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My name is Adrienne and I practice Japanese Seitai Shinpo and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I work in the SouthWest coast of Ireland and combine acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, shiunko moxibustion and energy work depending on the needs of the patient. Sometimes a person needs more of one than the other as they progress in their healing.


My interest in medicine began as a child with herbs and plants in my Grandparent's garden in Co. Cork. They grew their own food, in fact the garden was full of edible and medicinal plants with a greenhouse full of tomatoes and flowers. Watering tomatoes and plants was my favourite job as a kid. As a teenager I worked in the fields of Holland in Summertime and learned a lot from Dutch farmers. I moved with my family to Hawaii and some years later found myself working a five year apprenticeship under Dr. Chieko Joyce Maekawa PhD ( who at 85 yrs, continues to treat patients who come from all over the world to her clinic. There is nothing fluffy about this medicine and you will be surprised at how effective it is for all sorts of complaints and how relaxed you feel afterward. My goal is to help you enjoy your life with more ease to do the things you love. 


Doctorate Oriental medicine, Licensed in CA & HI. USA.

MTCM Five Branches university (FBU) Santa Cruz & San Jose. CA. USA.

CSSA. Chieko Maekawa. PhD. L.Ac. Seitai Shinpo apprenticeship Hawaii.

Dr. Yangzhong Shu. FBU classical Chinese medical studies. CA. USA

Dr. Arnaud Versluys (ICEAM). SFO, CA

Trauma & psychology in Chinese medicine. FBU.CA.

B.A degree fine art & teacher training. Ireland.

IET (Integrative Energy Medicine) Ireland 



Private practice Kona & Kapa'au HI - Dr.Ardolf & Associates. Eastern Medical Center, Pleasanton, CA. USA. 

Truckee. Sierra Nevada. CA. 

Kona Clinic of Acupuncture, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. 

Dept.of Veterans affairs. Kona. HI and CA.

Veterans alliance, Santa Cruz. CA.

Holland America, Ship's acupuncturist. INTL.

Clinical instructor HICOM. Big Island, Hawaii. 

MHCAN center for mental health. Santa Cruz. CA. 

Janus residential drug and alcohol detox center. Santa Cruz. CA.

Dr. Sally Sheriff, women and children health clinic, CA. 

Peggy Schaffer, Medicinal herb farm research program, Petaluma, CA. 


Licensing bodies Ireland: AFPA # 8682

USA: NCCAOM #12575

CA License # AC14245

HI License # ACU995

Seitai group photo 2012 Hawaii