Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Oranmore, Galway

Deirdre Toohey Lic Ac.TCM. RGN M.T.C.M.I.


Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are Deirdre's original core therapies.

Acupuncture which is a natural form of healing has the following benefits:

  • It effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic diseases
  • Acupuncture treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms
  • It also assists in the prevention of disease as well as the maintenance of good health
  • Acupuncture provides drug free pain relief

Qi can become blocked or depleted due to physical, emotional or environmental stresses causing pain, lack of energy, illness or a lowered immune system with constant low grade infections or allergies.

Following a detailed initial consultation including observation of the tongue and pulse Deirdre devises a treatment plan using such treatments as acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, and dietary and/or lifestyle advice as needed.

All appointments are totally private. The first appointment takes at least an hour but can be an hour and a half depending on details and history. Second and subsequent appointments are shorter usually about forty minutes, maybe an hour.

Deirdre a former nurse is also qualified in Reiki, Meridian Therapies, EFT, IET and Indian Head Massage.

Gift vouchers available.

For Appointment please phone:

Deirdre Toohey

087 2078113

Acupuncture is an ancient holistic system of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine can be traced back at least 3000 years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine sterile needles to predetermined points on the body surface in order to bring about specific changes physically and/or emotionally to restore health assisting the body’s own natural healing energy. Read more...

Reiki like Acupuncture is an ancient tradition that uses universal life energy or Qi to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki can trace its roots back to what is now Tibet; originating around 3,000 B.C., but was rediscovered in the 19th century by a Japanese scholar, Dr. Mikao Usui. He passed on his knowledge to others, who have since spread Reiki around the world. Reiki is a natural healing method that uses the hands of a healer to channel energy to another person. Read more...


EFT has been successfully applied to treat a wide range of emotional problems and issues, including anxiety, fears, phobias, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, anger and guilt. It has also been applied to enhance performance and improve relationships. Read more...

Commonly Treated Conditions

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture is used to treat a wide variety of conditions. The World Health Organisation has an approved list of conditions which respond well to Acupuncture.


Deirdre Toohey is a former nurse qualified in General, Midwifery and Psychiatric nursing.

Deirdre’s core therapy is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine graduating from the College of Integrative Acupuncture with A Licentiate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over the years she has used the Ancient Principles of Five Element Acupuncture, Tungs Acupuncture and the Eight Principle Theories to diagnose and treat illness.

She has studied and gained considerable clinical experience under some of the finest masters in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with clinical training in the Wangjing Hospital, Beijing Military Hospital and the China Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.