Mark Goulding Acupuncture Dublin, Bray, & Wicklow

Your Acupuncturist & Herbalist – Providing Acupuncture for People from Bray, Wicklow and Dublin

Mark Goulding

Mark Goulding has been treating people from Bray, Dublin and Wicklow, with acupuncture since 1999. Having qualified in Dublin as an acupuncturist he travelled to China where he undertook further study. He has helped many people with a variety of different conditions. He began his career in the medical area in 1982, working for medical and pharmaceutical companies. Over a 13 year period, he was involved in various key medical areas, including cardiology, CNS, gynaecology, pain management, respiratory, urology, ear/nose/throat, gastro-intestinal, infection control and endocrinology.

Mark & Chinese Ambassador – Mark is the one on the left.


Believing that people sometimes want more choice than simply conventional drug therapy, in 1995 he began studying Chinese medicine and acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland. During the Foundation’s three year course, his lecturers included renowned Chinese medicine academics Professor Lao Jin Huide and Dr Wu Jidong from Nanjing University, medical doctors, and a number of eminent European acupuncture practitioners. The course also included the study of aspects of conventional medicine e.g. anatomy, physiology, pathology, conventional treatments etc.

Mark’s unique approach to acupuncture includes a commitment to integrating acupuncture and Chinese medicine with conventional medicine (which you can access through your GP). Mark believes that when these two systems work together patients experience the best results.

Having qualified as an acupuncturist Mark travelled to China and undertook post graduate training in 1998 at the Nanjing University’s International Acupuncture Training Centre and clinical work at Nanjing Municipal Hospital – one of China’s most prestigious acupuncture hospitals. As part of his continuing professional development Mark has undertaken courses in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Treatment of Gynaecological and infertility problems, Auricular Acupuncture, and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

In 2007 Mark completed a 2 year post-graduate diploma course in Chinese Herbal Medicine and was awarded his diploma by the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland His Excellency Mr. Liu Bewei.

Pictured above is Mark, with the Chinese Ambassador at a reception In TCD where the Diplomas were awarded.

The Herbal course was with the Acupuncture Foundation Of Ireland which is affiliated to the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Mark recently completed Trevor Wings Diploma in TCM OBS/Gyn course (and passed with Merit!). This course was run over 6 months and was an excellent one which showed the benefits of combining conventional investigations with acupuncture particularly in the areas of infertility treatment (male and female), pregnancy care and menstrual issues.

Mark is a member of the ACI acupuncture register, the IRCMH herbalists Register, and is also an inaugural member of ACT Dublin, a group of acupuncturists who specialise in fertility and pregnancy treatments. Marks treatments are eligible for all the major insurers (depending on your plan).

He lives in the Glen of The Downs, Co Wicklow, with his wife, Mary, and daughter Cathy.

Qualifications and memberships

Lic. Ac. Licentiate in Acupuncture from Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland
Dip. Ac. Diploma in acupuncture from Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland
C.Ac. Certificate in Acupuncture From Nanjing University, China
MTCMCI Member of Traditional Chinese Medicine Council of Ireland
Dip CPM Patent Chinese Herbal medicine Diploma, London Academy of Oriental Medicine
Short Courses Gynaecology & infertility in TCM, Auricular Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvination,Tongue diagnosis, Chinese Patent Herbs