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8 Ways Acupuncture will Benefit your Health

Practised in China for more than three thousand years, acupuncture is a part of a complete system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is increasingly accepted throughout the Western World as an adjunct to or in place of western medicine. Other aspects of TCM include Herbal Medicine, manipulative therapy (Tuina/massage), diet, relaxation and special exercises (Qi Gong).

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile disposable needles at specific points on the body. In all treatments sterile, disposable needles are used.

  1. Drug-free healthcare system. It works by restoring the body’s energetic balance by stimulating the body’s natural healing ability.
  2. Acupuncture effectively relieves pain. Restores energy and improves individual health and wellbeing. Women can be treated for any complications of pregnancy without causing any harm to mother or baby, although certain acupuncture points need to be avoided if there is any likelihood of miscarriage.
  3. Can be used to treat most diseases and illnesses as well as physical injuries such as sport injuries and joint mobility. It is dramatically effective in the alleviation of pain, whether acute or chronic.
  4. Cosmetic acupuncture and facial acupuncture offer a natural alternative to invasive cosmetic surgery. Chinese doctors have been using points on the face for thousands of years to help combat signs of ageing in men and women and to help skin conditions.
  5. Daily stresses, lifestyle choices and injury upset our natural balance and lead to physical and emotional symptoms. By identifying the root cause of your symptoms Acupuncture can activate specific energy points on your body to help bring both body and mind back to health. MRI scans show that acupuncture triggers the body’s healing process by calming the central nervous system, regulating hormones and releasing endorphins.
  6. Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps resolve your main problem but also enhances your general wellbeing. You may notice other niggling problems resolve.
  7. Will help you sleep better and feel less stressed.
  8. Now prescribed by most health insurance policies for certain conditions. There is much research into the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment.

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David Hankey – Acupuncture Cork

Conditions Treated

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David Hankey Acupuncture Conditions Treated

Alchohol, drugs etc.
Arthritis and pain conditions
Circulatory Disorders
Digestive disorders
Irritable bowel syndrome
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Bloating
Nausea
Heartburn
Crohn’s disease
Colitis
Diabetes
Dizziness
Facial paralysis
Fatigue/Tiredness

Fertility

Unexplained infertility
Polycystic Ovaries (PCOs)
Endometriosis
Blocked Fallopian Tubes
IVF assistance
High FSH
Male Infertility

Hayfever

Sinusitis, seasonal allergies
High blood pressure
Insomnia
IVF assistance treatment
High FSH
IVF Assistance

Menstrual Problems

Irregular cycle
Painful periods
No periods
Heavy periods
Cysts
Polycystic Ovaries (PCOs)
Endometriosis
Fibroids

Menopausal Symptoms

Hot flushes
Night sweats
Depression
Mood change
Irregular Menstruation
Mental/Emotional disorders
Anxiety states
Depression
Mood change
Insomnia
Migraines & headaches

Musculo-Skeletal Conditions

Back pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neck pain
Frozen Shoulder
Sciatica
Tennis Elbow
Knee pain
Repetitive strain injury
Sports Injuries
Indeterminate aches and pains

Chronic Conditions

MS Cancer Parkinsons Disease Stroke

 

Post Natal/Partum Depression

Pregnancy care
Morning sickness
Constipation
Heartburn
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Back pain
Pre-conception care
Breech presentation
Induction of labour
Pain relief during labour
Pre-menstrual symptoms
PMT
Breast distention
Headaches
Bloating
Tiredness
Digestive upset
Respiratory disorders
Asthma
Bronchitis
Coughs and colds

Rheumatism

Skin conditions
Eczema
Psoriasis

Stress Related Illness

Urinary/Kidney disorders
Cystitis
Oedema/Water retention
Well-Being
Preventative care
General well-being
Weight Loss

David Hankey Acupuncture Cork

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Acupuncture Cork – Ways to deal with Stress

There are many ways to deal with stress.  Here is how acupuncture, a healthy lifestyle and Tai Chi can help. Moderation is essential in whatever activity we are involved in; it is the extremes of excess and abstinence that are frequently associated with health – so, RELAX.

It is commonly recognized that our lifestyle affects our ability to be healthy. In the West, people live at a fast pace with little time for rest and relaxation. Stress is seen as one of the most powerful problems we have to deal with in the modern world; long-term exposure to high stress levels and emotional disturbances has a powerful effect on us.

Chinese medicine takes the view that it is not necessarily the level of stress that is the problem, though of course this is relevant; more importantly, it is how we react to the world we live in that can be the problem. Stress is like an indication that some level of activity is leading to ill-health – stress is like a red warning light in a car. Stress will also manifest as low energy. It will also affect the sleep.

To effectively deal with stress, it is important a) to recognize the external cause and take steps to eliminate or reduce the cause through life-style changes, and b) to deal with the effects of stress through self-help.
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Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Stress

Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Stress. Moderation is essential in whatever activity we are involved in; it is the extremes of excess and abstinence that are frequently associated with health – so, RELAX.

It is commonly recognized that our lifestyle affects our ability to be healthy. In the West, people live at a fast pace with little time for rest and relaxation. Stress is seen as one of the most powerful problems we have to deal with in the modern world; long-term exposure to high stress levels and emotional disturbances has a powerful effect on us.

Chines medicine takes the view that it is not necessarily the level of stress that is the problem, though of course this is relevant; more importantly, it is how we react to the world we live in that can be the problem. Stress is like an indication that some level of activity is leading to ill-health – stress is like a red warning light in a car. Stress will also manifest as low energy. It will also affect our sleep.

To effectively deal with stress, it is important too;

a) to recognize the external cause and take steps to eliminate or reduce the cause through life-style changes, and,

b) to deal with the effects of stress through self-help.
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What to expect during an acupuncture appointment

What to expect during an acupuncture appointment  On your first visit, you will have a consultation regarding the reason for your visit. You will be asked about your medical history, and anything which may be related to the condition you are presenting with. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns and to ask questions. Based on the diagnosis, a treatment plan will be recommended. After the consultation, you will receive treatment in the same visit.

During the treatment, you may feel relaxed and find yourself drifting off. This is perfectly fine. Sometimes tranquil music is played to help with relaxation. I usually come back in a few times to make sure everything is ok.

People find acupuncture very relaxing. The soothing quiet is a very precious factor of the acupuncture treatment in today’s rushed and busy lifestyle. Feel free to discuss anything concerning your progress during the consultation or after the session, but it is best for you and your treatment if the calm and tranquility is preserved. Remember, it usually takes more than one treatment to obtain the results you are looking for. Give it time. Especially combined with some lifestyle changes, and specific exercises, remarkable results can be obtained.
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Tai Chi and the Tao

Tai Chi and the Tao, or how putting the philosophy of Tai Chi in to action can bring us greater health and happiness. Tai Chi is a practice of “The Way.” Way means of The Tao and signifies a path or river. Taoism is not a religion. It is a “Way” of life. The Tao is the natural order of things. It is a force that flows through every living and sentient object, as well as through the entire universe. When the Tao is in balance it is possible to find perfect happiness. Taoism is a philosophy and the practice of Tai Chi means putting this philosophy in to action. Although the word path can signify a destination, actually we have already arrived, and the daily practice of Tai Chi can help us realise this. As Lao Tzu said; A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
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Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health

Chinese Medicine and Women’s Health.  Chinese Medicine, which includes Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, is especially good for women’s health. Women may experience health issues at all ages of life as the body changes. Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) have a long history of treating Gynaecology, some texts go back to 200 B.C.

Acupuncture is very effective in treating menstrual irregularities, including:
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