Natural Theraphies History

Care Cure are registered members of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI). The ACI is a registrar of qualified and tested acupuncturists. We follow a strict code of ethics which incurs a high standard that all of our acupuncturists agree to following application and interview. All members are fully insured and recognised by all major health care providers.

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We offer a full range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments including acupuncture, acupressure (therapeutic Chinese massage), cupping, moxibustion, reflexology, herbal medication allergy testing and ear candles.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxa (mugwort) is an ancient herb that has been used in Chinese medicine treatments for thousands of years. Moxibustion is the process where mugwort leaves are gathered, dried and molded into varying shapes. These are then burned over specific points called acu-points on the body helping to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi (energy) and maintain general health.

About Qi?

In Chinese medicine qi (energy) is the vital life force which flows through channels (meridians) on our body. The meridian channel system connects all aspects of the body into one network of energetic communication. Think of these energy channels as being like a river. If debris builds up in a river and the free flow of water is obstructed, it's life giving properties do not reach down stream. In a similar way, if the energy channels in your body are obstructed due to stress, injury, emotional upheaval etc, that life giving energy is denied access to vital systems in the body that rely on it for good health.

Herbs and Food Homology

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The popularity of this ancient form of Chinese Medicine has risen in response to perceived shortcomings in what conventional medicine has to offer.This can be seen more clearly in the handling of illnesses such as stroke, chronic pain and respiratory diseases, emotion problems which respond well to Chinese Medicine therapies. For these same diseases and other minor illnesses, modern medicine addresses and treats only the symptoms while Chinese Medicine places importance on the source of the illness and centres on healing the whole person rather than just focusing on the outward manifestations of the disease.