Welcome to Natural Health Ireland
The Traditional Chinese Medical Practice, Letterkenny and the Natural Health Centre, Buncrana, are now established at the cutting edge of alternative medicine in Donegal.
Having established the Natural Health Centre in Buncrana in 1997 with his wife Maria, Kim Mc Menamin then decided to bring his vast clinical experience and expertise to Letterkenny. Kim’s wife Maria is also an established practitioner and will be offering her unique bodywork treatments at the practice.
Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina (Chinese Massage), Medical Qi Qong and Tai Chi is the world’s oldest medicine and has been tried and tested on millions of people. The recent popularity of Chinese medicine is down to the fact that people now realize the benefits of a medical health care system that can resolve and heal most diseases without the use of aggressive drugs, side effects and unnecessary surgery.
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Kim Mc Menamin came to the alternative health spectrum through his long and varied career in the Martial Arts namely Karate and more recently Tai Chi and Qi Qong. He is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Shito-Ryu Karate, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Ryukyu Kempo Karate, a 2nd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate and 2nd Duan in Tai Chi awarded by the Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts) Association based in Beijing. Using this background Kim has now formed his own system of Martial Arts called ZenDao Combatives (www.zendaocombatives.com). He has amassed a wealth of expertise and clinical experience in treating a wide and varied range of disorders and diseases. He is the first person in Donegal to have qualified in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland (A.F.I.). The A.F.I. based in Dublin is the first and longest established Chinese medical training college in Ireland.
Kim Mc Menamin Dip.Ac. Lic.Ac C.Ac China M.Q.P
In 2003 Kim received a Certificate in Chinese Herbal Patents from the ShiZhen Acupuncture and Herbal Training College under Prof. Shulan Tang.
Kim is a regular alternative columnist for many newspaper publications in his local area (click here for articles).
Kim furthered his studies in 2003 by undertaking a Medical Qi Qong course in Dublin with fellow acupuncturist and Qi Qong tutor Dermot O Connor, this course was sanctioned by the world famous Prof. Mr Jerry Alan Johnson of the USA who is an internationally recognised non-Chinese Qi Qong Grand Master. Kim has been practicing Acupuncture for over 10 years; he is recognised by VHI, Quinn Healthcare (formally BUPA), Hibernian Health (Vivas) and HSF Healthplan. He is a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland.
Maria Mc Menamin is Highly Accredited in Neuromuscular Therapy, Remedial Therapy, Sports Therapy, and Injury Therapy. Maria trained with the NSSM and gained her qualification in Neuro- Muscular Therapy and Deep-Tissue Massage. Maria has established herself as “the go-to person” for awkward and chronic sports injuries. Maria also conducts a unique exercise class called “Bodyburn” these are 1/2 hour high-intensity workouts. Maria is an expert nutritional advisor and can help with weight loss and malnourishment
Maria Mc Menamin N.S.S.M , N.C.E.H.S, A.S.M.T.I.
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