In discussing the acupuncture treatment of Crohn’s disease, lets first have a brief review of this illness. Of prime importance- it has to be diagnosed, treated and followed up by tests on a regular basis, by the patient’s medical family doctor and by a consultant specialist hospital doctor.
Spring has started and many people focus their attention again on a healthy diet and lifestyle. I see many patients in my clinic at this time of the year with recurrent digestive complaints and bowel problems.
IBS is a very common condition, between 10-20percent of people have IBS symptoms at some time. More than 80% of sufferers are women. IBS is seen as an umbrella or blanket diagnosis for symptoms which can be ill defined or changeable, but it can be described medically as over or underactive contractions of the large […]
Gastro-intestinal conditions are amongst the most common to be seen in a GPs surgery, and are equally common in Acupuncture clinics. Broadly these conditions might be grouped as 1) Non serious digestive complaints and 2) Chronic gastro-intestinal conditions.
Shonishin (children’s needle therapy) is a unique and specialized pediatric style of acupuncture that developed over 250 years ago in Japan. It recognizes the fact that children do not like needles and has instead developed specialized treatment techniques, many of which are non-invasive and thus not frightening to the child.
The Acupuncture Council of Ireland(ACI) are delighted to announce That Dr Trevor Wing will be back to deliver a seminar on ‘The TCM treatment of Gestation Disorders using Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture’ with Dr Trevor Wing from the UK on the day of our AGM Sat 27th Sept.
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints which is characterized by pain and stiffness in the joints, localized swellings and a creaking or grinding sensation when moving. The knee can give way because muscles around the joint structure are weakened and they can become bent or bowed.
The Acupuncture Council of Ireland carried out a survey on their members in 2012, and reported that Fertility and pregnancy issues were a main reason why both men and women attend an acupuncturist for help. This can be by couples who are having difficulty conceiving but are not yet ready to attend an IVF clinic.
Headache is one of the most common complaints seen in a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the disharmony patterns which can cause headaches cover a wide spectrum of possibilities and in many cases a person can experience a range of headaches of which the classic Migraine is only one.
Did you know that PMT/PMS otherwise described as the occurrence of premenstrual physical and psychological changes that women complain about was first mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates in the fourth century BC?