Crane Clinic Therapists

Our therapists are some of the most experienced practitioners in their fields. As a team, we pride ourselves in providing a professional and caring service, continuously upskilling with the latest research, training and professional development, and have many years experience working in conjunction with western medicine.

Aine Delaney, SRN – Acupuncturist, Midwife, Registered Nurse

Aine is a registered acupuncturist with qualifications in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland, and post graduate training from Nanjing University in China.

Prior to this, Aine practised nursing and midwifery in Ireland and South Africa. While living in the United States, she graduated in Acupuncture from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago and successfully passed the American State Board Examinations.

Aine has over 30 years of experience in the field of acupuncture and has gained extensive clinical experience with many medical and pain conditions. She has worked as an Acupuncturist in the Sims Fertility Clinic in Dublin, supporting couples undergoing fertility treatment and now helps couples with fertility issues in her clinic in Galway City. She is a professional member of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland and holds the position of Treasurer of the ACI.

Emer Walsh – Nutritionist

Emer holds a BAgrSc (Hons) from UCD  and a Diploma In Biomedicine and Nutrition from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine), Galway.
She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and certified in ‘A systems approach in reversing the epidemic of chronic disease’ and ‘clinical solutions for addressing the underlying causes of disease’. 
An awareness of the increase in prevalence in chronic, complex diseases leads Emer to practice Nutritional therapy encompassing Functional Medicine at the Crane Clinic; to address the underlying roots of imbalances, examining all the possible causes of chronic dysfunction by taking a personalised approach; delving deep into the person’s history, both from a biomedical and genetic perspective as well as any lifestyle issues that may be perpetuating various conditions. Emer is also passionate about her work with The Organic Trust, a Non for Profit Organic food and the production of food certification body.
Emer’s style of Nutrition Consulting encourages patients to be an active participant in the development of their therapeutic plan thereby making it more likely to make and sustain healthy lifestyle changes, aiming to support short-term health goals but also reducing the risk for chronic disease in the future.

Bernie Doyle – Acupuncturist & Naturopath

Bernie qualified as an Acupuncturist and Naturopath from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010. She subsequently travelled to China and completed a clinical internship programme with the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, China. Here she studied in a very busy outpatient department in the hospital, where they treated people for a variety of conditions with acupuncture.

Bernie believes that ill health can be as a result of an imbalance in the body and acupuncture together with lifestyle changes can restore the body back to wellbeing.

Women’s health is of particular interest to Bernie, she has completed post graduate training in this area including attending Zita West training in London. She also completed a Diploma in TCM Gynaecology and Obstetrics – Acupuncture, awarded by Dr Trevor Wing of the Woman’s Natural Health Practice in the UK.

Astrid Borgman – Amatsu Orthopath

Astrid is a qualified and experienced Amatsu Orthopath (Master Practitioner) having completed four years of training with Daghda Synergy Amatsu Therapy Academy and a further two years in England with Dennis Bartram, the western father of modern Amatsu.

She is a registered member of the Amatsu Therapy Association (ATA), Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Therapists of Ireland (ROSTI) and  the GRCCT (General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies). Amatsu treatments are covered by private health insurance.

Astrid is focused on empowering her clients to positively engage in their own health and healing with a specific emphasis on the importance of healthy movement and correct alignment.

She regularly participates in postgraduate CPDs in Ireland and the UK and also holds a higher diploma in Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Therapy, is a qualified yoga teacher, Reiki Master, NLP practitioner and holds an undergraduate Sports degree from the University of Hamburg.

Iris Sollie – Acupuncturist

Iris Sollie graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Australian Colleges of Acupuncture in affiliation with the Sydney University of Technology. As a part of the four year degree course, Iris completed a clinical internship program with the Guangzhou Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Iris has just completed 2 years of psychotherapy study and obtained a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School.

Iris is originally from Norway, but she has lived and worked in many countries over the last 25 years. Her clinics have always drawn a large Women’s Health clientele, and over the years it has emerged that she has a special ability to turn breech babies even late in the pregnancy. Iris has always had a strong interest in Energy Medicine and Energy Healing and this is something she offers alongside her Acupuncture treatments, if desired. Iris also uses Herbal Medicines and Crystal Healing work to enhance her treatments. Iris is passionate about being of service and you can see her for all kinds of complaints along with Women’s Health.

Dr. Suraya Diaz – Certified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist Consultant

Dr. Diaz, with a lifelong commitment to health and science, has worked to combine her scientific research with complementary medicine.

She received her doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from one of the world’s leading universities (University College London). While excelling in medical scientific research, Dr. Diaz also went on to follow her passion for complementary medicine by establishing herself as a certified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist consultant.

Following her years of scientific research and studies in the various medical sciences, Dr. Diaz has become a leader in the field of consultancy and product formulation using an integrated Functional Medicine approach.