Joao Rosa – Acupuncture Cork

Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in treating pain: shoulder pain, upper and lower back pain, all kinds of tendinitis… It’s also very effective in treating respiratory problems, dermatological problems,  urinary tract infections and is very well known as being effective with emotional issues.  

My name is Joao (pronounced like Jo wow). I was born in the city of Oeiras, Portugal. It was in the Algarve where I established my clinical practice as an acupuncturist, phytotherapist (working with Chinese medical herbs and formulas), and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. My primary focus here in The Natural Clinic is in the provision of acupuncture.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective in treating injury and pain.
I’ve successfully worked with:

Neck pain
Shoulder pain,
Upper and lower back pain
Respiratory problems
Dermatological problems
Emotional and stress related issues
and more…

Acupuncture can help a wide range of issues, from urinary tract infections to anxiety and depression. As I usually say, we don’t have a thousand diseases, we have one disease with a thousand symptoms. As an acupuncturist, I’m here to create the necessary space for healing to happen. I feel truly blessed to be able to witness great changes in my clients’ wellbeing.

About Me

I began my private practice in Acupuncture, Phytotherapy & Chinese Medicine from the University of Chinese Medicine (UMC) after I graduated in 2015, but I started working in acupuncture as an assistant since 2008. I’m always learning, testing, and improving. Finding better ways to treat my patients. In my “tool bag,” I have techniques like TuiNa, Chinese and Japanese Moxibustion (Koshiishi Kyu style) and Master Tung’s Orthodox Acupuncture, Mukaino Method, YNSA (Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture), ZSA (Zhu Scalp Acupuncture) and Dr Richard Tan’s Balance Method.

In 2010, my life and practice were changed when I became a father. My son was born with Angelman Syndrome, a condition with many similarities to cerebral palsy. My work touches on pediatric acupuncture as well as in relieving symptoms associated with Angelman Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. I am president of AJPI, an association that I founded to encourage inclusion for disabled children in society.

I am in love with my job and I take each clinical case as my own “personal battle”. Some of my clients suffer from chronic diseases which tend to flare up in cycles. I teach them how to listen to their body, track and understand the changes they are experiencing so that they can respond early and avoid and reduce the severity of flare-ups. I still practice in Portugal (Faro, Albufeira and Tavira), I am also working in Ireland every week at The Natural Clinic.  I still try to make time to enjoy sunsets.


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