Yearly Archives: 2012



Stroke   National stroke week took place in Ireland this week. I’ve decided to write about it from a Western Medicine point of view in this week’s article. Stroke destroys two million brain cells every minute so TIME IS BRAIN. If you suspect that someone is having a stroke call 999 immediately.   When stroke [...]

By | April 21st, 2012|Stroke, Western Med Related|0 Comments

Yin and Yang – Part 2

Today I’m going to write about the principles of Yin and Yang. These principles arise from the basic ideas that are attributed to Yin and Yang in Chinese philosophy and Chinese medicine. There are 5 Principles of Yin and Yang: 1. Everything has a Yin and Yang Aspect. Everything has its opposite--although this is never [...]

By | April 6th, 2012|Acupuncture, Acupuncture Dublin|0 Comments

Yin and Yang – Part 1

On my website and on my literature, I have a symbol that many people know as the Yin Yang symbol. The correct name for it is the Taijitu symbol.  The Taijitu symbol is the universal symbol of the religion known as Taoism and is also often used by non-Taoists to represent the concept of opposites existing in [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|Acupuncture, Acupuncture Dublin|0 Comments

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying   Some of my entries in my blog will not be directly related to acupuncture. This is one of those entries…..   There is a book: “The Top five Regrets of the Dying: A Life transformed by the Dearly Departing. The author is Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative carer. [...]

By | March 23rd, 2012|Not quite acupuncture|0 Comments

Needle Size in Acupuncture

When people new to an acupuncture treatment come into my clinic the first questions almost always are: “How big are the needles?” and “Will it hurt?”  People think the bigger the needle the more pain. This is not true. Also they often don’t realise that needles also come in different widths as well as different [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Acupuncture, Acupuncture Dublin|0 Comments