There are a number of key conditions that I believe acupuncture can be particularly helpful in.


As a quick rule of thumb I often find that if stress or anxiety make the condition worse, acupuncture is likely to make it better!


Click on any of the conditions to read more about the treatment and its success.

My clinic in ‘The Hollies’, Glen of The Downs, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

“I never responded well to IVF drugs and my left ovary never produced any follicles. I looked into acupuncture on the net and found Mark Goulding and began acupuncture straight away. After the first week of IVF drugs on my next IVF cycle I had a scan and I couldn’t believe it! There were 5 follicles on the right ovary and 2 on the left. I went on to have a healthy baby. Acupuncture helped me to relax during my IVF cycle, gave me more energy, and also seemed to ‘kick start’ my left ovary. I can’t recommend acupuncture enough.”

“Having been on HRT for almost 10 years I was advised by my doctor to stop taking it about 2 years ago. Since then I have had terrible problems with hot flushes. I decided to give acupuncture a try having heard that it might be able to help. I saw Mark Goulding who gave me acupuncture and some herbs and I noticed a big improvement straight away! After only a few sessions (once a week) there was a huge reduction in the number and strength of the hot flushes. I would definitely recommend anyone who is suffering from menopausal symptoms to try acupuncture and herbs.”

Bernadette Quiney, Bray

“I had been suffering acute pain for some time when passing urine, especially in the mornings. After a few sessions of acupuncture with Mark the pain gradually decreased and eventually disappeared. My five weekly sessions have provided me with great relief and I would highly recommend the treatment to similar sufferers.”

Noel, Bray

“For many years I have suffered from sinusitis. I went to Mark Goulding in Bray who discussed the importance of diet in my condition. After 2 treatments the pain had subsided significantly and after 3 it had gone altogether. I had a total of 5 treatments and I have not had another sinus attack in the last 4 months. I am delighted with the result.  I would certainly recommend acupuncture to anyone who suffers from sinus or indeed other problems.”

Stephnie Veale, Bray


“I injured my leg and was in quite a lot of pain and I went to Mark Goulding in Bray who placed a few tiny needles (not painful) in my leg. After the first visit I was surprised to notice a slight improvement. Mark asked me to come once each week for the next 3 or 4 weeks. After the 3rd visit the pain was almost gone and after the 4th it had gone completely. I am delighted with the result and would recommend acupuncture to anyone who is considering it.”

Michael McAuley, Dun Laoghaire


“Mark, I attended a number of sessions with you earlier this year for sciatica. The last session was in June. It worked brilliantly; I haven’t had any pain or trouble with it since.”

Tom Purdy, Shankill

“I was recently diagnosed by my doctor with a case of shingles (herpes zoster), which caused me extreme pain around my lower back and side. I had heard that acupuncture might help so I spoke to Mark Goulding and he suggested we do treatments each day. After about 2 or 3 days the treatment began to work well and after 6 treatments the pain had virtually gone. I am delighted with the results.”

Mick Loughlin, Roundwood

I was diagnosed with onset adult asthma in 2018. I was put on a daily dose of antibiotics, steroids, inhalers and nasal sprays. While the chronic cough abated, the extensive mucus being produced particularly in the mornings and at night persisted. I underwent extensive tests in hospital over the course of 12 months to determine the cause of the mucus production including allergy testing. Nothing helped and I felt continuously exhausted. I met Mark and spoke to him about my condition. Mark introduced me to TCM, the concept of dampness and explained the importance of diet to me. I followed his TCM dietary  recommendation and after circa 5 weeks I woke up one morning feeling  normal with no mucus. I couldn't believe it. This has continued to improve. My energy levels are back up and I'm now off all antibiotics and oral steroids. I don't know myself thanks to Mark and his advice." Marie.