About

Dermot O’Connor Dip. Ac MMQ MPNLP


Dermot O’Connor was educated at University College Dublin and is the author of the best selling book ‘The Healing Code’ and the forthcoming book ‘The Fertility Code’.  As Chairman of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland he oversaw the regulation and development of the largest Register of qualified Acupuncturists in Ireland.

Dermot has lectured throughout Europe on emotional health, Chinese Medicine, nutrition, Acupuncture and Mind/Body Medicine.  Dermot has studied oriental medicine in Ireland, the UK and the US, with some of the leading authorities on health and wellbeing and has also worked at numerous prestigious hospitals throughout China.

 
The Healing Code Program

The Healing Code Program is based on Dermot O’Connor’s best selling book “The Healing Code”.  This unique and medically endorced program is used in conjunction with Medical  Acupuncture and takes into account your entire health profile in order to optimise your own body’s innate healing potential.  We will work together to find out how factors like diet, lifestyle and emotional and mental wellbeing may be affecting your health.

Getting the chance to really discuss and evaluate your health – and having someone really listen – may be new to you. Think of it as an opportunity to form a partnership for better health and vitality.  The more you are part of the process the more successful the outcome is likely to be.  We will work together to make necessary lifestyle adjustments that will significantly effect positive health outcomes.

Acupuncture: What is it?

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

How does acupuncture work?
 
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.


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