About

Celine Leonard qualified as an acupuncturist in 1987 and as a herbalist in 1995. She has a PhD in English Literature which she earned at the University of California, Santa Cruz, US in 1984. She then changed careers and decided to specialise in Chinese Medicine. She began to specialise in gynaecology and infertility in the late 1990s and began to work with the Merrion Fertility Clinic, Dublin when it was founded in 2002. Her main practice is at 33 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK and Ireland). She is current chair of the IRCHM.

She was a herbal representative to the National Working Group set up by the Department of Health and Children to advise on the regulation of complementary practitioners. She has been an external examiner to the post graduate course in herbal medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading, UK and twice for the MSc in CHM in the Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK. She has lectured undergraduates and post graduate students in Ireland in gynaecology and infertility. She has also lectured at the TCM Kongress in Rothenberg and has twice taught a course with colleagues in Zurich for those practitioners wishing to specialise in the use of acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine for those patients trying to conceive and undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) protocols such as IVF at fertility clinics.

She is co-author with Dr Wu and Dr Michael Haeberle of Female Infertility & Reproductive Gynaecology: A Comprehensive Clinical Manual of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Biomedicine recently published by the JCM press in the UK. This was a 10 year project on her behalf to make important material available to western practitioners and to help increase the skill base of those practising in the field of gynaecology and infertility.

The Clinic


The Herbal Clinic was established in 2002 by Celine Leonard and Josephine Lynch.

We offer treatment for many conditions. Chinese Medical Practitioners tend to work like GP’s treating a vast range of varied complaints but using the theories of Chinese Medicine to make a diagnosis and treatment plan which offers individualised treatment for each person.

Therapies offered include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shiatsu and Mindfulness Training.

The clinic is open from Tuesday to Friday. Treatment is arranged by appointment only.

Appointments are also available with Celine at the Merrion Fertility Clinic on Wednesday evenings. Please contact Celine to book these appointments.