Qi (or chi) is this vital energy that flows through 14 major channels known as meridians that link every part of the body and all the organs. To restore and maintain a positive state of health, this energy must flow freely and evenly.
If the flow of Qi is blocked or your body experiences stress (either physical or emotional), energy stagnates, resulting in illness. Threadlike needles are inserted into specific points to re-balance the energy and the stimulation of appropriate points frees this stagnation.
It is often worth considering acupuncture in Dublin for recent and chronic conditions. It provides safe and effective relief for a variety of illnesses ranging from arthritis, asthma and anxiety states, through headaches, migraine, menstrual disorders, to sinus problems, skin rashes, stomach problems and the vague states of exhaustion and poor health which often have no clear medical explanation.
Other treatable conditions include:
- Sleep Disorders/Fatigue/ M.E
- Menopause / Infertility
- Sinus Problems and Chronic Catarrh Depression
- Arthritis/ Joint Problems Musculoskeletal Pain
- Stress/ Anxiety Addiction/ Smoking
- Digestive/Bowel Disorders Headaches
A detailed history is taken of the patient´s symptoms, past medical and family history, lifestyle and diet, and behavior of all the systems in the body such as digestion and circulation, sleep patterns and emotional feelings.
Diagnosis will include examination of the tongue for its structure, colour and coating and of the pulses at the wrists, which are felt for their quality, rhythm and strength.
Having decided the cause or causes of the problem, the points and appropriate method of treatment are selected according to various rules governing the movement of Qi in the body. Needling and /or Moxa (heat herbal treatment) or laser may be used depending on your condition. The fine needles will be inserted for approximately 20 minutes and no discomfort should be felt during treatment other than a sensation of `Qi´ when the needles are inserted.