How Can Acupuncture Help?

How Can Acupuncture Help?

This week we’ll be introducing you to our Acupuncturist, Sam Taylor. We will give you an insight into how Sam works and how she may be able to help you.

Sam 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.


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.


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, induction 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.


Acupuncture Consultation

Your first session with Sam will involve a thorough consultation process where she will ask you questions about symptoms, lifestyle, digestion, sleep, emotions and more.

She will read your pulse and view your tongue to help with her diagnosis. From this she will create a treatment plan and discuss lifestyle choices so you can contribute to the healing process and start to improve your own quality of life immediately.

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 auto-immune diseases.


A treatment with acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, steralised, 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 with Sam lasts 45 minutes to one hour.

To book an appointment with Sam or 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.