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  Background

 

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, direct 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 which was full of edible and medicinal plants and a green house 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 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 relaxing you feel afterward. 

Education

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

MSTCM Five Branches University (FBU) San Jose. CA. USA.

Dr. Chieko Maekawa. PhD. L.Ac. Seitai Shinpo Apprenticeship, Hawaii. 

Dr. Yangzhong Shu. FBU Classical Chinese medical studies. 

Dr. Arnaud Versluys (ICEAM). SFO, CA.

MHCAN center for mental health. Santa Cruz. CA. 

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

Trauma & psychology in Chinese medicine. FBU. CA. USA.

Veterans alliance, Santa Cruz, CA. 

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

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

Reiki Healing, Ireland.

BA degree in Fine Art, Ireland.

IET (Integrative Energy Medicine) Ireland 

Private practice Kona & Kapa'au - Dr.Ardolf & Associates.  

Eastern Medical Center, Pleasanton, CA. USA. 

Truckee. Sierra Nevada.  USA. 

Kona Clinic of Acupuncture, Kailua-Kona, HI. USA.

Dept.of Veterans affairs. Kona. HI.

Holland America, Ship's acupuncturist. INTL.

Clinical instructor HICOM. Big Island, Hawaii. USA. 

Licensing bodies USA: 

NCCAOM #12575

CA License # AC14245

HI License # ACU995