About 15 years ago I had a health problem. A friend suggested I try Chinese Medicine. I did and I got better. Not only was the problem gone but I felt healthy. Healthier than I had done in years. I was really impressed. So impressed, that I wanted to know more about this medicine that had made me well. It was feeling healthy that really captured me. Eventually this led me to studying Chinese Medicine under Professor Tom Shanahan at the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin. 10 years ago following my graduation, I established a practice in Wicklow. Since graduating I have successfully undertaken post graduate studies in Chinese Patent Herbal Prescriptions and Qi Gong. Recently the opportunity to relocate my clinic to Haigh Terrace came up. At first it was just an idea. Now it is a reality. I am really looking forward to establishing a new permanent base in Dun Laoghaire An aspect of Chinese Medicine that fascinates me is that there is no separation/ distinction between the body and the spirit. When you think about it, it is so true. Physical problems can be caused by emotional problems. Emotional problems can be caused by physical problems. The world we live in and the lifestyles we lead seem designed to cause maximum stress and anxiety. There is a dictum in Chinese Medicine that you cannot treat the body unless the spirit is at ease. I have found that acupuncture is extremely effective in treating emotional imbalances and easing the spirit. I have recently embarked upon a new course of study. I am taking a Diploma course in Nutritional Therapy at the College for Naturopathic Medicine. Food plays a vital role in lives and in our health. What we eat and how we eat has a huge bearing on our wellbeing. The more people I treat the clearer it becomes to me how much of a vital role nutrition plays in our health. I have previously studied nutrition and food therapy in the context of Chinese Medicine. I now want to broaden my knowledge of the whole subject and use this knowledge for the benefit of my patients.