Please note-Health insurance companies provide cover for Acupuncture treatments. Please check your policy for details...
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
The World Health Organisation recognises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a proven treatment for many common complaints such as:
Allergies / Food Intolerances
Infections - Colds - Flu - Viral Infections
Sinus Problems – Asthma – Bronchitis – Sore Throat – Hayfever
Skin Problems – Eczema – Psoriasis – Acne – Urticaria – Rashes – Hives – Itching
Gynaecology – Infertility – Menopause – PMT – Menstrual Problems – Painful, Irregular Periods – Amenorrhoea,
Leukorrhoea – Thrush – Candida – Cystitis – Urinary Tract Problems
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Colitis – Constipation – Diarrhoea – Bloating
Belching – Vomiting – Nausea – Food Repeating – Acid Reflux
Vertigo – Dizziness – Tinnitus – Conjunctivitis – Dry Eye Syndrome
Headache – Migraine
ME – MS – Diabetes – Fibro Myalgia – Blood Pressure Problems
Stress Relief – Anxiety – Panic Attacks
Hyperactivity in Children
Painful Conditions – Sciatica – Back Problems – Whiplash
Frozen Shoulder – Tennis Elbow – Wry Neck
Arthritis – Rheumatoid – Osteo – Gouty
Paraesthesia – Tingling – Numbness
Bells Palsy – Trigeminal Neuralgia
Acupuncture and Fertility, Pregnancy and Beyond...Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can increase the chances of becoming pregnant. It can be useful for individuals or couples who hope for a natural conception or for those who are undergoing Assisted Reproduction Technology (ie; IVF, IUI, etc.,). Recent research has shown that having acupuncture treatment in conjunction with ART increases women’s chances of becoming pregnant. It is important to realise acupuncture can be of benefit to males to enhance fertility as it can help improve the quality and motility of the sperm. For best results acupuncture should begin at least 3 months prior to ART procedure.
How Acupuncture and TCM can enhance fertility.
Regulates the menstrual cycle
Regulates hormones by reducing stress
Improves the thickness of the uterine wall lining
Reduces uterine contractions after the embryo transfer
Improves blood flow to the ovaries and uterus
Improves ovarian function – encourages the production of follicles and enhances their quality
Enhances the immune system
Reduces the chance of miscarriage
Improves sperm parameters ( takes at least 3 months)
Improves quality of oocytes (takes at least 3 months)
Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Once pregnancy occurs, medication is usually prohibited therefore acupuncture is the ideal tool to help with morning sickness, coughs, colds, headaches, back pain, constipation, tiredness and the many afflictions the human body has to deal with daily.
Acupuncture- initial full consultation with Acupuncture session- €70. Follow up sessions are €60
Sheila Kumar is a graduate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland who is affiliated with the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is a World health organisation officially accredited body.Sheila brings a beautiful authenticity to her work by living the values that she espouses. She places a huge emphasis on nutrition and lifestyle and all treatments include consultation with advice.
Sheila is offering acupuncture, specialising in Womens Health and the treatment of Acupuncture for help with fertility, endometreosis, menopause, PCOS, PMS and general promotion of female wellbeing.
She is currently undertaking a degree in Nutrition and Functional medicine with the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin, a postgraduate course in TCM Gynaecology and obstetric lectured by Dr Trevor Wing, and Visceral manipulation courses run by the Barrel institute in Dublin.
Her training and work with clients has given her a wealth of experience dealing with a wide range of both common and unusual illnesses, which has allowed her to gain a greater understanding of what her clients are experiencing and how it can effect them on both on a physical and emotional level. As every person is individual sheila draws on both her knowledge and experience to create a holistic, person centred experience, by using acupuncture together with holistic therapies, nutrition and lifestyle advise, with the aim to bring balance back to the body and mind.
Please note, private Health insurance covers Acupuncture.
Sheila is available in Tree of Life for the following treatments by appointment:
For further information or to book, please call reception on 01 8283992
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