Dan Dan Cui
Dip.Ac.,Lic.Ac.,PG Cert (NanJing China)



Welcome to the Acupuncture Centre website. Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Chinese and other eastern cultures have been using Acupuncture to restore, promote and maintain good health for over four thousand years. More and more people have found that this long established therapy offers an effective response to all manner of ills. Acupuncture has been tested and proven effective in a number of scientific studies.

The World health Organisation recommends Acupuncture treatment for a number of health conditions. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK recommends it for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. It is now accepted the world over as a valid system of healthcare. To view a detailed list of conditions recommended for treatment by the WHO please click here.


Your Practitioner

Dan Dan Cui£¬who is a native of China, is a fully qualified and licensed Acupuncturist and is a graduate of the Acupuncture Foundation of Chinese Medicine in Milltown, Dublin. She studied under Professor Jin Huide, Dr Wu Jidong and Dr Meng Fanyi. She is member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association. She completed her post-graduate clinical placement at Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre, Peoples Republic of China.

For her Post Graduate clinical experience Dan Dan trained with Professor Gu Zhaojun who is a recognised expert in Neurology and stroke rehabilitation. She also trained with Professor Tao Kun, Chief Doctor of Qinhuai TCM Hospital of Nanjing, renowned TCM Doctor in Nanjing who is expert in Moxibustion, sport injury and Scalp Acupuncture.

Dan Dan participated in workshops which included training with Debra Betts who specialises in pregnancy and women¡¯s health care. She also trained in workshops with Professor Jin Huide who is a specialist in Auricular Acupuncture. Professor Jin is recognized internationally as a Master Clinician.

As a member of The Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association, Dan Dan adheres to their strict code of Ethics and Practice, which is strictly enforced by the Association.

Acupuncture & Acupressure

  • Acupuncture ©¤ what is it?

    Acupuncture originated in China. The intent of Acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished has been tested over thousands of years and continues to be valid today. It is a widely used drug free health care treatment. It is recommended by the World Health Organisation for a number of health conditions. To view a detailed list of conditions recommended for treatment by the WHO please click here.
  • Acupuncture ©¤ how does it work?

    Acupuncture restores health by stimulating the bodies healing mechanism. Acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points determined by your acupuncturist based on your signs and symptoms. These may be located in the area of body affected by your aliment but also in areas that are distant to it. The objective is to relieve the problematic symptoms but also to address the root cause to reduce or prevent future reoccurrence of the presenting problem.

    An acupuncturist views health and sickness on concepts of vital energy, energetic balance and energetic imbalance. A western medical doctor monitors the blood flowing through blood vessels and the messages traveling via the nervous system, the acupuncturist assesses the flow and distribution of the vital energy, within its pathways, known as meridians and channels. Acupuncture can influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these meridians. The aim of the treatment is to relieve any blockages by inserting very fine needles into selected acupuncture points and help the body heal itself.

  • Acupuncture ©¤ The needles?

    All acupuncture needles used are CE marked, single use (one needle per point), sterile and disposable. They are much finer than needles used to give injections or blood tests, hardly more than the thickness of several human hairs. After needle insertion patients often feel what they describe as a tingling or a dull ache at the needle site. The feeling that arises during treatment varies from patient to patient, but it is often described as very relaxing yet energising, it¡¯s not unusual for patients to fall asleep.
  • Acupuncture ©¤ Treatment

    At the initial visit details of your medical and physical history, and life style are collated. Your presenting symptoms will be assessed. The acupuncturist looks at everything about a person including lifestyle and stresses. This assessment is very important, two people may suffer from the same complaint but the energetic imbalance causing it is often different. For follow up visits updates of your symptoms and progress will be assessed.

  • Acupressure

    (Chinese Medical Massage - "Tui Na" - an ancient healing art) it differs from western massage in that finger and palm pressure is applied using a wide rage of techniques. it stimulates Qi mobilization to regain Yin-Yang balance in certain parts of the body.
  • Moxibustion

    The application of mild heat to the body, against particular points, to conduct heat into the muscles and areas of discomfort in the body, with glowing Moxa wool (a finely chopped herb Folium Artemisia), entirely painless.
  • Cupping Therapy

    A therapy in which a jar is placed on the skin surface to cause local congestion, through the removal of the air in the jar. This method promotes the free flow of Qi and blood in the channels. It helps improve the condition and the persons circulation.
  • Acupuncture ©¤ Should my Doctor know?

    Telling your GP that you are attending for Acupuncture treatments is a good idea. They can be alert to any changes they may see in your condition. Acupuncture is generally accepted to work well alongside western medicine. you should also inform your acupuncturist of any medications you are taking.

  • Acupuncture for pain relief

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognise Acupuncture as an effective pain therapy. Acupuncture treatment has been shown clinically to trigger the central nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins (derived from the terms endogenous and morphine). Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of many types of pain. Examples of conditions which can respond to acupuncture:
    Acute Sprains
    Back Pain
    Dysmenorrhea (period pain)
    Frozen Shoulder
    Golfer¡¯s Elbow
    Knee Pain
    Migraine and Headaches
    Muscle and Joint Problems
    Neck Pain
    Shoulder Pain
    Sports Injuries
    Tennis Elbow

  • Fertility

    Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat gynaecology and fertility problems, it can help reduce stress and anxiety which have an adverse impact on fertility and works towards obtaining hormonal balance. It can also help improve the blood supply to the reproductive organs.

Conditions treated

The WHO (World Health Organisation) listed the following diseases which respond to Acupuncture.

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anaemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bells Palsy
  • Constipation
  • Chronic Fatique syndrome
  • Depression
  • Digestive and bowel Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Hay Fever
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Menopause
  • M.E lack of energy
  • Migraine and Headaches
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Muscle and Joint Problems
  • Nervous Problem
  • Oedema
  • Pain of all sorts
  • Palpitations
  • PMS
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sport Injuries
  • Stress
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Urogenital Disorders


Your Questions

  • Initial session ¨C How long?

    A treatment would take 40 mins to 55 mins and in addition a consultation of 30 mins.

  • Follow up session ¨C How Long?

    Treatment would take 45 mins to 55 mins.

  • Treatment Cost

    40 euro per session, normally more than one treatment may be required.

  • Treatment

    By appointment only

  • Medical Expenses

    Members of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association are approved by VHI, Hibernian Aviva, Laya healthcare and other health insurance providers, you should check with your health insurance provider.

    The AFPA is recognised by the following health insurance providers, Other health insurance schemes also cover treatments by AFPA members, these include ESB and Garda Medical Scheme among others.:
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    For some time I was suffering from severe knee pain and decided to try Acupuncture with Dan Dan Cui. After four treatments, much to my delight, the pain was gone. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan Dan Cui as an Acupuncturist.

    J . F. Dunboyne Co. Meath


    I¡¯ve been experiencing reoccurring shoulder pain of late and was advised to go see an acupuncturist, as apparently they can do more on stubborn lactic acid knots in a shorter time frame. So that¡¯s the reason I turned up on the doorstep of a lovely Chinese lady, named Dandan in Dundrum.
    She concluded that my recent dodgy digestion system and reducing energy levels were due to all the raw fruit and vegetables I am eating lately. She recommended I eat more cooked vegetables in order to help out my system. I was pretty blown away by her insight as she was spot on everything! She firstly worked on rectifying my digestion problems. This involved sticking acupuncture needles into my hands/stomach, around my shin bones and one seemingly random one at the very top of my head! Let me assure you ¨C none of which are in any way painful. It was the most relaxed I have been in a long long time, I actually felt completely out of it!!
    Results: the relaxing effects of the procedure lasted all weekend and I experienced the most amazing night¡¯s sleep and almost immediate rectification of my digestion system. Since then I have only eaten cooked vegetables and have noticed a great improvement in both my digestion and energy. Also after one or two days of quite intense stiffness the guarantor knot in my back evaporated away!
    We decided that my sore shoulder wasn¡¯t anything complicated nor did it require a ¡®holistic¡¯ approach to improving it¡­Basically I was carrying around a heavy handbag on the same shoulder all the time and just need to alternate it in future¡­

    Emiear Dublin


    I recently had a number of Acupuncture and Acupressure sessions with Acupuncturist Dan Dan Cui in her Dundrum centre. I have had neck and back pain for a number of years and Dan Dan was able to greatly relieve this pain using her skills, over a number of weekly sessions. She fully explained the Accupuncture process before commencing the treatment.
    Dan Dan has created a very pleasant atmosphere in her acupuncture centre which is very well laid out. This makes for a very relaxing experience and I came away from each session feeling greatly relieved from pain. Dan Dan has a wealth of knowledge on her profession and she advised me on exercises to keep the back and neck pain under control. The sessions were a truely wonderful experience provided by a very nice person.

    R.R. Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.


    I was understandably nervous about having needles stuck in me, but Dan Dan's calm and gentle manner put me at ease and I experienced very little discomfort; the treatment is in fact very relaxing and after just four sessions my stress levels had improved considerably. Dan Dan is a fully certified practitioner from China, and the clinic is modern, quiet, spotlessly clean and professional. I'll be back for more!

    Paul Ballinteer, Dublin 16


Phone: 086 8795769
Email: cuiglynn@yahoo.co.uk    or dandan@acupuncturedundrum.ie

please note treatment is by appointment.


Dan Dan Cui
Dip.Ac.,Lic.Ac.,PG Cert (NanJing China)
Acupuncture Centre
9 Highfield Park
Dublin 14

Phone: 086 8795769   |   Email: cuiglynn@yahoo.co.uk    or dandan@acupuncturedundrum.ie | ©2011 DanDanCui Acupuncture