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An Overview of Acupuncture and TCM

An Overview of Acupuncture and TCM

An Overview of Acupuncture and TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine developed in the Orient several thousand years ago through Taoist and Buddhist monks and warriors, to find its place in the court of emperors. It then found its way into mainstream China, where it flourished for centuries as the only system of medicine. It is practiced there to this day, where it works successfully alongside western medicine. Millions of people worldwide now benefit from TCM.

Traditional Chinese Medicine offers several methods of treatment for fertility. At this practice, we offer acupuncture, electro acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, dietary therapy and Qi Gong. The important thing for patients to know, is that we understand the difficulties couples are sometimes faced with, and the roller coaster of emotions involved.  Here at the Clinic in Blackrock patients find a nurturing, confidential and supportive environment.

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Consultation at the Fertlity Clinic

Consultation at the Fertlity Clinic

Acupuncture being applied to the back

Consultation at the Fertlity Clinic – First, there is a Consultation at the Fertility Clinic in Blackrock, which includes a detailed analysis of your health and medical history, along with any fertility tests which have been taken.  Lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress and emotional issues, pulse and tongue diagnosis are key to establishing a comprehensive TCM diagnosis. If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, this process helps to identify where the problems lie, and the disharmonies involved inhibiting your fertility.

Consultation at the Fertlity Clinic

Once a diagnosis is made, a Three Month Treatment Plan is formulated that is specific to each person. it’s important to note, that it takes at least three cycles to establish regularity. We aim to redress the balance, maximize fertility and establish the best possible foundation for a successful pregnancy. Regular weekly treatments at the Fertility Clinic in Blackrock are nearly always recommended at the start of any treatment plan. If finances are constrained or time is an an issue then we can work out a suitable plan tailored to your needs.

You might have no problems at all, but just want to have your body as healthy as possible before planning a baby. We can help you with this and guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and a more relaxed mind.

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The Fertility Clinic Practitioner

The Fertility Clinic Practitioner

The Fertility Clinic Practitioner – Liz Ellicott is a fully licensed practitioner, who trained at the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin (affiliated to Guanzhou University, China). She is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association and the European Council of TCM.  Liz is a Zita West Affiliated Acupuncturist and a founder member. The Zita West Clinic is based in London is the largest integrated (medical and complimentary) fertility clinic in the UK. Patients attending Liz Ellicott’s clinic therefore have access to a practitioner who is linked to one of the most successful fertility clinics in the UK. Patients attending can also avail of Zita West products at 20% discount

The Fertility Clinic Practitioner

Liz joined the Zita West Network when it was first established in Ireland in 2008.  Since then she attends post graduate training in London on an annual basis, ensuring that her clinic is up to date in the latest research and technological advances. 

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ART/IVF Support

ART/IVF Support

ART/IVF Support – As well as treating patients through the natural fertility method, as part of the Zita West Network with her up to date knowledge on the process of ART/IVF Liz uses the *Zita West protocols as a supporting role in this process when appropriate.*

ART/IVF Support

(In September 2011 the ZWC launched its own ART Programme under its new Medical Director Dr George Ndukwe.)

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Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support – Pregnancy support is also part of the treatments that we offer at the Fertility Clinic.  It’s noninvasive, completely safe and mindful of the various stages of pregnancy where certain acupuncture points are prohibited.

Pregnancy Support

Morning sickness is one of the symptoms which benefits from acupuncture.  There are strict treatment guidelines and protocols which are followed to safeguard both mother and baby.

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The Clinic

The Clinic

The Clinic – The Clinic in Blackrock, is located conveniently within a ten minute walking distance from Blackrock Dart station and Blackrock Shopping Centre. Situated on Rock Road, it is a three minute walk from the Blackrock Clinic and directly opposite Blackrock College.  There are a numbers of buses on this route. The Clinic is about 20 minutes from Dublin city centre. It can also be easily accessed via the M50 and the N11. * See directions under Contact Us.*

The Clinic

Patients attending IVF Clinics both in Ireland and elsewhere are welcome. *The Clinic in Blackrock is well placed to facilitate patients in South Dublin.