Abdominal acupuncture is at the centre of your health

Abdominal acupuncture is a revolutionary new acupuncture technique, first brought to Ireland by Dave Shipsey. It has been rapidly accepted and gained huge recognition because of its astonishing therapeutic results. It is very gentle as there is little needle sensation, for this reason 90% of people prefer it to traditional acupuncture. It is powerful in its action and it can be used to treat any condition that traditional acupuncture treats (usually with a faster curative time). Results tend to be powerful and long lasting and are often felt instantaneously hence abdominal acupuncture is also known as the “miracle therapy”.

About abdominal acupuncture

The abdomen is recognised as our second brain. It has the largest number of nerve cells next to the brain. As a result it has immense control over our emotional well being as well as our overall health and is particularly important in the regulation of digestion. As a result abdominal acupuncture can be a very effective way of losing weight, where there is an organic factor to weight increases. The abdomen produces about 80% of all serotonin a hormone responsible for mood, sleep, learning and blood pressure. Abdominal acupuncture therefore has far reaching affects and also helps to relieve depression and improve sleep.

Advantages of abdominal acupuncture

  • Less needle awareness than traditional acupuncture, so giving painless acupuncture.
  • More effective and fast acting i.e. can bring pain level from a score of 10 (100%) to 2 (20%) or even zero (0%) within moments of starting treatment.
  • Particularly good for treating the weaker constitution i.e. elderly / children or immuno compromised including those suffering with cancer.
  • Especially powerful at treating acute and chronic painful conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis.
  • It is also very effective at treating fertility problems.
  • Can treat a lot more in one session than conventional acupuncture.
  • Especially effective for stroke rehabilitation and other neurological conditions such as parkinson’s disease.
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improves mood and sleep.

What does abdominal acupuncture feel like?

It is a safer form of acupuncture since the needles are generally inserted superficially and therefore it is almost pain free.  You may feel a general warm radiating feeling or if you are very in tune with your bodies energy, you  may feel a qi sensation in the relevant part of the body being worked on, such as the arm, leg or back rather than the area of the abdomen being treated.

As with traditional acupuncture a comfortable relaxed state is achieved and you will probably fall asleep.

What conditions can abdominal acupuncture treat?

Abdominal acupuncture can be used to treat all the disorders that traditional acupuncture treats. It is particularly affective with muscular skeletal problems such as backache, sciatica, disc prolapse, neck pain, frozen shoulder, R.S.I  tendonitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also treats neurological disorders including senile dementia, thrombosis haemiplegia (stroke) and parkinsons and disturbances of the nervous system such as anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, dizziness and many more.

 Abdominal acupuncture treatments are available at Wicklow Yoga by appointment only.

You can book an appointment on-line by going to our therapy page. If the times set do not suit you please call 0851603958 or send us an email with a contact number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


I decided to start a treatment with Dave Shipsey, because I am a great believer in Acupuncture as a treatment. I have had already about 7 sessions with Dave, mainly abdominal acupuncture combined with traditional acupuncture and I am feeling the great results. I have many health problems such fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, hormonal imbalance and menopause, but just after the first treatment I started to feel great improvements. I was amazed when going to a treatment session I had a migraine starting that was instantly released at a touch of a needle. Then, I had a similar experience with joints pain. Acupuncture works for me like …MAGIC. Thank you Dave! F Carmen. Abdominal Acupuncture

I had been suffering with a very painful frozen shoulder last year and was unable to see my physio for a good few weeks. With the idea that I’d try anything at this stage I went to see Dave in his studio. After a comprehensive history-taking, Dave started my acupuncture treatment. From the start the experience was so relaxing and so gentle that I did not feel that I was having a “medical” treatement. He used abdominal acupuncture combined with herb and cupping treatments. I visited Dave twice a week and could feel benefit after the first session. I started to sleep better as up to this the pain in the shoulder would wake me up every time I moved in bed, and feel better in myself. By Christmas the pain had gone! It was all down to Dave and the acupuncture and the movement is coming back to the shoulder and I can now use my arm again and am back knitting! I will be back to Dave and his acupuncture needles soon as the feeling of wellbeing is second to none. Hilda Hyland. Abdominal Acupuncture

I was very skeptical about acupuncture until my daughter introduced me to Dave Shipsey. I had been in intractable severe pain, since falling on my tail bone 3 months before. Every test in the hospital showed no fracture and no reason for my pain which on a scale of 1-10 was constantly at 9. This was continuous for 3 months and I was on round the clock prescription pain relief medication. Dave used the abdominal acupuncture system technique he learned in China. Half an hour later it was a miracle no pain at all! I continued to be pain free, and have resumed a normal life for me. I am on oxygen but can now go up and down the stairs. I am still pain free, thanks Dave F Marilyn. Abdominal Acupuncture

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