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FAQ

Herbal Medicine

Why choose Herbal medicine?

Herbal Medicine concentrates on prevention and wellness rather than on sickness as conventional medicine does.
Typically fewer sides effects and safer to use over long time.
It’s natural and better recognised by our bodies.
Under herbalist supervision it may be used along other medicines.
A lot of herbs are scientifically validated with new research emerging every day.

What illnesses can be addressed by herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine can be used to address a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  1. Nervous System Issues: Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue/ low energy, Headaches
  2. Digestive Disorders: Constipation, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Bloating, Food Intolerances, Candida.
  3. Respiratory Ailments: Frequent colds/chest infections, Asthma, Sinusitis, Chronic bronchitis, Hay fever.
  4. Reproductive Health: Amenorrhoea, Menorrhagia, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Endometriosis, Menopause, Infertility.
  5. Cardiovascular Complaints: Mild hypertension, Circulatory conditions, High cholesterol.
  6. Skin Conditions: Psoriasis, Acne, Eczema.
    Musculo-skeletal Disorders: Arthritis, Gout.

The above conditions gives an idea of what herbal treatment can support. We assist every person individually. Even constipation could be treated in 10 different ways according to cause and the person who has constipation.

Is Herbal medicine safe for kids?

Practitioner will prescribe herbs safe for child and modify child’s dosage based on age and weight.

I take medication. Can I use Herbal medicine?

It is very important that you notify herbalist about medication and supplements you are taking at the moment. In most cases it is not contraindicated to take Herbal medicine. Very important that you do not self prescribe and consult qualified Herbal medicine practitioner.

How long will I need to take Herbal medicine?

Acute conditions normally require to take Herbal medicine for 1-2 weeks. Where somebody with chronic condition needs to commit to take Herbal medicine at least for 3 months.

Where do you get your herbs from?

Herbal medicine in our dispensary comes from reputable and ethical Herbal medicine suppliers in Ireland and UK. Herbs could be traced to their source and have batch numbers.

How long does consultation last?

Initial consultation lasts about 1.5 hours. Follow up consultation from 30 min to an hour. Short consultation up to 30min.

What’s the price range for consultation and Herbal medicine?

Consultation price varies from €15 euro to €65. Herbal medicine starts from €8 for 50ml tincture and up to €35 for 300ml tincture (normally last about a month).

Acupuncture

Why choose acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a proven by World Health Organisation (WHO) as an effective therapy for approximately 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases, and is used daily by millions of people throughout the world.

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation and restores your body’s ability to heal itself – it restores homeostasis by stimulating peripheral nervous system. The specific points where needles are inserted  have abundant supply of nerves.

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is safe and not painful- some mild sensation could be felt when the needles are inserted.

Is it safe?

We are using sterile and disposable needles which once used and then disposed of in biohazard containers.

How many sessions of Acupuncture are generally required?

To see some improvement or cure of a condition would be good to have a course of treatment. Some positive changes could be seen in 3- 4 sessions; chronic conditions would take longer – around 12 or more.

How does it feel like?

To most people it is very relaxing, the other feel tingling or slight aching , which means they vital energy is being stimulated.

Who receives acupuncture?

Acupuncture is suitable for all ages, including children and the elderly . It can be used with conventional medicine

Can I still take my medications while I'm having a course of acupuncture?

Yes, you definitely continue to have your prescribed medications . Consult your doctor if you wanted to reduce or stop taking them.

What conditions generally are addressed?

– Muscle pain, stiffness
– Tendonitis, Artritis
– Low back/ Neck pain
– Sinusitis
– Depression/Anxiety
– insomnia
– Menopause
– Infertility
– Headache/Migraine
– Jaw pain
– Digestive issues and many more.

How much does it cost?

  • Facial acupuncture €50
  • Acupuncture first session €50
  • Follow up acupuncture sessions €40
  • Cupping €20

*Herbalist cannot diagnose, treat or cure illness. Because herbalists are not doctors, this is the disclaimer that we must make clear to all our patients.