I started studying Acupuncture in 1995 after completing my Science degree in NUI Maynooth. I graduated from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in 1998 and spent over 3 months studying in hospitals and the University of TCM, Nanjing China to complete my licentiate. I now run two busy clinics in Dundrum and Rathcoole Dublin. My interest in Gynaecology began in 1989 when I did a work placement the the Coombe Maternity Hospital Dublin and so when I embarked on my Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Career it came as no surprise that I was drawn to women’s and children’s health. I treat all stages of women’s wellness, from enhancing fertility, assisting IVF/ ICSI cycles, to pregnancy care, post natal care and even menopause. Since becoming a mother myself over 4 years ago I was naturally curious to see first-hand how Chinese Medicine could help my own daughter, many couples that had attended the clinic had been successful in becoming parents and started asking about Chinese medicine helping their babies too – I have a Children’s clinic on Monday’s (although I do see babies and children outside of this day).
Over the last 16 years I have continued to study and have completed Courses/ Diplomas in Chinese Patent Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage). In 2012 I completed a yearlong post graduate diploma in Pediatric Acupuncture under renowned pediatric teacher Julian Scott and have developed a gentle needle technique for babies and children. As part of my continuing professional development I have been to China over 10 times and return regularly to complete further study in both Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. I have studied under many consultants in China especially in the gynecology and pediatric area. I specifically spent time in the reproductive centre in the Biggest TCM hospital in Nanjing China. I have undertaken reproductive training with experts Jane Lyttleton, Jani White, Trevor Wing to name but a few. I have completed her obstetric training under guidance from Sarah Budd and Debra Betts. I have studied under Julian Scott, Elisa Rossi and Alex Tiberi in Children Pediatric Medicine. I am a registered member of ACHI & AFPA and IRCHM which have strict codes of ethics and practice.
I was also privileged to teach for over 10 years in acupuncture point location modules, herbal modules and assisted student clinics at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland. Whilst a faculty member for AFI I travelled to Nanjing University China to monitor and supervise graduates from the AFI programme. I am founding member of the Ztia West network and have taught on this training programme. I am passionate about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and have a particular interest in increasing recognition for the practice of Acupuncture and Herbalism through regulation from the government both in Ireland and Europe. I have been an active member of my professional bodies and have sat on board level for over a decade. I am a former chairperson and secretary of my acupuncture register AFPA. I am currently the Hon Secretary of the ETCMA an organisation representing over 12,000 acupuncturists throughout Europe.
I am delighted to be a founding member of the Acupuncture for Fertility & Childbirth Ireland team.
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