Acupuncture Cork

Professional acupuncture services.

Certified Acupuncturist Freaya Sherlock

As a certified acupuncturist based in West Cork, I am renowned for my expertise and compassionate approach to holistic healing. With years of dedicated practice, I have mastered the art of acupuncture, offering my clients effective acupuncture treatments that address a wide range of health concerns and other chronic conditions. 

My gentle demeanour and attentive nature create a welcoming atmosphere in my acupuncture clinic, putting my clients at ease as they embark on their healing journey with acupuncture. 

My commitment to ongoing education and my deep understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture ensure that each session is tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual. 

In West Cork, I stand as a beacon of wellness, guiding my clients towards optimal health through individual treatment plans.

Acupuncturist Freya Sherlock
Cork acupuncture therapy and treatment

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic practice that delicately inserts ultra-fine needles into specific acupoints, instigating a profound ripple effect within the body’s intricate systems. Beyond merely addressing physical symptoms, it orchestrates a therapeutic dance between the corporeal and the psycho-emotional realms of the patient.

At its core lies the concept of Qi, the subtle mediator that intricately weaves through the Mind-Body dynamic.
Each needle’s placement acts as a catalyst, setting in motion a cascade of responses that harmonize the flow of Qi, promoting balance and vitality. This ancient art taps into the body’s innate wisdom, encouraging it to realign and heal from within. 

Through this delicate intervention, acupuncture not only addresses ailments but also nurtures a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between mind, body, and spirit. It’s a journey of self-discovery and restoration, where the whispers of Qi guide the way towards a holistic approach and well-being.

Acupuncture - The Force of Harmony


Acupoints are specific locations along the course of meridians that run the length and breadth of the body. They provide portals through which we can communicate with the body to adjust specific physiological and pathological substances and processes.


The channel system, also known as meridians, forms the extension of the mind down through the body. It can loosely be described as the energetic pathways that link the surface of the body to the internal organs and physiology within.


Qi (pronounced Chi) is a form of energetic information. A skilled acupuncturist is facilitating healthy re-calibration of homeostasis and balance within the patient on the level of Qi to promote and restore health.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapy

The effectiveness of acupuncture therapy has garnered attention worldwide, extending far beyond its traditional roots. Numerous studies and clinical trials have affirmed its efficacy in addressing a wide array of health concerns, ranging from chronic pain management to psychological well-being.

By strategically stimulating acupoints along meridians, acupuncture facilitates the body’s innate healing mechanisms, promoting the flow of Qi and restoring balance within the mind-body complex. Its holistic approach acknowledges the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and spiritual health, offering a comprehensive solution to ailments.

Moreover, acupuncture’s relatively low risk of adverse effects compared to conventional treatments makes it an appealing option for many seeking natural and sustainable forms of healing. As research continues to unfold, revealing new insights into its mechanisms of action, acupuncture stands as a testament to the enduring wisdom of ancient healing practices and their relevance in modern healthcare.

Ancient Acupuncture with Freya Sherlock
Acupuncture consultation with Freya Sherlock

Personalised approach to health

Each acupoint has specific actions on the Qi, offering an energetic portal through which a practitioner can access and influence a patient’s health.

There are 359 standard acupoints with numerous additional ones giving a total repertoire of almost 2,000 acupoints, all regarded as having very specific actions for which they will be chosen according to the diagnosis and treatment strategy.

Used in concert together, treatment will typically involve activation of approximately 4 – 10 acupoints with the hair-breadth needles left in place for 20 – 30 mins time for the best effects of acupuncture.

How does your health consultation happen?

In our acupuncture clinic, the consultation process is comprehensive and patient-centred. Acupuncturist begins by engaging in a thorough dialogue to grasp the patient’s holistic health profile. This entails discussing their medical history, current symptoms, lifestyle habits, and emotional well-being.

By actively listening and asking probing questions, we gain valuable insights into the patient’s unique constitution, uncovering potential imbalances within their mind-body system. Our diagnostic techniques, including pulse and tongue examination, supplement this understanding, informing our treatment approach.

Collaboration is key in our consultations, with patients actively participating and sharing their treatment goals. This collaborative approach cultivates trust and rapport, laying the groundwork for a personalized acupuncture treatment plan tailored to address the individual’s specific needs and enhance overall well-being.

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