Acupuncture is a natural, holistic therapy that is part of a system of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture – Natural Holistic Therapy

Acupuncture is a natural, holistic therapy that is part of a system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M) that originated in China over 3,000 years ago which treats a broad range of health problems. Acupuncture is an effective drug free therapy that involves the gentle insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to restore balance to the body and mind.

According to T.C.M all our bodies have lines of energy (Qi) running through channels or meridians which are energetically linked to specific organs in our bodies. When our energy is flowing freely in the correct direction, unimpeded in our body we have good health in mind, body and spirit. We have plenty of energy, sleep well, good digestion, good appetite and a healthy emotional life.

However when a blockage or stagnation occurs in these channels an illness can occur including poor energy, headaches, sleep disturbances, digestive disorders, emotional disturbances to name but a few.

“Acupuncture has been used for centuries as a means to help women fall pregnant. If you need a little help with fertility issues, whatever your age or are preparing for IVF, acupuncture can help.” – Pauline (Founder)

T.C.M practitioners as part of their training thought to assess the persons health as a whole system, viewing the physical, mental and emotional states as an interconnected system. The initial consultation involves asking the client to complete a detailed questionnaire about their health, lifestyle, dietary and exercise habits. From the information gathered an individual treatment plan is developed focusing on both the cause (root) and the symptoms of the disorder are treated. The treatment works by releasing any blockages or stagnation within the body and promoting healing and harmonious health from within.


Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Acupuncture can create a feeling of harmony and inner peace in the body during a session.
  • Acupuncture can be effective in treating both acute and chronic conditions.
  • It is an effective therapy in the management of pain relief as research has shown that acupuncture releases endorphins.
  • Acupuncture is drug free therapy that supports the body’s natural healing systems to restore balance within the body.
  • Acupuncture can assist in the prevention of disease, maintenance of good health or improving health and well-being.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Infections: Colds, Flu, Viral Infections.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions: Sinusitis, Hay fever, Rhinitis, Catarrh.
  • Skin Conditions: Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne.
  • Psychological: Depression, Stress, Insomnia, Anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Sciatica, Pain Relief, Knee Pain, Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Sports Injury, Bells Palsy. Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow.
  • Internal Disease: Asthma, Bronchitis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Trigeminal Neuralgia.
  • Genitourinary/Gynaecology: Infertility, Impotence, Premenstrual Syndrome, Menstrual Problems, Menopausal sympoms, Cystitis, Irregular periods, Painful periods, Amenorrhea, Cysts, Polycystic Ovaries (p.c.o.s).
  • Addictions Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs
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 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.


Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture focuses on the ear. There is over 200 hundred points on the ear which can be mapped on the body.


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.

Email us to find out if 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.


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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

Auricular Acupuncture

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

Dietary Therapy

Chinese dietary therapy is an integral part of any complete treatment plan, as diet provides a precious opportunity for safeguarding good health and preventing disease.

Acupuncture & Fertility

Acupuncture can help improve fertility and conception through supporting the body to restore balance. Acupuncture is beneficial if you are trying to conceive or already pregnant.

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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. 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 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.


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!


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.


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.


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