Kate Curtis – LIC.AC. DIP. AC. RGN. RM. MACI.
Kate Curtis graduated as a General Nurse in 1984, and as a midwife in 1987. She became interested in alternative forms of pain relief in Labour whilst working as a midwife, and later qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine (1994) and Western herbalism (2008). She has studied in Ireland, China, UK, and USA in post graduate programmes.
Kate has over 20 years’ experience as an acupuncturist, and also trained in reflexology, medical chigong, and other styles of healing. She teaches meditation, and Taoist methods of Mindfulness, and has taught Tai Chi for over 15 years. She has also regularly lectured to other acupuncturists on Acupuncture used in Obstetrics, Fertility acupuncture, and Chigong within the Acupuncture Council of Ireland and the Clinical Club for Acupuncturists. She has offered mentorship to more recently qualified acupuncturists.
She has trained in Transpersonal Psychology, and uses a particular form of breathwork to assist people in learning ways to release deep-rooted stress, tension and fears.
She has been involved in women’s health for several years, in her general practice, both as a nurse, midwife and acupuncturist, and works, in particular, to assist in supporting people on their fertility journeys and during their pregnancies.
Kate offers support during the menopause for women, and also helps to relieve hormonal effects of the medication during ART process.
In 2015 Kate introduced Acupuncture to Sims IVF Clinic in Clonskeagh, Dublin and works there with a team of acupuncturists. She is also able to provide individual support to those who wish to conceive using natural methods. She has her practice also in The Greystones Holistic Clinic, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and offers classes and workshops in Meditation, Breathwork, and Taichi.
Kate is a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland ensuring a high standard of practice and research. Acupuncture is covered by all Private health insurers.
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Aine Delaney – Lic. Ac. Dip. Ac. Rgn. R.m. MACI
Aine Delaney is a nurse, midwife, and an experienced acupuncturist. Her nurse training was in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin, and while working in the gynaecology ward she developed an interest in this area of nursing.
Later while living in South Africa with her husband, having worked in the local mining hospital, she did her midwifery training in Paardekraal Hospital, Krugersdorp. Returning to Ireland she then worked as a general nurse whilst training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Her experience in nursing led her to deepen her patient care as she developed an interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She qualified as an acupuncturist after a three year diploma with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in Dublin. She then worked in a hospital in Nanjing, China and obtained a Licentiate in Acupuncture and a certificate in Tuina Chinese massage.
After qualifying, she established a private acupuncture clinic in Blackrock, Dublin. During this time she was also rearing her family until her husband’s job required her and their three children to move to Toronto, Canada for some years and subsequently to Rockford, near Chicago. While living in the USA, she graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and became registered with the NCCAOM( USA register for qualified acupuncturists)
Her experience working as a supervisor in the clinics in Chicago and Wisconsin enabled her to work more closely treating medical conditions with acupuncture and herbal medicine, and she was fortunate to gain experience with very esteemed teachers. She has done extensive post graduate training in the USA, Uk, Germany and Ireland in the areas of acupuncture, laser therapy and pulsed electromagnetic frequency.
Aine has now a well established acupuncture clinic in Galway city which is also part of integrated medical clinic, ‘ Health and Herbs ‘ , where she also works as practice nurse to Dr Dilis Clare, GP and medical herbalist. She specializes in Fertility, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and supports couples on their fertility journey, assisting also during pregnancy and postnatally.
She works in Sims IVF, Dublin where she does pre and post acupuncture for embryo transfer.
Aine is a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland ensuring a high standard of practice and research. Acupuncture is covered by all Private health insurers.
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Jenny Meagor – BA BSc OMBAcC
Jenny received her degree in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture from the University of Westminster in London. During her four year’s of study she trained in the public Cavendish Street Polyclinic in central London and in the NHS in pain management. Her dissertation was on the use of acupuncture in IVF treatment.
Jenny is from Dublin and previously studied English and Art History at UCD before deciding natural health was her calling. She started her career in London’s prestigous Harley Street and then moved to leafy Hertfordshire where she was kept very busy working in the area of fertility.
Aside from fertility, Jenny is experienced in treating severe anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance. Jenny sees patients with a wide variety of health issues and is regarded for her ability to work alongside GP’s and conventional therapists, advocating an integrative healthcare model. Jenny has also specialised training from experts in the UK in the areas of electro-acupuncture treatment and in womens’ health and fertility.
Jenny works in Sims IVF clinic in Dublin. She also works in Dublin Holistic Clinic and the Merrion Clinic, in Dublin. She sees patients in the clinic on the day of embryo transfer which is a highly unique position. She is also qualified in cupping and moxibustion techniques. She is a member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network, a dedicated group of specialists who are committed to providing assistance to couples trying to conceive.
Jenny is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the biggest organisation of practitioners in the UK and Ireland, with over 3,000 registered members, ensuring the highest standards in practice and research.
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Doreen Bourke – Lic Ac, Dip Ac, RGN, BNS Nurse Mgt, NAET Practitioner, Health Kinesiologist
Doreen Bourke trained as a Registered Nurse in 1987 from the Madonna College of nursing, Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe. A large part of her training was on the renowned maternity unit. After qualifying, Doreen went to the UK where she broadened her nursing experience and knowledge and qualified as an Intensive Care Nurse. During that time in the UK Doreen was promoted through the ranks to senior nurse manager.
Doreen returned to Ireland in 1993.Always eager to learn, Doreen went on to achieve a first class honours degree in Nurse Management from University College Dublin in 2003. Doreen has always been interested in a holistic approach to health care and prior to actually studying formally was trying out alternative ways to maintain her own health. As a result of this interest, Doreen embarked on a course of study with Dr Vincent Carroll. Doreen qualified in 2012 with a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Lansdowne College of Chinese Medicine.
Since 2012 Doreen has continued her professional development and study in Chinese Medicine. In 2014, Doreen attended fertility training with professor Shu Lan Tan, on the 4 phases of menstruation. Doreen’s great interest in women’s health led to further study under Dr Henry McCann on the Master Tung Acupuncture system. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Doreen attended Dr Mc Cann’s seminars. Endocrine Disorders and Women Health being the theme of the seminar in 2015, and Tung’s Acupuncture for reproductive health the focus of the seminar in 2016.
Never content to sit back, Doreen embarked on a one year Diploma in Chinese Patent Herbal Medicine from Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine. Doreen has also been learning Classical Chinese medicine under the instruction of Daoist Priest Dr Jeffrey Yuen since 2015. Doreen attends 15 hour bi yearly weekends where the origins of classical medicine is discussed and interpreted.
Alongside all of this Doreen trained in 2014 in the Napudiprad Allergy Elimination Technique, which is a form of Kinesiology, Acupressure and Chiropractic techniques which allows a way to question the body and locate where physical mental and emotional blocks are present. This is a regulated treatment and required 3 yearly recertification.
If that wasn’t enough in 2017, Doreen went back to the UK and trained as a Health Kinesiologist.
Doreen has her own established practice outside Templemore, at the ‘Grey House’. Doreen specialises in Fertility Support, Allergy Elimination work and Balancing the Body, all vital when trying to conceive. Doreen works as part of the acupuncture team in Simms IVF clinic Dublin where she provides Acupuncture and psychological support to male and female clients embarking on their fertility journey.
Doreen is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland.
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