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FAQs

Are Acupuncture needles used more than once?
All acupuncture needles are single-use, pre-sterilised disposable needles.
Are there any side-effects?
The use of acupuncture and TCM in the hands of a fully qualified professional practitioner is safe and free from any harmful side effects. Since the needles are so fine insertion is generally painless. It can be used alone or in conjunction with Western Medicine.
Patient Safety

All members of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland are strictly regulated and patients can be assured of receiving a professional, ethical and confidential treatment. Gerry is a Registered Member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI) and TCMCI. He also carries Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance cover.

What conditions are treated?

Acupuncture is a complex medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve wel-being. It can focus on physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual problems. Since TCM promotes the body’s natural healing ability, many conditions can be treated. It is also a comprehensive system of preventative health care and maintenance. The effectiveness of acupuncture and TCM is well documented. The World Health Organisation recognises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a viable means of treatment for a wide range of conditions. Click here to see a list of conditions we treat.

Will acupuncture be covered by my Health Insurance?
As a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI) and TCMCI, Gerry is approved by most Insurance companies including VHI, Irish Life, Laya and HSF for Out-Patient insurance purposes. He also has Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance cover.
How many treatments will I need?

Since each person is unique the number of treatments required may vary. Among the determining factors are the following:

  • The nature of the complaint – whether it is chronic or acute.
  • The general state of health and well being of the patient.