Ciara Murphy has been in private practice since 2003. Having firstly trained as a Registered General Nurse in St Vincent's University Hospital, she subsequently studied medical herbalism, vitalistic nutrition, and iridology for 4 years in the Irish School of Herbal Medicine under renowned herbalist, Helen Begadon. Ciara is also a qualified colon and constipation hydrotherapist, clinical aromatherapist and natural fertility awareness teacher.


"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has".

Hippocrates (460 - 370 BC )


Colon Hydrotherapy is an internal bath of purified water that helps cleanse the large intestine. It facilitates the removal of stagnant faecal matter and subsequent proliferation of bacteria and their toxins, along with gas, mucus and cellular debris.


I was on holiday in France and had a lot of phlegm and sinus congestion over there. After flying home my ears felt blocked and wouldn't pop. My doctor gave me antibiotics for a couple of weeks, but they didn't work. He sent me to a specialist who was going to operate and unblock them. My wife suggested I see Ciara. Ciara told me to cut out dairy and wheat and gave me herbs to drink. My ears popped after a few days and the paint went. I cancelled the operation and I've been feeling great ever since.

- BW, Malahide

I've been treated by Ciara in her Apothecary over the last 5 months for eczema that broke out on my face after having cleared up for a year through changing my diet. I was quite stressed and Ciara took as much care of my emotional as well as physical symptoms. She advise me on diet, prescribed herbs and was very supportive. My skin has completely cleared up.

- Sarah, Greystones

Oh my god they're fab! I have been taking two every night and they are absolutely brilliant! It's worked like a trick, have been doing all the other bit you recommended too and it's completely sorted out the bloating and distension and constipation. It's made a massive difference, I only realised this morning actually that my stomach hasn't been distended in tha past few days in a row which is practically unheard of. Thank you so much, they are amazing.

- K O'Reilly, Westmeath

We had been trying for three years to conceive and I had started taking clomid a few months beforehand to which I reacted to. A friend recommended I have a consultation with Ciara. Within four months I was pregnant and had a healthy baby boy!

When we decided to try for baby number two, we conceived within two months of starting on Ciara's herbal medicines. I cannot recommend her enough, the herbs are easy to take and inexpensive. Thanks to Ciara we have a happy healthy family.

- Helen, Louth

Health Journal

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What are the Health Benefits of Dandelion?

Dandelions are plentiful throughout rural and urban environments all year round but are particularly abundant at this time of the year. In Irish dandelions are called Bearnan Bride – ‘the indented one of Brigid’ due to the serrated edges of their leaves and the fact that they are almost the first of wild flowers to... Read more >

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Colon Hydrotherapy

One of the first questions my clients ask me is ‘How on earth did you end up doing colonics for a living?’ I began my professional career as a nurse. My first experience of bowel cleansing was at the tender of 17, when a staff nurse asked me to observe an enema being administered. There... Read more >

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Colon Hydrotherapy