Acupuncture Clinic located in Midleton, Co Cork
The clinic runs an Appointment Only system. No payment is required until after the session1. Drop-in sessions may only be possible by texting the clinic in advance.
1subject to the terms & conditions
The initial session can take about 90 minutes because we need to have a thorough discussion about your health concerns and provide an acupuncture treatment afterwards.With regular sessions, we have a shorter chat about your current symptoms and then proceed to a treatment, so this can take approximately 50 minutes.Each session involves a chat about your health, asking questions about your ailment, your lifestyle, your diet, etc. We want to discover what changes have occurred to cause your issue(s). We then proceed to a treatment in an effort to bring comfort & harmony to your body.
This option is a consultation (online or in-person) to help a person deal with their pregnancy, labour and postpartum care. It will offer advice on what acupressure points on the body will help you deal with pregnancy issues, provide support during labour, and to assist with the postpartum period.If your baby is breech, then the session can focus on that issue, in an effort to turn the baby for an optimal birth position. A moxibustion home-kit may be available to you with this session.
What is acupuncture?It is based on the traditional Chinese medicine belief of keeping our body in harmony or balance. When there is a health problem, this is an imbalance - what western medicine calls disease. Acupuncture works to bring balance back, or maintain the balance to avoid disease. It works on the physical, mental and emotional elements of the person to bring harmony.The use of tiny needles to bring ‘qi’ (pronounced ‘chi’) to the area is the most common treatment. However, a session may involve other treatment options such as moxibustion, cupping, and acupressure; and some lifestyle advice based on eastern theory and philosophy.Treatments offer a drug-free option, are cost effective and safe; and recommended by the World Health Organisation for many ailments that affect us today.Payments for Acupuncture are covered by Revenue and most private health insurers in Ireland.
PractitionersDavid Hickey, AcupuncturistQualified in 2019, after three years of practical and academic study at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland. He continues to attend professional development courses each year, including First Aid, TCM & Pregnancy, Menopause, Phobias, etc. He is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association in Ireland.
Service AgreementFirstly, we understand unexpected things happen in life, so we will try to work with you to accommodate our valuable time & resources.Once a written or verbal booking has been accepted by Mu Health, the client/patient will have entered into an agreement to have treatment, based on these Terms and Conditions. The fee for the treatment will be deemed due accordingly. The term treatment is used for sessions of all therapies detailed on this website.Payments
Payment for treatment is due in full at the end of your session, in cash, by card or bank transfer. Payment by card may incur an additional transaction fee. Receipts are only issued at your request.Cancellations
Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance of cancelling a session. Non Attendance and Cancellations made less than 24 hours notice will incur a 50% fee of the full treatment price, unless the time slot is used by another person. This fee is payable within 7 days or at the next session, whichever is earlier. Cancellations with over 24 hours notice do not incur a payment.Late Arrivals
Should you run late for an appointment, additional time may not be available beyond the time slot reserved for you. If at all possible, please inform us of any delays. Your session may be cancelled if we haven’t heard from you within the first 15 minutes of the agreed appointment time and in some cases it won’t be feasible to start the session.Health Disclaimer
Health and well-being are the responsibility of the individual. Advice and treatments provided by Mu Health are complementary and not an alternative to conventional medical opinion or treatment. The only ‘diagnosis’ we will offer is from a classical Chinese medicine point of view and your treatment won’t claim to ‘cure’, but to bring about change which can help your body heal itself.There are few contraindications to the treatments offered by Mu Health, and they don’t always mean that a treatment cannot take place. During your initial consultation you should inform us of any medical conditions you have and those you suffered in the past, and provide updates at subsequent sessions if any of the discussed aspects change. It is your responsibility to check with your GP or other medical practitioners in case you suffer from a condition and/or are in doubt whether to have treatment.Data Protection
During your treatment consultation you will provide relevant personal information relevant to maintaining our patient-practitioner relationship and used for tailoring your treatment. This information will be kept confidential, stored securely and maintained accurate by updating it as advised by you.You may request that we issue a copy of the personal information held about you. Provision of such information will be within 10 days from receipt of suitable forms of identification. Mu Health may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.You may occasionally receive information and updates from Mu Health, in which case you will either have agreed in advance to your information to be used for marketing communications, or be given an opportunity to opt out. You are free to change this preference at any stage by informing us of your choice. Your information won’t be disclosed to others without your prior consent.By using our services you agree to accept these terms. Read the full policy below.
Data ProtectionWe are: David Hickey t/a Mu Health.
Our registered address is: Millbroook, Midleton, Co CorkWe provide Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services.This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or from others, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.For the purpose of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (as amended) and from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), the data controller is: David HickeyWhat personal information do we collect from you?
We collect the information in order to provide you with our services. We may use this information:- To contact you to arrange appointments- To provide information and to advise you generally- To assess your circumstances & to recommend courses of action- To keep you informed in relation to your health condition.The legal bases for the processing of your data are:
That you have provided consent for the processing for the provision of our services
Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us as the controller
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subjectFrom time to time, we may also collect sensitive or ‘special category’ data in the provision of our services.The legal basis for the processing of your special category data is:
That you have provided consent for the processing for the provision of our services.Who do we share this information with?
We will not share your personal data without your prior consent.However, we may disclose your personal information to third parties:- If there is a risk of serious harm to you or to another person or to property- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation- If we are required to give evidence in court- To get legal advice or to defend a legal right- In the event of a disclosure relating to child abuseHow long do we keep hold of your information?The time periods for which we retain your information depends on the type of information and the purposes for which we use it. We will keep your information for no longer than is required or permitted.Where you have provided personal details requesting us to return a call to you regarding our services, we will only retain your information for this purpose. It will be deleted within one year, unless you become a client of this service.In the case of you becoming a client of the service, we will retain your information for seven years from your last visit in accordance with our insurance policy.Do we transfer your information outside the European Union or EEA?Not intentionally. As a local service we try to keep things local and private. However, the use of third party online services means that we rely on their honesty to keep our data in a legitimate manner to Ireland/EU law. If we suspect there is a breach, we will make every effort to check these issues & change our services accordingly. We will inform all customers if this is a necessary move.What are your rights with respect to your personal data?
You have the following rights:- The right to access the personal data we hold about you.- The right to require us to rectify any inaccurate personal data about you without undue delay.- The right to have us erase any personal data we hold about you in circumstances such as where it is no longer necessary for us to hold the personal data or, in some circumstances, if you have withdrawn your consent to the processing.- The right to object to us processing personal data about you such as processing for profiling or direct marketing.- The right to ask us to provide your personal data to you in a portable format or, where technically feasible, for us to port that personal data to another provider provided it does not result in a disclosure of personal data relating to other people.- The right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data.Where our processing of your personal data is based on your consent to that processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time but any processing that we have carried out before you withdrew your consent remains lawful.You may exercise any of the above rights by contacting us. You may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in Ireland: the Data Protection Commissioner. The website is www.dataprotection.ie.What will happen if we change our Data Protection Notice?
This notice may change from time to time, and any changes will be posted on the www.muhealth.ie website and will be effective when posted.How can you contact us?Our data protection officer can be contacted at:- by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org- by telephone at (087) 603 6451- through this website
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