WELCOME to Traditional-Chinese-Medicine

Welcome to the contact site of Mr Frank Gleeson B.A. Lic.T.C.M.

Here you will find some information and explanation of the nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine and you may make contact  for a consultation.



(TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Acupuncture and TCM is the principle form of medical care available to a large portion of the world's population. Traditional Chinese Medicine, through the use of Acupuncture and other classical medical therapies such as Chinese Herbal Medicine, Moxibustion, Dietary Therapy, Lifestyle analysis and advice, Exercise such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong, aims to establish energetic harmony in the whole person and thereby not only treat illness but also promote active health and vitality and thereby increase resistance to disease.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a full medical system and, as such, can be used to treat any type of condition. Treatment effectiveness will depend on the type of condition, its severity, how long it has been in existence and so on.

From its very ancient origins such medicine has been at once both preventative and curative, the ideal being to so strengthen the person's overall health and well-being that they do not get sick in the first place, or if they do fall ill to speed their recovery. One of the most attractive and distinctive features of TCM is that, from its earliest days, it has emphasised the promotion of positive health and has not restricted itself merely to the treatment of disease.

The scope and range of ailments amenable to TCM care is enormous. All ages of client can be catered to, from the tiny infant to the very old.. Those properly qualified can treat animals with TCM therapy. TCM in general, including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong can be combined with, or used alongside, other medical therapies and disciplines, such as western medicine.

Mr Gleeson, B.A Lic. T.C.M, is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.(

He is a  member of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Council of Ireland and has been involved in the practice of TCM since 1994. He has directed  his own Chinese Medicine  Clinic  since 1997.




Acupuncture is a form of treatment used by qualified TCM practitioners which involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilized, single use only stainless steel needles at pre-determined points on the body surface (known as “acupuncture points”) to promote or restore health and wellbeing.

In the hands of a fully qualified professional practitioner the use of acupuncture is entirely safe and free of any harmful side-effects. It has stood the test of time over several thousands of years.


Moxibustion is a form of heat treatment which is used by a fully qualified TCM practitioner when appropriate. The treatment is carried out by applying a substance known as "moxa" over a particular area or acupuncture point. This introduces heat into the area for therapeutic effect.

Dietary Therapy

This form of therapy is a highly sophisticated and ancient specialism in TCM terms, quite unlike any western, contemporary approximation. It involves careful monitoring of food and drink intake in order to eliminate disease and speed recovery. The TCM practitioner can advise a patient regarding the type of food eaten, the time and manner in which it is eaten, or the manner in which it is prepared, in order to promote cure and enhance health.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

This is a very extensive part of TCM and includes the dispensing of various Chinese herbal prescriptions in the form of natural herbs, pills, tablets, powders, ointments and other medical preparations.

Lifestyle Advice

This forms a crucial part of TCM treatment and concentrates on eliminating factors in the patient's life style or daily living activities that contribute to the cause or prolongation of a health complaint. Alternatively, the client can be instructed upon how to positively promote active health and increase wellbeing by suitably modifying the way they live.

Clearly, this type of specifically TCM instruction has no equivalent in conventional, western, medicine.




Bronchitis Children's Infections Common cold

Coughs Flu Pneumonia


Angina Anorexia Anxiety
Allergies Arterial Disease Arthritis
Asthma Back pain Bladder problems
Bleeding gums Boils Bulimia
Cardio Vascular Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Catarrh
Chemo-therapy side-effects Cramps Colitis
Constipation Dental problems Depression
Dizziness Ear-ache Eczema
Emotional problems Facial paralysis Fainting
Fatigue Fever Frozen shoulder
Gallstones Gastric problems Glandular problems
Grief Haemorrhoids Hayfever
Headaches Heart problems High blood pressure
Hyperactivity Hyperventilation Hysteria
Incontinence Indigestion Inflammation
Insomnia Irritability Irritable bowel syndrome
Jaundice Jogger's injuries Joint problems
Kidney problems Liver complaints Loss of libido
Low blood pressure Lumbago Lung Illness
M.E. Mental problems Migraine
Motion sickness Mouth ulcers M.S.
Nausea Neck problems Nervous disorders
Nose bleeds Oedema/Fluid Retention Panic Attacks
Palpitations Phobias Psoriasis
Radiation side-effects Rashes Respiratory problems
Rheumatism Schizophrenia Sciatica
Shock Shoulder problems Sinusitis
Skin problems Slipped disc Sore throat
Speech disorders Stiffness Stomach complaints
Stress Stroke Tennis Elbow
Thyroid problems Tinnitus Tumours
Ulcers Urinary problems Voice loss
Vomiting Vertigo Warts


Absence of periods Anaemia Breast problems
Cystitis Discharges Fibroids
Fluid retention Frigidity Habitual miscarriage
Hot flushes Infertility Irregular periods
Lactation problems Mastitis Menopausal problems
Morning sickness Painful periods Pregnancy problems
Prolapse Thrush Vaginal infections


Impotence Infertility Premature ejaculation
Prostate problems   


Bed-wetting Convulsions Hyperactivity
Infantile paralysis Measles Mumps
Nightmares Teething Whooping cough


All kinds of addictions


Acupuncture and TCM can be effective in most types of pain


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