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Kim McMenamin

Kim Mc Menamin came to the alternative health spectrum through his long and varied career in the Martial Arts namely Karate and more recently Tai Chi and Qi Qong. He is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Shito-Ryu Karate, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Ryukyu Kempo Karate, a 2nd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate and 2nd Duan in Tai Chi awarded by the Chinese Wushu (Martial Arts) Association based in Beijing. Using this background Kim has now formed his own system of Martial Arts called ZenDao Combatives ( He has amassed a wealth of expertise and clinical experience in treating a wide and varied range of disorders and diseases. He is the first person in Donegal to have qualified in Acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland (A.F.I.). The A.F.I. based in Dublin is the first and longest established Chinese medical training college in Ireland.

Kim Mc Menamin Dip.Ac. Lic.Ac C.Ac China M.Q.P

Kim completed his course in Dublin where he studied under prominent Chinese doctors, Professor Jin Hui De and Dr Jidong Wu. Kim then went on to study at the Nanjing International Training College in Nanjing, China and studied clinical acupuncture under eminent Chinese doctors at the Baxie Hospital & the 1st Peoples Hospital in Nanjing. Upon completing this course Kim received his Licentiate in Clinical Acupuncture Studies.

In 2003 Kim received a Certificate in Chinese Herbal Patents from the ShiZhen Acupuncture and Herbal Training College under Prof. Shulan Tang.
Kim is a regular alternative columnist for many newspaper publications in his local area (click here for articles).
Kim furthered his studies in 2003 by undertaking a Medical Qi Qong course in Dublin with fellow acupuncturist and Qi Qong tutor Dermot O Connor, this course was sanctioned by the world famous Prof. Mr Jerry Alan Johnson of the USA who is an internationally recognised non-Chinese Qi Qong Grand Master. Kim has been practicing Acupuncture for over 10 years; he is recognised by VHI, Quinn Healthcare (formally BUPA), Hibernian Health (Vivas) and HSF Healthplan. He is a member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland.

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