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Harmony Acupuncture Cork – Our Client Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from clients who came to the Harmony Acupuncture Cork Clinic
– Read about their experiences and outcomes!

More Energy & Better Sleep
Acupuncture has transformed me physically and mentally. My digestion is better than ever and my energy and sleep pattern has been the best in years. I would definitely recommend it.
Elaine O'Donovan - Skehard Road, Cork
Anxiety
I feel a huge weight has been lifted from me. I have a sense of ease and peace in myself that had been taken away from me by financial and emotional circumstances. My ulcerative colitis is now in remission, I sleep and no longer wake up in the middle of the night. I no longer take any medication (not even a headache table) as the effects of acupuncture are so strong. I couldn’t breath and now I can.
Martina Carroll - Blackrock, Cork
Premature Ovarian Failure
My initial visit to Rachel was for Acupuncture.  I had been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure some years previous and was struggling to cope with the symptoms and other complications that came with it.  Her friendly but professional manner and her empathy put me at ease immediately and meant that I could talk to her openly and comfortably about my illness.  The results of the treatment were excellent, my symptoms disappeared and the other complications were also non existent so I went on my way. Sometime later I had a hip replacement and went back to Rachel to help with my recovery. The Acupuncture definitely helped with the pain and other various ailments that went along with having major surgery.  I used to look forward to my weekly visit knowing that I would get some relief after it. It was during this period that Rachel had mentioned to me that she was also doing a course in nutrition and as my earlier symptoms had resurfaced she asked if I would be interested in doing a case study to see if diet could help relieve and/or manage my symptoms.  I jumped at the chance and I have to say I never looked back.  Rachel devised an eating plan for me and slowly we added or took away foods that were aggravating my symptoms.  She was always on hand, be it e-mail or on the other end of the phone for advice when I needed it or with new ideas for me as she came across them.
I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough both as an Acupuncturist and a Nutritionist.
Liz Cronin, Cork
Chronic Sinus Infections
The light in the tunnel!
For years I have suffered with chronic sinus infections and kidney infections resulting in symptoms of fatigue, pain, low immunity and a general sense of being unwell. Each flare up was met with another course of strong anti-biotic which was fighting the symptoms but never got to the root cause. My energy levels were low and often interfering with my quality of life. At the start of this year I attended the Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic where I met Rachel (better known as my savior!) whose highly professional, friendly and holistic approach has finally left me symptom free after 13 years. Together we discussed my full medical history and put a planned treatment together which consisted of food elimination, which removed any foods I was intolerant too and supplement advice and also an intense course of acupuncture to alleviate the symptoms. Initially I had a fear of needling but after the first session it turned out to be more pleasurable that painful. After two weeks, I could already feel a massive improvement where the pressure in my sinus had gone, I was breathing and sleeping better and had energy to burn. After one month I was symptom and anti-biotic free which after nearly 13 years of suffering I was left exhilarated and astonished. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable  and I could not wait for my weekly sessions to come around again. The clinic rooms were peaceful and harmonious and almost felt like I was attending a Spa rather than a treatment. I was left pain–free, de-stressed and ready to take on the world again. I am still symptom free three months later! The overall experience was amazing and I am forever grateful.
Sueanne Byford, Cork
Shoulder & Neck Pain
I visited Rachel last year after a fall where I sustained shoulder and neck strain injuries. I had limited movement in my neck and my shoulder was stiff and sore. She worked on both of those areas over a period of five weeks, applying acupuncture and intense electro therapy. After a very short timeframe my neck movement range had increased and the levels of discomfort had lessened significantly which was a great relief. Rachel is a very thorough and masterful acupuncturist. She takes a holistic approach to treatment, I felt she asked pertinent questions and listened to what I was saying while also tuning in to physical signals. She explained her diagnosis and treatment plan very clearly and I really trusted her. All in all a very positive first experience for me and I would recommend Rachel highly.
Deirdre Looney, Cork
Knee Pain
I attended acupuncture with Rachel Barry for a problem I was having with knee pain. I had been suffering with knee pain for a number of years which was gradually becoming more severe and was affecting everyday life.
At my first appointment Rachel discussed the issues I was having and the approach she would take over the following weeks. I found the session to be very relaxing and was very surprised the days after the session that I felt a difference in the pains in my knees. During my sessions, Rachel also encouraged me to consider my diet and that I should start taking a joint lubricant (flax oil).
I went to acupuncture one session per week over 4-5 weeks and was amazed each week at the improvement.  As a childcare worker, mobility is extremely important, Rachel has given me back mobility and I am now pain free.
I really appreciated Rachel giving me an honest time frame for treatment, she stuck to the plan set out on our first assessment and did not deviate which allowed me to budget effectively.
I will be recommending Rachel to friends and family, her friendly and professional manner put me at ease immediately and I had confidence from the very beginning that she would help with my issues. I will not hesitate to return for any other issues in the future.
Shonagh O' Neil, Cork