Welcome to Acupuncture Health and Wellness

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Welcome to my site. Let me introduce myself. I am John Pender, husband, dad and registered Acupuncturist with the A.F.P.A (Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association). I am a graduate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland and completed my clinical internship at the W.H.O Collaborative Centre of Traditional Medicine at Nanjing University China. This programme consisted of extensive clinical instruction at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of TCM and the Paediatric Hospital of Nanjing.

The Acupuncture Health and Wellness Clinic provides an opportunity to balance mind, body and spirit in a holistic and professional manner through individually based treatment plans which include acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion

Acupuncture is successfully used to treat a wide variety of ailments including depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) back pain, muscular-skeletal problems, sports injuries, whiplash, infertility, , sinusitis, asthma, sciatica, insomnia, headaches, menstrual disorders, digestive problems, skin problems, smoking addiction, and many other problems.

I specialise in the area of mental health which started 16 years ago with my own experience of supporting someone who struggled with depression, anxiety, made a suicide attempt and went on to recover and continues to live a full and meaningful life managing their own wellness on a daily basis. I am a Board member of Suicide or Survive, for the last 10 years, a nationwide suicide prevention organisation.

I am a trained Level 2 WRAP Facilitator. Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) which takes a practical approach to planning for mental wellness using a range of strategies and supports. I now facilitate WRAP programmes on an ongoing basis. I have been practicing Acupuncture to assist people experiencing mental health difficulties with their recovery for a number of years with great success.

Recognised by: The AFPA is recognised by the following health insurance providers:



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Other health insurance schemes also cover treatments by AFPA members, these include ESB and Garda Medical Scheme among others.