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How does Acupuncture work?

Needles stimulate nerve fibers that carry electrical impulses back to the brain, which increases blood flow and triggers the release of neuro-transmitters such as endorphins which help relieve stress and pain!

These biochemical reactions stimulate the bodies natural healing response to promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

They also support the body to switch from the sympathetic nervous system, known as your ‘fight/flight/freeze/fawn’ to your parasympathetic nervous system ‘rest and digest’.

Heart rate begins to decrease, blood pressure and cortisol levels drop, bringing you back to a state of equilibrium.

What are the benefits of getting acupuncture?

As part of my practice and philosophy, I strive to both educate and guide my patients, empowering them to live better and healthier lives.

After a detailed consultation, I will create a tailored treatment plan for your unique health. This will include Acupuncture and adjunctive treatments, such as Cupping, Gua Sha Massage, Infrared heat therapy and Moxa Therapy, along with Nutrition & Lifestyle advice to accompany the treatment.

If you need a compassionate and emphatic natural wellbeing practitioner, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

What does acupuncture treat?

Women’s health concerns such as infertility, IVF support, pregnancy support, menstruation imbalances, PMS, PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent UTIs, menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms.

Digestive health concerns such as diarrhoea, constipation, acid reflux, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating.

Mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, addiction support, grief support, trauma support

Pain management such as musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, tension, stiffness, migraine, headaches.

Fatigue, post viral fatigue, weak immunity, recurrent sinusitis, allergies, cough or chest infections and more.

Ostara Clinic – Galway’s Trusted Acupuncture Clinic

At Ostara Acupuncture Clinic, we are dedicated to your overall well-being and vitality. Our commitment to providing exceptional acupuncture therapy and treatments sets us apart as a trusted destination for those seeking natural and effective healing solutions. Nestled in the heart of Galway, our clinic offers a serene and welcoming environment where you can experience the transformative power of acupuncture.

Registered Acupuncturists

Our team of highly skilled acupuncturists brings years of experience and a profound understanding of traditional acupuncture techniques. We are passionate about helping you achieve optimal health.

Personalised Health Care

Your health journey is unique, and so is our approach. We take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your needs, and create personalized treatment plans tailored to address your specific goals.

Comprehensive Wellness Effects

At Ostara Clinic we believe that true wellness encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Our acupuncture treatments are designed to harmonize these elements, providing you with a holistic approach to healing.

Proven Results

Over the years, we’ve witnessed the transformative effects of acupuncture on countless lives. Whether you’re seeking pain relief, stress reduction, or enhanced well-being, our treatments have a track record of delivering results.

Meet Our Certified Acupuncturists in Galway

At Galway’s Acupuncture Oasis, we are proud to introduce you to our team of dedicated and highly skilled acupuncturists. With a wealth of experience and a deep passion for healing, our practitioners are here to guide you on your journey to optimal health and well-being.

Types of Acupuncture Offered at Ostara Clinic

At the heart of our services is a commitment to continuous study, blending classical practices with modern biomedical research. Our unique style is a fusion of various disciplines, including personal coaching, nutrition, Ayurvedic massage, and energetic healing, seamlessly integrated with Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine.

The types of Acupuncture used are Dr Tan, Sa’am, Five Elements and Yamamoto Scalp Acupuncture as well as Auricular, Cosmetic and Electro Acupuncture. We tailor our approach to suit the individual needs of each client.

We often combine the Acupuncture treatments with herbal medicine prescriptions for optimal result in some cases.

Our Acupuncturist – Tara Barden

I earned my accreditation from the Acupuncture Foundation in Dublin and pursued further Licentiate training at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China. Following this, I relocated to Hanoi, Vietnam, where I established my clinic. During my time there, I had the invaluable opportunity to train at the Hanoi National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Vietnam.

My approach to healthcare is trans-disciplinary, encompassing the integration of body, mind, and spirit. This approach is informed by a blend of traditional practices and cutting-edge biomedical research. I am committed to continuous learning, dedicating a significant portion of my time to ongoing study and exploration.

My unique style combines a variety of disciplines. In addition to my background in acupuncture, I bring my qualifications in personal coaching, nutrition, Ayurvedic massage, and energetic healing. I draw from a palette of acupuncture styles, including Dr Tan, Sa’am, Yamamoto Scalp Acupuncture, Five Elements, Auricular and Electro Acupuncture to craft a holistic treatment experience.

I have also trained as a Jing Fang herbalist with Prof. Salustino Z. Wong, following Prof. Huang Huang’s Jing Fang Method from the Long Sha School. This lineage, which boasts a legacy of 1800 years, is renowned for its potent healing efficacy. By blending ancient wisdom with modern insights, I am dedicated to guiding you on a journey towards optimal health and well-being.

Our Approach to Care

Compassionate Connection

Our acupuncturists are not only skilled practitioners but also compassionate listeners. They take the time to understand your health history, concerns, and goals, fostering a supportive partnership on your healing journey.

Expertise and Experience

With a combined experience of over 10 years, our acupuncturists have successfully treated a wide range of conditions. Whether you’re seeking pain relief, stress reduction, or enhanced vitality, our experts are here to guide you with evidence-based treatments.

Holistic Healing

We believe that your well-being is interconnected. Our acupuncturists consider your physical, emotional, and mental state to provide you with a holistic approach to healing that addresses the root causes of your concerns.

Book Your Appointment Today

Embark on a transformative path to wellness with our expert acupuncturists by your side. Whether you’re new to acupuncture or seeking continued care, our team is here to guide you every step of the way.