Many people have asked me how I’ve come to the healing work that is so central to my life. I look at my life and work as a an ongoing journey, and am honoured to share my journey with you.

I have gone through two cancer diagnosis. I was initially diagnosed with a rare and fast growing form of breast cancer, known as BRCA1, Triple Negative,  To recover from the gruelling side effects of conventional treatment, I turned to natural therapies, to ease my anxiety and fear around death. This sparked a huge interest in me around Natural Health in particular.

When I was diagnosed with a recurrence, I declined a radical mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Instead I chose to look further afield at the experts leading the field of cancer research, where I spent time with them learning about what may have caused the epigenetic effect of this cancer.

Jenny McElvaney dip NT, dip HM, dip LC, dip Ac. Lic. Ac, (Hanoi), mNTOI or call +353 (87) 097 9711.


I had minor surgery and spent almost one year treating myself with self-care to enable me to be once again, in remission from cancer. I realise that while I always knew I would die, one way or another, I am not prepared in the slightest for losing my life.

Practicing nutritional science, Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture,  has enabled me to help others going through possibly the toughest time in their life. With over decade of experience, I have discovered what works, what doesn’t, and what it means to live a truly full life.

I have spent clinical time in both the U.S. and many European countries and also the leading Traditional Chinese Hospital in Vietnam, researching integrative therapies and learning from some of the Worlds leading experts in Oncology.

Acupuncture using various traditional and modern methods, Dietary plans, Lab Testing and Herbal Medicine are prescribed to meet each individuals needs, and supplementation where necessary.

An extensive list of my training can be found here.

At present, there is no legal requirement for nutrition practitioners to be qualified or registered. So choosing a properly qualified and registered practitioner is important, to make sure that you are being seen by someone with the appropriate level of skill, especially when there are so many courses in nutrition that are very short and lack depth.