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Acupuncture Roebuck Dublin 14

Are you looking for an Acupuncturist serving Roebuck Dublin 14?
Are you ready to experience a better state of health and well being?
Are you ready to reclaim your health and zest for life?

If your answers to the above is "yes" then you have arrived at the right place!

Here at my 5 Element Acupuncture Dublin clinic I can help you return to a life where you feel better on all levels (body, mind, and spirit). I provide confidential, friendly, caring, and professional service for Acupuncture in Dublin. I treat in the tradition of the lineage of Worsley Five Element Acupuncture.


5 Element Acupuncture, when practised correctly according to natural laws, is one of the most profound systems of medicine known to humans. The fundamental principle of its practice is the giving of constant attention to diagnosis and treatment of the causes, rather than the symptoms, of disease. Symptoms are the body's way of saying, 'I am out of balance and need help, please!'. Your body has lost its natural capacity to recover. Treatment is aimed at restoring this natural balance in you. When you are in balance, symptoms frequently disappear or at least diminish, you feel more energised, you instictively know how to help yourself and you can be who you really are. Treatment helps you feel better within yourself irrespective of what is going on in your life. The practitioner is ever mindful and trusting that Nature, allowed to work and flow unimpeded, leads the patient to health in body, mind and spirit.

5 Element Acupuncture recoginises that our health depends on proper care of our body, mind, and spirit, and it has the capacity to return us to balance on all these levels. 5 Element Acupuncture recognises the individuality of the patient. It is not possible within this system to treat all people the same. Every one of us is a unique individual, the like of which has never been created before and will never be created again. We are each of us as different as chalk from cheese and therefore with this system the acupuncturist investigates the cause of dis-ease as being unique in each individual in his or her care.

This style of acupuncture uses a gentle needle technique and thinner needles which patients appreciate. For the majority of your treatments needles are not left in. The needle is inserted gently just below the skin and when it has connected with your Qi/energy the needle is taken out.


Five Element Acupuncture is a holistic system of medicine that can be used to treat a whole range of physical, mental and emotional troubles. You have probably noticed how minor injuries to your body such as small cuts and bruises heal. Your whole being has the capacity to self-heal when it is in balance. My aim is to return you to that state of balance.

Very often we wait until symptoms arise until we seek help. As Five Element acupuncture is a preventative system of medicine, it is important you know you don’t need to have anything wrong with you: simple curiosity, intuition, or life experience that guides you to the realisation that it is time to invest in your health are all great reasons to start treatment. What would you like for yourself?

I have certain aims in mind when treating you as a patient. These are:
- To treat you as a whole being
- To seek the cause of your disease
- To correct the cause of your disease
- To help you to get well and stay well


Seán O'Neill - Classical Five-Element Acupuncture I have always been interested in the various discoveries that the ancient Chinese have given us. My first introduction to acupuncture was hearing some of my Tai Chi teachers discussing the '5 Element' style of acupuncture. I was working in the information technology sector at the time. Before making a decision to formally study I went for treatment to see what it was all about and, more importantly, what it felt like to have 5 Element acupuncture. I was pleasantly surprised!. Treatment helped me feel relaxed, energised, and more connected with life. I continue to have acupucture treatment on a regular basis as I find it helps me maintain this impoved sense of well being and I recover quickly on those rare occassions I become ill.

I had to wait a few years before home life was ready for me to undertake formal study. I graduated from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) in 2008 with a Lic. Ac. and B.A.(Hons) degree and I have been in practice since then.

Being a 5 Element acupuncturist has taught me (and continues to teach me) the importance of being a good listener and using all of my senses to help me determine how I can best serve my patients. Every patient I meet is unique and therefore requires unique treatment plans. This is one of the joys and challenge of 5 Element acupuncture.

As well as practicing acupuncture at my 5 Element Acupuncture Practice in Dublin, I have been teaching T'ai Chi since 1996 and also teach Roots & Branches™ 5 Element Qi Gong. Both of these arts I find a great support to growing my understanding of the human body and its energetic systems.

There is always something new and exciting to learn and since graduation I have continue my learning of Five Element Acupuncture attending workshops and courses by recognised leading practitioners including J.B. Worsley, Gerad Kite and Nora Franglen.

I am a teacher at The College of Five Element Acupuncture (COFEA) - Ireland in Dublin. It is a humbling and enjoyable way to learn more about whilst at the same time serving to transmit this fantastic system of medicine.

I am here for you if you feel you need help with your holistic health.

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Health Insurance Cover

I am a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland and British Acupuncture Council. All the major health insurance companies in Ireland recognise that members of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland and British Acupuncture Council are properly trained acupuncturists. As a result these health insurance companies will contribute towards the cost of your treatments - the exact amount depends on what plan you are on and what other eligible costs you accumulate in a year.

I recommend that you contact your health insurance company to verify if your policy covers you for acupuncture. I will be happy to issue you with a receipt for your treatments to support your claim.

Clinic Information

Fully licensed acupuncturist.

Appointment times: 7am to 7pm Mon - Fri. Visits by prior appointment only.

Free off street parking.

Conveniently located one minute walk from DART and Bus services.

Treatment Gift vouchers available.

Book your appointment today by calling 086 087 2098

Here are 'some' of the more common complaints for which people have come for treatment and some patient feedback. I would like to thank the patients for their feedback and permission to share it:


Stress We all experience stress. It’s a manifestation of an inner drive which is a necessary part of life which helps us to realise our goals and get things done. However, sometimes we don't allow ourselves to de-stress and if it is ignored, stress can slowly build up leaving you feeling knots in your muscles, snapping at those you love, experiencing disturbed sleep, generally on edge, uneasy within yourself, and sometimes escalates to those straw that broke the camels back moments.

Whilst stress is inevitable it is not good when it takes root in our physical and mental health. When you are strong and in balance, it is easier to de-stress more naturally and go with the flow and experience a more calm way of being.

"My energy levels before I started the acupuncture were very low and I felt quite apathetic, during the treatments my energy levels improved greatly and my apathy disappeared. I had my zest for life back! I felt much calmer and less stressed in situations that I normally would have found difficult to handle. I felt the natural rhythm of my body was in perfect synch.Thanks Seán, for helping me get my life back on track."
~ Loraine - Dublin.


Fertility Fertility, especially when everything appears to be in order and working and you are not falling pregnant can be very distressing. It can put a big strain on relationships internally and externally and leave one or both partners with feelings of inadequacy.

What may however need support and attention is your entire inner landscape. Any system of your body being out of balance will have a knock-on affect on your internal rhythms. Whether we realise it or not falling pregnant requires teamwork from our entire body. Restoring energetic imbalance helps your entire body work as a team and restore its natural capacity.

It is also important to realise that both partners can benefit from treatment so that your couple are a balanced team.

"From the beginning I have felt at ease in a quiet space and a very supportive atmosphere."
~ Carmel - Meath


Anxiety Anxiety is uncomfortable. If it takes hold you can find yourself reliving past traumas, feeling apprehensive about the future, feeling like your stomach is in knots or experience tightness in your chest. It can take over your day-to-day life and drain you. Whilst medications can help subside the feeling and there are a variety of coping strategies available to manage anxiety, wouldn't it be great to rid yourself of it?

From a Five Element Acupuncture perspective, anxiety is just a warning from your body, mind and spirit that you are out of balance. Therefore, if balance is restored, we can finally silence the voice which tells you things like you’re not good enough or living your life to the full.

"I started attending Five Element Acupuncture suffering from severe anxiety. I have found the treatment to be invaluable. Not only has it significantly eased my anxiety, I also sleep much better and am a lot happier in myself."
~ Mary - Dublin.


Sleep Sleep is important but, for many people it is not the right amount and/or quality. Many of us just lie awake for what feels like an eternity re-running the day that just happened in our head or planning or anticipating the following day. Then there are those who get a 9-10 hour sleep but wake up feeling like they’ve been hit by a bus. The subsequent exhaustion, turning to caffeine-based drinks and ongoing conversations about how tired we are, only leaves us feeling more exhausted.

When we are reconnected with the natural rhythms of our bodies, we should sleep and dream peacefully and know what it feels like to experience a more productive and vital day-to-day way of living.

"After several treatments I began to notice a significant improvement in my sleep pattern, my system felt more balanced and I also noticed that I had more energy."
~ Judy - Dublin.


Bowel & Gut Unfortunatley way too many of us are familiar with the uncomfortable or distressing feelings of bloatedness or cramps after we've eaten. There is nothing as unsettling as having to run to the toilet five times or more a day followed by an experience of what feels like a road block for the next two days.

Ideally, when our systems are balanced and functioning as nature intended, we should poo like clockwork and comfortably digest appropriate diets.

"The relief I get from acupuncture is so appreciated. The treatment is so natural. All my friends say I look better and can see a difference in me. I certainly feel great!"
~ Phil - Dublin.


Pain From hours spent sitting at a desk, hunched over, staring at a screen to trialling out the latest bootcamp style fitness trend, modern life takes its toll on our bodies. We end up suffering from awful headaches, shoulder tension, pains in our wrists, backache, and pain in places we didn’t even know existed.

From a 5 Element Acupuncture viewpoint, all this tension is just a sign there is a big block of energy which needs to pass through. By releasing it, the energy should flow, and the pain subside and/or disappear.

"I attended Seán for lower back pain. I was amazed that even though the needles were not put anywhere near the affected area the pain disappeared. There was an added bonus in that my sleep improved and I have lots more energy. I was under the impression that acupuncture worked only for a specific complaint and was pleasantly surprised at how well I felt in myself after my course of treatments. I would highly recommend it to everyone."
~ Pauline - Dublin

EXAMPLES OF OTHER SYMPTOMS I TREAT (but this is not an exhaustive list) include:

If you are unsure if 5 Element Acupuncture is for you I offer a FREE 20 minute informal consultation to allow you to meet in person and discuss your concerns. Simply phone me on 087 087 2098 or email me at info@5elementacupuncturedublin.ie to arrange!

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