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About David Hankey Acupuncture Cork

Hi, I’m David Hankey and I run an acupuncture clinic – David Hankey Acupuncture Cork. I have been studying and practising oriental health systems for more than 30 years.

I practise Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Shiatsu (Japanese acupressure), Tuina (Chinese therapeutic massage), and Reflexology. I also teach Tai Chi and Qigong in classes and on a one to one basis. These exercises are highly beneficial for maintaining optimal health.

Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Pain : pain of the back ,hip, shoulders, dental and jaw, etc.
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma

It may also help with stroke rehabilitation.

In my practice, I aim to offer a professional yet nurturing environment, helping you, the patient, feel more relaxed, revitalised and positive.  I provide Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage at affordable and comparable prices – treating a wide range of medical conditions, alleviating pain and helping you manage stress and anxiety utilising a variety of treatment methods – such as massage, cupping and acupuncture, as well as offering practical advice and showing special exercises and techniques to help you get back to top condition.

A primary focus of Traditional Chinese Medicine is on prevention, rather than cure, so it is always good to have a treatment – you don’t need to have any symptoms! Acupuncture focuses on how root imbalances affect the whole body and works to stabilize these imbalances and bringing the body back into health. This can make you more aware of the many things that can influence your physical and emotional well-being. Acupuncture works well alongside Western Medicine or as a stand-alone treatment.

Claim 20% tax relief back on all acupuncture treatments.


David Hankey Acupuncture Cork – Experience

I first began to practice yoga in 1980. I began to practice Aikido, Zen meditation and Chi Kung three years later. My Aikido teachers are John Rogers and Terry Ezra. I currently hold the rank of 4th dan. I practice Zen meditation with Hogen Daido Yamahata of Chogenji temple in Japan. Hogen San also practices Yoga as part of his practice. My Chi Kung teacher is Prof. Wu Tian Chung of Nanjing China. I studied “Wild Goose Chi Kung” and Medical Chi Kung. Since 2010, I have been studying Taoist Internal Arts with Taoist Master Tian Liyang of Wudang Shan, China. This includes Tai Chi, Chi Kung, 6 Healing Sounds, 13 Pillars of Chi Kung and Taoist Yangsheng Gong.

I began to study TCM in 1993 with The Acupuncture Foundation in Dublin. I have trained in Ireland as well as Nanjing TCM University. I am a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland, the representative body of Acupuncture and TCM practitioners in Ireland.
I worked in Dublin before moving to Dingle, Co. Kerry, in 1999 where I worked in Dingle Acupuncture Clinic and Kerry Mental Health Centre.
I started practicing Acupuncture in Cork city in 2015 as David Hankey Acupuncture Cork.