Traditional Chinese Medicine 2


Acupuncture is the ancient art of Chinese medicine which involves the insertion of very fine sterilised needles into specific points on the body in order to promote healing and bring the body back into equilibrium. Acupuncture is particularly effective in pain management and in the reduction of many stress related conditions. It has also been used for many years to promote health and strengthen the body’s resistance to infection.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the healthy body is balanced with Qi (vital energy) flowing freely throughout the body in specific channels and nourishing the organs. If the free flow of Qi or blood is interrupted, patterns of disharmony occur leading to illness or pain. Acupuncture aims to treat not only the symptoms of disease but also the cause. Following a medical history and assessment of the condition, the needles are placed in specific acupoints along the relevant channel. These points may also be stimulated using techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, electroacupuncture.

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Added by :Eddie Jackman
Acupuncturist,Physical Therapist and Sports Therapist based in Waterford
For treatments or appointments please call 087 6701166