Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic
Geraldine McCarthy. SRN, RM, BSc. (Hons) Nursing, Lic, Acup

To book an appointment phone 087 9152787
or email

About Geraldine

Geraldine is a fully qualified Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.

Acupuncture and traditional chinese medicineShe trained with the Acupuncture Foundation in Dublin. She completed her clinical placement in Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China. She has done further studies in the area of female and male infertility.

Geraldine has over 30 years’ experience working as a nurse and midwife in the UK, Australia, and Ireland. She also trained in Family Planning and Natural Family Planning.

All clients are individually assessed using the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine and treatments are specific to each client.

To book an appointment phone 087 9152787 or email

The Acupuncture Clinic at Slainte provides the highest standard of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Donegal Town.

All treatments are carried out in a warm, relaxing and private setting. Privacy and confidentiality are of paramount importance.

VHI, Aviva, Quinn Health Care, HSF approved
Member of the AFPA.

What is Acupuncture?

what is acupuncture?Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade traditional Chinese acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe.

TCM takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The practitioner will use their skills in identifying the precise underlying disharmony in selecting the appropriate acupuncture points to restore balance and promote health, and general wellbeing.

There is an increasing body of evidence from Western scientific research in demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating a wide variety of conditions. From a biomedical viewpoint, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system, influencing the production of the body’s communication substances – hormones and neurotransmitters. The resulting biochemical changes activate the body’s self- regulating homeostatic systems, stimulating its natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

How does it work?

How does acupuncture work?Acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of extremely fine pre-sterilized needles into predetermined points on the body’s surface to restore or maintain health. It can be used alone or combined with other forms of TCM.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) listed the following diseases which respond well to acupuncture:

Acne, Allergies, Anaemia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back pain, Bells Palsy. Constipation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Digestive and Bowel Disorders, Hay Fever, Hypertension, Indigestion, Insomnia, Impotence, Infertility, Menopause, M.E. lack of energy, Migraines and Headaches, Menstrual disorders, muscle and joint problems, Nervous problems, Oedema, Pain of all sorts, Palpitations, PMS, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Sports Injuries, Sinusitis, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Stomach Disorders, Tinnitus, Urogenital Disorders.



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