Acupunture Galway - Rita Walsh Skin, Beauty & Wellness, Galway


1st session (60 minutes) – €60
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) – €50

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness and injury, help prevent disease and improve wellbeing. It is based on the belief that a person becomes unwell when there is an imbalance causing blockages in channels called meridians that run through the body. By inserting needles into specific points on a meridian, these blockages can be released, allowing the energy (qi) to flow again and bring the body back to a state of equilibrium and wellness.

Following an in depth consultation, an Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of sterile needles into specific points on the body. Needles are left in place for 30 minutes and depending on the condition being treated they may be used on their own or in conjunction with heat treatment or cupping. Each person is unique and the amount of treatments required will vary. Long term chronic conditions can take longer to treat than acute conditions that have just occurred. A treatment programme will be put in place after the first session.

Acupuncture treats a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Facial pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Musculoskeletal injury and pain
  • Sciatica
  • Cough
  • Gastrointestinal problems- abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Urinary problems
  • Menstrual problems
  • Infertility
  • Malposition of fetus correction
  • Induction of labor
  • Difficult lactation
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional problems such as grief, sadness, fear, worry, anger and irritability
Cupping therapy is a form of Chinese Medicine which involves using special types of cups that create suction to where they are applied on the body. By doing so it draws up the underlying tissue which increases blood and energy flow, releases toxins and relieves muscle tension. It therefore is particularly effective in treating muscular aches and pains and can be viewed as a form of deep tissue massage. Cupping can be combined with an acupuncture treatment. Cups are usually left on the body for up to ten minutes. Depending on the amount of tension in the area where the cups are applied the skin may have bruise like marks but these fade gradually over a few days.
Acupuncture is becoming more popular in Ireland and some private health insurance companies now cover it in their policies. For information on whether your health insurance covers your acupuncture sessions please check your policy or give them a call.

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