Frequently Asked Questions...
How long does a treatment last?
Typically treatments last between half an hour to an hour. An initial consultation and treatment can sometimes be a bit longer.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on the condition being treated, its duration and on the individual patient. We will be able to give you an estimate on your first visit. We generally recommend a minimum of 3 treatments.
Is it for everyone?
Everyone reacts differently and for some it may not be the treatment of choice. The best advice we can give anyone is to try it and see for themselves.
Is it safe?
Yes, absolutely. The needles that are used are sterile, disposable and CE approved. AcuPlus adheres to the health & safety regulations as stipulated in the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (TCMCI) Code of Ethics and SRCL Clinical Services protocol.
Are there any negative side effects?
Because acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment, there are rarely any negative side effects providing treatment is administered by a qualified professional. Occasionally treatment may result in some minor local bruising.
Can I have acupuncture if I am pregnant?
Yes. Acupuncture can be used to treatment pregnancy symptoms. Please let your practitioner know if you are pregnant. At AcuPlus, first time patients who are under 12 weeks pregnant are asked to provide a scan or doctor's letter at their first treatment.
How much does it cost?
Please see under Prices.
Am I covered by my health insurance?
Please check with your health insurance provider. VHI, Laya & Vivas all offer cover for acupuncture.
For more information please see the Acupuncture Council of Ireland website