Herbal Remedies & Nutrition
Welcome to Breath of Life...
Breath of Life is a Naturopathic, Herbal and Nutritional Clinic in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Naturopathy is the use of many natural healing tools together which encourages the body to heal itself. In Breath of Life, we use Herbal tinctures and creams, Nutritional advice and Supplements, Complex Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Magnetic therapy, Counselling, Stress Management and sometimes Prayer.
One of the principles of Naturopathy is to treat the whole person, not the disease
. In Breath of Life, we look at the root cause
of the patient's complaint. Each patient is given a personalised healing programme, tailored to their specific requirements. It may include a change in diet, herbs, supplements, lifestyle advice, exercise and relaxation.
The clinic was set up in 1994 by Róisín O'Kelly with the aim of alleviating suffering/illness and improving the patient's quality of life.
SRN, RSCN, SCM, H.D, Naturopath, Herbalist, Dietician, Counselling, Bioresonance Scanning, Reflexology
Róisín is married to Peter and has four grown up children. From an early age, Róisín showed an aptitude and interest in healing and a great love of people. Roisin initially trained in Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin, as a children's nurse and later in The Mater Hospital as a general nurse. She finished her nursing training in the Coombe Maternity Hospital and worked in the medical profession, in Dublin, for fifteen years.
Her interest in complementary medicine started when her first baby, Ciarán, developed very severe eczema at aged 6 weeks. His dry skin used to crack and bleed, was continually itchy and he was unable to sleep at night without medication. At the time, Róisín was working in children's ICU in Temple Street. To her dismay, nothing the experienced ICU doctors offered her son helped, and her search began. Roisin studied relentlessly looking for a cure for her son. She tried various exclusion diets, numerous creams, steroids, anti histamines, reflexology and conventional single dose homeopathy. However, after 12 years, there was still no improvement in the eczema!
Despairingly, Roisin asked friends and family to pray afresh for Ciaran who was due to start secondary school one week later. The following day, she met a stranger at a bus stop who advised her to try complex homeopathy - a combination of a few remedies together. His skin was dramatically cured completely over a few days. God works in strange ways! Shortly afterwards, Roisin resigned as a nurse to give this amazing experience her full attention and started studying Natural Medicine.
Róisín is now trained in Herbalism, Naturopathy, Holistic Dietetics, Counselling, Reflexology, Pastoral care and has studied many other forms of natural healing. Following her son's dramatic recovery, Róisín wanted to help other people who did not find the answer to health problems in conventional medicine. Roisin lectured in The College of Naturopathic Medicine for over 10 years, where she was also the Head of Herbal Medicine In Ireland. She has recently taken a break to focus on complementary cancer research.
Her two sons, Ciaran and Damian, developed Nutritics.com, the very successful personalised dietary software
. Her daughter Aisling is general manager of Breath of Life and is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist. Her youngest daughter, Sinead, is still in college.
Roisin still believes strongly in the power of prayer.
Róisín and Aisling