Body Therapy / Acupuncture

 
 
Acupuncture
 
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complex medical system used to diagnose and treat illness, improve wellbeing and prevent disease.

It is the world’s largest drug free healthcare therapy. It is compatible with Western (orthodox) medicine. Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine pre-sterilised needles into the predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore health. It has been practiced in china for thousands of years and has been embraced throughout the world due to its proven effectiveness.

Our resident acupuncturist Natalie Jardine is our evangelist on acupuncture and its positive effects on the body! Natalie’s experience spans two internships in Beijing & Nanjing to gain first hand expertise of Eastern Medicine Acupuncture and was mentored by specialists in fertility, injury & pain relief.

Natalie  is a registered member of the AFPA (Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association), which allows you to claim back your treatments on your health insurance.
 
 
How does it work?
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine pre-sterilised needles into the predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore health.  It can be used alone or combined with other forms of TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) including:
  • Moxibustion
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Dietary and lifestyle advice
  • Tui Na
 
Tui na
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.

The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.[3] Techniques may be gentle or quite firm.

The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze." [4]The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points.

These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions

 
Other diseases recognised by the WHO (world health organisation)  that respond well to acupuncture include:-
  • Allergies
  • Anaemia
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Bells Palsy
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Digestive and bowel disorders
  • Eczema
  • Hay fever
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • M.E. Lack of energy
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Muscles and joint problems
  • Nervous problems
  • Oedema
  • Pain of all sorts
  • Palpitations
  • PMS
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress
  • Stomach disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Urogenital disorders
 

Treatment Price

Acupuncture Consultation €30
Acupuncture Treatment €60
Acupuncture Consultation & Treatment €85
Tui Na €80

*Pregnancy Induction x6 €270 *Pregnancy Induction Course Starts at 34 weeks gestation.

*Dont forget to claim back your treatments on your health insurance.

Orchard Lodge, Watery Lane, Clondalkin
01 457 7933
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Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed