Deirdre Courtney, MTCM, CAc (China), DiplAc, is a Chinese medicine practitioner, Master Face Reader, and the author of Nourishing Life the Yang Sheng Way: Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice from Chinese Medicine. She has been an acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritional counselor, and chef for over 30 years. Courtney is a founding member of FRIEA (Face Reading Institute and Eastern Arts). She trained and taught with Lillian Bridges on face reading starting in 1999, and was the Education Director for the Lotus Institute’s Master Face Reading program from 2013 to 2022.
Courtney received her master’s in Chinese medicine from YoSan University in Los Angeles, where she is a guest lecturer in the doctoral program. She also teaches in the Pacific College of Health and Science’s Facial Applications of Cosmetic Enhancement (FACE) program. She is nationally board certified by NCCAOM, for whom she is a PDA provider in the USA, and maintains a private practice in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland.