Acuhealth provides a patient-centred
experience. We actively encourage you to
participate in formulating your therapeutic
Acuhealth’s team of professionals are committed
to providing the highest quality of individualised
health care. We seek to integrate each client's
personal perceptions and goals as to health and
wellness into their treatment, viewing each person
as more than a mere collection of symptoms. Whether
the treatment requires the skills of a single health
care provider, that of our broad based clinical
team, and/or consultation to outside professionals,
our best judgment is directed towards the timely
resolution of the patient's health care problems.
Paul Byrne began his oriental journey some
twenty-eight years ago practicing and teaching
martial arts, tai chi, and qi gong. In the mid
eighties Gary Collins, practitioner and columnist
with Irelands Sunday Independent, introduced him to
Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Educated under the governance of the Acupuncture
Foundation of Ireland he studied under Jin Huide and
Wu Jidong, professors of the Nanjing University of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, and went on to gain
certification in Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) with Dr Meng of Lincoln
In 2004, he went to China to work in the acupuncture
department at First Provincial Hospital, Nanjing,
working under the renowned Professor Qiu Xian Ling,
Chief Physician of the Department of Acupuncture and
He has studied Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese
Since becoming a licensed practitioner, he has
progressed his studies under Giovanni Maciocia, one
of the most highly respected practitioners of
acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Europe,
and attended courses with Peter Goldman in Sound
Currently Paul is undertaking postgraduate studies in Qigong and Qi
projection therapy with Prof. Tianjun Liu who is
Professor of Department of acupuncture and Tuina at
Beijing University of TCM, and a consultant Qigong
expert at the Qigong Administration Centre of the
China Sports Commission.
In 2007, Paul undertook a further
internship in China where he received Certification
in Advanced Clinical Practice from Dalian Hospital
of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Paul is a founding member of the Zita
West affiliated Network taking an holistic approach
to achieving optimum reproductive health. Covering a
wide range of treatments and approaches to help
boost fertility, enhance IVF, improve pregnancy,
enhance birth outcomes and support post-natal
has been successfully working as an
acupuncturist in general practice since 1998.
Caoimhe has continued training in many branches of
Chinese Medicine since qualifying over 15 years ago.
Caoimhe treats a variety of problems in her practice
but has specialised in gynaecology (infertility,
menstrual disorders, pregnancy and menopausal
syndrome). Caoimhe treats all stages of women’s
wellness, from enhancing fertility, assisting IVF/
ICSI cycles, to pregnancy care, post natal care and
menopause. She has recently completed a post
graduate Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture. By
working in conjunction with other health caregivers
Caoimhe is able to provide the most comprehensive
and effective care for her patients.
Caoimhe is a registered member of ACHI, IRCHM, AFPA
and ETCMA which have strict codes of ethics and
Caoimhe was a Faculty Member and Academic Board
Member at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland for
over a decade. She taught Point Location Modules,
Chinese Herbal Medicine modules and was clinical
assistant to final year students. She travelled to
the Nanjing China to supervise and monitor graduates
completing Licentiate Programmes. She was Secretary
of the ACHI (Association of Chinese Herbalists in
Ireland) from 2003 – 2011.She was the first
Chairperson of the AFPA( Acupuncture Foundation
Professional Association) from 2008 to 2011 and sat
on the AFPA board from 2000 – 2005 and 2007 – 2012.
Caoimhe also sat on the Acupuncture Steering Group
which was formed after facilitation days held by the
Department of Health and Children. She has a
particular interest in increasing recognition for
the practice of Acupuncture and Herbalism through
Regulation from the government and throughout
Europe. She is currently the Hon. Secretary for the
ETCMA which represents over 18,000 acupuncturists in
more than 14 countries throughout Europe.
qualified top of her class from the Acupuncture
foundation of Ireland where she studied under
Professor Jin Huide and Dr Wu Jidong, from the
University of Traditional chinese medicine, Nanjing.
She completed post graduate training in the first
affiliated hopsital in Nanjing under the guidance of
the renowed Dr Qiu Xian Ling, chief physician of the
acupuncture and moxabustion deptartment.
On returning to Ireland she continued her post
graduate training completing a diploma in Tui Na (chinese
medical massage) with Dr Meng of Lincoln University,
and a certificate in Chinese Patent Herbs with
Professor Jin Huide.
With a keen interest in emotional issues and
fertility (both natural and assisted), she became a
founding member of the Zita West affiliated Network.
Gillian continutes post graduate training with the
Academy of classical Chinese Medicine (ACCM) under
the guidance of the distinguished Daoist Master
She is a member of the AFPA and served as secretary
of the Board from 2008-09. In her role as secretary
she sat at the Acupuncture steering group which was
formed to enable Acupuncture become statutory
regulated in Ireland. Gillian also works as a
teachers assistant in the Acupuncture Foundation for
acupuncture point location.
Nancy Jiao Li studied Western
Medicine for four years before following her long
family tradition in Chinese Medicine.
After finishing her studies in China
she came to Ireland and enrolled in the Acupuncture
Foundation of Ireland where she spent a further 3
years studying under Professor Jin Huide and Dr Wu
Jidong both from Nanjing University of Traditional
Nancy has wide experience working in
TCM hospitals in Shengyang, China, working under her
father Dr Li, a world-renowned acupuncturist and
herbalist who has won medical awards in Europe and
America for his herbal formulas.
Nancy has acquired specialist training
from her father and practices techniques that are not
widely available in Europe including eye and abdominal
acupuncture. These protocols have been shown to
be highly effective in addressing long term chronic
conditions that have proven difficult to clear with
other specialist treatments.
Nancy has continued her studies since
graduating and has studied facial rejuvenation under
As a result of her deep understanding
and lineage within TCM circles she is often called
upon by fellow acupuncturists for advice on difficult
She is currently a member of AFPA.
Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA)
is Ireland’s longest established professional
association representing Acupuncturists and Chinese
Medicine Practitioners since 1987.
Services for the public.
- Professional regulation of members, ensuring
high quality safe treatments.
- Patient Charter,
- Public Information Service.
- National Register of Acupuncturists.
- VHI, BUPA/Quinn Healthcare; VIVAS , HSA cover
for professional treatments.
- Public information and queries.