Carmel Hunter Aesthetic Facialist | Natural Practitioner | Acupuncture Howth

TCM Integrative Medicine – Acupuncture –
Skin Rejuvenation

With over 2000 years of practice and development, Traditional Chinese Medicine has evolved into a complex medical system used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and promote overall well-being. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is very effective in the treatment for many conditions.

Conditions Treated

Women’s Health

  • Menstruation. irregular, heavy, absent, painful periods.
  • (PMS)
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Fertility Support
  • Peri-Menopausal & Menopausal Support
  • Interstitial Cystitis & Recurrent Bladder Infections


  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy care
  • Labour Preparation
  • Post Partum Health

Immunity & Energy

  • Post Viral Syndrome/ME
  • Long Covid
  • Frequent Colds
  • Hayfever & Allergies
  • Active Aging
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis

Emotional Wellbeing

  • Stress and burn-out
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Grief
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  • PMS
  • Brain-fog
  • Fluctuating moods
  • General feelings of malaise

Skin Conditions

  • Ezcema/Dermatitis
  • Psoraisis
  • Acne/Rosacea
  • Urticaria (rashes, hives and allergic reactions)


Pain/Muscular Skeletal

  • Sciatica & Backpain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain and joint pain
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid & osteo)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia and muscle ache
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sports injuries, acute and chronic
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Migraines
  • Post-operative pain


  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Acid Reflux
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain

So How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture points have a high concentration of nerve endings, mast cells, lymphatics and capillaries, all capable of triggering biochemical and physiological changes in the body from the subtle to the dramatic.

When a needle is inserted into an acupuncture point, it stimulates the sensory receptor and sets off a chain reaction – the sensory receptor stimulates the nerve, which in turn transmits impulses to the phyothalamic-pituitrary-adrenal system.  This complex system of interactions between the brain, hormones and glands is powerhouse, responsible for regulating a number of bodily processes.

One of the processes that acupuncture commonly work with is the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing hormones (200 times more potent than morphine).  Endorphines play a significant role in the hormonal system.

Acupuncture is also used to release substances that relax the body and regulate serotonin which affects emotions. Other physiological effects include increased circulation, decreased inflammations, easing of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count, which supports the immune system.

Acupuncture - Carmel Hunter