Maeve has trained with world renowned Debra Betts, an expert in the field of Obstetric Acupuncture. She writes a regular expert feature in Pregnancy and Parenting Magazine.
When provided by a fully trained, registered practitioner, acupuncture can be a great solution for many of the common complaints that crop up during pregnancy. There is always a large emphasis on the conception phase of fertility, giving the impression that it is plain sailing once you are pregnant, as you embark on your nine month voyage of ‘glowing’ pure bliss. However, for many being pregnant is like training for a marathon for the first time, a time filled with excitement, anxiety, low energy, insomnia and 24 hours of nausea.
Acupuncture offers women the choice of drug free treatments and can be successfully used for a wide range of conditions during pregnancy. Some of the common ailments that I treat in clinic include, nausea and vomiting, constipation, low energy, insomnia, anxiety, pelvic pain, breech presentation and pre-birth acupuncture (weekly session 3-4 weeks pre labour to prepare your body).
Acupuncture works by rebalancing and realigning imbalances within your body, so that your body begins to do its own job, to heal and support you. Chinese Medicine can appear complex and difficult to comprehend, but it is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history. Going through this wonderful natural process with a natural medicine alongside you to support, is simply worth it’s weight in gold.
HOW DOES IT WORK!
Acupuncture points have high concentrations of nerve endings, mast cells, lymphatics and capillaries, all capable of triggering biochemical and physiological changes in the body, from the subtle to the dramatic. When a needle is inserted into an acupuncture point, it stimulates the sensory receptor and sets off a chain reaction — the sensory receptor stimulates the nerve, which in turn transmits impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system. This complex system of interactions between the brain, hormones and glands is a powerhouse, responsible for regulating a number of bodily processes. One of the processes that acupuncturists commonly work with is the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing hormones (thought to be some 200 times more potent than morphine!). Endorphins play a significant role in the hormonal system, which is why acupuncture is effective in treating back pain, arthritis, PMS and even infertility. Acupuncture is also used to release substances that relax the body and regulate serotonin, which affects emotions. Other physiological effects include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, easing of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count, which supports the immune system
COMMON ailments treated
WITHIN THE CLINIC
Nausea and Vomiting
Fatigue / Low Energy
Digestion (Heartburn, Constipation)
Pre Birth preparation
pricing & PACKAGES
INITIAL TREATMENT & HEALTH PLAN
Extensive Health Consultation
Prescription of Acupuncture
Individualised Nutritional Advice
Subscription to Escapada E-Magazine
Initial Consult & Treatment (90min) ~ €100
Follow up (45min) ~ €80
Four session package - €300
Eight session package - €580
* Packages can be paid in Instalments
ACUPRESSURE/MOXA WORKSHOP FOR LABOUR FOR MOTHER & SUPPORT PARTNER
€80 (45 min)
Promoting natural labour & partner involvement:
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