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How Can Acupuncture Help You?

How Can Acupuncture Help You?

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that originates in China. There are ancient Chinese texts written over 2000 years ago which describes a system of diagnosis and treatment which correlate with modern acupuncture texts. It is, therefore, a well-established system that has preventative medicine at its heart.

What Does The Science Say?

The W.H.O. World Health Organisation has reviewed the research carried out and issued a list of conditions that have shown benefit from acupuncture treatment some of which are listed below.

Pain, back pain, sciatica, fertility and gynaecology, headache, arthritis, addiction, nausea, preparation of labour, breech presentation, digestive issues, insomnia.

Acupuncture is not only excellent for the treatment of conditions but is also a very effective preventative medicine tool which can be used when one is well to manage stress and to maintain health.

What Happens On My First Visit?

Acupuncture Consultation

At the first consultation, a detailed history is taken. This will enable David or Sam to formulate a treatment protocol and start to think of dietary and lifestyle advice that will help support your treatment.

Treatment 

A treatment with acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterilised, single use needles into certain points of the body. Acupuncture does not hurt and is very relaxing. An average of 12 to 14 needles are used during a treatment. Needles are left in place for 30-35 minutes. A full consultation lasts 45 minutes to one hour.

Our Acupuncturists

Gregg Hartnett

Gregg Hartnett (TCM) Gregg Hartnett is a Licenced Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine under Professor Thomas J Shanahan of The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Gregg uses many different aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine to do a full Chinese Diagnosis of his Clients such as Pulse Diagnosis, Tongue Diagnosis, Looking Diagnosis to name a few and uses different techniques to treat his clients such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Lifestyle advice, Dietary advice and much more to treat many problems for instance:

 

  • Sports/Gym related injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Back pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Problems
  • Cold & Flu
  • Infertility

Gregg has practiced and taught these arts in many countries such as Thailand, Australia, New Zealand. Gregg Hartnett is a Certified Instructor of Qi Gong, Shaolin Kung Fu under Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit of Shaolin Wahnam Institute of Malaysia since 2005 and is a co-founder of Wahnam Ireland and founder of Shaolin Wahnam Dublin and is currently teaching Qi Gong classes in The elbowroom.

 

Sam Taylor (Dip.Ac. M.A.C.O.I) is a fully qualified Chinese medical practitioner using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, cupping, moxa and Reiki as a form of natural medicine and healing. She is registered with the ACOI and abides by their strict code of ethics.
Sam likes to treat the whole person, physically, mentally and emotionally. Her treatments are very effective for a wide range of conditions, from anxiety and depression to skin conditions or autoimmune diseases.Sam Taylor

Booking Your Appointment

To book an appointment with any of our therapists please call 01 677 9859 or email info@the-elbowroom.com.

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.