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.
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.
David (36) – Stress 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.
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.
Tracey (31) – Interstitial cystitis13 Apr 2014 Dublin
I have been going to acupuncture for over a year. Before I started I was on many different antibiotics, admitted to hospital, and 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. I have gone from spending months in a hospital bed to being pain free for over a year, no hospital visits, doctors’ visits and no more taking pain killers. I genuinely feel like a new person and it is all down to acupuncture.
Cyrille really takes time to listen to your symptoms and researching what is the best method of acupuncture for you.
People who have a fear of needles should really give this a try, they are not sore, the pins are very small and the treatment is very comfortable. I recommend trying a few sessions before you will see any change. It really does work.
Olivia (36) – Stress, anxiety25 Nov 2011 Dublin
Thank you so much for all of your kindness and patience, and I really appreciated that you took so much time to genuinely listen to me and try and help me in every way. I felt so much more relaxed and at ease after the acupuncture. It definitely got me through a very difficult period.
A. T. (30) – Stress1 Dec 2014 Dublin
I wanted to try acupuncture to relieve stress and anxiety after unsuccessfully trying a few counselling sessions. Cyrille made me feel welcome and really took the time to listen me. Within a few weeks, with two sessions a week, I felt significantly better and less stressed. The immediate relief from anxiety was very important to me in my particular circumstances. The sessions provided relief from stress that have a lasting effect but each sessions itself is also very relaxing. I would recommend acupuncture to anybody going through a difficult time in their life and Equilibre Acupuncture is a great place to do it. You really helped me and it’s much appreciated! Thanks Cyrille!
Michael (53) – Facial rejuvenation, trauma22 Oct 2013 Dublin
I came to see Cyrille for a variety of reasons – recovery for trauma and more vitality and better circulation. The room has a good, relaxed atmosphere and there are good treatment facilities. Overall, my experience was very good. Cyrille showed a very strong level of interest and curiosity about my condition and always focused on the treatment that would maximise healing. He took sufficient time to learn about progress, changes, etc and to factor this into his treatment plan.
The treatments have improved my general health and circulation and I feel more healthy now and I would definitely recommend this treatment for others.
Ania (29) – Skin Rash20 Oct 2015
I came to Cyrille with an itchy skin rash which was spreading on my body and face. I was keen to try acupuncture as I wanted to avoid anti-histamines and steroid creams my GP would commonly prescribe. I was positively surprised how much time Cyrille had spent on the consultation, meticulously gathering and recording information, checking my pulse, skin, tongue and asking many questions. When it came to the treatment, Cyrille explained everything he was doing step by step and was very reassuring and empathetic. I returned a few more times to Cyrille and could experience the benefits of acupuncture. My rash has cleared within days and upon leaving the clinic I always felt relaxed, my mind focused and body filled with new energy. I’d recommend Cyrille to anyone who’s seeking an alternative, holistic treatement for healing and for relaxation.
Ania, 29, Dublin
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.