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Why are more and more people getting acupuncture treatment?

The short answer is: because it works. And because it works, more and more orthodox / western / scientific medicine clinicians (like GPs, physiotherapists, gynaecologists, nurses, midwifes, etc) are recommending it to their patients.

You must be asking yourself: “but how would these western medical clinicians be ok with their patients getting acupuncture treatments?” Simple: there are no side effects and it doesn’t interfere with any other biomedicine treatment that the patient(s) might be getting.

Furthermore, acupuncture is recognised by the World Health Organisation. Regulatory bodies in Ireland (AFPA, both Siobhán and Sandro are registered members and Sandro sits on the Executive Committee) and in Europe (ETCMA) ensure that when patients are referred to qualified, registered and insured acupuncturists, they will get the best care possible.

So, the real question is: “why shouldn’t more and more people be getting acupuncture?” – we have established that because it works, it is recognised by the highest authority in medicine (WHO), and therefore western medicine clinicians refer patients to licensed acupuncturists.

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How acupuncture helps infertility - educational video

Compiled by our colleague Irina Szmelskyj, this is a 4-minutes-long patient friendly video that summarises the research on how acupuncture enhances natural fertility.

Video compiled by Irina Szmelskyj, Dip Ac, MSc, MBAcC –

Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca are Licensed Acupuncturists, and registered members of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN).

Being truly healthy is much more that being merely fit and slim.

Jani White

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

32nd Annual Meeting of ESHRE, Helsinki, Finland, 3 July – 6 July, 2016
Research – Abstracts presented:

  • The impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates: a randomised controlled trial

    K. Gillerman, N. Rehman, M. Dilgil, R. Homburg
    Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Fertility Centre, London, UK
    Study question: To examine in a sufficiently powered prospective randomised controlled trial, whether acupuncture during IVF treatment can improve IVF success rates.
    Summary answer: Acupuncture during IVF treatment significantly improves IVF success rates compared with a basically similar control group having no acupuncture.

  • Women’s perceptions of acupuncture in relation to IVF: the body and the mind

    S. de Lacey, E. Sanderman, C. Smith
    Flinders University, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Adelaide- South Australia, Australia
    Western Sydney University, National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Sydney, Australia
    Study question: How do women having In Vitro Fertilisation treatment perceive the role of acupuncture?
    Summary answer: Women perceived acupuncture to be preparing their body through physical changes and preparing their mind through psychological changes.

  • Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of IVF: evaluated by an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

    Y. Qian, Y. Meng
    First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
    Study question: This study aim to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on IVF outcomes.
    Summary answer: Acupuncture improves CPR (clinical pregnancy rate) among women undergoing IVF based on all the studies.

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TCM Ireland - about us

tcmireland-logo-260x260TCM Ireland” was created by Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca with the aim to provide practical and easy to understand information about acupuncture, tuina massage, medical qigong and all the other different aspects of the fascinating medical system that is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

The clinicians are both members of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association and fully trained in the fertility / IVF / ART protocols, gynaecology, endocrinology and obstetrics – therefore recognised and registered with the Acupuncture Fertility Network.

The main focus continues to be on providing expert, professional and affordable medical care to all the patients visiting the clinics.

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Latest Blog Posts

    • 01 OCT 16
    Sandro Graca, member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    Sandro Graca, member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

    Our clinician Sandro Graca is the first Acupuncturist in Ireland to become a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine!

    The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society.

    The ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in education and research and through advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, and affiliated health care providers.

    The Society is committed to facilitating and sponsoring educational activities for the lay public and continuing medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.

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    • 26 SEP 16
    British Acupuncture Council – 2016 Conference

    British Acupuncture Council – 2016 Conference

    Our clinicians Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca had the pleasure of attending the British Acupuncture Council’s (BAcC) Conference in Wokefield Park, Reading, UK – an enlightening event full of learning, friendship, and sharing.

    Along with a stellar line-up of lecturers addressing the topics of cancer, fertility, and emotions, there were also stand-alone masterclasses taught by some of the great acupuncture luminaries of our time.

    There were also a number of fun social events to add an extra lustre to the proceedings, including a drinks reception and a fantastic Saturday night party, plus lunchtime meetings and lectures.

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    • 15 SEP 16
    Acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of headache and migraine

    Acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of headache and migraine

    A huge portion of the population, males and females alike suffer from quite painful, very uncomfortable and sometimes even debilitating headaches which are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, noise, and smell. This particular type of headache is called “migraine”.

    A 2016 Cochrane Review concluded that: “The available evidence suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches. The available trials also suggest that acupuncture may be at least similarly effective as treatment with prophylactic drugs. Acupuncture can be considered a treatment option for patients willing to undergo this treatment.”

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    • 01 SEP 16
    New location – the acupuncture clinic in Dundrum

    New location – the acupuncture clinic in Dundrum

    The Acupuncture Clinic in Dundrum has moved to Rockfield Central, Balally LUAS stop, Dundrum.

    After 8 years in the Primacare Medical Centre and 2 years in the Station House, Siobhán’s acupuncture clinic has now moved to Rockfield Medical Campus, just off the Balally LUAS stop in Dundrum.
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