About Anne

087 624 9555

About Anne

087 624 9555

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Below is an overview of my training and work, plus a description of how I can help people best – you’re also very welcome email if you’d like to inquire further or to phone me for a no- obligation chat or a free 10 minute consultation.

About Anne

Natural medicine in general was an interest since my late teens. I began evening courses throughout my early 20’s – for example, in reflexology, massage, colour therapy and aromatherapy and then travelled to India to take an individually tailored Ayurveda course.

Prior to becoming a holistic practitioner, I gained a B.A (hons), (focusing on Psychology and Philosophy) and M.A (hons) in Addiction studies. It was while studying for my M.A in Addiction, that I did an evening class on Ear Acupuncture for Addiction and found what I’d say was the occupational version of “the one”.

That is – a pragmatic yet profound and elegant system of healing that I could see for myself worked incredibly well, even for a group of individuals with complex needs who’d often come through the most challenging of environments and experiences.

Holistic Medicine Education and Practice

In 2007, I graduated from a 1600-hour acupuncture programme at the SSC Acupuncture Institute, a leading acupuncture institute in Toronto, Canada (Irish acupuncture programmes range from courses of 3 weekend’s duration, to a maximum of 900 hours).

While working as an acupuncturist in Dublin, I also trained as a herbalist and naturopath at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin, Ireland for an additional 3 years.

As an acupuncturist, my primary acupuncture training is in both Japanese and Chinese acupuncture. Training in Canada has allowed me to become one of the few practitioners in Ireland currently using the powerful blend of both.

Research and learning is an of enormous interest to me and I’ve studied adjunct oriental medicine modalities, such as Medical Qi Gong, Auricular Acupuncture (ear acupuncture), Tui Na (Chinese) Massage and Shiatsu in shorter forms.

Overall I run a general practice, to enable the availability of acupuncture and herbal medicine to a wide client base and to continuously enrich my understanding of holistic medicine.

I Specialise in Helping People With…


Acupuncture by itself or where necessary, used together with herbal medicine, is highly effective for pain-relief and eradication. Assisting people to become pain-free with natural medicine is very fulfilling.

Psychological Issues

I have a significant interest in helping people with issues such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief, P.T.S.T. and O.C.D., following on from my studies in Psychology for my B.A (hons).

Autoimmune Conditions

My professional interest in Autoimmune conditions followed additional training in Kiiko Matsumoto style Japanese acupuncture, renowned for a focus on this area. The herbal and naturopathic medicine approach I’ve also found to be clinically invaluable for clients with autoimmune conditions

Professional Membership & Ongoing Training

I’m a registered member of the Irish Register of Herbalists (I.R.H.) and the Acupuncture Council or Ireland (A.C.I.) and am continuously updating my knowledge and skills with ongoing training, workshops and seminars.

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance Cover

My acupuncture services are therefore approved and in-part reimbursable with healthcare insurance providers, whose plans offer cover for acupuncture, such as:

“One Of The Best Therapists I Have Ever Met”

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The experience of attending Anne for acupuncture has been wonderful. She not only helped me with the immediate problems of migraine and well being. Through her kind wise gentle and non judgemental manner I was able to speak about another health issue from which I am now fully recovered.

Anne McCarthyDublin

I was suffering with recurring back and neck pain due to my work and had heard that acupuncture could greatly ease this type of pain. Never having had acupuncture before I was a bit nervous but Anne explained everything and made me feel comfortable and confidant in her treatment.

Chloe CottrellMassage Therapist, Dublin

I’ve been to Anne several times – once for back pain which she treated me for with needling and moxa (both of which helped immensely). More regularly I go when I feel a cold or sore throat coming on and find immediate relief of symptoms.

Annabelle BarkerBusiness Manager, Dublin

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087 624 9555[email protected]
13+ Years
in Practice
Irish Based
Knowledgeable, Caring & Results-driven