I am originally from China, but am now a proud Irish citizen and have lived in Ireland for the past 13 years. I graduated as a general nurse in 1997 in HanZhong, China. I worked as a Medical, Surgical and Theatre nurse in a Triple A hospital (the highest standard of medical care in China). This hospital had an 800 bed capacity and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Ward. I gained extensive and valuable experience and by 2005 I was a both a nurse and a tutor to newly qualified medical practitioners in the hospital.
I came to Ireland in 2007 and not long after started working as an operating theatre nurse in the Rotunda hospital. Over the course of my ten year career in the Rotunda I became increasingly convinced of the benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for pain relief, fertility, circulation and aiding the digestive system. I am a qualified and highly experienced nurse and surgical assistant. I am also a qualified acupuncture and Chinese traditional medicine practitioner. I am a member of the acupuncture council of Ireland.
I have studied and practiced Chinese medicine and acupuncture in both China and Ireland. I believe that my wide ranging knowledge in both the Irish and Chinese medical systems gives me a unique insight into how to apply the correct treatments to patients individual needs. I travel back to China regularly to further perfect my skills and attend conferences and seminars to keep up to date with emerging developments in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Looking forward to meeting you,
"Li is a fantastic acupuncturist who pays attention to your posture, individual body shape and lifestyle when treating a complaint. I'm a hospital doctor and I found that combining conventional medicine with Li's expertise really helped to solve my problem, more than medication alone. Dr Heffernan Donnybrook !"
"Li was an amazing help in my last few weeks and months of pregnancy. I was suffering with restless legs and I found acupuncture to be a great help. Li is also a midwife which gave me extra reassurance. She was very professional, caring and made me feel very safe. I would highly recommend Li for acupuncture."
"Li has helped me tremendously. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have been having on going IBS issues for many years and having gone to Li a couple of times already has improved those issues a lot. I would highly recommend Li to anyone.."
"As a long-term migraine sufferer, and having tried nearly every treatment under the sun including a multitude of medications, I went to Li, having heard about her from my daughter whose arthritis she has helped greatly. Li said that she also might be able to help with my urinary frequency and acid reflux. I have to date had three sessions with Li, and am already experiencing a noticeable improvement regarding the migraine and urinary problems. My sleep has also improved. The treatment has mainly involved acupuncture but also some heat lamp, massage and herbal remedy. I have found Li to be very professional and also caring and easy to relate to."
"Li is a great practitioner. I went to her for hay fever and for migraine and had some great results, especially for the hay fever. I haven't taken an antihistamine since halfway through the summer. Li really takes the time every session to see how you're feeling and tailors the treatment to suit what you need each time. She also gave great advice about how to manage migraines in between sessions. I'll be back soon for more! Thanks Li!"
"I have been going to Li for a couple of months now and would highly recommend her to anyone. She is extremely knowledgeable, especially having the additional background in western medicine. She is committed to finding the root cause of the issue, something that is often lacking with traditional doctors, in particular with women's health. She immediately puts you at ease with her warm but professional manner. I'm very glad I found her!"
"Would highly recommend Li. She is knowledgeable, friendly and highly professional. From the initial consultation I felt at ease even though I was dreading the needles. I've had arthritis in my knees since I was a child, which got worse after a skiing accident and now I have pain in my hip and back too. I've always assumed I'd have to live with the pain until I went to Li. After 2 treatments the pain is noticeably less and I feel more flexibility in my hip. Li was recommended by a friend and I'm so glad to have met her. Do not hesitate to make that appointment."
"Li runs a very professional practice. In my experience it is difficult to source a highly skilled and knowledgeable acupuncturist with a medical background. Li has both and provides very targeted and effective acupuncture treatment. Highly recommended!"
"I have been attending Li for over a year now and have really benefited from her knowledge, experience and practise. She has a very holistic approach and is always looking at ways to improve my physical and mental well-being. I love her calm nature. I find my sessions so relaxing and an hour of quality time for me. I have taken herbs at times which have been a great addition to my treatment. Li has really helped me to ease the burden of headaches, gut issues and sleep. She has encouraged me to be aware of my body and any issues I have. Her consummate professionalism is second to none and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who would like to try acupuncture"
"I can’t rate Li highly enough! I’ve seen her for various issues including eczema, using acupuncture and herbs, and I’m very happy with the results already. She explains everything and takes the time to understand my situation. I found it very difficult to find a good acupuncturist since moving here from Australia, so I’m very happy to have finally found one."
"Li was recommended to me and I have been very happy with all aspects of her practice. Her knowledge of anatomy is excellent, she is professional and caring. Her studio is very clean and Covid friendly, with individual rooms for each client. On each occasion I have visited Li, I have come away pain free, relaxed and feeling great. For anyone who has no experience of acupuncture and may be feeling undecided, I would highly recommend Li as she is very calming, experienced, knowledgeable and patient. "
"My experience with Li has been outstanding. She is careful, attentive and works with you to understand how you can benefit from her extensive skills and expertise. The rooms are calming and the treatments are always relaxing. I was nervous to start but the effects have been fantastic and aches/pains/injuries have been a lot less since starting with Li. I would highly recommend her."
"Li helped me with my postpartum thyroiditis / Hashimoto's disease to the point that I am now completely off medication. She is not only a competent medical professional but also a wonderful and caring person, can't recommend enough!"
"Li Duggan is immensely professional but in being so is also a super calm, gentle, kind person who practises in a soothing, comfortable setting. I was at ease from the moment I had dealings with Li attending Li some months ago with knee/leg pain and found after just four sessions there was remarkable improvement. It is my intention to return for pain management going forward and I recommend Li to all 110%!"
"I initially read about acupuncture as a natural approach to anti-ageing and found Li by searching locally. I love my sessions with Li. She's so knowledgeable, having worked in both Chinese and Western medicine. Throughout my sessions, we've focused on different areas/issues. I really look forward to my relaxing sessions, I often drift off to sleep and always come out feeling refreshed. Would definitely recommend!"
"Li was recommended to me by a friend that she had successfully treated. I had a few different issues to address all of which have massively improved since I started with Li from knee pain to sleep problems! Li is extremely professional and also very soothing! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Li and have done so to my own family and friends"
"I started going to Li as i have twinges in my back ever since a back operation over 5 years ago. I have been completely cured of pain after only a few sessions. I find Li very professional & knowledgeable & would have no hesitation in recommending her. "
"I have had headaches my whole life, and have tried everything to find relief. They were so severe and frequent after having my first child that my husband found Li and made me an appointment. From the very first appointment, I experienced a noticeable, immediate improvement in both severity and frequency and could not be more thankful for Li. Highly recommend!"
"Suffering with a chronic condition and painful periods for the majority of my life, Li’s treatments have alleviated my symptoms and my overall well-being, sleep etc. Would highly recommend acupuncture now after my sessions with Li."
"Li Duggan is a wonderful Acupuncturist. She is highly professional yet very warm and caring. I am very happy to have entrusted Li to help me with my chronic wrist tendonitis. After 3 sessions there is a marked improvement with pain reduction and increased range of mobility, which has enabled me to restart my strengthening rehab exercises. I am very happy to share my positive healing experience."
"I started going to Li a few weeks ago and already feel so much better. I had ankle and calf pain, long term neck and shoulder pain, headaches a few times a week and frequent digestive issues. After the first session my ankle and calf pain was greatly reduced and gone completely after 2nd. Neck and shoulder pain has really improved and after first session the range of movement in my neck better than in years. My digestive system has felt close to normal since Li did acupuncture treatment for it. I've only had maybe 1 or 2 mild headaches since beginning treatment. So amazing compared to the 10+ I'd have had in the few weeks before going to Li.My stress levels are a lot better too and after an acupuncture session I always feel more relaxed and calm.Li is very professional, explains everything so well and really understands her clients and their individual needs. So lovely to talk to and put me at ease straight away. I would highly recommend Li Duggan to anyone and I definitely recommend people try acupuncture with her as I have felt a lot better than I have in years and significantly better results than after trying physio, medication etc."
"I have been receiving excellent care from Li in treating my persistent shoulder pain. She is so helpful and confident of what she's saying, I'm really impressed! Only a few week going to her my problems are getting much better. I would totally recommend booking a session her. If in pain,do it today! "
"Li is very caring and professional lovely lady who helped us to prepare for the birth of our baby. She also shared her professional strategies for an easier and faster labour, I followed them and it worked for us very well. Highly recommended with a warm thank you to you, Li."
"I went to Li as I had a knee injury as I run and it was giving me problems she listens to me and was patient and very thorough and now feeling the benefits thank you Li. "
"I couldn’t recommend Li enough! I’m pregnant and I had pain in my shoulders, back and suffer from sciatica. What Li did for me in just one session gave me immediate relief. Also I sleep much better after my second session. Very good experience."
"I would highly recommend visiting Li for acupuncture/Chinese medicine. I have seen great improvements in only a few weeks with my knee and ankle. Li is so professional, she has so much knowledge and works with you to try and get to the root of the problem. As somebody who has a fear of needles Li has made the whole experience easy. If you have never had acupuncture or considered Chinese medicine you should definitely make an appointment with Li the results you will achieve will definitely be worth it. Thank you Li!"
"I hadn't experienced acupuncture before I visited Li but when I felt immediate improvement after my first session I became a firm believer in just how transformational it can be. Li strikes the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness, her knowledge and skill shine through at all times. I've had five sessions now, I feel great and I plan to make acupuncture with Li a regular part of my wellness regime."