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14.3.17

Inviting You All to our Clinics for Complimentary Green Tea St Patrick's Day

Offer is Available in Care Cure Acupuncture Clinics St. Augustine Street, Galway City, Shop Street, Tuam and Lower Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire.



Care Cure Clinics Ireland has five branches across Ireland: Galway, Dun Laoghaire, Tuam, Loughrea, Longford. Contact us right now on 086-2159282 or through the online chatting service to get an instant appointment! https://chat.center/carecure

23.2.17

Fei Yan Slimming Tea Now Available in Care Cure Clinics

Feiyan Slimming Tea is a fast and effective way to aid the weight loss process. Here are just some of it's benefits.



Benefits of Fei Yan Chinese Herbal Slimming Tea

• Fei Yan Tea is a fast and effective way to aid slimming and weight loss by controlling and reducing the body's blood fat and cholesterol levels.

• The tea aids metabolism to increase the burning of calories and improve digestion and elimination.

• Fei Yan tea is an infusion prepared from medicinal plants which contain effective components for anti-Hyperlipemia and reducing fat accumulation.

• Fei Yan Tea won the Golden Prize at The First Health Product Expo of China in 1993. We have one pack of 20 tea bags for €10 and a second pack containing 2 boxes each containing a sealed foil package of 20 tea bags

How to use Fei Yan Tea

• Soak 1 tea bag in approx. 150ml of boiling water for 5 - 10 mins.

• Take 1 cup of tea in the morning and one cup of tea in the evening after meals. Mild diarrhoea may occur during the first week due to the detoxing process but this will soon disappear.

• Body weight is usually reduced by up to 2-6kg after taking the tea for one month.

• Best results are achieved by taking the tea daily for a period of 2-3 months. When desired weight has been achieved after 3 months, you can use the tea on alternative days for maintenance.

FeiYan Tea Ingredients

Oolong Tea, Chinese Green Tea, Lotus Leaves, Cansina seeds, Vegetable sponge.

• Chinese Green Tea is renowned for its health benefits and also for its positive effects on the metabolism and the burning of fat.

• Lotus Leaf assists the body’s vital organs which are related to the digestion process like liver, kidney and spleen. This leaf is used to enhance the ability of digestion ability.

Clinics are located in Galway City, Tuam, Dun Laoghaire and Longford. Ring 086-2159282 or see our website www.carecure.ie for further details.

14.2.17

Chase Away Winter Flu and Colds with Acupuncture Defense

Beat Winter Snuffles With Chinese Medicine



According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is a protective layer of energy called ‘chi we’ running the length of your body. This energy acts to prevent any outside attacks from harsh weather, viruses or bacteria entering the body.

 But when the weather varies this energy is especially susceptible to attack and the body finds itself unprepared to resist the colder temperatures. When this happens the lung meridian (channel) looses it’s ‘chi we’ protection and catches cold. This leads to the immune system breaking down and allowing infections to infiltrate the body system causing coughs, sore throats, chest infections, colds and flues.


 Acupuncture and herbal medicines rebalance the ‘chi we’ protection and strengthens the healing energy of the lung meridian. This helps the immune system to effectively fight off infection and maintain a healthy, strong body. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent flu and colds and unlike the Flu Injection it does not have any side effects.

Why put up with that nagging cough or suffer repeated bouts of infection because of a low immune system. Let us help you by booking your Free Consultation or calling 086-2425195 for further details. See www.carecure.ie.

Treats reoccurring infections, coughs, colds, tonsillitis, sinus congestion, chest infection and more.

14.12.16

Treat A Loved One With Care Cure Voucher This Christmas

Thinking about the perfect gift?
Want to be a Bit Different but Can't Decide What?
Tired of the Same old Same Old?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions then why not go all out this year and surprise your loved one with the gift of a Care Cure Acupuncture Voucher this Christmas.




The Christmas Voucher Package includes a Free Consultation in all of our Clinics in Galway City, Loughrea, Tuam, Dun Laoghaire and Longford and allows you to chose from a range of Soothing, Relaxing, Healing Treatments such as:

A Special of Acupuncture, Massage & Cupping - €70

• Acupuncture Session for Enhanced Well Being - €50

• Reflexology Session - €40 - 30 minutes - €70 for 1hour

• Chinese Massage/Acupressure €40 for 30 minutes

• Cosmetic Acupuncture €60 including facial massage

• Ear Candling - €30 for both Ears

• Cupping €20

Alternatively you can choose a value price and let the Voucher open for whatever treatment the person receiving the Gift Choses. Treatments in Clinic include Acupuncture, Acupressure Massage, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Reflexology, Cupping, Moxibustion, Ear Candling and Herbal Medicine.
To purchase a voucher why not pop into your local Care Cure Acupuncture Clinic in Galway City, Dun Laoghaire, Longford, Tuam, or Loughrea or alternatively call 086-2159282 for details or purchase directly online through our website www.carecure.ie.

12.10.16

Tongue Diagnosis in Care Cure Acupuncture Clinics



When visiting our clinic for a consultation, you will be asked to stick out your tongue so our practitioner can diagnose your condition. This can seem like a very strange request, and you’re usually left to wonder what they saw there.

This article helps clarify what your practitioner sees on your tongue by clearly explaining the basics of tongue analysis, and will also show you how you can use that information to make dietary choices to benefit your overall well-being.

Basically, your tongue is a reflection of what’s happening inside your body. Natural medicine tries to find balance in your whole body.

Along with your pulse and symptom presentation, your tongue is an easily accessible way to find out what your inner landscape looks like, and can help you know what will bring you further into, or out of balance.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Shape
Is your tongue thin and pointy, or is it more thick and flabby with tooth-marks around the edges? Is it quivery? Is some of it swollen while another part looks depressed? Is it long or can you barely stick it out? Are there cracks?

Tongue-Body Color
Is it bright red? Is it pale? Or maybe it’s almost purple? Is one part of the tongue a different color than the rest.

Tongue-Coating
Is it thick and white? Does it look greasy and yellow? Does it seem particularly dry, or even stripped of a coating? Or is it especially moist? Is the coat even throughout, or are there differences in different parts of the tongue?

Common Tongue Presentations

Thick, Pale, Scalloped Edges
A pale tongue that is swollen with scalloped edges indicates dampness within the body.
This tongue is often associated with symptoms like loose stools, bloating, fatigue, cold, and excess worry.

What to eat: If this is what your tongue looks like, you should emphasize warming foods and herbs (such as soup, lamb, beef, leeks, nuts, fresh ginger, rosemary, and cinnamon.)
You can also incorporate moderate amounts of wild and basmati rice, corn, buckwheat, rye, and amaranth to drain dampness from your system.

What to avoid:  Foods that enhance cold in the body.
These are foods that are eaten straight from the refrigerator, greasy/fried/creamy foods, crunchy foods, cucumbers, ice-cream, bananas, cold drinks, clams, crab, grapefruit, watermelon, radishes, green tea, sour food, and raw vegetables.


Thin, Red, Pointy, Dry
This tongue presentation is often associated with what we call “deficiency heat” in Chinese medicine.
Symptoms associated with this tongue often resemble  menopause, including hot-flashes, night-sweats, insomnia, ringing in the ears, and dry skin and lips.

What to eat: To nourish yourself, incorporate berries and seeds, naturally sweet foods (like honey, yams, and squash,) congee, spelt, quinoa, rice, sour foods, parsley, and sea vegetables.
What to avoid: If this is what your tongue looks like, and you’re experiencing similar symptoms, you’re going to want to avoid salty foods, as well as overly pungent or spicy foods, fried foods, sugar, and alcohol.


Red Tongue-Body, Yellow Greasy Coating

This kind of tongue indicates heat, and is associated with symptoms such as irritability, rashes or pimples, easy sweating, thirst, and dry constipation.

What to avoid: If this is what your tongue looks like you should avoid spicy, rich, and greasy foods, alcohol, sugar, and limit your meat consumption.

What to eat: Instead of foods that add heat to the body, incorporate more fish, steamed vegetables, salads, seaweed, millet, wild rice, and fruit into your diet.
Also, it might be wise to bitter foods and herbs like dandelion, burdock root, and lettuce to drain the heat in your system.

Quivery Tongue with a Red Tip

Both a quivery tongue as well as a red-tipped tongue are symptoms associated with stress, adrenal fatigue, depression, and insomnia.

What to do: If this is what your tongue looks like you need to take extra time to take care of yourself. It would be wise to begin some sort of practice into your before-bed-routine, such as qigong, gentle yoga, or meditation.

You might also find herbal teas with passionflower, chamomile, lemon-balm, or California poppy to be beneficial.

In tincture form, you can try taking 1-2 dropper-fulls of ashwaghanda, angelica, or rhodiola 2-3 times per day for six weeks and then re-evaluate if your symptoms have improved.
*PLEASE NOTE: The herbs listed in tea form here are safe for extended use, but ashwaghanda, angelica, and rhodiola are somewhat stronger and shouldn’t be used excessively without consultation.
One Part of the Tongue Looks Different than the Rest
In Chinese medicine the tongue is considered a microsystem for the rest of the body. This means that different parts of the tongue relate to different organs and phase-elements.

For example, if there is a dent in the center of the tongue it could be an indication of Spleen/Stomach Earth deficiency, meaning the individual is probably having digestive issues at the moment.

Or perhaps there is an even coating throughout the tongue body, but there is a patch on the far left side that looks like it is stripped. This could indicate something going on with the Liver/Gallbladder function.

Or if there is a thicker, yellow coating, but it’s just in the back of the tongue, this indicates heat and might correspond with something like a UTI.

Because the organ-network is fairy complicated, making these observations at home is not as effective as seeing a practitioner, so for our purposes here it’s really just interesting to note.


 Average Shape, Pink Body, Thin White Coating

This tongue is considered normal. Congratulations! Keep doing what you’re doing.

These are just the most common examples of tongue presentations, and are meant to give you a very general understanding of tongue diagnosis.

Most cases are not so clear-cut. Sometimes the symptoms don’t correspond or there are additional features that complicate the picture.

The best thing to do, however, would be to make an appointment with our Care Cure Acupuncture clinic and ask them for recommendations specific to you.


22.9.16

Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture - Surgery Free Beauty Treatment

WHAT IS FACIAL REVITALISATION ACUPUNCTURE?
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical therapy used to help you look fresher and delay the signs of aging. The treatment has in recent years attracted media attention with the Irish Times newspaper acclaiming that Acupuncture ‘is a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery and the effects can run much deeper than simply improving appearance.


HOW DOES FACIAL REVITALISATION ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture works by inserting small painless disposable needles into the face to stimulate the flow of Qi (Energy) and encourage blood flow to the skin, to improve the improving complexion and strengthen muscle tone.
This treatment also brings nutrients to the skin and flushes out stubborn toxins.
Needles may also be inserted at specific points on the body so Qi can be accessed to flow more smoothly. Each Facial is tailored to the individual and you will be asked about your medical history and other habits in the initial consultation to give our practitioners a whole view of you.
Most people going through this process for the first time are surprised to find out how comfortable and relaxing acupuncture can be.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Results can often be seen after only a few treatments, but for lasting results a course of 6 – 10 treatments is usually recommended.
Treatments can be twice weekly to start with and then weekly.
Results vary according to individuals and what to expect and the length of treatment recommended can by discussed with the acupuncturist.
At the end of the course the person will not only benefit from looking in the mirror and feeling good about themselves, they will also get the increased benefit of an energetic and holistic treatment that balances mind, body and spirit.
FACIAL REJUVENATION MASK
Care Cure Acupuncture is delighted to introduce its newly created Facial Rejuvenation Mask which is made from natural skin enriching nutrients such as pearl powder, rose pure essential oil and honey, ingredients specially chosen for their beneficial and soothing effect on the complexion, wrinkles and cellular growth.
The cost of this Mask is usually €40 but combine it with a Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture Treatment for the Special Price of €60.
For this treatment your practitioner will first apply the mask and then stimulate your skin by inserting small disposable needles into acupoints on your face – this will encourage the blood supply to flow to the skin as described above resulting in the improvement of skin and muscle tone.
The Offer is available in all Care Cure Acupuncture clinics located in Galway City, Loughrea, Tuam, Dun Laoghaire and Longford. Call 086-2159282 Now for a FREE CONSULTATION which will help us create a plan specially tailored for your needs and provide you with many natural tips on skin care.
FACIAL REVITALISATION ACUPUNCTURE is not suitable if you:
• High Blood Pressure (or are on medication for it)
• Frequent Migraines
• Diabetes, Epilepsy
• Problems with Bleeding or Bruising
• Pituitary Disorders
• Serious Health Conditions (Cancer, AIDS, Heart Disease)
• Previous Cosmetic Surgery
• Botox in the las 6 Month

15.8.16

Stop Smoking With Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Smoking not only costs money, it is anti-social and affects all organs of the body. Studies show that a smoker is easily prone to contracting a sore throat, skin rash, chest infection, etc. When pregnant smoking has been known to harm the fetus and medical research shows a higher risk of the baby being born premature or underweight.



Everyday 300 people die as direct results of smoking-the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing 24 hours. As an average smoker the habit may cost you over 800 pounds a year, but nowadays more and more smokers know that they are harming themselves and that they should quip but the habit feels almost impossible to break.

Even for those who are determined to stop smoking, willpower alone may not be enough. All over the world people have tried different ways of giving up cigarettes - nicotine patches, hypnosis, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.

In China Acupuncture has been a tried and tested, proven way of healing addiction. It is an ancient system of medicine which restores balance and maintains health by the insertion of fine disposable painless needles into specific points on the surface of the body.

It can be used to treat many conditions including addictions, such as tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc. Over the past 10 years we have treated many tobacco addicted patients whose smoking history varied from 2 – 40 years in our Care Cure Acupuncture clinics in Galway, Loughrea, Tuam, Longford and Dun Laoghaire. Among these patients a considerable amount stopped smoking after a course of 3-6 treatments. The amount of treatments they received depended on their cravings for nicotine and this depended on their lifestyle and how stressed they were. In China there is a 90% success rate for addiction therapy.

Acupuncture can rebalance the vital Qi energy which flows continuously through an energetic network of meridians that not only connects the acupuncture points to each other but also directly influences the functioning of the internal organs and other controlling systems of the body.

There are 14 channels and 361 points in total on the body and each point has a different function in the treatment of different problems. For Acupuncture used to treat nicotine addictions 6-7 points which connect to the lung meridians are usually chosen and this acts as a block for the addiction. Some people report decreased enjoyment of cigarettes after the treatment and even a sour and different taste in their mouth when they smoke. They also report a decreased desire to smoke. In our Care Cure clinics we also offer a Free No Obligation Consultation after which you can decide whether or not to go ahead with treatment. We also provide small beads which we can put on certain acupoints on the ear and these can control cravings by pressing them into your ear whenever you feel the desire to smoke.

Acupuncture is a relaxing healthy way to stop smoking – a path which aligns with the natural intelligence of your individual body system. And it works without side effects.


Call us on 091-539996 / 0862159282 to book your Free Consultation. Clinics are located in Dun Laoghaire, Galway City, Loughrea, Tuam and Longford. Staffed by highly Degree Qualified Chinese Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Treatments offered include; Acupuncture, Acupressure (Chinese Massage), Cupping, Reflexology, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Allergy Testing.

Care Cure Clinics Ireland has five branches across Ireland: Galway, Dun Laoghaire, Tuam, Loughrea, Longford. Contact us right now on 086-2159282 or through the online chatting service to get an instant appointment! https://chat.center/carecure