• Patient Area

    As our patient, we want to give you the best possible chance of success. Please review the information below for information and possible questions you may have.

  • Your First Visit

    You can help us to help you. To make your visit as successful as possible, please take note of the following before you attend for your first visit.

    Arrive Early

    Plan to get here 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment

    If you've never been to the clinic, you should plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your appointment. If you have not familiarised yourself with the map or location, you may have difficulty finding us. You also need time for parking. Arriving early means you will have enough time so that you fully benefit from your scheduled appointment with Siobhan. You can relax in our lobby and will be called at your scheduled time.

    Attend With Your Partner

    Each person is 50% of the embryo

    Both partners should attend the first appointment. You will be seen at the same time, however, you should have an appointment for EACH. When scheduling your appointments, you should booked them 30 minutes apart and arrive at the earliest appointment time. For example, for a 5pm appointment, one is booked at 5pm and one at 5.30pm. Both arrive at 5pm.

     

    If it's very booked (and for urgent cases only), two partners may come with having only one appointment. Although this is not ideal, Siobhan still prefers to see both partners even if only one appointment spot is available. Please make sure to note both names on the online booking form.

     

    Siobhan will only do acupuncture on the first visit if she feels it is needed. If two people attend at the same appointment she will do acupuncture only on one person if needed.

    Complete Pre-Visit Form

    Fully Complete the Booking Form by both Partners

    Please complete ALL parts of the pre-visit form. This includes your medical history and any previous fertility treatments. It's important that all sections are completed. The general section, in particular, will greatly assist us when prescribing herbs. A form should be completed by EACH partner. You can download the Pre-visit Fertility form here.

     

    If you are attending for non-fertility reasons, please complete the Acupuncture and Herbs form which you can download here.

    Lab Reports - Bring Copies

    Bring Copies of any Lab Reports

    If you are bringing lab reports, please bring copies. We do not keep originals and we only hold onto them for 18 months as per GDPR Guidelines. It helps us, however, with our records if you can leave us a copy. Note: there is no need to get additional investigations done prior to your first appointment.

    Location

    Search on Google Maps using Eircode Y25 Y5P3

    We're located on the Second Floor, The Palms Centre, Block B, The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Y25 Y5P3. There is detailed information available on finding us here. You can reach us at 053 927 0725.

  • Preparation of Chinese Herbs

    In this video Siobhán describes how to prepare the Chinese Herbs.

    Preparing Herbs

    Please review this video for more information on how to prepare your Chinese Herbs.

    Preparing Your Herbal Decoction

     

    • Use one packet of herbs at a time.

     

    1. Empty the herbs in a pan and add about one pint of water. Leave the herbs to soak for at least one hour (Over night if possible).
    2. Bring the herbs to boil and then simmer with the lid on for thirty minutes, set a timer so you don’t forget!
    3. Strain the herbs and keep the liquid from boiling the herbs
    4. Put the herbs back into the pan with three quarters of a pint of water and repeat step two. If you have been asked to add some herbs at the end of cooking, add them into the simmering herbs towards the last five minutes of cooking.
    5. Strain and mix the two batches of liquid. You can now throw away the herbs residua.

     

    • How often do I drink the liquid? Once daily. Divide the liquid equally as possible amongst days taking it i.e. if you’re spreading bag over 7 days, try and take 1/7th of the liquid each day.

     

    When do I drink it? Half an hour to one hour after meals (if digestive issues) or between meals if no issues.

    • Keep any leftover fluid in the fridge. The decoction should be taken warm (Just add boiling water from kettle). Discard after seven days
    • Adjust the amount of water put in if there is too much liquid or too little at the end of cooking.
    • Stop taking herbs if you develop any of the following symptoms: fever, flu like symptoms, abdominal pain, persistent nausea or diarrhoea, vomiting. Once symptoms have eased you can slowly reintroduce herbs. Two or three slices of fresh ginger can be added to help ease digestive issues.
  • Castor Oil Packs

    Castor oil packs can be used over the uterus or liver to help with fertility. Using it over the uterus can help detox old stagnant tissue. Using it over the liver can help regulate hormones and keep liver healthy. This is important as the liver is very important in Chinese medicine.

    Using castor oil packs can be very useful for treating endometrosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, clotty periods, poor or delayed ovulation and can help improve egg quality.

     

    What you will need:

    •  Castor oil ( You can get this from most chemists or they can order it in)
    • Tea towel/face cloth
    • Cling film
    • Hot water bottle

     

    Method:

    1. Apply an even generous layer of oil to tea towel and place in microwave for 40-50 secs, until very warm but not burning hot. If you have no microwave, heat castor oil in a pan before adding to towel.
    2. Apply tea towel to skin and smooth cling film over. Place hot water bottle on top and leave for at least 15 – 30 mins. Try and relax during this time, perhaps listen to some relaxation or meditation tracks. There are two areas of the body the pack can be applied to body, depending on time of your cycle.
      • Uterus: The uterus is found at the lower abdomen.  Castor oil packs can be placed here from the end of your period to approx day 18/20 in a 28 day cycle. Do not use pack on uterus during or after implantation stage which is around  7 -9 days after ovulation.
      • Liver:  The liver is found on the right hand side of the body, under the ribcage. Place pack here day 21 – day 28. Stop on first day of missed period or with a positive pregnancy test.

     

    More information and instructional videos can be found on Youtube.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Should I keep taking herbs if I am ill?

    A: If you become unwell you should stop taking the herbs as advised on the preparation sheet given with herbs.

    Q: Can you post the herbs to me?

    A: Siobhán, as a rule, does not send herbs out in the post, with the only exception being an emergency.

    Q: Can I order herbs and collect them from the Palms Health Centre, without an appointment?

    A: Siobhán feels she would need to see a patient before re-prescribing herbs, as a patient’s symptoms/condition may change, unless it is urgent.

    Q: The herbs have upset my stomach, should I stop taking them?

    A: Herbs can occasionally cause mild digestive upset. If this happens, halve your dose and take half an hour after meals. In the unlikely event that you develop any of the following symptoms, stop taking the herbs: severe abdominal pain, persistent nausea or diarrhoea, vomiting. Note that these later symptoms are very rare.

    Q: What does a consultation with Siobhán consist of?

    A: Siobhán takes a patients history to start with. She then examines the patients tongue and, where necessary, blood test results and results from diagnostic procedures. Siobhán then gives a diagnosis from her Midwifery/TCM point of view. Siobhán prescribes herbs on the first visit and only does acupuncture if needed.

    Q: How do I pay Siobhán?

    A: Siobhán does not currently have facilities for credit or debit card payments. You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

    Q: How do I contact Siobhán?

    A: You can contact Siobhán several ways. You can call the office on 053 927 0725. You send an email to fertilitytreatment.ie@gmail.com, or you can find us on Facebook, just search ‘Siobhán Kehoe Acupuncture & Herbs’ and send us a message from there.

    Q: Do I need to book a double appointment for myself and my partner?

    A: For your initial appointment with Siobhán you will need to book two appointments, one after the other and arrive at the time of the earliest appointment. For follow up appointments Siobhán would prefer and highly advise that a double appointment is booked. However, if only a single appointment is available that may be booked but only one partner can get an acupuncture procedure if needed. Siobhán recommend that both partners attend under these circumstances so she can review your progress and herbal prescription. When booking a single appointment for both of you, please make sure to put both names on the booking form.

    Q: How long do we hold onto your Personal Records?

    A: We only hold onto completed Questionnaire Forms and Medical Records for 18 months. If you haven't already advised us to hold your information, please fill out a new Pre-Visit Form per client on your return visit if over the 18 months since your visit.

  • Fertility Treatment Centre

    Clinics are Monday, Tuesday (9am to 7pm) and every second Saturday (9am to 5pm). Find us in Gorey, Co. Wexford, 2nd floor of the Palms Centre, Block B, The Avenue. Use Eircode Y25 Y5P3. Call 053 927 0725 to see if Siobhán can help and to make your appointment.

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