About AcuHealthcare

We pride ourselves on our client care, each treatment, diagnosis and consultation is completely unique and tailored to the individual’s needs and lifestyle. We like to educate our clients on how they can improve their health and quality of life through diet, life-style advice and advice on stress management. Through a partnership with our clients we can enable the body to rejuvenate itself, allowing the free flow of Qi and Blood through the body to eradicate pain and illness and promote a healthier you.  Read Testimonials for previous clients

About The Clinic

We are based in a discreet, low key Physiotherapy clinic in Sandycove that has recently been renovated to the highest spec. All therapy rooms are bright, clean and warm, they include electric plinths for your comfort and safety, relaxing and therapeutic music to enable the healing process and a quiet and peaceful setting to escape the rush of modern living.

About Marianne

Marianne McCabe BSc., Lic. Ac. TCM, Clin. Ac (Beijing, China)
Marianne McCabe graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2000 with an honors degree in Sport Science and Psychology. It was there that the interest in health and well-being grew, particularly from a holistic perspective. She went on to study at the Lansdowne College of Acupuncture under Dr. Vincent Carroll where she was awarded her diploma in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In 2007 Marianne completed advanced studies at the University of TCM in Beijing, China where she studied under many well respected doctors. She worked in a number of integrated and TCM hospitals, learning new techniques and skills involving cupping, moxibustion and needling methods.

The main area of specialisation for Marianne is women’s Health, mainly Fertility and Pregnancy.  Marianne works with couples going through assisted fertility and treats clients attending clinics in Ireland and abroad; SimsIVF, Merrion Fertility, Rotunda IVF, Beacon Care Fertility, Repromed, ARGC, Lister, Gennet, Cube. Marianne supports couples through their own fertility by offering advise on diet and lifestyle alongside Acupuncture and Fertility Massage, she has helped hundreds of couples in achieving their dream of becoming parents.  She also treats women through all trimesters of pregnancy supporting and preparing for a natural birth and giving advice on post-partum care.

She has attended many post-graduate courses and seminars in both areas, Marianne is also a member of ACT Dublin; a group of qualified and skilled Acupuncturists in the Dublin area that specialise in treating fertility and pregnancy. www.actdublin.ie

Post-Graduate Courses

2017        TCM Obstetrics and Gynaecology Diploma                                            Dr Trevor Wing          Dublin

2017        Treatment of Male Infertility                                                                    Jill Glover                   Dublin

2015        ShoniShin, Pediatric Acupuncture                                                          Stephen Birch            Dublin

2015        Medicinal Mushrooms and their Therapeutic Application                        Martin Powell             Dublin

2015        Infertility & 4 Phases of the Menstrual Cycle                                          Prof. Shulan Tang       Dublin

2015       Autoimmunity and Fertility                                                                           Dr Trevor Wing         Dublin

2014       Male Factor Fertility                                                                                       Jani White            Dublin

2014       Supporting IVF & IVF Pregnancies                                                            Jani White                 Dublin

2014       Obstetric Acupuncture and Acupressure                                                   Sarah Budd                Dublin

2013       Female Infertility Seminar                                                                             Dr Trevor Wing        Dublin

2013       Master Tung’s Acupuncture System                                                            Susan Johnston         UK

2013       Qi Gong and Food Therapy Seminar                                                           Dr Meng                   Dublin

2013       Acupuncture and Obstetrics – Clinical Application                                  Debra Betts               Dublin

2013       Abdominal-Sacral Massage for Fertility                                                     H. Rohlicek &  C. Blake Cork

2012       Master Tungs Acupuncture for Obstetrics and Gynecology                Henry McCann        Dublin

2012       Dr Tan Balance Method Acupuncture                                                          Dr. Tan                   London

2012       Acupuncture for PCOS & Endometriosis                                                     Jani White                London

2012       Postgraduate IVF & Fertility Acupuncture                                                    A.F.I                  Dublin

2011       Postgraduate Chinese Herbs– Level 1                                                          A.F.I                    Dublin

2009      Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Obstetrics                                                      Debra Betts           Brighton

2009      Reflexology in Pregnancy and Fertility                                                        Carol Donnelly          Dublin

2009      Postgraduate in Facial Acupuncture                                                             Hung Tsui Ying        Galway

2008      Masters Class in Chinese Diagnosis                                                             Bob Flaws             Galway


Marianne is a member of both the Acupuncture and Reflexology governing bodies in Ireland, which entitles you to receive payments back from your health insurer of up to €40 per treatment.

Marianne is a member of the following Associations:

Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association                www.acupro.ie
Irish Reflexologists Institute                                                       www.reflexology.ie


Gennie Collins BA (Hons) Lic. Ac TCMClin. Ac (Nanjing, China)

I studied with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland and graduated in 2006.  My Licentiate Diploma was awarded in October 2006 by the Nanjing University International Training Centre, where I undertook my postgraduate training.  While in China, I studied with international lecturer Dr Qiao Wenlei in the 454 Military Hospital.Additionally, I hold Diplomas / certificates in TuiNa massage, Swedish Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, sports massage and first aid. I am currently studying for a Diploma in TCM Obstetrics and Gynaecology with Dr Trevor Wing MBRCP FRCHM MBAcC BSc (Hons) MSc (Dist) DMed(img). I am also a graduate of Surrey University in England where I attained a BA(Hons) Degree
in 1992.

Although I treat most conditions, my special interest lies in the field of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth.  I have attended many post graduate courses including some given by renowned leaders in their field such as Dr Trevor Wing, Zita West, Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Jani White and Jane Lyttleton to name a few.  I am a member of the Zita West Affiliate programme as well as a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association. I am a founder member / steering committee member of A.C.T. Dublin, (Acupuncture Childbirth Team) who are a team of highly qualified and experienced acupuncturists. (www.actdublin.ie).   I believe that acupuncture is an invaluable compliment to western medicine as well as a wonderful therapy on its own for the treatment many conditions including that of natural
and assisted conception.

Post-Graduate Courses

2017           Treatment of Male Infertility                                      Jill Glover                      Dublin
2015-16      TCM Obstetrics and Gynaecology Diploma            Dr Trevor Wing           Dublin
2015           Shoni Shin, Paediatric Acupuncture                            Stephen Birch               Dublin
2015           Autoimmunity and Fertility                                            Dr Trevor Wing           Dublin
2014           Male Factor Fertility                                                          Jani White                       Dublin
2014           Supporting IVF and IVF Pregnancies                         Jani White                       Dublin
2014          Obstetric Acupuncture and Acupressure                    Sarah Budd                      Dublin
2014         Gestation Disorders                                                              Dr Trevor Wing             Dublin
2014          Zita West Affiliates Training Day                                  Zita West et al                 London
2013         Zita West Affiliates Training Day                                   Zita West et al                 London
2013        Acupuncture and Obstetrics – Clinical Application  Debra Betts                     Dublin
2010       Gynaecology and Fertility Acupuncture Seminar        Jani White                      Dublin
2010        Obstetric Acupuncture                                                         Debra Betts                         Dublin
2008        Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine           Jane Lyttleton               London
2008        The Importance of Naturopathic Nutrition in pre-conceptual care   Sharyn Singer   London

2007        Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Obstetrics                          Debra Betts                Brighton



Emer McFarlane Lic Ac TCM, ND

Emer McFarlane

Emer has been working in the Holistic Field for over a decade. Her therapies include Acupuncture, Healing work, Massage and Naturopathy. Her broad training allows her to combine therapies where appropriate to create an individual treatment for her clients. Sessions may also include moxabustion or cupping therapy.

Additional specialist training that Emer has undertaken include Cosmetic Acupuncture, Fractal (Daoist) Acupuncture, Acupuncture in Obstetrics and Fertility, Auricular Acupuncture for Addictions and Ayurvedic Body Therapies, Natural ‘Face-lift’ Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki Master and Seichim Master level Healing.

Emer is particularly interested in the field of gynecological and infertility, emotional and pain related issue’s. Emer is also a strong advocate of healing the gut and digestive wellness being at the core of physical health.
She is registered with the Professional body AFPA and is a member of the AFN, Acupuncture Fertility Network in the UK.

2007  Dip Naturopathy and Acupuncture

Acupuncture Additional Training courses in Dublin include:

  • Jill Glover – Treatment of Male infertility 2017
  • Facial Rejuvenation (Acupuncture) – Hung Tsui Ying 2011
  •  Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Shanghai College of Dublin 2012
  • Steve Rogers – Fractal Acupuncture levels 1, 2 and 3. – INMI        2015
  • Debra Betts – Acupuncture and Obstetrics 2013
  • Henry McCann – Master Tung’s Acupuncture for Obstetrics and Gynecology 2012
  • Kate Curtis – Acupuncture and Pregnancy 2014
  • Kate Curtis – Acupuncture and Infertility 2014
  • Trevor Wing – Autoimmunity and Fertility 2015
  • Jani White – Infertility in Women and Male Factor Fertility 2014
  • Jani White – Supporting IVF pregnancies   2014
  • Henry McCann – Master Tung’s Fertility Points 2012

Other Qualifications:

  • New Vistas HealthCare product Training 2016
  • Reiki Master 2015  Seichim Healing Master level 2016
  • New Vistas HealthCare product Training 2016
  • Reiki Master 2015  Seichim Healing Master level 2016
  • Touch for Health’ Kinesiology, 1, 2&3 plus Proficiency level 2008
  • Natural ‘Face-lift’ Massage Diploma 2008
  • Ayurvedic Massage Therapies including Shirodhara, Udvartanna, Abhyangha  Massage london 2007
  • Dip Holistic Massage and Holistic Healing. 1992