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Paul is delighted to announce that he is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association in Ireland.

   AFPA Professional Register

Who are the AFPA?
The Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) is the longest established Independent professional register of acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ireland.

The AFPA was established in 1987 and is responsible for the regulation and maintenance of a Register of Acupuncturists who work within the guidelines set out in 2006 by the Department of Health and Children.

The members are graduates from many Colleges in Ireland and abroad and all are bound by a Code of Ethics and Practice which is strictly enforced by the AFPA.

What is Scalp Acupuncture?
Scalp Acupuncture is a modern acupuncture technique that combines Chinese needling methods with western medical knowledge of representative areas of the cerebral cortex, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurology. During a treatment, very short, fine needles are placed between the scalp and the cranium to achieve the desired therapeutic effects.

The use of Scalp Acupuncture is exceptional for its fast effects – it is not uncommon for a client to notice an improvement after the first treatment. These positive responses can continue for a couple of days, but to obtain the best results, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment.

Scalp Acupuncture treats the same range of conditions as body acupuncture. Notably, it is most effective in the treatment of acute conditions, pain, nerve system disorders, and psychological and psychosomatic disorders.

Do You Have Health Insurance?
The AFPA is recognised by the following health insurance providers:

VHI Health Care


Garda Medical Scheme

St Pauls Garda Medical Aid Society


Aviva Healthcare

HSF Health Plan

HSF Health Plan

Laya Healthcare

Laya Healthcare

Contact Paul today to make an appointment on: 01 8240663