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.

afpa-480x300The Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) is the longest established Independent professional register of acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Ireland.

 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.

acupuncture fertility networkThe AFN is a professional special interest group for acupuncturists dedicated to supporting those with fertility issues.

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.

ETCMAThe European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ETCMA) is an umbrella organisation for professional associations that represent different fields within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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.

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More information

  • Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of Chinese Medicine. But although acupuncture has been around for thousands of years in the East, here in the West it is still growing in popularity and acceptance.

  • Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of Chinese Medicine that can be traced back over 2,500 years.

  • Acupuncture helps by increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs and stabilising hormone levels and this in turn can increase ovarian function in women as well as sperm production in men.

  • As a mum-to-be you need to know that acupressure is safe and may also control pain during child birth and support your body as it proceeds towards labour.

  • Acupuncture has become more and more commonly used by parents as a treatment for babies and children. This is mainly because acupuncture offers a safe, natural and effective approach to paediatric care.

  • Click here for frequently asked questions about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

  • We set the highest standard in providing effective acupuncture for fertility and IVF treatments.

    Acupuncture is an effective, safe and natural approach to health. We are supportive, proactive and aim to achieve the highest results.