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Teri Shanahan

Teri Shanahan BSC (HONS) DipObsGyni AFPA

I am a qualified and experienced general practitioner of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. Over the last several years I opened and worked in two very busy clinics in the UK before returning home to Cavan and opening ‘Acupuncture Cavan’ in Cavan town.

 Whilst in the UK I was fortunate enough to study for my BSc in Acupuncture at the highly reputable Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in the city of York and before that completed a Diploma at the Lansdowne College of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine in Dublin. Since completing my acupuncture degree, I have continued studying in areas I find interesting, such as Oncology Acupuncture, Fertility and Anxiety. 

The effective use of acupuncture to help with the side-effects of cancer treatments is well known in Western Oncology and in 2020 I completed one of the world’s most comprehensive Oncology Acupuncture programs and was awarded an Oncology Acupuncture International Certificate. Undergoing the extra training in both Western and Chinese Medicine specifically for treating patients undergoing cancer treatment is a must for any practitioner wanting to become part of the oncology treatment support system.

I have a special interest in Female Health and am continually furthering my education in this field and gained a Post-Grad Dip in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in 2022.

I am a strong believer in evidence-based practice and keep updated on the latest acupuncture research projects and I regularly attend postgraduate lectures to further my development. I support the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in treating illness. I believe that by integration the patient has a more comprehensive healthcare and gives the best possible outcomes.

Member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association (AFPA) Past member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and previously an Anxiety UK Approved Practitioner.

I have a warm and friendly personality, and provide a safe, professional and caring environment.



Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) York

BSc (Hons) Acupuncture  

BSc in Acupuncture.  A complete three year practitioner training, fully accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board and validated by the Middlesex University.


Diploma in Fertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology

College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM)

A Post Graduate course for acupuncturists combing diagnosis and treatment for women from pre-conception to pregnancy related conditions and post-birth replenishment. Application of acupuncture in the treatment of gynecological issues, infertility and obstetrics including amenorrhoea, menorrhagia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility and recurrent miscarriage, supportive treatment for IVF, morning sickness, breech presentation, inducing labour, menopause and treatment during labour.


International Certificate Programme In Oncology Acupuncture

The most comprehensive course of oncology acupuncture. The programme is a collaboration of worldwide experts in the field of TCM oncology. Evidence based research shows the benefit of oncology acupuncture in cancer care and provides the Western and Chinese medical background necessary to achieve high competence necessary to treat cancer patients.

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