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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 from acupuncture and it doesn’t interfere with any other Western Medicine treatment that the patient(s) might be getting.

Furthermore, acupuncture is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO – click on the link to visit their page where this is discussed). Regulatory bodies in Ireland (AFPA, both Siobhan and Sandro are registered members and Sandro sits in 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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TCM Ireland

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TCM 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).

Working together since 2007, Siobhán and Sandro were the first TCM Practitioners to introduce Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in the Irish health care system – working in the Primacare Medical Centres.

Following on from that huge success, nowadays there are TCM Ireland private clinics around Dublin and also in Maynooth and Trim – where the clinicians work alongside other health professionals (GPs, Physiotherapists, etc). This allows the patients to get full support and guidance for their medical assessment, treatment and recovery process with constant referrals and complete integration in the medical system, including the fertility / assisted reproduction clinics.

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 TCM Ireland clinics.


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

Jani White


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Latest Blog Posts

    • 07 JUN 15
    Acupuncture! Do you get it?

    Acupuncture! Do you get it?

    For the patients that are not being referred by another health professional and are looking for acupuncture treatment for the first time, their main concern should be that the practitioner that they attend is fully qualified, registered and insured.
    The regulatory body (like the AFPA) will have an up-to-date database of acupuncturists that have done the necessary training hours and exams to be fully licensed to practice – this is true for Ireland and for other countries as well.

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    • 26 APR 15
    Building mental and emotional wellbeing with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

    Building mental and emotional wellbeing with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

    All of us at sometime or other have dealt with major upheavals or emotional distress in our lives. These can cause an array of sudden and unexpected feelings behaviours from depression, panic attacks, angry outbursts and deep sadness. It can also have a major effect on the persons sleep and eating patterns.
    According to Chinese Medicine theory, mental illness occurs when there is imbalance within the body.
    Acupuncture points to treat the emotional and physical effects of mental health disorders are located all over the body.

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    • 29 MAR 15
    Menopause – Acupuncture and TCM advice

    Menopause – Acupuncture and TCM advice

    For women, menopause can be like sailing in the ocean: a plain sailing and calm journey for some or a very rocky, choppy and unsettling journey for others.

    Menopause is unique for each woman and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees each person’s symptoms not as part of a universal disease, but as a condition distinctive to the individual.

    Normally, between the age of 40 – 55 years old, women experience a natural stop to the menstrual cycle and therefore, their fertility. This happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

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    • 21 MAR 15
    Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies

    Spring is here – the sun is shining, the temperature is getting warmer and outside everything is beginning to spring back to life.
    This is when, for some people, their seasonal allergies start to come to the forefront. Instead of enjoying the good things the spring brings, their head hurts, they are not feeling themselves and they wake up most mornings feeling as tired as when they went to bed.

    It is quite effective to treat seasonal allergies with acupuncture. There is often a quick response and patients can get some relief during the first treatment while lying down with the acupuncture needles in place – especially from the head pressure/tension and the nose blockage.

    After an initial treatment, patients come in for “top-up treatments” on a need to basis. Some patients come back once or twice a year for a booster, or a few weeks before their usual onset of symptoms, while others may need to come for treatments more often.

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