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403, 2020

CV 1 and the metal element

To work with CV1 at the soul level requires that the practitioner commit to a lifetime of inner work. That inner work that I speak of is the hard work!! It is the reality of delving into the dark spaces that lie with in all of us and healing ourselves on every level which may […]

1712, 2015

Really Really Sure! Best Christmas Present Ever!!

A very Happy Christmas for one of my clients who was just double checking to make sure it is true…
She really is pregnant.
3 years and two failed IVFs later, they got pregnant themselves with a little help from 5 element acupuncture!!
Happy Christmas!!!

1011, 2015


The ‘Hui Yin’ acupuncture point gathers the soul, mind and body of the entire body. It is the most vital acupuncture point for healing all sickness’ (Soul Mind Body Science System, Dr & Master Zhi Gang Sha and Dr. Rulin Xiu, page 107).

There has been very little written about ‘Hui Yin’, or CV1, the first […]

2505, 2015

Acupuncture – The Art of Pulse Taking – Part Two

When we are taking the pulses, we are measuring how much life force is running through the body, and where it is blocked.

The pulse really defines how the body is feeling and where the disease lies, in other words, where  is the body sick.

What organs are blocked?  I tend to stay away from Chinese descriptions […]

1905, 2015

Acupuncture – The Art of Pulse Taking



It is a well known fact that all the ancient traditions have used the pulse as one of the main systems of diagnosis. An acupuncturist who takes the pulses as part of the diagnosis will have had at least 3 years of initial training.

However this is a mastery that really defines your skill set as […]

2706, 2014

Healing the Feminine – A Shamanic Perspective

“The cv-gv block is a treatment unique to 5 element acupuncture – I have spent the last 25 years of practise mastering these points which till now have not been recognised in their entirety.

Many of my patients have experienced profound level of healing from this treatment. The mastery of these points takes the treatment to […]

2506, 2014

Aisling’s Journey to Fertility – Audio & Visual Testimonials

Aisling was diagnosed by fertility clinics with a low AMH and a 20% chance of falling pregnant.

5 Element Acupuncture was successfully used by Karen Costin Total Health Care to help her conceive.

Aisling had been trying to conceive for five years, here is her audio journey:

“We just felt time was against us…Little did I know at […]

1706, 2014

My Journey to Fertility…

Aisling was diagnosed by fertility clinics with a low AMH and a 20% chance of falling pregnant.Here is her video testimonial where she explains how 5 element acupuncture was used by Karen Costin to successfully treat infertility and help her conceive.Karen Costin Total Health Care is located in Ranelagh, Dublin. She has a 75% success rate […]

906, 2014

Sleep Like a Baby With Five Element Acupuncture

Can five element acupuncture treat insomnia?
Insomnia affects 30% of the Irish population, with 10% suffering with chronic insomnia.
Acupuncture is a great way to treat insomnia. After one or two sessions you can see immediate results.

The causes of insomnia can be varied. However, a lack of sleep can have a devastating effect on our lives. It can […]

1803, 2012

Men Who Eat Fatty Foods have A Lower Sperm Count

A US fertility clinic recently carried out a survey . The results clearly indicated that men who eat high levels of saturated fat- i.e JUNK FOODhad lower sperm density.Men were divided into 3 groups according to how much saturated fat they ate.Men with the highest fat intake had a 43% lower sperm count!