What is acupuncture?
It is one of the oldest forms of healing, originating in China thousands of years ago. initially it was practiced by monks and warriors, then it found its way into imperial courts to become the medicine of emperors. The very fact that it is still being practiced in the 21st century is a testament to its strengths as a system . In China today, it is commonplace in hospitals for both western and eastern medicine to be offered to patients. As a complementary medicine it is growing in the Western medical system.
During the Golden Age of Chinese thought, (before 200 BC approx), The Yellow Emperor’s Classic, The Nei Jing, was written. This explains, how to live a life in harmony with the laws of The Universe. It examines at great length the function of the human body, bodily diseases, and their causes. In the Nei Jing, which is still referred to today, the meridian theory, on which the whole of acupuncture is based, is set out, explaining the flow of life energy throughout the body and how acupuncture treatment can harness this energy and help the body to return to its natural flow. This flow of life energy is known in Chinese terms as Qi. In western terms this is often identified as electro magnetic fields.This Qi circulates from one organ to another along channels and pathways known as meridians. There are twelve principal meridians and eight secondary, feeding these main organs,following a particular route. There is an intricate point system along these meridians which have specific functions, and whose exact location enables the practitioner to accurately place the acupuncture needles on the surface of the body. The purpose of acupuncture is to restore life energy to body, mind and spirit. Bringing everything back to harmony.
Why choose acupuncture?
While remaining mindful of scientific advances, the objective of Chinese Medicine is to treat the body as a dynamic whole. And not just from the physical perspective, the practitioner is equally trained to treat the emotional aspect of the person. Because, deeply entrenched in the heart of Chinese Medicine there is a system, a map of the psyche, similar to that of the Chakra System, know as The Five Spirits. This knowledge facilitates the practitioner to go beyond the physical problem and its symptoms. Giving the practitioner extra insight into how and why the natural order of the body’s system has broken down. Only then, weighing up the physical, mental and the spiritual, can the practitioner understand the nature of the imbalance and apply the appropriate acupuncture treatment. This complex system of healing takes many years for a practitioner to learn. It then takes many more years in practice to gain experience and wisdom. It is now widely recognized that acupuncture complements and works well alongside modern medicine.
WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT IS THE COST
- PRE & POST IVF TRANSFERThis includes a full diagnostic profile and 2 acupuncture treatments
- INITIAL CONSULTATION & TREATMENTThis includes a full diagnostic profile and one acupuncture treatment
- €60 PER TREATMENT THEREAFTER
- 4 TREATMENTSPayable in advance
All payments should be made in cash or cheque. Please note that credit cards cannot be accepted.
A 50% of the fee applies for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.
Most major health insurers will refund part of the treatments, depending on the level of cover.