I attended acupuncture for help with fertility support. I felt very positive about the treatment and felt that it was beneficial. Kevin is very approachable and together we worked out an affordable and manageable treatment plan. I found the treatment truly holistic, as along with acupuncture, Kevin also offered advice about general lifestyle issues, such as diet and stress management, all of which have made a huge difference. The whole experience has been very positive and I would highly recommend Kevin Callan.’ “
Kevin is a brilliant acupuncturist. I appreciate the time Kevin takes at the beginning of each session to check in with how I am doing and how I have felt since the last session. He’s warm and gentle manner is lovely and the depth of his professional knowledge is very reassuring. In this way I feel that I am co-creating with Kevin my treatment needs for a particular session.
Hi Kevin, Just to let you know that my first IUI was successful and I’m 12 weeks pregnant. Thanks for your help, really paid off in the end.
Fertility and IVF Support
I first attended Kevin for acupuncture in 2011. Having been trying to get pregnant for a few months I had heard that acupuncture could be helpful and thought I’d try it. Kevin took a holistic approach to the treatment plan which not only focused on the use of acupuncture but also dietary and lifestyle advice. This was invaluable and life changing. My partner and I changed our diet and exercise pattern, became healthier and lost weight.
However, despite my menstrual cycle becoming more regular, I still wasn’t pregnant. Our GP referred us to a fertility clinic and investigations revealed that our only chance of becoming pregnant was IVF. The fertility investigations were a slow and stressful process. During this time, I continued with acupuncture treatments which helped me to relax and remain positive. In the autumn of 2013 I started IVF and used acupuncture alongside the cycle. We were incredibly blessed that our first cycle worked and that we have spare embryos for future treatments. Our beautiful, healthy baby boy was born in August.
It has been a long road for us but one that was worth it and both my partner and I found the acupuncture and nutritional advice invaluable. Throughout this process, Kevin has been very honest and realistic about the treatments which are needed and very mindful of cost. He is passionate about what he does, and is very amiable. I would highly recommend Kevin as an acupuncturist and naturopath.
Fertility, Amenorrhoea and chronic cystitis
Acupuncture Helped Reduce Cystitis & Helped Me To Get Pregnant.
I had been suffering with regular bouts of cystitis which was making my life a misery. Also I was trying for a family for over a year.
I went to see Kevin Callan in February 2014 on a recommendation. When I attended Kevin for treatment there was a dramatic decrease in the occurrence of the cystitis and when it did occur it was less severe.
Also two months into my treatment with Kevin my periods returned after one and a half years. I continued my sessions with Kevin with now the focus more on starting a family.
In late July I attended Kevin this time not feeling so well in myself but just thought I must be coming down with something. This continued following the days following my session with Kevin which was quite unusual.
I decided to do a pregnancy test as I often would “living in hope” and to my great surprise I was pregnant and I am now looking forward to being a “Mum” in early April 2015.
I am most grateful to Kevin and would highly recommend him from the results of my treatment. Also he has a most professional approach and genuine interest in his patients wellbeing and health.
“I have been regularly visiting Kevin for acupuncture for the past 7 months. We were planning a baby at that time and I wanted to utilise a holistic approach. From the very first appointment that I had with Kevin, I felt completely at ease. It is hugely beneficial that Kevin has expertise and competence in both naturopathy and acupuncture as the combination approach has worked exceptionally well for me! When I found out I was pregnant last November we were over the moon. I have been visiting Kevin on a monthly basis throughout the pregnancy and I have found it has made the pregnancy very smooth and straightforward. Not an ounce of morning sickness or any complaints! Kevin has a warm, personable style and is very in tune with his clients from both a physical and mental perspective! The cost is reasonable and Kevin will only recommend you attend for a particular course as opposed to promoting needless appointments. I can also claim back have the cost through health insurance which is great. I have recommended Kevin too many friends and my sister is currently attending Kevin as well, which I believe is the best compliment!”
Cervical Ripening/Birth Preparation
“I left it quite late (38 weeks pregnant) to contact Kevin about acupuncture for pregnancy, and he advised 3 x 30 minute treatments would be best at that stage. I went into labour the evening of the 3rd treatment (one day before my due date!) and I am sure that the acupuncture was responsible. Kevin also showed me pressure points to work on myself at home and the night I went into labour I went to a concert after my session with Kevin and spent about 3 hours working the pressure points at the concert, went home to bed and woke up 1.5 hours later in labour! Anyone who asks about my labour I tell them that the acupuncture was responsible for me not going over the due date. I found the costs very reasonable. Kevin always gave me extra time if he didn’t have a client after me. You can also claim some money back on health insurance. I also had a relatively short labour (6.5 hrs) which seemingly is unusual on your first baby. I had a natural birth without being induced or needing the epidural. It was an extremely positive experience and I definitely think acupuncture played a big part in this. I have recommend Kevin’s services to my friends or family and will continue to do so! “
Cervical Ripening/Birth Preparation
I went into labour the evening of the 3rd treatment (one day before my due date!) and I am sure that the acupuncture was responsible. Anyone who asks about my labour I tell them that the acupuncture was responsible for me not going over the due date. I had a natural birth without being induced or needing the epidural. It was an extremely positive experience and I definitely think acupuncture played a big part in this. I have recommended Kevin’s services to my friends or family and will continue to do so.
Cervical ripening/Birth Preparation
Just to give u the update: arrived sat morning, all 9-12 of her! No assistance at all, went smoothly, she is just perfect. Txs v much for ur help!
Cervical ripening/Birth Preparation
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say I had a gorgeous baby boy, on the 28th March. My waters broke half an hour after my third visit with you and I had a relatively quick labour, considering it was my first baby.
I believe it was down to the acupuncture, so thanks for that!”
I approached Kevin’s acupuncture during an extremely stressful period at the end of my pregnancy.
Kevin’s therapy was able to rebalance my mood from that stress by giving me the strength to cope with the everyday with a positive and focused mind.
During the same therapy I was able to get treated for cervix ripening.
I would highly recommend this to any woman that is few weeks away from due date as you will get the benefit also during labour.
My child was 11 days overdue the hospital planned to induce me but all went well with a natural birth and healthy child thanks to Kevin’s acupuncture.
I would definitely recommend Kevin as your trusted acupuncturist
Pregnancy Nausea & Breech
“I came to Kevin with bad morning sickness at around 10 weeks. I wasn’t convinced of the effectiveness of acupuncture in general but felt desperate to try something and had heard good reports about both the Elbow Room and Kevin in particular for pregnancy-related symptoms.
The relief was amazing. The following day was the first day I hadn’t been sick in weeks and felt well enough to work. After a few days I started feeling worse again and ended up getting weekly sessions to top myself up. This worked really well for me and I felt I had my life back again. At around 17 weeks the sickness passed.
I came to Kevin again at around 34 weeks as my baby was in breech position and I wanted to do everything I could to encourage baby to go head down. Kevin did a soothing moxa session on me and sent me home with the moxa sticks to continue the treatment at home. I am now at 38 weeks and baby has indeed turned, which I’m very happy about. Maybe the baby would have turned anyway – I’ll never know, but I felt good for being proactive in helping the situation and the treatment itself was soothing and calming.
I am happy to recommend Kevin Callan to any woman looking for pregnancy related acupuncture treatments. Not only were the treatments effective for me, but he has such a kind, sympathetic manner that it was always a pleasure to see him.”
Kevin is super. I’ve just had a baby girl who was born naturally and Kevin played a big part in this. My baby was breech for a long time. One visit to Kevin and a few nights of using his magic moxa and my baby turned. No more c section for me. Kevin’s confidence in his therapies is very reassuring and he is excellent. Thank you Kevin D
I attended Kevin for facial rejuvenation acupuncture as I was concerned with lines all around my mouth. I have fairly good complexion elsewhere and these lines from my smoking days were a real bugbear. It took a few visits but soon enough I could really see the difference. There was a clear improvement by the 5th and 6th visit. The lines filled in, became less deep and some disappeared. The treatments were extremely relaxing and Kevin has a very gentle style. I will continue to see Kevin for maintenance and I will highly recommend Kevin.
I attended Kevin for Cosmetic acupuncture as I wanted to try something natural to improve my complexion. After years of smoking when I was younger I was hopeful that I would reduce some of the lines around my mouth and frown line between my eyes. After 6 visits, people began to say to how well I was looking. Kevin gave great diet and lifestyle advice which has improved my digestion as well!
“I attended Kevin for treatment for chronic IBS, which was extremely debilitating and had been causing me severe pain and discomfort for many years. I had almost constant nausea, cramps and reflux. Kevin recommended a detox program with supplements to aid and repair my digestive system, along with a course of acupuncture which boosted my health and well-being. The detox was simple and straightforward, focusing on healthy foods. Much to my amazement, after three months my symptoms virtually disappeared. Six months on I feel wonderful. The relief after so many years of suffering is profound. Above all, Kevin’s empathetic, positive approach is so encouraging and supportive. From the first I felt reassured that his holistic programme would bring benefits – and so it did! Marianne, August 2011. “
“I have suffered with irritable bowel syndrome for 3 years and had tried everything from medication to eliminating different foods from my diet to reiki but nothing worked. I had numerous GP and specialists visits, and had a serious of tests carried out but all the result came back with no abnormalities. However I felt there was something seriously wrong with me as I woke up every morning with pains in my stomach and struggled to find the energy to get through the day. I also felt extremely anxious and nervous, just not quite right.
I felt a difference after the first session. I no longer have the pains and bloating or the anxious feelings. Overall I feel a lot better and more like myself. I found Kevin to be highly professional and genuine. I enjoyed my treatments and will continue with them for the future. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kevin as an acupuncturist and would advise anyone suffering from IBS to make an appointment.
I visited Kevin Callan for acupuncture in December 2011 and have been feeling better ever since. Along with the acupuncture Kevin gave me practical advice, such as diet and lifestyle tips. He spent a lot of time explaining the reasons why I feel the way I do, which helps me manage my symptoms. Kevin seemed to truly understand why I was feeling this way and for the first time I felt I was getting the help I needed.
I have suffered from migraines for years now, they have quite horribly been destroying my quality of life and after just 2 sessions with Kevin, I have to say that I am a new woman. I already have a huge improvement in how I feel. Kevin put me at ease immediately and although I was a little apprehensive at first about the treatment, I can now recommend Acupuncture with Callan Acupuncture to anyone for anything – even if there’s “nothing wrong”, because the experience itself is worth it.
After suffering with a very bad case of dermatitis and numerous visits to GPs and a dermatologist I was getting nowhere with finding a solution. Using prescribed creams, particularly creams that came with health warnings was not an ideal solution for me, which was all that had been advised to me so far. I decided to visit Kevin in The Elbow Room for an alternative approach to finding a cure for me. After a very informative consultation he suggested it was something in my diet that was affecting my dermatitis. I cut out wheat and reduced my dairy intake and it had a profound effect on my health and it cleared up my skin. After months of confusion surrounding my health I was so relieved to be pointed in the right direction. I was very impressed with Kevin’s helpful and correct diagnosis and his friendly approach. I continue to see him to work towards a healthy and balanced diet to suit my requirements.
“Whoooop! I slept all night. Only woke up once and fell straight back asleep! Kevin is a genius , will you tell him I said thanks so much!!!” MW Dublin
I met Kevin few months ago when I’d been struggling with insomnia for over one and a half years. I was at a stage where I didn’t see a way out, felt desperate after trying nearly every available natural sleep aid, visiting different GPs, following sleep hygiene tips etc. I decided to try acupuncture. I wasn’t sure how that was going to feel at first but it turned out it was probably the most relaxing thing I’d ever done. Thanks to Kevin I went from sleeping 2-3 to 7 hours per night. What I like about Kevin is that he’s very attentive, always checking if everything’s okay during the sessions. He’s very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and I think up till now he’s the only person who gave me a very clear diagnosis and told me exactly what to do to improve my health. I haven’t gotten over my insomnia completely that’s why I keep seeing Kevin, his acupuncture practice helps to limit my sleepless nights and so far it’s been the most effective treatment I’ve tried.
I attended Kevin for help with insomnia and anxiety that had been affecting me for some months. After only one treatment my sleep improved and my stress levels decreased. Kevin took great care to explain the diet and lifestyle factors that had been contributing to how stressed I was and provided a very clear hand out on easy changes I could make, particularly to my diet, which I have stuck to since. After only three more visits my sleep and mood returned to normal. I highly recommend Kevin’s service
Had 2 sessions so far. Kevin is my instructor and he is great. I have improved greatly under his treatment and am nearly pain free in the area concerned. I am so impressed. This is so much more efficient and nicer if you can say that compared to the treatment I had from the so called modern western medicine.
My mum is also profoundly thankful to Kevin for been able to fix her leg pain which did not allow her to walk or stand straight.
It was my mum’s first experience to the acupuncture therapy.
Because of the benefits that she got from Kevin’s treatments she decided to go back and also get treated for osteoporosis and back pain before heading back to Italy where acupuncture treatments are not easy to find.
Pain relief. I had a history of a wrist problems for ten years. The pain was constant but flared up once or twice a year which was quite painful and immobilised the joint. One visit to Kevin and the pain was immediately relieved. Six months later and the pain is still completely gone with no additional treatments. No medication or physio has given me relief like this.
Along with an exceptional result, Kevin has a very reassuring manner and offers great lifestyle advice. I highly recommend him.
Pain and digestive health
I first went to Kevin in 2012 after I had injured my already dodgy ankle for about the third time. He fixed my ankle but more significantly he completely changed lifestyle.. That is the essence of acupuncture, its holistic nature. And I wasn’t really sure I even believed in it then.
While treating my ankle he looked at my skin and asked me questions about my digestive system. Without giving the gory details now I think you could describe my digestive habits as a rollercoaster. He treated me with acupuncture for my ankle and my gut but also gave me lots of information about what I should be eating. He didn’t give me the usual “give up gluten” approach but laid out information on good grains, what sugar does to your gut and what probiotics to take to encourage the growth of good bacteria. As I had taken antibiotics over a long period of time after difficulties with my kidneys my body welcomed this huge overhaul. It radically changed my diet and my perspective on my lifestyle. Kevin was a catalyst in my life. I decided to really strengthen my body and I started training for powerlifting. But that’s another story.
Skip forward to 2015, in the meantime I had got married and then had a baby. And another visit to Kevin, this time for my arm due to holding my baby so much as she had such bad reflux. It had been a very difficult first few months, a traumatic birth and breastfeeding problems to boot. Chatting to Kevin was one of the first times I felt someone not just listening, but actually hearing what I was saying. Again he provided me with relief for my arm and some good advice for baby too. I left feeling much better and calmer. That is worth every penny.
Stress and anxiety
I attended Kevin for dietary advice. I was very happy with my visit and found Kevin’s approach wonderful. He was very interested in understanding my specific dietary / health issues and was a great, empathetic listener. He’s particularly talented in communicating and explaining how our systems work and advising on how our diet can help us to be healthier. Highly recommended!
My 2 year old was never a great sleeper and suffered from diarrhoea daily for months. Kevin recommended simple diet changes and gave great advice and recipes to make remarkable changes in my son’s life. Tummy upsets are practically non existent, eczema has disappeared and sleeping patterns have greatly improved. I found Kevin to be very knowledgeable and full of tips/ideas about healthy diet changes we can all make. His light hearted approach and good sense of humour are an added bonus. Thanks again Kevin.’ Jenny, Dublin 7
Children Digestive issues
My son suffered for four years with chronic diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Numerous trips to medical doctors gave us no answers to his problem. He missed schooling despite great support from his teachers. We ended up in hospital a number of times the pain was so severe but no one could give us answers. He failed to put on weight or grow at the rate of his peers.
We were eventually referred to Kevin Callan by an osteopath who was treating my son for back and leg pains. Kevin immediately recommended a wheat and dairy free diet after taking my son’s history. He explained everything in a child friendly way so my son could lead his treatment. This was less than 7 weeks ago and the change In my son has been dramatic. He has not had any diarrhoea and no complaints of pain or cramps, he has put on over 4 kg in weight. We have our happy, healthy boy back thanks to Kevin. We will continue liaising with Kevin over the coming months to ensure we get full digestive health restored.
I attended Kevin Callan’s “New Year, New You” healthy eating course, and I can honestly say that it was life changing for me. Kevin provided us with a clear explanation of why we should make changing our eating habits a priority, and more importantly, gave us clear,simple steps on how to do so, which I was able to put into practice right away. I particularly liked Kevin’s holistic approach, drawing attention to the connection between physical, emotional and spiritual health. Kevin has a lovely warm, witty personality, which made his classes particularly enjoyable. He has such a breadth of knowledge and is obviously passionate about what he does. The sense of vitality and energy I have from putting Kevin’s advice into practice is beyond all expectations. I would encourage anyone looking for similar to enrol on Kevin’s next healthy eating programme. Who knows, it might change your life too!
Like most people in January, I was focused on becoming healthier and eating properly after over indulging during the festive season so I attended the “New Year New You” workshop hosted by Kevin Callen to get some advice and help.
Kevin’s course was fantastic and I was able to take Kevin’s advice onboard and apply it straight away. Kevin provided us with a wealth of useful information on how to start and maintain a healthy lifestyle. His ‘Do what you can’ approach to obtaining a healthy lifestyle was very refreshing and definitely made applying and maintaining the changes easier.
I particularly liked how Kevin explained how the dietary system works, how sugar affects us all and how our emotional, spiritual and physical health are connected and intertwined.
I found Kevin to be extremely interesting and engaging. His passion for his work was obvious for everyone to see. He was only too happy to answer questions and provide advice throughout and after the workshop.
I would highly recommend Kevin’s workshop or attending Kevin’s clinic to anyone trying to change their dietary habits and become healthier. After a few weeks, I could feel the benefits and thanks to Kevin, I have been able to maintain the changes.
“I initially attended Kevin in the Elbow Room as a participant on a juicing workshop and I was immediately impressed with his no nonsense approach to eating properly and taking care of your health. I followed up with Kevin on a one to one basis and his pragmatic approach has led me to completely changing my lifestyle in terms of diet and dealing with stress levels. I was very impressed with Kevin’s depth of knowledge and application and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to friends or family”
Kevin was great. He really cares about what he’s doing which makes a huge difference. Also he was really generous with his time and by sharing the food he made up with us. I found Kevin and the course very reinforcing, supportive and motivating. I was very happy with the results of the Detox course, I realized it’s not just detox but actually educating myself differently about food for health and making better choices. I already have recommended the course to my friends and family.’ Susan, January 2012
I enjoyed the advice on healthy eating and the recipes ideas given by Kevin on the detox class. It gave very good ideas on how to eat healthy food that is tasty and cheap. It was very empowering in terms of finding a new approach to our own health. I got one of the books recommended by Kevin and I already tried a few recipes from it, it’s a very good source of ideas for easy and tasty food that is good for energy and overall well-being. The course was very good and Kevin is very helpful and answers all questions in a very kind and practical way. I was happy with the result, though it is still a learning and ongoing process, so I don’t consider it as something finished but more as a new start and as a new skill I learned. I would definitely recommend it to friends.’ Marion, January 2012
Had the pleasure of Kevin Callan come speak on our first Yoga and Mindfulness for the Pupil and Teacher summer course today. Very informative and engaging. Loved every minute of it. Thanks a million Kevin.