Clinic days and times for Anam Mai Acupunture at Ardgillan Holistic Centre for this month are:
Thursday 8th November from 1pm-4.30pm
Thursday 22nd November from 1pm-4.30pm
Thursday 29th November from 1pm -4.30pm
For appointments call Niamh on 087 6307786
I have trained with the wonderful Julian Scott, who specialises in paediatric acupuncture. My training included treatment protocols for Enuresis (bedwetting) & ADHD (Hyperactivity disorder) and it is absolutely amazing how responsive children are to treatment! I also had a fantastic opportunity as part of my clinical rotation in China to attend a paediatric hospital and saw many children being treated, using acupuncture, cupping and auricular (ear) acupuncture.
I know the thoughts of having your baby needled
is not a plesant one but with acupuncture the child is held comfortable in mum or dad's arms and the acupuncture points are needled and removed straight away so it's all over and done with before you know it and the results are seen so quickly in children!
For more information please see the following link:
The best cold and flu remedie tea in the world, also great at boosting your immune system:
Ingredients:Lemon,Ginger, Honey,Cayenne Pepper and boiling water.
How to make it:
a slice of lemon and a thumb sized piece of fresh
ginger, a teaspoon of honey, a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper all in a cup and top up with boiling water and let infuse for at least 5 mins and sit back relax and enjoy!
Lemons: full of vitamin C and is a mild diuretic
Ginger: aids digestion and eases nausea and helps with muscle and joint pain
Cayenne: contains capsaicin, which has been proven effective
How Acupuncture can help treat colds & flus
Adults and children do not have to worry about missing valuable time at work or school because Acupuncture can not only help prevent colds & flu, but can also help treat the illness once symptoms have begun to appear.
Acupuncture for Prevention
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese medicine can prevent colds and flu by building up the immune system with just a few needles inserted into key points along the body's energy pathways. These points are known for strengthening the circulation of blood and energy and for reinforcing the outer defence layers of the skin and muscle so that germs and viruses cannot enter into the body.
Studies have shown that certain blood counts and immune enhancing chemicals stay elevated for at least 3 days following an acupuncture treatment.
Already caught that nasty cold?
If you've already catch that cold, acupuncture can also help with the chills, sniffles, sore throat and fever in a safe, non-toxic way that doesn't bombard your body with harmful antibiotics. Acupuncture can also help you get better faster and does not interfere with prescribed western medicine so even if you are on antibiotics it can help with any unwanted side effects that can arise from taking antibiotics, rebalancing the body’s natural flora & fauna and helping you recover from illness quicker.
Acupuncture has been around for over 1000 years and recently many of us have begun to enjoy the health benefits it has to offer. Besides colds and flu, acupuncture treats various other conditions, including arthritis, pain, digestive issues, men's and women's reproductive health issues as well as many many more conditions. Acupuncture helps balance the major systems of the body including the hormonal, endocrine and nervous systems and is excellent for stress relief and insomnia.
Do the treatments differ for children v’s adults?
The treatment of adults and children is different. Children respond much quicker to treatment than adults do. With adults we use acupuncture needles whereas with children acupressure techniques can be used along with fire cupping and where needles are used the needles are not retained so they are in, stimulated and removed within seconds. Another useful treatment plan for children is Ear seeds to stimulate the ear points and these seeds remain in the ear so the treatment continues long after you have left the clinic. Parents can also be shown how to use acupressure techniques and exact point locations on how to help keep their children’s immune system good and strong.
Niamh Muldowney, owner, Anam Mai Acupuncture