Registered member of Acupuncture Council of Ireland
Zita West Affiliate
Women’s Natural Health Practice Associated Practitioner
Professional Association & Association of Chinese Herbalists in Ireland
Irish Register of Chinese Medical Herbalism
Member Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN) UK
Fertile Body Method Practitioner
Certified Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor
I first got interested in the area of fertility and pregnancy over 29 years ago when I worked in a joint partnership with Obstetrics and Gynaecology nurse in New York, assisting and educating women during pregnancy. Together we designed and produced the first breast preparation kit for breast feeding and provided a full range of support during pregnancy and after birth.
My education progressed with a passionate interest in Yoga, Pilates and finally Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. I treat all areas of health but have a special interest in the area of male and female fertility, pregnancy, labour and postpartum care. After completing my acupuncture training, I traveled to China to complete my post-graduate training in the Governmental Hospital of Nanjing in the Jiang Su Province of China under Dr. Ouyang. I have since completed post-graduate training with renowned fertility and pregnancy experts Zita West, Dr. Trevor Wing, Jani White, Therese Parsons and with renowned midwives Sarah Budd and Debra Betts. I have also completed extensive training at advanced level with Susan Johnson using Master Tung acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s balance method at advanced level and Abdominal acupuncture. In 2016 I returned to China to do further study Dr. Wang Ju-Yi who specializes in Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine and in 2015 I completed a Diploma specializing in TCM Gynaecology and Obstetrics – Acupuncture, awarded by Dr. Trevor Wing of The Woman’s Natural Health Practice in the UK. I am a Fertile Body Method Practitioner and also a fully qualified Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor. I am a founding member of Acupuncture for Fertility & Pregnancy Ireland and also work on the Steering Committee.
I have helped many couples conceive using acupuncture and herbal medicine to help regulate hormonal imbalances, treat PCOS, recurrent miscarriages, male fertility issues and support during fertility treatments (IUI, IVF, ISCI). I have had the great pleasure of helping many couples prepare for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth and I believe acupuncture is an important addition to conventional treatments for Assisted Reproductive Therapy, natural fertility, pregnancy, labour and childbirth.
Deirdre’s clinic locations: Newtownpark Avenue in Blackrock South Co. Dublin and Ballinglen near Aughrim, Co Wicklow. Her clinics are open for 8am early morning appointments as well as late evening up to 9.30pm including Sunday.
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