Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Acupuncture and TCM is a comprehensive medical treatment with a long history that has matured over 3000 years. It has been emerging as an important modality of complementary medicine in the USA.
TCM and Acupuncture has developed a view that considers the whole person and how this person interacts with his or her environment. It is a holistic system which emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
Is acupuncture safe?
The FDA approved acupuncture from a licensed practitioner in 1996. Millions of people are being treated each year and very few complications have been reported to the FDA.
Acupuncture has a great safety records with a minor adverse event such as a local bruise being reported in about 0.1% or I in 1000 treatments.
How does it work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the body at very specific locations. It has been showed that acupuncture stimulates the nervous and the endocrine system. The results have been confirmed to release different hormones in the body, such as endorphins, which activates the body’s opiate receptors, causing an analgesic effect to eliminate or decrease pain.
In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry, helping the brain perceive and respond to pain; blocking the pain signals to the brain. Also included are reactions and processes that regulate a person’s body temperature, blood pressure, increasing blood flow by causing vasodilation to affected local injured tissue to help eliminate or reduce pain.
Acupuncture improves immunity, relaxes muscles and helps balance emotions.
The NIH consensus statement on acupuncture states the efficacy of acupuncture for headaches, migraine, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, dental pain, stroke rehabilitation, post operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting.
How does it feel like?
Most people find acupuncture to be greatly relaxing and some people are energized by a treatment. The hair-thin needles are solid (unlike drawing needles), sterile and disposable. A slight sensation might be felt upon insertion such as a distended, tingling or a pressure sensation.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary from one person to another. Chronic conditions usually take longer than acute conditions. Some may need as many as 10 treatments.
What should I expect during my first visit?
The initial visit will consist of a thorough investigation about your health history and your current condition.
The Acupuncture physician needs to understand the working of your body in order to come up with an individualized treatment plan. This is the perfect time to ask questions and to address any concerns.
Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture:
Living Au Natural offers a non-invasive, non- surgical cosmetic acupuncture using natural homeopathics injectables with other methods to help eliminate the signs of aging and reducing wrinkles. By firming up sagging skin and bringing a healthy glow to the face, these different methods effectively rejuvenate your facial skin leaving you with a more youthful appearance.
Daniele Saint-Cyr, DOM, AP, will do an evaluation of your skin condition as well as your general health while taking a whole medical history so she can prescribe an individualized treatment to facilitate the best possible results.
The acupuncture session will include a full body acupuncture treatment as well as facial acupuncture. Doctor Saint-Cyr will treat your body as well as you face to achieve the desired results.
10 sessions are recommended.
Daniele Saint-Cyr studied different methods such as Mei Zen (Dr. Martha Lucas), Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Dr Mary Elizabeth Wakefield), Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation (Barbara Berger) and Academy of Esthetics (Dr Charles McWilliams)
Chinese Herbal Medicine:
Many herbal medicine systems exist world -wide. Chinese herbal medicine uses over 100 botanical, herbs, roots, barks, flowers, stems etc .
Unlike other systems, these components are almost never use individually. They are formulated to your specific conditions and may be used for longer period or shorter period depending of what is being treated. These formulas are available in powder forms, pills, raw or liquid extracts.
Acupuncture Injection Therapy:
Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) is a specific technique which complements Chinese Medicine very well. The Acupuncture Physician must have completed additional training beyond their traditional education.
60 hours of clinic training and didactic must be earned in order to be able to use this technique. Natural therapeutic substances are injected such as homeopathic medicine, Vit B12 or other Vitamins. It is often use in facial rejuvenation, weight loss program or for acute shoulder and knee pain as well as acute neck and back pain.
64B1-4.012 Acupoint Injection Therapies.
Effective March 1, 2002, adjunctive therapies shall include acupoint injection therapy which shall mean the injection of herbs, homeopathics, and other nutritional supplements in the form of sterile substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles but not intravenous therapy to promote, maintain, and restore health; for pain management and palliative care; for acupuncture anesthesia; and to prevent disease.
Common sense approach to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions and sickness. Patient centered healthcare, Identifying the underlying biochemical and physiological possible causes of diseases. Focusing on optimal aging detecting early dysfunction to prevent more damage. Reducing suffering, pain and inflammation. Looking at biochemical imbalance individually. Taking a detailed medical history with social, lifestyle, exercise and medication history. Addressing Oxidative Stress, Nutritional Imbalances, Digestive and Intestinal Imbalances, Impaired Detoxification, Immune Dysfunction, Inflammatory Imbalances, Hormonal and Endocrine Imbalances.
Essential Oils is part of a more natural and complimentary approach to healthcare. It is safe and effective treating numerous ailments. Providing the body and the mind with several health benefits, it is usually free of side effects.
Essential Oils work quickly as the oils get absorbed through the skin and the lung with aromatherapy.
It enhances wellbeing in general. In aromatherapy, the nerves in the nose trigger powerful brain responses, which can help balance out hormone levels, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and help with the symptoms of digestive disorders.
Similarly, topical application allows these Essential Oils to quickly enter the bloodstream by being absorbed through the skin.
Pure and natural oils are important. Oils that contain dyes and synthetic chemicals will not be nearly as effective.
The oils are good for relaxation and sleep, for mood, for inflammation and pain, they help boost the immune system and help heal certain skin conditions.
At Living Au Natural with Dr Daniele, personal coaching is offered in person locally or online with or without acupuncture. Specific nutritional and lifestyle programs are offered. You get a personalized action plan form Daniele Saint-Cyr who is an expert adviser and fully committed to support and guide you to set your goals so you can accomplish your desired outcome. Weather you want to lose weight, eliminate your pain and inflammation, stop the progression of your condition, find the right detoxification plan or you want to help the natural aging of the body, you will be helped to take the steps necessary to establish habits that works with your body instead of against it.
Daniele will advise you on the best medical grade supplements and vitamins you need so you do not waist time and money on the wrong products or on synthetic ones.
Doctor Daniele strongly believe that nutrition and lifestyle changes are the most important tools in all medicine.
Illness and health conditions can be alleviated or stopped with the right nutrition and appropriate movement like Qi Gong.
QI Gong is a broad branch of Chinese medicine which uses specific movements and breathing techniques. It works on your energy and calms the mind. Nutrition and Qi Gong are preventative in nature.