Acupuncturist Paris

ACUPUNCTURIST GRADUATED FROM THE FNMTC & THE CREAT
PRACTISING SINCE 2002

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Chinese Medecine

BASIC PRINCIPLES

 

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.

Elements, seasons and balance in Chinese medecine

Wood

Season: SPRING

Organ: LIVER

  • Balenced : Courage, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
  • Imbalenced : Anger, Indecisiveness, Destabilisation, Anxiety…

Fire

Season: SUMMER

Organ: HEART

  • Balenced : Joy, Enthusiasm
  • Imbalenced : Restlessness, Panic attacks, Palpitations, Insomnias

Earth

Season: INTER-SEASON

Organ: SPLEEN

  • Balenced : Mind, Mémory
  • Imbalenced : Rumination, Obsessions

Metal

Season: FALL

Organ: LUNG

  • Balenced : Serenity
  • Imbalenced : Sorrow, Sadness

Water

Season: WINTER

Organ: KIDNEYS

  • Balenced : Will, determination
  • Imbalenced : Fear, Exhaustion

Chinese medicine includes several healing methods:

 

pharmacopoeia

acupuncture and moxibustion

nutrition

massage

Qi Gong

 

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.

ACUPUNCTURE

Principles

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.

Areas of activity – Acupuncture Paris

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.

Why be helped by an acupuncturist ?

Pains

Migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, backache, rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, pains in shoulders, hips, knees, feet, tendinitis, torticollis, etc.

Nervous System Disorder

Insomnia, anxiety attacks, depression, anxiety, stress, dizziness, tinnitus, etc.

Dermatology

Psoriasis, eczema, acne, shingles, hives, etc.

Gynecology

Painful menstruation or no periods (amenorrhea), endometriosis, infertility, menopausal disorders, etc.

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Reflux, bloating, colitis, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome etc.

syndrome du colon irritable etc.

ENT

Colds and rhinitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, Respiratory allergies etc.

allergies respiratoires, etc.

And much more: weight problems, smoking cessation, preparation for exams and competitions, burn-out, exhaustion…

Acupuncture Therapeutic Efficiency

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..

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The place of the acupuncturist

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.

Acupuncture and Western medecine

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.

Chinese Medecine and prevention

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.

Acupuncture sessions

Proceedings of an acupuncture Session

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.

When to start acupuncture and in how many sessions ?

 

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.

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Face-Lift by Acupuncture

Effects of the lifting by acupuncture

 

The face-lift by acupuncture revitalises the muscular energy and restores the elasticity of the skin allowing it to recover a smoother and firmer appearance.

Is the acu-lifting made for me ?

 

This acupuncture technique is aimed at both men and women, and can be performed at any age.

What is the process ?

 

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.

The preventiv aspect of the lifting par acupuncture

 

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.

Benefits of the Lifting by acupuncture

In respect with the ancient principles of acupuncture, the face-lift by acupuncture offers a soft method to fight against the ageing of the skin.

Prices of acupuncture sessions in Paris

Traditional acupuncture session

 

1st session during which the energy balance is carried out:

 

90 €

 

Next sessions :

 

75 €

Lifting by acupuncture + Dermio-Care :

 

95 €

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MY CURSUS

Acupuncturist in Paris depuis 2002

1983-1992

Roles in the communication business, in France and abroad

1993-1995

In charge of a holistic health centre in the South of France

 

1995

Training in massage techniques

 

1996-1998

Osteopathic studies

1994-2001

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

 

1997-2001

Morphology/anatomy courses of Jean François Debord

at the Institute of Fine Arts in Paris

 

1999-2002

Training in Chinese medicine – Acupuncture – by the ERDEO School

(Teaching and Documentary Research in Far Eastern Energetic).

Courses by Thierry Gaurier

 

2002

National Diploma of Traditional Acupuncture CREAT

(Research and Study of Traditional Acupuncture Centre) and the

FNMTC (National Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

2005-2008

Practical training in acupuncture, conducted
by Dr. Daniel Méné in his office in Barcelona

 

2006

Trained by Dr. Trockiner to the technique of Face-lift by Acupuncture (Paris 16)

 

2009

Training in psychopathology at the

Institute EDHES by Dr. Jean-Pierre Hubert in Paris

 

2002-2012

Advanced training courses dedicated to graduated acupuncturists

provided by  Thierry Gaurier through his school, the ERDEO

2018

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

Contact

Office Address :

 

45 Rue Vineuse
Paris 16e

Consultations :

 

Monday to Saturday
09.00 am – 20.00 pm

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