Chinese Medicine Clinic Wickow
Delivering Better Health Naturally
Welcome to Chinese Medicine Clinic In Wicklow Town.
Martina Zou is a fully qualified and insured Chinese Medicine practitioner - acupuncturist and herbalist. She is registered with Acupuncture Foundation Association Ireland and has been trained and worked in Dr Ma's specialized clinic in Jinzhou city in 2003 and Beijing Hospital in 2013.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is a sophisticated and complete medical system of diagnosis and treatments that has evolved over more than 3000 years.
Originating in China,it has been embraced internationally due to its proven effectiveness and it is now the largest drug-free healthcare therapy in the world.
It is compatible with and can therefore be used alongside Western(Orthodox) Medicine As a form of primary health care it is being used by people to effectively treat a wide range of chronic and acute health problems.
TCM takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Imbalances in the body can result from disease pathogens, injuries, stress, overwork, poor diet, weather and environmental conditions, and other lifestyle factors. As`TCM practitioners, we look carefully for these signs of health and dysfunction, paying particular attention not only to the presenting signs and symptoms, but also to the medical history, general constitution, and the pulse and tongue.
Chinese Medicine regards each patient as having a unique pattern of signs symptoms that constitute a clearly identifiable syndrome or "pattern of imbalance". It seeks to find and treat the root cause of imbalance and not just to alleviate the symptoms.
A confidential and detailed assessment is carried out on your first visit and from this information we will determine an appropriate treatment plan.
Other TCM treatments which may be used in conjunction with acupuncture include herbal medicine, moxibustion(heat),cupping(suction cups), Tuina massage,dietary therapy, lifestyle advice and therapeutic exercises such as Qi Gong and Thai Chi.
How does it work?
Single-use sterile needles, about the width of a human hair, are inserted into body points to unblock energy and restore normal function. Some people experience a tingling or dull sensation around the needle and most find it a deeply relaxing experience.
The number of treatment required will vary according to the patient and condition being treated, while effectiveness is dependent on the tailoring of treatment and patient compliance.
Because Chinese Medicine evolved well before recent scientific research methods were established, there is a misconception that it is unscientific. However, much research currently exits establishing the effectiveness of both the acupuncture and herbal strands of Chinese Medicine.
In addition to the many different theories as to how acupuncture works, studies have shown that acupuncture causes the release of endorphins and benefits the immune and endocrine system. Endorphins are the body's own naturally produced ''opiate'' and some are 200 times stronger than morphine.
As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:
*provides drug-free pain relief
*effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailment
*treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well the symptoms
*provides an holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions
*assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being.