acupuncture GalwayTraditional Chinese Medicine is a complete health care system that dates back over 3000 years yet remains effective and appreciated today. The main modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine are Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Diet, Tui Na massage and Qi-Gong, but the most widely used is Acupuncture.

During  thousands of years of study and practise Chinese Medicine Doctors discovered pathways along the body, called meridians.  Those relate to the organs and systems of the body, through which life energy “Qi” travels. They found out that when there is illness, the Qi is blocked, in excess, insufficient or is unbalanced. Acupuncture was found to be a way of restoring and balancing the flow of Qi by inserting fine needles in Acupuncture points along the meridians.

There are over 300 Acupuncture points to choose from to help your body to get into a balanced state of health and well-being.

Acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with Moxibustion (Heat Treatment) and Cupping (Vacuum treatment).

Ear Acupuncture

ear accupunctureEar Acupuncture is also known as auricular Therapy and is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The human ear alone has more than 200 Acupuncture points. The ear is a self – contained micro system from which one can treat the entire body.

Acupuncture points on the ear become active when there is some physical or functional disorder in the part of the body that is represented by that region of the ear. The tenderness or degree of activation increases as the degree of pathology worsens. Correspondingly, the tenderness decreases as health improves.

Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including drug addiction, mental and emotional problems, obesity and pain.


What Acupuncture can treat:

Chinese Medicine is a complete system in itself and can be applied to almost any condition, if not to result in a total cure then at least to alleviate suffering.  Some conditions for which Acupuncture is considered appropriate are:

Mental/Emotional disorders: Stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, panic attacks, tiredness, shock, grief

Womens Health: Infertility,  Pregnancy – Birth – Postnatal care, and disorders, like PMS, menopausal problems, irregular & painful periods, cystitis,

All Pain conditions (back and shoulder pain, headaches, migraine, menstrual pain)

Low immunity and – energy: frequent colds and flues, continues low energy and tiredness, Chronic Fatigue;

Internal conditions (allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, palpitations, MS)

Skin & digestive problems

Detox Programme – to fight addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, foods)

Cosmetic Acupuncture

There is no restriction as to who can come for Acupuncture treatments. 
One can continue medical treatments while receiving Acupuncture.