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    • 19 AUG 14
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    Acupuncture, needling in: Which symptoms and sickness does the ancient therapy treat most effectively?

    Acupuncture, needling in: Which symptoms and sickness does the ancient therapy treat most effectively?

    © original article by Susan Scutti | Aug 1, 2014
    In its review of acupuncture, the World Health Organisation said 80 percent of 129 countries surveyed now recognise the use of acupuncture. Worldwide, it is generally safe, and in the U.S., relatively few complications have been reported by patients treated by licensed practitioners.

    WHO also indicates acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 50 medical problems and conditions, including addiction, arthritis, depression, dysentery, fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine, pain, pneumonia, sciatica, stress, tooth pain, and vomiting. The greatest champion of the needling practice, China accommodates acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine at every level of its health-care services, with public and private insurance covering both.

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    • 14 AUG 14
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    Acupuncture and Herbs beat drugs for fallopian tube infertility

    Acupuncture and herbal medicine outperformed drugs for the treatment of infertility due to fallopian tube obstructions. Researchers at the Maternal and Child Care Service Center of Puyang City (Henan) conducted a randomized controlled study of 200 patients with fallopian tube obstruction related infertility.

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    • 09 JUL 14
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    Sandro Graca, Lic. TCM

    Sandro Graca, Lic. TCM

    Sandro Graca is a graduate of the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Sandro is still studying, currently doing the MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine with the Northern College of Acupuncture and Middlesex University.
    Originally from Portugal, Sandro moved to Ireland in 2004 and established successful Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine clinics in Santry, Maynooth and Trim.
    Sandro was the first Acupuncturist in Ireland to be granted membership of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

    Recently, Sandro took a position on the Board of Directors of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association.

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    • 26 JUN 14
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    Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour – Debra Betts

    Debra Betts has taught acupressure to promote a better birth experience to midwives, practitioners and pregnant women for many years. Now – at last – this professionally produced DVD offers a detailed explanation, fully demonstrated, of the techniques involved. Ideal for practitioners of acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and massage, doulas, birth helpers and pregnant women, the DVD includes testimonials from women and their partners who have used the techniques during labour and a 16-page printed booklet that sits in the DVD pack with illustrated reminders of the points and their application.

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    • 30 MAR 14
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    Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows

    Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows

    An acupuncture trial in four Melbourne emergency departments has found it is just as good as drugs in relieving lower-back pain and that from sprained ankles and migraines.

    The finding could open the door to Australian hospitals offering the low-cost Chinese therapy, which is used by more than 1 billion people worldwide for pain relief.

    Emergency physicians at The Alfred, Northern, Cabrini and Epworth hospitals partnered with RMIT’s school of health sciences to see if acupuncture could relieve acute pain in hundreds of patients presenting to hospital with either lower-back pain, sprained ankles or migraines.

    While data from the study is still being analysed and finalised for publication in a medical journal, one of the researchers, Dr Michael Ben-Meir, said it showed acupuncture offered the same level of pain relief as analgesic drugs when patients rated their pain one hour after treatment.

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    • 05 MAR 14
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    Siobhán Seville, Lic. TCM

    Siobhán Seville, Lic. TCM

    Siobhán Seville is from Rathfarnham, Dublin. Being a mother of four, she was always looking for a more natural way of treating her children’s as they were growing up – which was how Siobhán came across Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Siobhán is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of TCM Ireland alongside Sandro Graca – their work and expertise has made TCM Ireland a recognised and reputable entity in the field of acupuncture for fertility, IVF enhancement and pregnancy care in Ireland.

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