“Having heard a little about Chinese medicine but not knowing what was involved, I was quite skeptical when acupuncture was recommended to me. My first question was “What good can sticking needles into me do?” I was suffering from stress and finding it difficult to concentrate, as well as having sleepless nights. Acupunture helped to relax and clear my mind while also giving me the extra energy and balance that I needed to focus and get things done. It only took a few sessions and I would certainly recommend acupuncture to anyone.”

Stephen, Louth.

“Dear Mairead, Just a small note to thank you for your work. I have had lower back pain for some years but after a series of sessions of acupuncture and also cupping I am completely free from pain thanks to your wonderful help.”

Patrick, Co Louth.


“Having been treated by conventional medicine for a period of in excess of four months for a torn colon and suffered severe pain on a daily basis for a number of hours without relief I decided to try acupuncture for my condition.

I am pleased to say that after several treatment sessions with Mairead my symptoms and associated pain have been greatly relieved.”


“I have a long term chronic reflux condition that has caused some erosion to my esophagus. For the past 10 years I have had to take a lot of medication every day including Nexium, Zantac and Motillium. The medication does give me quality of life – without it I would have a very angry oesophagus. However, long term use of these medicines does have downsides even though I cannot do without them. I approached Ms Mairead Tiernan to explore acupuncture as a complement to my existing medication. After several sessions I am glad to report that I have seen a marked change in my condition. I don’t need the Motillium every day and have started to reduce the dosage of the Nexium. Just that small change has made a difference in my well being as the medication can often leave me feeling tired. Unfortunately because of damage to my oesophagus my condition can not be cured, but acupuncture is definitely a complementary and drug free therapy. Anything that helps to reduce my dependence on medication I think is worth exploring. I would strongly recommend Ms Tiernan as an acupuncturist and her practical advice such as regular exercise, eg walking and swimming have really helped. Her knowledge of this field is astounding. I am more than happy to recommend her as a acupuncturist.”


“I attended Mairead Tiernan’s treatment rooms following months of pain and numbness in my leg and foot due to ligament damage following an accident. After a number of acupuncture sessions with Mairead my condition improved very significantly and I experienced relief for the first time in months, I would recommend acupuncture to anyone in pain as it worked very well for me.I returned to Mairead for facial acupuncture and experienced great results, my work colleagues commented on my appearance as the results were impressive – reduced puffiness from under the eyes and a smoother appearance. A very relaxing experience.” 

Helen, Baltray, Drogheda, Co.Louth

” I never had acupuncture before so I was a bit apprehensive on my first visit. Mairead soon put me at ease with her caring nature and clear explanation of how our sessions would work.After an initial consultation, Mairead put her expertise to work and I found each and every session not only relaxing but also rejuvenating, I was very happy with the results.

I would recommend Mairead to friends and family.”

Emma, Meath


“I attended Mairead Tiernan’s clinic in The Glebe, Dunleer, with a foot injury. Initially, I was apprehensive at first but I was soon put to ease by Mairead’s care and professionalism shown to me. It was a very relaxing and theraputic experience. The swelling and pain in my foot reduced quite quickly. I’m extremely happy with my results. I would recommend Bóín Dé, to anyone with sports injuries.”


Meniscal Tear following Skiing Accident

I attended Mairéad’s clinic with a knee injury. Mairéad was very professional and, having never previously tried acupuncture, Mairéad made me feel instantly comfortable with the process – explaining all she was doing as she went along. The swelling and pain in my knee eased after the initial treatment, and totally after three treatments. I am very happy with my results. Thank you, Mairéad!


“Margaret’s expertise has really made a lasting affect on my life. I always had an open mind to new philosophies and therapies but acupunture wasn’t on the list. She advised me to give it a try for an ongoing arm ache and numbness in my little finger that I had picked up from playing the uilleann pipes over long periods of time.This turned out to be something similar to Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome. I had tried other avenues but with little success other than being advised to rest. I was also considering that I would not be able to play and that any playing I was doing would reduce the amount of time I could hope to play in my lifetime. I knew there must be another solution. After a few sessions the symptoms reduced then ceased completely.It was a real career saver at a time when I was coming up to an important performance. I have already recommended Margaret to other musicians with similar symptoms or complaints. Go raibh míle maith agat!”

Brendan, Louth


I attended Mairead’s clinic recently as I was suffering from sleep problems. I had recently returned from travelling so this along with a few other things had left my sleep patterns very erratic. It was noticeably affecting my daily life and people had commented on the redness and cloudiness of my eyes. A friend suggested acupuncture which I had not tried before so I was a bit apprehensive. I felt at ease as soon as I went into the clinic. The atmosphere was very relaxing and Mairead was extremely nice and calming. The procedure itself was very simple and noninvasive. It was over before I knew it and I actually fell asleep on the table there and then. My eyes cleared up straight away and I have had no sleep problems since the procedure at all. I would definitely recommend Boín Dé in the future and I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again myself.

Alan, Co. Kildare

“Having suffered with chronic asthma with recurring chest infections, treated with three inhalers with little effect. Since attending Mairead for acupuncture on a regular basis for a number of months now, I am free of all chest infections and have seldom use of inhalers. I recommend anyone with respiratory issues to try acupuncture with Mairead where you will receive care and kindness along with her specialised approach to acupuncture.”

Aine, Co Louth