Professional Qualifications and Accreditations
Both Siobhán Seville and Sandro Graca are Licensed Acupuncturists and registered members of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association and are currently the Irish representatives for the Acupuncture Fertility Network.
The AFPA was established in 1987 and is responsible for the regulation and maintenance of a Register of Acupuncturists who work within the guidelines set out in 2006 by the Department of Health and Children.
Members are graduates from many Colleges in Ireland and abroad and all are bound by a Code of Ethics and Practice which is strictly enforced by the AFPA.
Membership to the AFN indicates a special interest in the use of traditional acupuncture in the treatment of fertility. AFN practitioners have done integrated training in gynaecology, with a specific emphasis on training to support assisted protocols.
AFN membership denotes a commitment to ongoing post graduate study in the areas of gynaecology and fertility, working to maintain an updated understanding of current treatment practices.
Their main purpose is to promote the wider recognition and acceptance of TCM therapies by European governments and the public. The ETCMA represents 25 member organisations and there are over 14,000 practitioners within these member organisations who practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine within Europe.