ACUPUNCTURIST GRADUATED FROM THE FNMTC & THE CREAT
PRACTISING SINCE 2002
Chinese medicine appeared several thousand years ago and is based on the concept of yin and yang that must balance each other, on the concept of QI (vital energy) that must flow seamlessly into the body and on the concept of the 5 elements that connects man with the universe.
The most important thing to understand with regard to reasoning for Chinese medicine is that nothing exists in isolation, there is an ongoing relationship between external environment, organs, emotions, diet, etc.
This is why an inappropriate diet or negative emotions may eventually create pain or disease.
Through the meridians that are energy routes connecting the organs and the viscus, the acupuncturist regulates the flows and energy exchanges in the body to restore its balance. For Chinese medicine, that balance defines good health and acupuncture aims to maintain this balance.
Acupuncture focuses on functional disorders, (which is, in Chinese medicine, the energy imbalance), i.e. before the organ itself is injured. If the body is injured, then acupuncture will act to reduce and relieve the symptoms.
Migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, backache, rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, pains in shoulders, hips, knees, feet, tendinitis, torticollis, etc.
Insomnia, anxiety attacks, depression, anxiety, stress, dizziness, tinnitus, etc.
Psoriasis, eczema, acne, shingles, hives, etc.
Painful menstruation or no periods (amenorrhea), endometriosis, infertility, menopausal disorders, etc.
Reflux, bloating, colitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
syndrome du colon irritable etc.
And much more: weight problems, smoking cessation, preparation for exams and competitions, burn-out, exhaustion…
Unlike the Western approach which often offers a standard response to a symptom, with Chinese medicine, each symptom will be examined and placed in the environmental context of the patient. To perform the energy balance before the diagnosis, everything is taken into account, pulse, examination of the tongue, emotional state, diet, age, gender, family history, climate, etc.
In practice this means that the selection of treatment for the same symptom will be different for each person. In acupuncture, the effectiveness of treatment relies entirely on the quality of diagnosis. All thanks to the sharpness and accuracy of the energy balance. This is probably why acupuncture can be so efficient.
Nowadays, acupuncture values are acknowledged all around the world. More and more Westerners turn themselves to this therapy that has a global comprehension of the body and the mind and, while relieving the symptoms, tries to understand and to treat what caused them..
Its diagnosis has to be relevant for the proper treatment to be applied. Plus, he will have to provide guidance on diet if it appears the latter is unsuitable as well as lifestyle so that patients can act on their health. A good acupuncturist is one who knows his limits. He always has the interest of the patient in mind. He must be able to refer the patient to another doctor or therapist if he thinks that acupuncture alone will be insufficient to cure or relieve the pathology.
Obviously, there is no question of rejecting Western medicine to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture. Although we all wish to treat ourselves in the most “natural” way, some diseases still require medical treatment and/or surgery. In such cases, acupuncture will bear a supporting role.
This is a major aspect of Chinese medicine. In fact, to stay healthy, the Qi (vital energy) must flow harmoniously through the body to ensure that our immune system is working. For modern societies where everything goes fast and physical and mental balance of individuals are neglected for the sake of productivity, maintaining this harmony and balance is a true challenge. Acupuncture is a very effective way to achieve this.
Any energy imbalance can be treated at any time of the year. In most cases, 2 or 3 sessions are enough to significantly improve the symptoms. However, if you clearly understand the range of action of acupuncture, you will be interested in its preventive aspect. Therefore, you will perhaps need to schedule of further regular sessions in order to prevent the recurrence of any problems or to minimize their manifestation.
The first consultation will last longer, around an hour, because the energy balance is a long process. The session in itself lasts 30 minutes and is extremely relaxing.
Based on the reason for the consultation, the relief will come immediately or during the following days. The patient can feel very tired after a session. It is then a good idea to schedule a spare and quiet moment after the session. However, if you cannot take this time, you should know that it does not compromise the effectiveness of treatment
You will feel no pain. The “sting feeling” lasts a split second and vanishes as the needles, inserted superficially, are extremely thin. The needles are obviously designed for a single use.
This acupuncture technique is aimed at both men and women, and can be performed at any age.
The treatment is carried with small the needles made of gold and perfectly sterile. They are designed for a single use. The session lasts about twenty minutes.
By helping the body to maintain a “right” energy flow, it delays the ageing of the skin.
Progressively, the skin “awakens”, becomes more tonic, recovers easily as its withstand ability to stress and external aggressions improves itself. And so the general appearance of the face improves itself as the complexion becomes clearer.
Roles in the communication business, in France and abroad
In charge of a holistic health centre in the South of France
Training in massage techniques
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Dr. Marc Gensollen.
Acquisition of the mastery of psychoanalytic concepts, in order to provide a
better therapeutic management Currently under regular supervision
Morphology/anatomy courses of Jean François Debord
at the Institute of Fine Arts in Paris
Training in Chinese medicine – Acupuncture – by the ERDEO School
(Teaching and Documentary Research in Far Eastern Energetic).
Courses by Thierry Gaurier
National Diploma of Traditional Acupuncture CREAT
(Research and Study of Traditional Acupuncture Centre) and the
FNMTC (National Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Practical training in acupuncture, conducted
by Dr. Daniel Méné in his office in Barcelona
Trained by Dr. Trockiner to the technique of Face-lift by Acupuncture (Paris 16)
Training in psychopathology at the
Institute EDHES by Dr. Jean-Pierre Hubert in Paris
Advanced training courses dedicated to graduated acupuncturists
provided by Thierry Gaurier through his school, the ERDEO
Specialization course for the management of infertility in acupuncture
alone or in support of LDC stimulation procedures. Courses given by
Dr Michel Frey at the Cochin Hospital in Paris.
Spoken languages : French, English, Italian