What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient holistic system of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine can be traced back at least 3000 years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine sterile needles to predetermined points on the body surface in order to bring about specific changes physically and/or emotionally to restore health assisting the body’s own natural healing energy.

It is based on the principle that energy or Qi circulates around our body through channels or meridians. When we feel healthy, happy and balanced our Qi is flowing smoothly. Qi can become blocked or depleted due to physical, emotional or environmental stresses causing pain, lack of energy, illness or a lowered immune system with constant low grade infections or allergies. Acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine and/or along side Western Medicine.

It has been approved by VHI, Irish Life, HSF and Laya Healthcare approved.

As a natural form of healing, Acupuncture has the following benefits:

• Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic diseases

• Treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms

• Assists in the prevention of disease as well as the maintenance of good health

• Provides drug free pain relief

Acupuncture is recognised and approved by the World Health Organisation.