As with so many things in life, Asun didn’t go looking for a career in acupuncture, it found her.
Asun grew up in the Basque Country, North of Spain, and dedicated her childhood and teens to sports. She played soccer, did athletics, trek along beautiful mountains, cycle, run, you name it, she did it, but despite this, she didn’t follow a career in Sports, she instead studied Public Relations. It was not until a few knee operations and a move to Ireland in 2001 that she decided to change her career and study Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.
After a few years in Ireland, something that she had almost forgotten about, happened again: she started to have horrible migraines so she went for acupuncture the same way she did when she was only a small child. Going through this again reminded her how grateful she was of the Acupuncturist in the Basque Country who helped her when she had been told she had to learn to live with pain only at the age of 10. Therefore, after some research she decided to study Medical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shannon where she graduated with Distinction.
Becoming a Chinese practitioner has been a privilege and she feels extremely fortunate to have found her passion in life. Although she has a special interest and expertise in pain relief, she has also treated a wide range of other conditions such as digestive conditions, respiratory issues, gynecological disorders, psychological issues etc, and when needed, the treatments include cupping therapy, moxibustion and/or the use of a TENS machine.
Asun also believes in giving back to the community so she does a bit of voluntary work at the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre in Portlaoise helping patients and family members.
Asun is a registered member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland who follows strict codes of ethics and practise. As a member of the ACI, the treatments are approved by VHI, Laya, Aviva, Irish Life and other health insurance schemes (check with your insurance provider).
In addition to acupuncture, being also a fully qualified sports therapist, she offers different massage techniques that can have additional benefits as a complementary therapy alongside acupuncture treatments. She also holds a Diploma in Diet & Nutrition for Complementary Therapist (ITEC accredited) and offers nutritional advice.
Asun believes in continuous personal and professional development and therefore she attends regular training courses, workshops and seminars to extend her expertise and knowledge in the area.
1st consultation - €60
Follow-up consultation - €50
2010 - present
2010 - present