Dungarvan Alternative Health Clinic was founded in 1999 by Orla Casey, an aromatherapist and hypnotherapist, and Kevin Power, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
It was the first clinic of its kind in Dungarvan, and, indeed, in Co. Waterford, as it was specifically resored and redesigned as a modern clinic of alternative and complementary medicine.
Kevin and Orla’s vision was to establish a centre of healing for the community, where many different therapies would be practised to the highest standards by fully qualified professional therapists in a healing environment. This vision soon became a reality, and the clinic’s reputation for the highest professional standards has gone from strength to strength over the years.
The building itself, dating back to at least the mid 1870s, has been sensitively restored, and stands as a symbol of the continuity of tradition and community which is so important in any healing environment.
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Kevin Power graduated from the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1990 with a Licentiate in T.C.M. He also holds a diploma in Jungian psychology and a diploma in graphic design/art. In 1993 he trained in the U.S. with Chinese physicians, and was chief resident physician in an acupuncture clinic in San Francisco. While there, he worked with Professor Yueru Wu, studying Chinese herbal medicine. He has also studied and practised shamanism and traditional healing techniques with the Foundation for Shamanic Strudies in the U.K. and with Kahuna practitioners in the U.S. This, along with his art and Jungian studies, reflects his interest in symbolic imagery and its healing power. He has been a guest lecturer at the American College of T.C.M. in San Francisco, at alternative health seminars in England, and at Waterford Regional Hospital. A native of Abbeyside, Dungarvan, he, along with his wife, Orla Casey, established Dungarvan Alternative Health Clinic, where he works full time as an acupuncturist and T.C.M. practitioner
Orla is a qualified Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist. She is also Manager and Co-Owner of the Clinic. Her interest in Holistic Medicine and Therapy began in the early 1990s after realising in her own life the connection between stress and dis-ease in the body. She qualified in Holistic Massage and Aromatherapy in 1994 and 1995 respectively and went on to open her first clinic in main street along with her husband Kevin in August, 1996 and three years later restored the building in Pookeen Lane which is now home to the alternative health clinic. Her interest in dealing with stress and tension in the body continued over the years where she also studied emotional freedom technique (tapping) under Dr Alaister Bredee and BWRT (brainwave recursive therapy) under Terence Watts. In 2014 she achieved an Advance Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy under Dr Joe Keaney of the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in Tuckey Street, Cork.