Elaine Nolan Acupuncture

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”...Lao Tzu

Pregnancy and Birth Preparation


Acupuncture is a safe and effective add on treatment for the discomforts and health issues that are related to pregnancy.  Elaine will work in conjunction with your GP and or midwife to provide you with an amazing tool to help you feel your best and enjoy this momentous time in a woman's life

Acupuncture has much to offer the discomforts of pregnancy which can vary from mild to debilitating in nature.  Nausea & vomiting, Haemorrhoids, Heart burn, Sinusitis, Pain and discomfort, Symphysis Pubis pain and others can all benefit from acupuncture at this time.

Birth preparation treatments begin at week 36 and continue until the woman goes into labour.  It prepares the body for birth, gives energy to the mother to be and alleviates the anxiety that can go with facing labour.  Studies have demonstrated shorter and efficient labour times with those women who completed a course of prebirth acupuncture.  Shorter recovery times have also been reported.

For the Birth partner Elaine teaches acupressure techniques that can be used before and during labour to help pain, fear, anxiety.  These techniques offer an immediately effective tool for the Birth couple and give the birth partner an active and useful role to play in the birth process and a sense that they have been a real aid to their loved one in what can otherwise be a difficult time for them.

For the Children

Elaine also treats children with very delicate techniques that are well received by children and infants. This specialized method, called "shonishin" has been found helpful for a range of problems, including asthma, recurrent ear infections or colds, musculo-skeletal, gastro-intestinal, behavioural, psychological, skin, urinary and developmental problems.  In the majority of cases needles are not used.  Gentle stroking and tapping techiques with specialised tools are applied to the childs meridians.  These techniques can be continued at home by the childs parents.