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Q&A: What Exactly Is Acupuncture?

If you’re new to acupuncture, want to find out more or just curious about how this ancient Chinese medicine works, this is the Q&A for you. ACI member and secretary, Eva Heffernan answers some of the most common questions asked about acupuncture: What is acupuncture and where did it come from? Acupuncture is a form of […]

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Irish Country Magazine

Do you want to find out more about acupuncture and its benefits? Then pick up a copy of this month’s Irish Country Magazine. Eva Heffernan, secretary of the ACI, caught up with Klara Herron who tried acupuncture for the first time during Acupuncture Awareness Week. Pick up your copy today in shops nationwide or subscribe here.

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Acupuncture Awareness Week 2018

Acupuncture Awareness Week takes place from 11th – 17th March 2018. The aim of the week is to highlight the benefits of acupuncture, which can extend to a wide variety of conditions, including emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression and digestive complaints including nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel syndrome. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine which has been […]

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Acupuncture & Cancer

No-one is untouched by a cancer diagnosis – 1 in 3 people develop cancer. Such a diagnosis may have dramatic consequences. Whilst there are comprehensive cancer services available, people increasingly are drawn to the wisdom of complementary therapies such as acupuncture for support and help.

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Constipation during Pregnancy

To most people, constipation is simply a matter of a slow-moving or lazy bowel. Yet, as many studies confirmed constipation is serious and should not be ignored. During pregnancy constipation is very common. First of all the increased levels of progesterone and estrogen caused by pregnancy aid in relaxing the smooth muscle of the body […]

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