Harmony Acupuncture opens in Letterkenny
Daughter of leading Acupuncturist has clinics in two locations across Donegal
Chris Ashmore of the Letterkenny Post had never been to an acupuncturist before. Here he outlines his thoughts on his visit to Harmony Acupuncture.
Like many people, I naturally enough have heard about acupuncture, but didn’t really know too much about it. So this was a bit of a voyage into the unknown.
I suppose there was some trepidation on my part – mention of the word needles can conjure up some reservations.
But these were totally unfounded. Indeed, this was a hugely relaxing and de-stressing experience.
From the moment you walk in the door, there’s a sense of wellness. I opted to have acupuncture on a knee where I had experienced some minor pains when out running.
Practitioner Elaine McMenamin gave me an informative background on the theory behind acupuncture and its origins in China. The more one explores the subject the more fascinating it becomes.
The insertion of the needles was so much less dramatic than I expected; only a tiny, brief sensation. With heat then being directed on the treatment area, it was time then to just lie and relax. It’s certainly therapeutic and enormously relaxing. The gentle, accompanying chill-out music certainly added to the whole occasion.
Afterwards, I felt great and there hasn’t been any pain in my knee since – even after a recent 27.3km training run for a marathon.
The mind enlightened, the whole area of acupuncture is certainly something I will be looking at again, and look forward to my next visit, to follow up the treatment on my knee.
Elaine’s interest in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine began at a young age when her father, the well known acupuncturist Kim McMenamin, would treat the whole family using acupuncture with great success.
This sparked Elaine into studying the art herself. Having finished her studies at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland, Dublin, in 2015 she embarked on her clinical placement in the Qin Huai Hospital in Nanjing, China. Here, under the watchful eyes of Dr. Xue (President of Qin Huai Hospital) and Dr. Peng, she treated a wide range of conditions.
Harmony Acupuncture, Donegal’s newest Acupuncture clinic, is now open in Letterkenny and Buncrana.
Acupuncture treats a wide variety of diseases and disorders, and is becoming an increasingly popular form of health care.
It can be used for issues related to: skin, addictions, allergies, emotional problems, cardio-vascular, digestion, pain, gynaecological disorders, seasonal (colds & flu, cough, sore throat), respiratory matters, neurological disorders, urinary problems, infections, pregnancy, childhood illnesses, and nosebleeds.
Acupuncture can also be used for adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy, dizziness, vertigo, shock, gum problems, impotence, oedema, thyroid conditions, and tinnitus.
Elaine McMenamin, Lic. Ac Dip. Ac. C. Ac. (Nanjing), explains: “At Harmony Acupuncture, we facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself by using fine needles to unblock the meridians, therefore allowing Qi to flow freely, creating harmony within the body.”
BUNCRANA - Harmony Acupuncture, Natural Health Centre, Millfield, Buncrana
LETTERKENNY - Harmony Acupuncture, Chinese Medical Practice, 5 Academy Court, St. Oliver Plunkett Road
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