About Our Acupuncture Specialist
Lisa Cassidy Dip, D.I.T, I.T.E.C., C.I.D.E.S.C.O. , Lic, Dip. TMC, China
Lisa Cassidy has helped many people with a variety of different conditions, and feels “Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture offers a unique perspective on the nature of health & illness that is different from that of a western perspective. It holds the human body in great reverence, respecting & promoting its endless capacity for rejuvenation & recovery. The symptoms are recognized as the bodies language. Through differentiation of signs & symptoms, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture can analyze the root cause of the condition. By harmonizing the body, mind & spirit, they are able to combat or prevent illness to improve quality & duration of life. Following years of treating clients as a holistic masseuse Lisa began studying Chinese medicine and acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland.
During the Foundation’s Three year course, her lecturers included renowned Chinese medicine academics Professor Lao Jin Huide and Dr Wu Jidong from Nanjing University, medical doctors and a number of eminent European acupuncture practitioners. The course also included the study of aspects of conventional medicine (which you can access through your GP). Lisa believes that when these two systems work together patients experience the best results.
Having qualified as an acupuncturist Lisa travelled to China and undertook post graduate training at the Nanjing University’s International Acupuncture Training Centre and clinical work at Nanjing Municipal Hospital – one of China’s most prestigious acupuncture hospitals from which she was awarded her Licentiate. Once Lisa entered graduate school for Chinese medicine her interest in treating infertility and women’s health issues grew. It is a complex area, which makes it both challenging and extremely rewarding. For couples dealing with fertility issues, the stress and psychological toll is as important to address as the physical.
“I am happy to offer a safe and comfortable environment for my patients to talk about all the issues surrounding infertility that arise. I also feel thankful to have helped so many couples reach their goal of parenthood”
As a holistic health practitioner, Lisa also reports for FCTV community channel with a health spot, log into fctv.ie, for upcoming demonstrations and health news.
About Our Reflexology Specialist
Irene has been a member of Walmer College and Holistic Centre for the past 17 years. Walmer is Irelands leading natural centre for the past twenty years. Irene herself turned to complementary medicine after being left paralysed from the neck down after the birth of her first child. It took Irene two years to recover to full health but unfortunately she was to have further complications in relation to further pregnancies Irene went on to have eight miscarriages before having her son who is now eleven. Irene knows for certain that her successful pregnancy was as a result of continuous Reflexology, Acupuncture and Colonics.
Irene had her own very successful clinic at Walmer doing Reflexology and different types of massage. She decided to introduce colonics as she recognised her patients were suffering from various degree of digestive disorders. Irene trained at the Scottish school of Colon Hydrotherapy and received overall Distinctions in her exams. She then went on to do further extensive training at Greenways Complimentary Medical Centre in Sheffield England under the instruction Sister Shirley Jay Lambert.
Irene has been approached twice by R.T.E. over the years. The first time was when she was doing a pilot scheme for acupuncture with the National Maternity in Holles Street. Siobhan O’Leary from R.T.E. programme Health Check approached her to go on the show and talk about her on going treatments for endometriosis (a gynalogical condition which increases your chances of infertility), and in Irene's case miscarriage. As part of the programme, Irene was shown having the treatment live on air and also discussing the effects of the treatment and how it had improved her condition. Irene also knows from not only her own personal experience, but also from her numerous patients that they have noticed a marked improvement in their condition. This is due in part to the fact that endometriosis can damage parts of the bowel and pull them out of shape, thus by having a Colonic treatment, it reduces the pressure on the bowel and automatically relieves any discomfort. Irene and her business partner Andrew Smith were again approached by R.T.E. when they expanded their practise and introduced Colonic Hydrotherapy. Karen Ward from Health Squad felt they were the most suitable Therapists due to their combined knowledge and years of experience to appear on this programme. Andrew himself is not only a Colonic Therapist, but also the Physio Therapist to a number of U.K. Football Clubs including Notts County Football Club, under Sam Allardyce. He also worked with Carlton Television Studios for 10 years in Nottingham and Birmingham looking after the Stars and staff of shows such as Gladiators, Star for a Night, Kiss me Kate.
As their practise is rapidly expanding they have relocated their premises to a purpose built clinic, which is ideally situated in Glasnevin, Dublin. The practise is located 20 minutes from their previous clinic, which was in Raheny, Dublin. This move was in part to minimise patient disruption and to maximise patient care, which is in keeping with the overall Holistic ethos of the Clinic
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