Mark (33) – Insomnia, anxiety, grief3 Sep 2014 Dublin
I have been suffering with insomnia for around 5 years on and off and decided to try acupuncture as I found any western remedies(tablets) useless and at times even made the situation worse. After I contacted Equilibre, I was given a complete assessment and my first treatment on the following day.
I am now into my third week and have found the treatment amazingly effective. I feel I can describe it as life changing because a chronic inability to sleep eventually starts to control your health and life. I can now feel my situation improving gradually and naturally all the time. I understand that there will be times when my insomnia will come back because it has been part of my life for so long and my treatment is at an early stage but I really feel improvements all the time and I am excited for the future.
The man behind Equilibre is Cyrille Bonnard. I have found Cyrille to be a man who takes a genuine interest in making sure his patients get the full benefit from their sessions and takes a genuine interest in their physical and emotional health. Cyrille monitors patients progress session by session and will advise people on other ways that they could improve their health and quality of life as he has done with me, without being judgemental or non realistic. I have heard a lot of people who felt their therapist(in various fields) was giving them sessions when there would be little or no benefit from them aside from the therapist getting paid more. This is not the case with Equilibre as Cyrille was the one who suggested cutting the weekly sessions from twice to once per week.
In summary I have found the process of acupuncture very effective so far and I know I will continue to do so. I have also found that Cyrille Bonnard from Equilibre is a very competent and interested practitioner who is not just out to take peoples money after a quick session but really wants to see that person get better.
R. B. (33) – Multiple Sclerosis2 Oct 2011 Dublin 16
I have been seeing Cyrille for 15 sessions. Definitely will be coming back. This was my second time having acupuncture and I can say he tries to help. He puts a lot of effort in understanding the problem and tries to find the best way of treatment, rather than giving countless useless sessions, trying to scam you out of money (previous experience). There was this voice inside me saying – he is honest, he wants you to feel better. Always asks about improvement. Though I was bad news the first 8 or 10 times: my improvement was short and that is not what Cyrille or I were looking for. As I said – I will be coming back and I recommend him to anyone who will ask me.
M. F. (33) – neck and shoulder pain, urinary problem18 Jul 2014 Dublin
A few months ago I was suffering with neck and shoulder discomfort. I decided to try acupuncture as a treatment mainly out of curiosity. Cyrille has been a wonderful introduction to the practice; he is obviously an enthusiast and always professional and enjoyable to deal with. The space where the treatments are carried out is pleasant and very conveniently located. My initial sessions were a combination of massage and needle insertion to ease the neck/shoulder pain. Ultimately however I ended up discussing other health issues and these became the focus of the acupuncture therapy. Generally the sessions are enjoyable and relaxing; I always come away de-stressed and feel I can discuss a whole host of health and well-being issues with Cyrille who always gives good advice. Most importantly the treatments have been incredibly effective; particularly in relation to a long running urinary issue that I have had for many years. I would recommend acupuncture to everyone and particularly Cyrille as a practitioner; I hope to continue using it as a treatment for as long as possible.
David (36) – Stress and Anxiety4 Dec 2014 Dublin
Cyrille through his acupuncture treatment has helped me deal with a stressful lifestyle and reduce anxiety on a day to day basis. Cyrille’s unique channel acupuncture treatment and professional diagnosis allowed me to quickly benefit and get my life back on track. I highly recommend Cyrille and his clinic.
Google User5 Jan 2011
There is always a relaxed atmosphere and Cyrille really makes you comfortable. I’ve really enjoyed the treatment thanks to his skills and kindness.
D.D. (22) – Lower Back Pain12 May 2015 Dublin
I had a lower back injury due to a fall. I was traveling to the west coast of the USA and therefore needed a speedy recovery. I had physiotherapy the week before and I did not feel it was helping to the extent that I needed, which is when I made an appointment for acupuncture.
I enjoyed hearing about what Cyrille discovered through the consultation. For example, that certain lines in my body were weak, which he would then also target in his treatment. Cyrille also speaks throughout the treatment which is comforting. You never need to worry about what is being done or what is going to happen if you are experiencing acupuncture for the first time. On top of the acupuncture, I enjoyed the massage the most. I suffer from tension migraines occasionally caused by tension in my shoulders and neck. The massage helped release this.
It was a very good experience. I did two sessions in one week and felt approximately 70% percent better from where I started that week. Therefore, I would recommend Cyrille and I have recommended him to my work colleagues.
Thank you to Cyrille for the wonderful treatments. Though my back is better now, I would not hesitate to come back should there be any other ailment I face in the future (though hopefully there are none! ☺)
Anne (55)- Back pain15 Dec 2012 Blackrock
Cyrille is a really kind person. He makes you feel comfortable. I really enjoyed the treatment. I felt really good just after the first two sessions. To be honest I cannot say if there is something to improve. The environment is good and Cyrille is great!
C. G. (34) – Endometriosis5 Mar 2014 Dublin
My overall experience of the acupuncture sessions was overwhelmingly positive. I was diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis a few years ago and suffer from severe ongoing pain as a result. Following several surgeries, and still having to rely on pain relief, I came to Cyrille on the recommendation of a friend to see if acupuncture would improve my symptoms. During the sessions, he spent considerable time listening and documenting my symptoms and a tailored acupuncture session would follow. I not only noticed a significant improvement in pain levels but began to relax and took simple steps to improve well-being and to complement my general health. Endometriosis can be a very sensitive condition for women. You can sometimes feel judged and frustrated by medical advice which never seems to get to the root of the problem. Cyrille’s approach is open, inclusive and non-judgemental and he works with you to improve your quality of life. It is really empowering to have some control of your condition and to have an active role in your treatment.
My pain has reduced considerably since sessions began. I’m also sleeping very well and am more relaxed. All of these improvements have brought me to a more positive place.
Owen (64) – pain, depression, anxiety29 Aug 2014 Dublin
Before I started, I was on many different antibiotics, admitted to hospital, and I took pain killers everyday. This led to bad depression and anxiety. I decided to try acupuncture and I was amazed by the results. Within weeks, I was pain free and learning to live a life again. A one hour session of acupuncture every week really helped me cope with life. I relax so much that I often fall asleep during treatments. I have gone from spending months in a hospital bed to being pain free for over a year, no hospital visits, doctor’s visits and no more taking pain killers. I genuinely feel like a new person and it is all down to acupuncture.
Doug Eisenstark – Cold, cough, tiredness18 May 2015 Venice (California- US)
I live in Southern California and was in Dublin on vacation. Cyrille’s office is right in the middle of town and I took a chance to visit him before I went back home. I have had a lot of acupuncture and Cyrille was as good as any I have had. I had a cough for the last week and it was almost totally gone the next day.
Cyrille has studied with some excellent teachers in China and it was clear that he had learned well.
If you are traveling in Dublin (or live there!) I would really recommend that you see him. It is very convenient location (next to Trinity College). The treatment took about an hour and a half although he did some extra “moxibustion” for my cold. His price for the treatment was very reasonable.