Acupuncture is one of a number of different forms of treatment which are used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has been widely used in China and the Far East for thousands of years, and is now recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its efficacy in the treatment of a wide range of clinical disorders.
Acupuncture is based on ancient principles that recognise numerous meridians (channels) in the body through which the energy (qi) of the body flows. Good health and resistance to disease depends on the smooth, efficient and unobstructed circulation of this energy within the channels.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilized, disposable needles at predetermined points on the body surface to influence the flow of qi and restore health. In the hands of a fully qualified professional practitioner, the use of Acupuncture is entirely safe and free of any harmful side effects. It can be very safely combined with other therapies and with orthodox medical treatment. Acupuncture can be used for a wide range of conditions including respiratory problems, high blood pressure, stress-related conditions, nerve pain and infertility.
Despite its popularity, Acupuncture is just one of a number of different forms of treatment which are used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Moxibustion is a form of heat treatment which involves burning a substance known as ‘moxa’ over a particular area or acupuncture point on the body of the patient. It has a warming effect, which promotes relaxation and healing. Heat lamps, oils and herbal plasters can also be used to bring warmth and healing to specific areas of the body.
Cupping is another form of treatment used by TCM practitioners. It involves the use of gently heated cups, which are then applied to the skin. This stimulates and circulates the blood and qi (energy), which helps to release toxins from the tissues.
For more information about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, or to make an appointment, please contact Denise Harty on 087 7933486, or John O’Sullivan on 086 2612533, at The Lismore Clinic, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Denise Harty Lic.Ac. B.C.M.A
Tel: 087 793 3486
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John O’Sullivan Lic. Ac
Tel: 086 261 2533
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