As a mum-to-be you need to know that acupressure is safe and may also control pain during child birth and support your body as it proceeds towards labour. Here we explore some of the evidence for the efficacy of acupressureRead more →
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.
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.
Our clinicians – Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca – are Licensed Acupuncturists, and registered members of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN).
“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).
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.
As our patients know, normally we like to keep a low profile regarding the success and “thank you” messages we get in our fertility acupuncture clinics because we do not want to overwhelm all the couples that are going through the tough times of trying to conceive. We remember you all and keep your kind postcardsRead more →
Acupuncture has become more and more commonly used by parents as a treatment for children and babies. This is mainly because acupuncture offers a safe, natural and effective approach to paediatric care, which helps bring the child back to full health.
It helps boost their immune system so that they will be stronger and able to fight the attack of disease. In our clinic, parents have given us feedback on having noticed that the developmental and general mood (especially in baby/toddler) has improved greatly after their child’s treatment.