Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
I trained with the College of Integrative Acupuncture in Galway for three years, studying both 5 Element and 8 Principle acupuncture, and qualified in 2012. I then undertook my postgraduate training at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre (CBIATC) - World Health Organization Collaborating Centre of Traditional Medicine in Beijing China.
I am a registered member with the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association, the oldest and largest professional body for practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ireland, which means the highest standards of care and best practice are assured. As a member of AFPA all my treatments are approved by VHI, Laya Healthcare, Aviva and HSF Health Plan.
I studied Sports Massage Therapy with the Institute of Massage & Sports Therapy in 2014.
Some of the therapies I offer are:
A holistic way to improving your health.
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, and is compatible with Western medicine.
It has been practiced in China for thousands of years and has been embraced throughout the world due to its effectiveness.
All aspects of the person are taken into consideration when the practitioner is making the assessment. Past and current medical history, family, lifestyle, diet and emotional factors are all part of the evaluation.
The practitioner relies on traditional diagnostic skills, including tongue and pulse diagnosis. As each person is unique the number of treatments required will vary.
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin which mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Cupping is commonly used to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. In Western medicine, moxibustion has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth.
Gua sha, meaning "scraping sha-bruises", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising in order to release unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Gua Sha is used to treat as well as prevent common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, as well as any chronic disorder involving pain or congestion of Qi and Blood.
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
Deep Tissue/Sports massage is a type of massage technique which uses deep pressure. Combining slow strokes and notable finger pressure, the purpose is to release the tension and tightness held in your muscles and your connective tissues.
The main benefits of deep tissue massage include:
Lowers Blood Pressure
Break-up Scar Tissue
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