Interview with Helen Falvey from The Spring Edit on shelves now

Originally from Kerry, Helen Falvey has been based in Galway for over fifteen years. Long before considering acupuncture as a career, and, without knowing much about it, she underwent a series of acupuncture treatments, on the recommendation of a friend, and was amazed at the effect it had on her and the changes it made to her health. Although she had completed her studies in science in university in Dublin, Helen decided to embark on a 3 year course to qualify as an acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in Dublin. In 2016, Helen opened her clinic in Galway and the clinic has been located in Eyre Square since 2020.

Acupuncture and Health

Acupuncture can help with many different symptoms and conditions. Helen will frequently help patients with PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), PCOS, endometriosis, infertility, and perimenopause/menopause symptoms. Her treatments can also target symptoms that  a come up during pregnancy such as nausea, hyperemesis gravidarum, pain (pelvic, carpal tunnel, sciatica, lower back pain) and insomnia. Acupuncture is often recommended to help a pregnant body prepare for the birth and to help the birthing process go as smoothly as possible. Once baby has arrived, there are also treatments available during the postpartum period to assist with recovery.

Read the full feature in The Spring Edit and find out more about Helen’s work on her website or @acuglowacupuncture on Instagram