Acupuncture – for holistic, drug-free health treatments

Athlone Advertiser

In recent years AcuWell have seen a large increase in the popularity of acupuncture. From a patient’s perspective, the main reason is that it is holistic. What does holistic mean? The Collins Dictionary defines holistic as: “Of or relating to the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of disease”.

Acupuncture, a branch of medicine which originated thousands of years ago in China, does just that. It works at an emotional, spiritual, and physical level. The root cause of a health condition is treated, as well as the symptoms experienced. Lifestyle, diet, and environment are always factors considered when it comes to a person’s health.

A health issue is viewed as a blockage in the flow of our ‘vital energy’, known as Qi, and acupuncture aims to get rid of that blockage by inserting tiny sterile, single-use needles into specific acupressure points along energy pathways, known as channels. Other traditional Chinese medicine treatments – including Tui Na massage, heat treatments (moxa, cupping), Chinese herbs, dietary and lifestyle advice – also assist.

Acupuncture is the largest drug-free healthcare system in the world and the WHO recognises its effectiveness in treating 40 common conditions. It is sometimes used with conventional medicine – asthma and assisted reproductive therapy being two examples.

Conditions frequently treated at AcuWell include fertility (including IUI, IVF), pregnancy, stress and insomnia, sinusitis and migraine, and back and neck pain.

AcuWell clinics are located in Athlone and in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

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