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External Resources by Acupuncture Foundation

TCM lecturers and practitioners

Giovanni Maciocia
Internationally renowned teacher, practitioner and author of seminal texts on Chinese Medicine. Author of the principal English language text books on Chinese medicine. International lecturer and expert on Chinese medicine, Giovanni taught with the Acupuncture Foundation Ireland for 5 years in the 80s and early 90s.

  • Giovanni Maciocia - General information about Giovanni including books, articles etc.

Master Jeffrey Yuen
Internationally recognized as a master scholar, teacher and practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine. This includes Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition/Dietetics, the therapeutic use of Stones and Essential Oils, Tai Qi, Qi Gong and Daoism.

Dr. Yair Maimon
Dr. Maimon has been studying, teaching and researching Chinese medicine over the last 25 years. He combines a varied background of TCM styles with a vast clinical, research and teaching experience. Dr. Maimon is an inspirational teacher who has been motivating TCM students around the world for many years.

NHS funded Clinical project

The NHS in the UK have included acupuncture in the NHS as a treatment for back pain, following successful clinical trials. You can read the official press release on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE UK), the body that governs government health spending.

Professional Associations

  • AFPA Acupunctue Foundation Professional Association -Find a registered practitioner and foundation graduate in Ireland.
  • ATCM The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK -Find a registered practitioner in the UK.
  • NIATCM Northern Ireland Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine -Find a registered practitioner in Northern Ireland.
  • ACHI Association of Chinese Herbalists in Ireland - Find a medical herbalist specialising in Chinese herbal medicine in Ireland.
  • WHO World Health Organization - In a recent statement on Traditional Medicines the World Health Organization urged governments to show respect for traditional medicines and integrate into national healthcare systems. The statement can be found on WHO official website.

General TCM Resources

  • The British Acupuncture Council - Annual British Acupuncture Conference and Oriental Medicine. Foundation graduates and students can book at a preferential rate.
  • TCM Masters - Online training in Chinese Medicine with professors from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine as well as other international trainers and specialists.
  • The Journal of Chinese Medicine – The Journal of Chinese Medicine has been providing groundbreaking Traditional Chinese Medicine news and research articles for the last 30 years.
  • - A large metasite with lots of information of interest to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
  • Chinese Medicine - Open access, online journal publishing evidence-based, scientifically justified, and ethical research into all aspects of Chinese medicine.
  • TCM Student – A US based site with lots of information for TCM students.
  • Yin Yang House - A site with information on Chinese Medicine theory.
  • Acuxo - A good site outlining meridians and point locations.

Acupuncture Foundation Ireland Graduate Websites

Some of our graduates have their own websites. These are just a few of them. Please click on any of the links below to contact Acupuncture Foundation graduates at their clinics. To find a registered practitioner or a graduate who is not listed here, visit

Mary Hayden

Mary Hayden Acupuncture & Tuina Massage

Beverly McGovern

Joanne McGovern

Dublin Acupuncture & Allergy Testing Clinic

Rachel Walsh

Sanctum Clinic

Stephanie Ann Davis

Fairview Acupuncture

Emer Lawlor

Clontarf Acupuncture Clinic

Michelle Magill

Melt Natural healing Centre

Maria Maher

Acu Well Acupuncture & TCM

Colm De Butleair

Unmani Clinic

Jacqueline McDonnell

Lucan Acupuncture Clinic

Martin Farrell

Jingwell Acupuncture Chinese Medicine

Sally Dunne


Caitriona Hicks

Evolution Acupuncture & Reiki

Deirdre Souchere

Inner Light Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Scotlyn Sabean

Healing Haven Acupuncture Clinic

Mark Bell

Mark Bell Acupuncture

Jonathan Byrne

Acupuncture 4 Health

Niamh Muldowney

Anam Mai Acupuncture

Mairi Caughey

Root & Branch Acupuncture

Patricia Watson

Acupuncture & Complimentary Therapist

Mark Goulding

Mark Goulding Acupuncturist



Additional information