Most people who have had acupuncture before are surprised by how different it is when Nin administers it. She learned acupuncture through Chinese and went on to train under one of the last great masters, Dr. Richard Tan, before he died. She practices his Balance Method acupuncture and is part of a handful of Irish practitioners trained to the advanced level in this method. It is an amazingly effective and deeply theoretical form of advanced acupuncture.
Healthy people make healthy decisions
Nin gives you an in-depth explanation of the traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis. This helps clients to understand why they are unwell, which in turns empowers and encourages them to make changes that will improve their health.
With Nin’s help, her clients take control of their lives and make changes that they would not have thought possible before treatment.
Nin has prescribed traditional patent remedies for more than 16 years. Some of these Chinese herbal prescriptions are over 3,000 years old. Nin is also fully qualified to make up individualised powdered or raw herbal prescriptions.
Customised treatment for you
Chinese medicine recognises that everyone is individual. So, treatments are tailored to suit the individuals needs rather than simply treating a condition with a ‘label’ from western medicine.
For example, if 10 people with ‘migraine’ come to Nin’s clinic for treatment,, they may each receive a totally different treatment depending on how the ‘migraine’ is affecting them, where it is, how long it lasts, what triggers it, what makes it better or worse etc.
Nin always uses acupuncture as the primary form of treatment, but may draw on other treatments available under the canopy of traditional Chinese medicine to support clients in the best possible way. As well as herbal medicine, these include:
Tui Na massage
Nin trained in this traditional Chinese massage in the UK. ‘Tui Na’ means ‘pull pluck’. Nin uses it when she feels that hands-on treatment will enhance and speed your recovery.
This is an ancient heat therapy that improves circulation to specific areas of the body. It’s effective for many conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, period pain, infertility and degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis.
Also called Ba Guan Zi, Nin uses cupping to stimulate circulation and movement where a blockage is causing pain or limited movement.
Dietary and lifestyle advice
This is a central part of Nin’s approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. She will advise you on what changes to make to enhance your recovery and benefit your health.
In certain cases, Nin may apply a special tape to certain acupuncture channels and points to lend you extra support between sessions.