Enhance your wellbeing with acupuncture

from Women’s Beauty & Wellbeing, August 24, 2012

Acupuncture is an ancient branch of medicine which has been used for centuries to treat health conditions pertaining specifically to women, as well as conditions which affect any person, male or female, at any age. At AcuWell, the clinic providing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), women’s health is a major focus.

Owner and practitioner, Maria Maher, who has a special interest in fertility, is a founder member of the Zita West-affiliated acupuncturist network for reproductive health in Ireland and has also undergone training with other fertility experts in the UK.

“I treat a lot of couples, primarily women, who are trying to conceive either naturally or with the help of conventional medicine,” Maria says. “Many will be going down the route of IVF, while others are taking medication to induce ovulation or treat an underlying condition such as PCOS. Acupuncture complements conventional medicine in these cases.”

In Chinese Medicine, a health issue is viewed as an imbalance in the flow of Qi (our vital energy”, “life force”) and acupuncture aims to correct this imbalance.

Acupuncture treatment

All onditions – including endometriosis, irregular menstruation, PMT, pregnancy – related conditions, PCOS – have their own diagnosis in terms of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and are treated accordingly. Diet and lifestyle play an important role in this.

Apart from treatments for fertility, pregnancy, and reproductive health in general, women also gain relief at AcuWell from migraine – which is often related to hormone imbalances – sinusitis, stress, anxiety, and digestive problems. Acupuncture can be an effective support for quitting smoking and treating cancer treatment side effects. A woman’s emotional and spiritual being is treated, as well as her physical being.

Maria Maher is a member of the AFPA professional register. Treatments are recognised by health insurers.

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