A group of acupuncture points located along the spine and known as the Bladder and Governing Channels form an important link between Acupuncture and Chiropractic. In between these two channels another group of paravertabral acupuncture points, Jiaji points, is located on each side of the spine. All these points are part of what John refers to as Spinal Acupuncture. Combinations of these acupuncture points are very useful and effective in the treatment of neck and back pain and any related ailments along the corresponding level of nerve distribution. Since these points have the added quality of becoming diagnostically tender on palpation, they act as pain signals like the flashing lights on a control panel and they are known as Alarm Points. Acupuncture works through nerve stimulation. The points that are near important nerve centers like those along the spine are particularly effective for a wide range of functional disorders, when the structural damage and pathology are not too advanced and the body still has potential to heal and repair itself without other medical or surgical intervention. Since John uses the finest of acupuncture needles, this stimulation is gentle and painless and the needles are usually retained for 20 to 30 minutes. All acupuncture needles used nowadays are sterile and disposable.

Typical Health Problem Treatments

Limerick Chiropractor and Acupuncture clinic can provide treatment, prevention techniques and guidance across a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries, Back Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, Tendinitis, Neuralgia/ Sciatica, Muscle Strains, Joint and Ligaments Sprains
  • Respiratory Conditions, Sinusitis, Hayfever, Allergies and Asthma
  • Digestive Problems, Gastritis, Reflux, Indigestion, Colitis and Constipation
  • Addictions and Smoking
  • Gynecological Problems, Painful Periods, Irregular Periods, Infertility and Morning Sickness
  • Mental-emotional Stress-related Disorders, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Tension and Insomnia


Service Price
Initial consultation 60 Euro
Acupressure / Deep tissue massage 50 Euro
Chiropractic / Non-force spinal manipulative therapy 50 Euro
Electoacupuncture / Electrotherapy, Tens 50 Euro
Ear Acupuncture / Auriculotherapy 50 Euro
Initial consultation (Consession) 40 Euro
Consession treatment fee 30 Euro