Life Blossom Acupuncture Clinic
Dundrum, Dublin 16
Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca are distinguishably the most qualified acupuncturists in the fields of acupuncture for fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health in Ireland.
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Acupuncture emerges as a notable consideration for those seeking evidence-supported interventions in pain management. Clinical studies demonstrate its potential efficacy in addressing diverse pain manifestations, including chronic conditions such as back pain, migraines, and arthritis.
Stress Reduction & Relaxation
Research indicates that acupuncture plays a role in stress reduction and relaxation by influencing the central nervous system, promoting the release of neurotransmitters, and modulating stress hormone levels, contributing to an overall sense of calm.
Within scientific discourse, acupuncture is being investigated for its potential complementary role in fertility support. Some scientific studies suggest that acupuncture may positively influence factors such as ovarian function, blood flow to reproductive organs, and hormonal balance.
Chronic Headaches & Migraines
Scientific literature suggests that acupuncture may be beneficial in reducing the frequency and intensity of chronic headaches and migraines by influencing neurovascular function, modulating pain pathways, and promoting a state of relaxation.
Insomnia & Sleep Disorders
Scientific research supports the role of acupuncture in addressing sleep disturbances by influencing melatonin production, promoting relaxation, and modulating the body’s circadian rhythm to enhance overall sleep quality.
Anxiety & Depression
Research indicates that acupuncture may exert influence on sleep-related mechanisms, including the modulation of melatonin production, promotion of relaxation, and adjustment of the body’s circadian rhythm. These observed effects contribute to the enhancement of overall sleep quality.
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Fertility, IVF, and Pregnancy Support
Research by Shen et al. and by Hullender Rubin et al. in 2015 reported that acupuncture administered during the IVF cycle stimulation phase and/or during implantation phase showed significant improvement in pregnancy rates.
Magarelli et al. in 2009 reported similar findings, noting that acupuncture was beneficial in the regulation of cortisol and prolactin during the medication phase of the IVF treatment.
Meet Your Acupuncturists
Sandro is a published researcher and international speaker in the fields of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), menstrual and reproductive health, and acupuncture research. He is an MSc lecturer at the NCA in York, UK, and the first ever Irish Fellow of the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine.
Siobhán holds a Licentiate in TCM, attended Beijing University of Chinese Medicine for her Certificate in Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and is the first ever Irish Senior Member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association.
In 2018, Siobhán became the first Irish acupuncturist to complete the Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture.
Siobhán Seville, Lic TCM, MOBAA
Siobhán is a graduate of the Irish College of TCM. In 2017, Siobhán became the first acupuncturist in Ireland to achieve senior membership of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association and in 2018 she completed the Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture.
Siobhán is the Clinical Director at the acupuncture clinic in Dundrum since 2007.
Sandro Graca, MSc, Lic TCM, FABORM
Sandro completed his MSc in 2020 focusing on acupuncture for PCOS. He is a lecturer and researcher, Director at Evidence Based Acupuncture, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association.
Sandro is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
Nurturing Life, Empowering Wellness
Siobhan Seville a member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA) – the organisation dedicated to education, research, and the practice of acupuncture as it relates to the treatment of prenatal, obstetrical and post-partum health.
There has been a significant rise in the popularity of acupuncture for pain conditions in pregnancy, where drug-free options are important.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective evidence-based therapy for managing common conditions of pregnancy, such as back and pelvic pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety and depression, as well as breech presentation (where the baby is not in the correct position – head down – ready for birth).
Acupuncture is also an effective tool for labour support, and assists with such things as cervical ripening, labour preparation, pain relief during labour and supporting a positive birth experience.
Acupressure is a safe and effective evidence-based therapy for managing common conditions of pregnancy, such as nausea, back pain, pelvic girdle pain, and for labour preparation and management of labour pain and duration.