Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is part of an ancient and sophisticated form of medical treatment called Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM for short.
TCM originated in China but has increasingly spread throughout the world. It has stood the test of time over several thousands of years: in the hands of a professional, qualified practitioner TCM is an effective and entirely safe form of medicine.
TCM treats people who complain of a deficiency or breakdown in their health. It can focus on a
physical, psychological, emotional or even spiritual disorders with equal effect.
There is no limitation in terms of age, sex, or condition regarding TCM treatment. The various branches of TCM can be used alone or in combination to tailor the treatment to fit the complaint.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine, sterilised, single-use needles at predetermined points on the body surface to restore internal health.
This extensive part of TCM involves the dispensing of Chinese herbal prescriptions consisting of natural botanicals, individually tailored for the patient’s condition.
Medical Qigong is the most rarefied and specialised form of TCM treatment, and one of the most potent forms of medicine known to man. It immediately and directly affects the Qi of the patient without the intermediary of needles or herbal prescriptions.
Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum inside a bamboo (or glass) cup which is then placed on specific areas or points of the patient’s skin, usually upper or lower back.
An adjunct therapy used in combination with the other methods, it involves careful monitoring and adjustments of food and drink intake to help eliminate disease and speed recovery.
About the Practitioner
Titta M. Laattala (Lic.TCM Dip.CHM Dip.MQG) is an experienced practitioner of TCM with qualifications in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.
She is a teacher and a Clinical Supervisor at the Irish College of TCM (ICTCM), Council Member of the Professional Register of TCM (PRTCM) and a member of the PRTCM and Professional Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (PRCHM).
Clinic Times and Fees
Telephone: 0752 3203262