Acupuncture is the oldest
continuously practiced medical system in the world and is now the most widely
used drug free healthcare treatment worldwide. It is recognised as a safe
treatment by the World Health Organisation and is very effective in the treatment
of many conditions. To view a detailed list of these conditions please click
Deirdre Souchere is a
fully qualified and licensed Acupuncturist having trained at the Acupuncture
Foundation at the Irish Institute of Chinese Medicine in Milltown, Dublin,
Ireland. She studied under Professor Jin Huide, Dr Wu Jidong and Dr Meng Fanyi.
She completed her post-graduate clinical placement in the Governmental Hospital
of Nanjing in the Jiang Su Province of China under Dr. Ouyang who specialises
in Scalp Acupuncture, neurological disorders and stroke victims. Deirdre is
also a qualified Herbalist and is currently studying BodyTalk System.
Deirdre has a special
interest in womens health, fertility and childbirth and is a founding member
of A.C.T. Dublin, a
group of established and registered acupuncturists who provide treatments
for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth in the Dublin area. She has completed
several training courses in this area and is passionate in her support of
couples trying to conceive.
She has also trained in
Master Tungs Magic Points Acupuncture and treats a wide variety of issues
such as stress, insomnia, pain, musculoskeletal disorders, digestive disorders,
and many more.
Other areas of expertise
& post-graduate training include:
- Post Graduate Diploma
in Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Trevor Wing clinician, researcher and lecturer in female health in London.
- An in depth look
at the last phase of pregnancy and the three stages of labour.
What acupuncturists can offer couples, including preparation for labour,
induction of labour and pain relief in labour. Sarah Budd Acupuncturist
- Pregnancy and womens
health care with Debra
Betts the world renouned Acupuncturist and author of The Essential Guide
to Acupuncture in Pregnancy Childbirth.
- Obstetric Acupuncture
- Debra Betts
- Male Sexual and
- Traditional Chinese
Medicine Dietetics with the Desire to Have Children
- Vera Splinter
- Infertility and
IVF post graduate course with Therese Parsons M Sc. Lic Ac. Dip Herb.
Cert Ed. Therese lectures
in Research Methodology for Health and Social Care at Plymouth University.
Her areas of expertise include Quality Assurance, Education, Acupuncture,
Applied Science (biochemistry), research methodology, Anatomy, physiology
and pathology. She is the current head of the Foundation's Quality Assurance
Programme and is a member of the academic board.
- Stress in Infertility
- Anat Mendler
Shefer & Keren Sela
- Stress, Ear Acupuncture
- Dr. Peter Aluani
- Psyhogenic Infertility
- Tewes Wischmann
- A Bun in the Oven:
Chinese Medicine's Approach to Treating Infertility and Miscarriage
- Heather Bruce
- Endometriosis: A
Leading Cause of Infertility and Menstrual Pain
- Misha Cohen
- Giovanni Maciocia
- The Clinical Use of the Three Tresures & Women's Treasure remedies
for common conditions.
Acupuncture. A revolutionary new acupuncture technique developed
over the last 20 years by Dr. Bo Zhiyun.
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
and Facial Rejuvenation techniques developed by New York based Virginia
Doran who is an internationally recognised acupuncturist and lecturer
in the field of cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation.
- Auricular acupuncture
with Professor Jin Huide, Nanjing University of TCM. An experienced lecturer
and TCM author with over 20 years of lecture and clinical experience. Professor
Jin is regarded internationally as a master clinician.
- Master Tung's Magic
Points - Susan
Johnson. Master Tung was a traditional Chinese physician from the Shandong
Province in Northern China. He is famous for the miraculous and spontaneous
results obtained using very few needles in each treatment. His acupuncture
points are unique in that they are located opposite the affected area. In
many cases, the patient notices the effect immediately upon insertion of
is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the
body's energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature
Deirdre is registered
with the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (A.F.P.A.) and the
Association of Chinese Herbalists in Ireland and adheres to a strict code
of ethics ensuring confidentiality at all times.
Sterile disposable needles
are used and strict standards of hygiene are maintained at all times. Acupuncture
treatments are approved by VHI, Aviva, LAYA Healthcare and other health insurance
Deirdre also served on
the board the A.F.P.A. (Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association) in
2012 in the role of Public Relations.
has three clinics, one located in D2 Medical Centre, 1 Fitzwillia Square,
one in Blackrock,
South County Dublin and one in Aughrim,
Co. Wicklow. The clinics are conveniently
located to easily serve local areas of Dublin city centre, Stillorgan, Monkstown,
Dun Laoghaire, Booterstown, Foxrock, Dundrum, Glasthule, Dalkey, Killiney,
Sandyford, Stepaside, Mount Merrion, Sandycove, Sandymount and more.
Deirdre is also a fully
qualified Yoga and Pilates instructor and has been teaching the the South
County Dublin area for over 14 years. For more information about classes see