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Auricular Acupuncture

Can be used as a primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with other treatments

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Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture focuses on the ear and was developed by French neurologist Paul Nogier. The ear is assumed to be a microsystem that can reflect the various systems of the body, there are over 200 points on the auricle of the ear which represent different parts of the body.

The acupuncturist selects the points based on a similar assessment to Regular Acupuncture and gently inserts needles into the auricle.

Ear acupuncture can treat many conditions effectively including Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic Pain and Stress. Electro stimulation may be used to further stimulate the point.

Our acupuncturists can help you decide which type of acupuncture might suit you best: traditional or auricular. Both methods have similar benefits for the body and can aid healing and well being.

Auricular Acupuncture

“Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy has a long history of use in China

as a holistic approach to medicine” – Pauline (Founder)

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

At the Holistic Healing Haven we know that people are individuals so we customise each treatment to suit your needs.

There are a number of therapies that can be used to compliment your acupuncture treatment.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient practise that is part of traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the practise of attaching bamboo or suction cups to the body through the process of removing the air from the cups.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves using moxa sticks made from mugwort herbs to apply heat either directly or indirectly to acupuncture points.

Dietary Therapy

Cupping is an ancient practise that is part of traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the practise of attaching bamboo or suction cups to the body through the process of removing the air from the cups.

Traditional Acupuncture

Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, traditional acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to restore balance and natural harmony.

Email us to find out if auricular acupuncture is for you

If you have a question or would like to find out if this treatment is suitable for you the drop us a line and one of our natural healing specialists will contact you.

Auricular Acupuncture

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What to expect on your first visit

The first visit will last approximately 90mins to 2hours

It involves discussing your health, lifestyle habits. It is a good idea to wear loose clothing.

Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro Acupuncture or Auricular Acupuncture maybe used to enhance the treatment.

Dietary and Lifestyle changes may be recommended.

 

Other Popular Therapies

Reflexology

The gentle manipulation of certain points on the feet or hands to promote health & well-being in the body and mind. A treatment so relaxing you can feel like you are floating away.

Acupuncture

It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to restore the body’s balance to natural harmony.

Fertility

Fertility is becoming a concern for a lot of women as people are waiting to have children later in life. Whether you are considering having a child or trying already, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Hypnotherapy can all help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At the Holistic Healing Haven, we value our clients and want to make sure that you are comfortable and at your ease with your treatment during their visit to our Clinic. You may be new to natural healing methods or have some previous experience, but either way we like you to be an active part of your own treatment and that is why we are always happy to explain what we are doing and answer any questions you might have about your personal treatment plan. To help, we have attempted to answer some of the more commonly asked questions but if you have any questions of your own, please feel free to use the Contact Page to email us.

Lusk, Skerries, Rush, Balbriggan & Swords

Our Acupuncture Clinic is a local business, which has been conveniently located to ensure easy access from the neighbouring areas.

We are also only a few minutes’ walk from Lusk Train Station, making it ideal for Donabate, Portmarnock, Laytown, Drogheda, Malahide, Clontarf and other towns along the Northern Commuter train-line. See train timetables.

What should I expect on the first appointment?
The first appointment usually takes 90 minutes followed by shorter sessions usually lasting 45 -60 minutes. During the first appointment, a history of your current health concerns will be discussed and depending on what therapy is agreed upon, a detailed health profile, including current medication, past operations, medical history, lifestyle and an assessment of your current health. An individual plan will be discussed and an outline of the proposed treatment discussed. 
If you haven’t experienced acupuncture before, a needle can be inserted into the hand in order for you to feel the sensation and ensure you are comfortable with the experience.
What should I do for my first Acupuncture appointment?
Bring a list of current medicine and any supplements e.g herbal, vitamins, etc. 
It is advisable to wear loose clothing that gives access to the arms and legs easily. Most of the points used during a treatment session are on the lower arms and legs, the abdomen, back and head.
Usually the Acupuncturist will do an assessment of the tongue and pulse. It is helpful to avoid foods that colour the tongue, brushing the tongue surface and tea/coffee on the day of the appointment to ensure the coating on the tongue is in a natural state. Alcohol, caffeine-based drinks and heavy meals in the 2-3 hours prior to the appointment as they can interfere with the pulse.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Fine, sterile, single application needles are used during the treatment. These needles are extremely fine and are designed to be inserted into the tissue easily. There can be a slight pricking sensation on insertion of the needle and if a Qi sensation is obtained the range of sensations can vary from a dull ache to mild tingling. Once the needles have been inserted, the sensations settle down and usually you won’t feel anything. The needles are removed after 35 minutes and usually you won’t notice this happening. Slight bleeding can occur and usually is stopped by applying cotton swabs to the area. Bruising can occur and sensitivity in the area can be experienced, depending on the techniques used.

What our clients say

My experience at the haven was warm and professional. My therapist put me at ease as it was my first time getting acupuncture. I felt well informed and listened to. Not only did I see results after a couple of sessions it also created benefits in other areas of my life. I was more relaxed and less stressed. I would highly recommend them.

Sabrina

Holistic Healing Haven offer a superb service! I have attended for acupuncture and reflexology and got great results from both! Pauline also offers fantastic advice and tips on general well being. If you want a high quality professional service, look no further!

Karen

Holistic Healing Haven provides amazing acupuncture for a range of different things. When I first went I was very nervous of needles but they were very patient and caring and now I really look forward to the sessions. Pauline, the owner, is very knowledgeable on alternative healing and takes a personal interest in their client’s well being.

Patrick

My health has improved dramatically since starting acupuncture. It helps me relax and I can feel the benefits that the needles are achieving – which don’t bother me, due to Pauline’s approach. Even after the session, she is always doing research and finding ways to improve each subsequent treatment, which is a testament to her professionalism.

Maria

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