Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

Declan Rothwell

LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR HEALTH ISSUE - my name is Declan Rothwell and I have been practising Classical Five Element Acupuncture for 20 years in Dublin, Ireland. This is a very effective and unique style of Chinese Acupuncture which directly addresses the cause of the illness. Over that time, I have successfully treated patients with arthritis, back pain, stress, infertility (see below), anxiety/depression, headaches, migraines, digestive problems... this list is not exhaustive... it's a very effective system of medicine! In addition, GPs and Consultants are referring patients for treatment. My Acupuncture Clinic is in Clontarf, 3 miles from Dublin City Centre.

I am also serving as the Principal of the newly established College of Five Element Acupuncture here in Ireland. 

Our students are in their Clinical year of the 3 year part time course to become professional Classical Five Element Acupuncturists! 

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I also run a busy T'ai Chi School with fellow teachers in Dublin.





Come and learn about this ancient and effective system of medicine at Ireland's premier Five Element Acupuncture College.

Be energised by the relaxing movements of Qi Gong. Looking for a change of career? Looking to know more about your health?

Join us Saturday, Sat 16 April 2016 at the Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin 13 !

To register, ring 01 830865 Declan

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2. Acupuncture for Fertility

 Dr. Edgar Mecanu, formerly Director of the HARI Clinic, has recently endorsed Declan Rothwell for Acupuncture. The HARI Clinci have been referring women to the practice and we are delighted to be given the opportunity to work with these women to boost their chances of success with IVF/ICSI..

Research has shown that acupuncture can significantly boost your fertility - the acupuncture we practise works by stimulating your body's natural ability to heal itself. This means that hormone levels are balanced, blood circulation is improved and healthy maturation of sperm and eggs is stimulated.

Testimonial from Sarah in Meath

A massive thank you for all your advice, treatments and expertise with my acupuncture treatments! I truly believe, after trying for 2 years and with only 4/5 treatments with you, you finally helped me make one of my dreams come through! I am 7 weeks gone and the happiest girl alive. Thank you again for teaching me to relax and calm down! I can't thank you enough and highly recommend you.

Testimonial from Jennifer in Co.Dublin

I went to receive acupuncture from Declan for many reasons which he helped me with greatly.

At the time of receiving my treatment I was trying to conceive my first child. After a course of treatments I fell pregnant. Two years later I was having trouble conceiving again hence I went back to see Declan and after a few treatments I had my second pregnancy.

Declan has also treated my children, he is a very kind and understanding fertility acupuncturist and I would happily recommend him to anybody'.

Testimonial from Anne in Dublin 3 

'Having spent 18 months trying to have our second child my husband and I decided that given our respective ages we couldn't afford to wait and it was time to seek professional help. We attended the HARI unit in Dublin's Rotunda hospital and after multiple tests, laparoscopies etc we were told that there was no clinical reason that they could find that would prevent us from conceiving. The Consultant recommended that I try acupuncture as I had a history of endometriosis and while he had cleared it out with the laparoscopy there was no permanent clinical treatment option available.

I started treatment with Declan at the beginning of 2011 and while I was initially quite cynical about alternative forms of medicines I soon found that I was starting to feel better in myself. The physical treatment had an impact but I also think that the fact that Declan took the time to listen to me and to really try to understand what was happening helped immeasurably.

The acupuncture revealed that my lower abdomen (where my ovaries etc were located) was cooler in temperature than my chest or upper stomach. This made total sense to me given that I was a regular hot water bottle user!!

In March 2012, we started on the IVF programme and I also attended Declan every week. I felt that we had to give ourselves every possible chance of making it work and that by taking a holistic approach to the challenge we faced we would optimise the probability of a positive outcome.

I am delighted to report that the treatment worked and we now have a beautiful baby girl! One can never know the impact that acupuncture had on the process but the one thing that I can say conclusively is that I now have an even body temperature and that can only be down to my sessions with Declan. I am eternally grateful to him and the staff of the Rotunda for helping us to have our new baby'.


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What our clients say...

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In November 2003 I was introduced to CF-EA by my sisters - they brought me from an A & E Department to Declan Rothwell CF-EA Practitioner. I didn't know where I was going and I didn't care I felt so bad. l had lost a lot of weight and was far too thin, I had spent most of 2003 in A& E with an irregular heart beat. I had a lot of problems I was suffering from depression, anxiety, digestive and heart problems, low blood pressure and many more. Little did I know on that day in November my life was about to change forever. From my very first treatment I could feel the change.

I had often wondered what had happened to me that I had become so ill and it wasn't until I had treatments of CF-EA that things became clearer to me. I had not grieved. In 1990 I and my daughter suffered a terrible loss. We lost a husband and father whom we loved so very deeply. Between 1990 and 2003 I was constantly ill - the strep throats were the worst, I was hospitalised on numerous occasions. CF-EA has helped me work my way through the many stages of grief and once I started to deal with the grief, very slowly I began to feel better I started to put on weight and from there all my complaints started to disappear one by one. The journey back has had its ups and downs and has been a long but also amazing one and I firmly believe that without CF-EA I would never have made it back from that dark place. I continue to have Acupuncture to help me deal with the stresses of everyday life.

My life now is very different thanks to Classical Five Elements Acupuncture - I'm Flying High.



Connie, Drogheda, Co. Louth

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