Welcome to Liz Acupuncture Clinic in Dublin

WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

PAIN

Sports injuries, lower back, shoulder, hand, leg and hip pain ; sciatica, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and migraines and are the most usual presenting complaints. Acupuncture gives very effective relief, especially where nerves are trapped. If however there is severe bone or disc degeneration an acupuncturist will more than likely suggest an MRI scan, followed by an orthopaedic consultation.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Irregular periods, PMS, painful periods, heavy bleeding, hot flushes and night sweats and the menopause. Acupuncture also treats a wide variety of fertility problem. Poor Ovarian Reserve, PCOS, Endometriosis, Elevated FSH, Thin Womb Lining, Egg Quality, Unexplained Infertility and Frequent Miscarriages. Patients wishing to enhance their fertility to achieve natural pregnancies or those attending IVF clinics at home or abroad.

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Emotional and psychological disorders come in many forms. Almost everyone is anxious at some time in their lives. It is when this anxiety, for whatever reason, gets out of control that it becomes a problem. Emotions play a very important part in Chinese Medicine. When treating patients we look at how to support and balance emotional disorders and how to nurture at the deepest level.

POOR SLEEP

Usually follows on from feelings of anxiety, and it can be hard sometimes to beat the pattern of insomnia. Acupuncture has been proven to be very effective in restoring sleep patterns. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and sleep through a complex series of signals, by releasing certain substances in the brain such as serotonin, which enhances sleep.

STOMACH PROBLEMS

Gastrointestinal disorders are varied. This is where the practitioner uses her/his considerable skill to restore balance to the system. Problems such as nausea, belching, vomiting, hiccupping, cramps, acid reflux , bloating, IBS and indigestion can treated. These imbalances, according to Chinese Medicine, fall under different categories and can be treated in a variety of different approaches

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS

Symptoms of allergies, asthma, emphysema and bronchitis can be treated effectively by acupuncture and can be given in conjunction with medication. Not only is the functioning of the respiratory system addressed by Chinese Medicine, but the entire body is addressed at the same time.

WHAT TO EXPECT

FIRST CONSULTATION

First there is a consultation..The practitioner takes a detailed medical history and looks at all aspects of the person presenting the problem. Detailed questions are asked in order to build a comprehensive picture of the person as a whole, not just the presenting complaint. The tongue will be looked at also and the pulse taken. Including the consultation, the first visit can take about 90 minutes. A Treatment Plan is drawn up, addressing also other aspects of a person’s life such as diet, exercise and lifestyle.

ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

An acupuncture treatment is based on the practitioner’s findings. The patient lies on a treatment couch and the needles are carefully inserted with speed and efficiency. The atmosphere is calm, relaxed and private.The technology in manufacturing modern acupuncture needles is highly sophisticated. The needles are much finer than those used for hypodermic needles and therefore very little sensation is felt. The needles are disposable and safe.There are no harmful side effects.

IMPROVEMENT & PROGRESS

It may take several visits to see a significant improvement. Each treatment usually lasts 45 minutes. After a treatment the patient is advised to be careful driving because a treatment usually leaves a patient extremely relaxed and sometimes a little disorientated.

WHAT IS THE COST

  • PRE & POST IVF TRANSFER
    This includes a full diagnostic profile and 2 acupuncture treatments
  • 110
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PAYMENT METHOD

All payments should be made in cash or cheque. Please note that credit cards cannot be accepted.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A 50% of the fee applies for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Most major health insurers will refund part of the treatments, depending on the level of cover.


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