How is it done?

It is best to come for acupuncture having eaten but not having consumed a big meal within an hour of treatment. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, empty your bladder before treatment and bring along any medication you are taking and any relevant medical reports. The first visit takes 1.5 hours. We have a chat, I take your history, check your tongue and pulse and then treat you with acupuncture.

Your condition dictates how many treatments you need and this can be discussed beforehand. The rule of thumb is that conditions of short duration respond quickly and long-standing ones take longer to heal. Generally, treatments are given weekly, sometimes twice weekly and a course consists of 6-10 treatments. Of course, if your condition clears up before that, there is no need to continue.

What Clients say

  • Relief from period pain, stress and anxiety. Weight loss.
    "Maggie, I really appreciate your personalised attention when I most need it.  Not only have my periods improved but on an emotional level, I feel calmer.  My anxiety has also reduced and I have managed to lose weight and take control of my life again.  Thank you really for all your kindness".

    N. A. G., Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

  • Bereavement support, anxiety and stress relief.
    "When Maggie was training to be an acupuncturist, she treated me for anxiety and stress and it helped greatly.  I continued to come back to her for different ailments like a strained muscle in my arm and leg pain.  And when I lost my son through suicide, it really helped me at that traumatic time and gave me the will to go on".

    Breda Maher, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Back pain relief.
    "I went to Maggie with severe lower back pain and after a few sessions with her, I was able to move with ease and no pain.  Thanks, Maggie. I would highly recommend Maggie."

    Bridget, Co Waterford.

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Maggie Burns Acupuncture is a member of the AFPA and ETCMA, and is fully insured. The following health insurance providers recognise and cover treatments: