Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture & Naturopathy treatments – all now available at The Ananta Yoga Studio, The Tap, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow. Call/text Kelly-Anne 087 7785829

We are delighted to welcome Kelly-Anne Breen of Shen Acupuncture to The Ananta Yoga Studio Wicklow!  Over the coming months we hope to offer a wide range of alternative therapies and massage here in Wicklow to compliment the now well established and popular Yoga, Pilates, Somatic Movement classes and Meditation and Mindfulness Courses on offer at our warm and welcoming studios.

Kelly-Anne introduces herself and her work in the following piece she has written for us and I have added on her interesting recent winter blog…..

Hello everyone, my name is Kelly-Anne Breen and I am an acupuncturist and naturopath. I am now offering treatments at The Ananta Yoga Studio Wicklow and am delighted to work from this beautiful space.

So where do I start to explain to you what I do? Chinese Medicine is such a vast field of medicine which can help and empower people in so many ways. So I suppose I should start at the very beginning by telling you a little bit about Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine originated in China over 2500 years ago. The underlying basic principle behind Traditional Chinese Medicine is that Qi or vital energy flows through the body in pathways or channels known as meridians. Pain or illness occurs when this Qi or vital energy is blocked and is unable to flow freely within these meridians, signifying that the body is out of balance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies include Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping Therapy, ElectroAcupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Herbs.

Chinese Medicine is probably best known for the treatment of pain, for which it is an excellent Medicine, but it can treat so much more than just physical pain. In Chinese medicine we see pain as a symptom of some underlying imbalance. As Chinese Medicine practitioners we always treat the symptoms and the root cause of a condition which means a greater healing can occur for a person.

The following are some of the conditions I commonly treat:

Addictions, Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety and Depression, Arthritis, Back Pain and Sciatica, Bladder and Kidney Problems, Constipation and Diarrhoea, Colds and Flu, Coughs and Bronchitis, Dizziness, Fatigue, Gastro-intestinal problems, Gynacological disorders, Hayfever and Rhinitis,Heart problems and Palpitations, High Blood Pressure, Immune System Deficiencies, Infertility and IVF assistance, Insomnia, Menopausal symptoms, Menstrual problems, Musculoskeletal conditions, Paralysis, Pregnancy care, Side effects of Chemotherapy, Sinusitis, Skin conditions, Stress related conditions, TMJ, Tendonitis, Weight Loss.


Winter Health Tips from Shen Acupuncture & Naturopathy Clinic

November 29, 2013

During the winter it is natural to feel a little sleepier, slower and possibly less motivated. It’s the season of stillness and conservation. It’s a period of hibernation and our time to rest, slow down and revitalize our reserves. Winter is a great time of year to reflect on our health, replenish our energy, conserve our strength and heal on a deeper level.

During the winter, it is important to conserve our battery reserves. Our bodies are instinctively expressing the fundamental principles of winter: rest, reflection, conservation and storage. The “downtime” that winter provides gives us an opportunity to slow down, check in and take account as to how our lifestyle supports or detracts from our health, and to recharge our battery.

It is always healthy to get some form of exercise daily, but during the winter months it is best to participate in gentler, less exerting exercises, such as, yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, swimming, walking, and other low impact sports. Save the extreme exertion activities for the spring and summer months.

Here are a few easy pointers on how you can support and promote your own health this time of year:

• Sleep. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. Go to bed early and if possible, wake up after the sun appears in the morning. Extra sleep will also benefit you if you feel as though you are coming down with something. If you do become ill, naps may help you recover faster.

• “C” it. Load up on Vitamin C and other multivitamins. These can help support your health.

• Water, water everywhere. Drink water. Every cell of your body requires this liquid gold to keep it hydrated and running smoothly.

• Avoid the consumption of excessively cold foods such as ice cream and iced drinks. If possible, drink liquids at room temperature. Too many colds foods, especially during the colder months, can disrupt your digestion. Go for warm drinks such as herbal teas.

• Winter foods should be nourishing and give us a more concentrated energy supply to help us through the cooler weather. It is not too hard to eat what is needed as this season supplies us with a super variety of foods which will help us do just this. Root vegetables including garlic, onion, carrot, potato, sweet potato, turnip, parsnips and beetroot as well above-ground vegetables like squash, pumpkin, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, cauliflower. Along with this nuts and seeds are great sources of energy and help nourish our yin energy.

• Take care to keep wrapped up, especially around the neck area. Interesting here there is a point on the Bladder Meridian, BL-12 or Feng men, which translates as wind gate. It is thought that wind pathogens enter the body through this point and it is recommended to keep it under wraps at this time of year!

• Come in for acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture works extremely well when you have a cold, and also as a tune up to stimulate the healing capacity of your body. If you begin to get the sniffles, body chills, or feel under the weather, give me a call on 087 7785829.

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