Treatments & Services
Food Intolerance Testing
Working in conjunction with the Fitzwilliam Food Test Clinic, I will first assess your case. A blood sample will then be taken and sent for laboratory analysis. When the results are in I will interpret the readings for you and advise on how best to implement the necessary dietary changes.
Fitzwilliam FoodTEST Clinic is the first and the longest established clinic specialising in food intolerance testing. They have worked in this specialist area of food intolerance for the past thirty years. They were the first to introduce this new generation, food specific, IgG food intolerance test technology into Ireland in 1998.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
For thousands of years Chinese Medicine have known that beauty comes from within. Many of the meridians begin, or terminate on the face, and some have internal pathway to the face via the subsidiary meridians. By generating and increasing the circulation of Qi and Blood to the face via these pathways, we can increase collagen production and help the skin look and feel younger.
How a person looks and feels about him or herself will influence both their personal and professional life. Sometimes when that person doesn’t feel good, its because they don’t look good. Good practice tells us that it is better to also treat the cause of a problem than to just treat the symptom, thus avoiding the development of further disharmonies. With Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture it is very important that we also diagnose according to traditional Chinese Medicine principles.
Acupuncture is a holistic, natural treatment for a range of disorders, it is one part of a system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
With its origins in ancient China it has a history of development dating back thousands of years. It is the world’s largest drug free therapy, offering natural treatments for many disorders.
Acupuncture is an effective, natural and popular form of health care that is being used by people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, for a range of disorders, in many areas of the world.
Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points along the body's meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi . I may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including moxibustion, cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage, in order to re-establish the flow of qi.
Naturopathy or Nature Cure is underpinned by a fundamental principle – vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature. The body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right conditions and naturopathy along with most other holistic modalities subscribes to this basic understanding of the body's own innate intelligence.Most of us now live in a sea of electromagnetic pollution, coupled with a plethora of chemical pollutants which were completely alien to man 40 years ago. Add to this a dose of denatured food fast-tracked by technology and we have a heady mix a health problem waiting to happen. In short most people have too much of what they shouldn't have in their bodies and not enough of what they should have.
The naturopath of today needs a very eclectic approach to meet these challenges and guide their patients back to vibrant health. Whilst never losing sight of the basic fundamentals of the nature cure, the modern-day naturopath might employ a raft of skills such as herbs, homoeopathy, Bach flower essences, acupuncture or biochemical supplementation to augment their work. These may be necessary to offset many of the suppressions brought about through living in our modern times.
The practice of using herbal medicines dates back thousands of years. Today, the use of herbal supplements is common among consumers. These products are made from botanicals, or plants, and are used to treat diseases, and enhance general health and wellbeing.
Herbal medicine aims to return the body to a state of natural balance so it can heal itself. Different herbs act on different systems of the body. Some herbs that are commonly used in herbal medicine, and their traditional uses, include:
- Echinacea – echinacea stimulates the immune system and aids the body in fighting infections. It is commonly used to treat ailments such as boils and fever.
- Garlic – garlic reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood fats and cholesterol (a type of blood fat). The antibiotic and antiviral properties of garlic mean that it is also used to fight colds, sinusitis and other respiratory infections.
- Ginger In many studies ginger has shown to be useful in treating nausea, including motion sickness and morning sickness
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Moxibustion involves burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, on or near your body’s meridians and acupuncture points. Moxibustion can aid in the remedy of abdominal pain, colds, fever, and even some behavioral concerns.
- chemotherapy-related nausea
LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy is a noninvasive skin treatment for acne, sun damage, wounds, and other skin problems. The treatment uses varying wavelengths of light to trigger the skin’s natural healing processes to repair the skin. LED light therapy uses different wavelengths of light, including blue and red, to penetrate the skin at different depths. This penetration may trigger biological processes that help the skin rejuvenate and heal.
Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture
Pediatric Acupuncture is non- invasive stimulation of acupoints with moxibustion and manual pressure (tui na), lasers, TENS machines, and similar devices. Pediatric Acupuncture treatment helps with pediatric pain, cerebral palsy, nocturnal enuresis, tic disorders, amblyopia, nausea and vomiting, digestive disorders, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), and respiratory disorders. Also, Pediatric Acupuncture is considered safe with a very low risk of serious adverse effects.
You’ve probably heard of acupuncture, which uses small needles to stimulate points throughout your body. But there’s a type of acupuncture that focuses exclusively on your ears. It’s called auricular acupuncture. This is a type of auriculotherapy or acupuncture treatment that’s limited to your ears.
Auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of indications, and it is especially useful to relieve pain, calm the mind, treat allergies and infectious diseases, regulate endocrine system disorders, and treat chronic disease and functional disorders. It is also used for withdrawal syndrome. Auricular acupuncture has also been widely adopted to help smokers quit smoking.
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique addresses issues like chronic pain. In gua sha,your skin is scraped with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique.
Plum Blossom Needling
Plum blossom needling, often referred to as seven star needling, refers to a group of needles attached to a wand. The flexible wand is manually manipulated to tap the needles to the surface of the skin. Plum-blossom needle therapy treats diseases by tapping specific skin areas or acupoints corresponding to the treatment of different illnesses based on the meridian theory. Acupuncture combined with plum blossom needling reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in obese patients with hyperlipidemia.
Facial cupping is a traditional, time-honored treatment that is used during facial rejuvenation therapy. Facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Some Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Cupping:
- Increased blood circulation to head and neck
- Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin
- Improved absorption of facial products
- Drainage of stagnant fluids
- Reduced puffiness and edema
- Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles