, grief and P.T.S.D., following on from my studies in Psychology for my B.A (hons).
3. Addiction - I completed a M.A (hons) in Addiction Studies, so it's most useful to have this insight for client care.
(**The above W.H.O. list has grown progressively longer since it was first compiled in 1979.
It is not yet reflective of the full range of conditions that respond well to acupuncture, as verified by millions of patients successfully treated by traditional Oriental medicine practitioners over the last 3000 years.
If your particular condition is not listed above please get in contact with me to enquire further about whether traditional Oriental medicine is likely to be of benefit to yourself or your loved ones).
- Acupuncture, Herbalism, Naturopathy, Dublin -