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Unusual Medical Treatments – Leeches

Today I’m going to write about an unusual medical treatment that has nothing to do with acupuncture. I saw a documentary recently where leeches were used in the healing process. I thought it was very interesting that a method used in the past was being used once again by the medical professionals. I thought it [...]

By | May 12th, 2012|Acupuncture|0 Comments

Yin and Yang – Part 3

Yin and Yang – Part 3 Today I’m going to write a little more about Yin and Yang and how it fits in with Chinese philosophy. Through this, I hope to show the thinking behind Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Chinese philosophy and thinking is very different to Western thinking. To understand Chinese medicine and acupuncture [...]

By | April 28th, 2012|Dublin Acupuncture|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

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