Our Services in Traditional Medicine
Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of energy Qi, which is considered in traditional Asian medicine as essential to health. When the body is healthy, the Qi flows through the meridians that make up a network of pathways throughout the body. Acupuncture treats both the symptoms and the root causes of the patient's illness.
In North America, acupuncture is often used when Western medicine has failed. In western medicine, the yin / yang equilibrium we obtain is translated as homeostasis. This stimulation with acupuncture needles aims to improve physical and mental health or to relieve pain.
Tuina is an alternative to needle acupuncture consisting of a therapeutic modality that promotes blood, energy circulation and reduces pain. "Tui" means "push" and "Na", "grab". Practiced in China for more than 4,000 years, Tuina is a deeply penetrating and vigorous massage / acupressure therapy. The treatment is concentrated along the channels and acupuncture points to encourage the flow of Qi and Blood.
It is an excellent treatment option for hyperactive children, those who are afraid of needles or those who prefer therapeutic touch. Tuina can be covered under acupuncture services of most insurance companies.
Bells of various sizes made of silicone, plastic or glass are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, thus creating a suction that stimulates the flow of energy. This increases the local blood flow, promotes relaxation, healing and elimination of toxins from the body. Cupping therapy may be fashionable now, but it goes back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures.
It is ideal and beneficial for toning the immune system, colds and flu, back pain, weight loss, muscle tension, etc.
In gua sha, your acupuncturist scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate soft tissue microcirculation, increasing blood flow and fluid circulation. These movements are performed with a sterile smooth-edged instrument called a gua sha massage tool. A medicinal herb oil is also applied to the skin taking into account the peculiarities of each.
Gua sha is intended to fight against stagnant energy in acute or chronic pain. Rubbing the surface of the skin helps break that energy and promote natural healing. Gua sha is usually performed on a person's back, neck, shoulders, arms and legs. A soft version of it is even used on the face as a facial rejuvenation technique.
This therapy, which consists of warming up acupuncture points with dried mugwort to bring in heat and promote circulation, is very popular in winter.
There are two types of moxibustion: direct and indirect. In direct moxibustion, a small amount of cone-shaped moxa is placed over an acupuncture point and burned. Indirect moxibustion is currently the most popular form of care because the risk of pain or burning is much lower. In indirect moxibustion, a practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick, which is about the shape and size of a cigar, and holds it close to the area to be treated for several minutes, until it becomes red. Another form of indirect moxibustion uses both the tips of the acupuncture needles and the moxa which will be placed above it in order to penetrate the heat through the needle.
Here, the acupuncture needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electrical pulses using small electrode clamps. The benefits of electrical stimulation is that it helps provide a continuous stimulus for chronic cases. It is easy to control the frequency of the modality and it is possible to customize the intensity to produce a current to the patient's need.
This reflexology technique uses the reflex zones of the ear to detect and correct an imbalance. The first signs of auriculotherapy date back to 3500 BC. JC. The knowledge of auriculotherapy was once passed on orally from teacher to student. In the 20th century, the work of the French physician Paul Nogier allowed a major advance on this science. Since then, reflexology mapping has been in the form of an inverted fetus.
Among other uses, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, which consists of 5 points in the ear, is used worldwide in humanitarian missions to deliver people in situations of distress and emergency following trauma. It has been effectively used previously by Dr. Mutulu Shakur to combat addictions (tacbac, drugs) among disadvantaged communities in the United States.
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Our Acupuncture Clinic is located in Lasalle (Montreal), Quebec.