Bray Counselling and Therapy Centre


Maria Maher

Maria Maher, B.A. (Hons.), D.B.S., Lic. Ac, Dip. Ac., Cert. Ac. (Nanjing), Dip. Tui Na; Member of A.F.P.A. Professional Register; Zita West Affiliated Acupuncturist (founder member)

I am a registered practitioner of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I studied at the Acupuncture Foundation and subsequently received clinical training at a hospital in China, where this branch of medicine originated over 3000 years ago. On my return from China, I studied Tui Na (Chinese medical, deep tissue massage).

Acupuncture was a complete career change for me. I had a successful career in a multi-national company when I was diagnosed with a serious illness. This led to my first experience of acupuncture when it relieved the negative side effects of the chemotherapy and radiotherapy I had.

Acupuncture views the body as one whole energy system and treats the root cause, as well as the symptoms experienced. It works at a spiritual and emotional level as well as a physical level. A health issue is viewed as a blockage to the flow of our vital energy, known as “Qi”, and acupuncture aims to get rid of that blockage and help the body to restore itself to full health. Diet and lifestyle also play an important role in this.

The W.H.O. recognises that acupuncture is effective in treating over 40 common conditions. I frequently treat anxiety, stress, insomnia, menstrual issues (including endometriosis, PCOS), back pain, neck pain, migraine, sinusitis. I also have a special interest in fertility and am a founder member of the Zita West affiliated acupuncturist network for reproductive health, which was established in Ireland in 2009. I treat couples who are trying to conceive either naturally or with Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ie: IVF, IUI, etc), as well as women during pregnancy and post-natal. I give talks and workshops and have been on TV3.

Treatments are recognised by Health insurers (VHI, Quinn Healthcare, AVIVA Health, etc.).

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