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About Roisin

Roisin Armstrong graduated from the University of Ulster in 1989, she first became fascinated by Kinesiology in the early 1990’s and qualified first as a practitioner in 1997. Following 3 years of study in London she became an acupuncturist in 2004.

For the past 14 years Roisin has written a very popular health column every Wednesday in The Irish News. The research for these articles keeps her up to date with current thinking on complementary medicine, diet, exercise and new developments in nutritional supplementation, and up to date on expert opinions and research studies.

Roisin has always been passionate about health especially in terms of what control we each as individuals have on our food and exercise choices and therefore what we can do to keep ourselves as healthy as we can for all of our lives. Roisin says “ Our health is our greatest gift and it is ultimately our responsibility to take the best care of it that we can. Our bodies are like a car and we need only 5 basic factors to maintain it. We need good quality fuel, oil, air and water and we need regular servicing to ensure optimum performance. I would like to see every person treating their body’s to at least 2 “service” treatments every year. Whilst complementary medicine can be amazing for treating health issues, health maintenance in terms of preventative health is so much easier than trying to repair a body once it has become ill.”