Zoe Prendergast

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"Zoe is a fully qualified Classical Chinese Acupuncturist specialising in women’s health. After completing a 4 year diploma in Chinese Medicine, Zoe ran busy pregnancy and mother and baby clinics before training in fertility acupuncture at the Shen Dao Institute in Barcelona, where she later practised. Zoe is also a certified HypnoBirthing educator and is currently completing her 5 path Advanced Transformational Hypnosis training at the Banyan Institute.

"I am a classical chinese acupuncturist specialising in reproductive health with an academic background in social anthropology. I first discovered oriental medicine whilst working for the Department of Environment of the Tibetan government in exile in Dharamsala, India. I later spent time doing fieldwork on the border of Mustang in Nepal where I learned the medicinal practices of the local Bonpo Lama. I studied Chinese Medicine at the CENAC Institute in Barcelona where I lived for 13 years. My teachers were Chinese. I then practised at the Shen Dao Institute as a specialist in fertility and pregnancy and at the same time undertook post graduate courses in the Taoist arts including Qi Gong , Feng Shui and Yang Sheng practice’s. "After the birth of my son I trained as a HypnoBirthing educator. I run courses in this wonderful method of birth preparation in Totnes, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands. I currently practise acupunture at the Arcturus clinic in Totnes and Dartington Space in Dartington. I frequently work with women struggling with menstrual cycle problems, pregnancy related conditions and menopausal discomfort. I also work with men and women who are trying to conceive and I offer birth preparation acupuncture programs. I live very happily on the beautiful Dartington Hall estate with my young son . I am passionate about painting, Qi gong and 5 Rhythms dance.

"Zoe is very pleased to have joined the Arcturus Clinic team, and offers consultations in English, French, Italian and Spanish."[1]


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  1. Arcturus Clinic Zoe Prendergast, organizational web page, accessed May 29, 2014.