Acupuncture as an effective means of assisting conception, pregnancy and child birth
All of creation has a common beginning This common beginning Is the mysterious Mother of all - LaoTzu


Fertility and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes anxious experience. You have nine to ten months to keep yourself healthy so that your baby is safe and nourished while waiting to meet you in the outside world. Pregnancy brings with it some dramatic physical and emotional changes.

Some women sail through pregnancy where others can be faced with challenges. Fortunately Acupuncture has been used for centuries to relieve and prevent complications during pregnancy.

It is a drug free, effective and safe tool for successful management of pregnancy symptoms such as:

Pregnancy sickness (nausea, vomiting, hyperemesis gravidarum) Varicose veins and Haemorrhoids Breech and posterior positioned babies Prebirth treatment to prepare the body for labour**
Miscarriage Heartburn Constipation Muscular-skeletal pains
Fatigue and exhaustion Insomnia Anxiety and depression Itching in pregnancy
Anaemia Sinusitis Sinusitis Carpal tunnel syndrome
Small for date babies Induction (cervical ripening)

Gillian has specialised in the treatment of pregnancy undergoing specialist training in Ireland and the UK. Gillian has studied under some of the most famous Acupuncture and TCM Obstetrics specialists. She is a founding member of the Zita West Network for Reproductive Health in Ireland since 2009. The Zita West Clinic is the largest integrated (medical and complementary) practice in the UK specialising in all aspects of male and female reproductive health. (for more information on how you can benefit from the Zita West Netowrk please click here)


  • I went to my GP with a Frozen Shoulder and he recommended me to a consultant at Blackrock Clinic and Physiotherapy. After a long time and spending a lot of money, nothing was helping and I also developed excruciating Sciatica in one hip. My mother suggested acupuncture and Gillian was recommended to me. She sorted my pain after a few visits.

    Gwen Adams

  • I was referred to Gillian with re-current miscarriage and auto immune issues 2 years ago. From the moment i met Gillian I knew I was with the right person. Her knowledge and understanding of my specific issues go far and beyond that of an acupuncturist. Through Gillian, I always felt equipped for the journey that lay ahead for us. My husband and I both feel that Gillian played an integral part of the safe arrival of our baby 6 months ago.

    Ciara O'Connor, Dublin

  • I have been attending Gillian Searson for acupuncture treatment since… and am very pleased to say that I have found, and continue to find, her treatment of very significant benefit. Always full professional in her approach, her support has been invaluable. I am happy to recommend her without reservation.

    KC, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

About Shenacu

Shenacu provides Acupuncture alongside Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), moxibustion, cupping, lifestyle and nutritional advice which are all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Shenacu Acupuncture is owned and operated by Gillian Searson. The clinic is located in Sandyford, Dublin.


I am recognised by all the major health insurance providers in Ireland. These include VHI, Laya Healthcare, Avivas Health and HSF. Other health insurance schemes also cover treatments, such as the Garda Medical Aid and ESB, among others. Please check your individual policy or contact your provider for further information.

086 818 7867

80 Cluain Shee, Aikens Village
Sandyford, Dublin 18