La douleur myofasciale: qu’est-ce que c’est, et comment la traiter?

19 Sep 2017
La douleur myofasciale: qu’est-ce que c’est, et comment la traiter?

La douleur myofasciale est une condition affectant des muscles et des tissus conjonctifs. Habituellement causée par le stress répétitif sur le muscle, elle est caractérisée par le développement de points de déclenchement. Quand on appuie sur ces points,  la pression peut causer ce que l’on appelle une douleur renvoyée, qui affecte des parties du corps qui ne sont pas directement reliées au point initial. Les points de déclenchement sont généralement appelés des nœuds, et ils apparaissent le plus souvent sur les régions du corps qui sont très fréquemment soumises aux tensions et pressions. Ce type de douleur est de plus en plus commune, et bien que n’étant pas particulièrement dangereuse,.

L’auriculothérapie: une introduction

01 Sep 2017

Cela pourrait sembler surprenant, mais l’oreille représente l’un des plus importants points d’interconnexion entre des organes différents dans beaucoup de philosophies et systèmes de guérison. Quoique à sa base l’acupuncture auriculaire est dérivée d’anciens principes, la plupart de ses techniques majeures ont été développées durant le dernier siècle dans l’Occident. Sa gamme complète de d’applications est relativement énorme, mais ses utilisations les plus populaires incluent le traitement de la douleur, toxicomanie, du traumatisme émotionnel, choc et stress aigu. Ainsi, cette technique a été utilisée pour le traitement dans l’armée – d’autant plus qu’une alternative aux opiacés – et pour les réponses d’urgence aux catastrophes. Histoire de l’auriculothérapie Le docteur Paul.

Le massage de ventouses pour un meilleur hiver

17 Nov 2016
Le massage de ventouses pour un meilleur hiver

Avec les températures qui s’abaissent, nous avons constatés que les traitements de massage de ventouses nous sont particulièrement thérapeutiques, nous aidant à nous sentir plus prêts et prêtes à affronter le temps froid. Bien que ce ne soit pas nécessairement évident, les massages de ventouses peuvent vous aider tant au niveau physique que mental à vous remettre d’un bon nombre d’aspects plus difficiles de l’hiver. Quand nous avons froid, le sang se précipite vers le tronc du corps pour protéger les organes. Vous avez probablement déjà remarqué que lorsque vous êtes exposés au froid, vous devenez plus pâles; quand vous vous réchauffez, vos pieds et mains deviennent momentanément plus rouges..

How do silicone cupping facial treatments work?

16 Sep 2016
How do silicone cupping facial treatments work?

We often discuss silicone cupping in our articles, but we relatively rarely mention that it can be used as a part of facial rejuvenation treatments! It makes sense: cupping can help promote blood circulation, reduce muscular tensions, and facilitate healing, as well as help smooth out the skin both temporarily and long term. These effects can also help make one’s skin look younger and more radiant! So why not put some of your regular silicone cups on your face? Well, for one, most cups are too large, and regular cupping treatments often leave red marks, which is an understandably undesirable side-effect if it occurs on the face. Another consideration is.

Acupuncture et lombalgie

23 Jul 2016
Acupuncture et lombalgie

Le mal de dos affecte presque tout le monde! Il est estimé que près de 80% d’entre nous souffriront, un jour ou l’autre, de maux lombaires; une véritable épidémie de mauvaise posture causée par l’abus de téléphones cellulaires et d’autre gadgets électroniques suggère que ce nombre ne fera que croître dans les années à venir. En effet, la douleur lombaire est le problème le plus commun pour lequel les patients consultent un ou une acupuncteur(e). L’acupuncture est d’ailleurs reconnue pour son efficacité dans ce domaine. La lombalgie bénigne, non-spécifique, représente 90% des cas et survient souvent en adolescence ou entre 45 et 50 ans. Elle peut aussi être classifiée comme.

what do you know about aculifting?

13 Jul 2016
what do you know about aculifting?

Though most Canadians are aware of acupuncture as a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, not everyone’s aware of its increasingly prominent role in beauty treatments! While popular across China, Japan and South Korea, acu-lifting has only starting to really take off in North American in the past few years. Lierre Acupuncture Needles Acu Relaxo 30*1.5″ (0.30*40mm) It may seem odd – and even scary!- from an outsider’s perspective to insert needles in someone’s face, but rest assured, the treatment is far from being as painful or uncomfortable as it sounds. In fact, the acupuncture needles used in these treatments are even smaller than regular acupuncture needles: that is to say,incredibly.

What is the de-qi sensation?

13 Jul 2016
What is the de-qi sensation?

If you’re familiar with Chinese acupuncture, you may have already heard this expression, but may or may not know what it means. In fact – perhaps as with most sensations – it can be tricky to define. It refers to the desired feeling created by needles when inserted into the skin at the proper point: the sensation itself is a reliable indicator that the acupuncturist has located the correct point, inserted the needle at the proper depth, and stimulated the point in the right manner. Lierre Acu Relaxo PJ (Plastic Handle Needles) It can feel like a radiating temporary numbness or tingling, and more specifically applies to the feeling created.

Qu’est-ce que la sensation de-qi?

13 Jul 2016
Qu’est-ce que la sensation de-qi?

Si vous connaissez déjà l’acupuncture chinoise, vous avez peut-être déjà entendu cette expression, mais vous n’êtes peut-être pas au courant de son sens. En fait, comme la plupart des sensations, elle est difficile à définir avec précision. Le de qi est la sensation désirée créée par une aiguille quand elle insérée au bon point : la sensation elle-même indique que l’acupuncture a bien déniché l’emplacement du point, et qu’il ou elle a insérée l’aiguille à la profondeur appropriée, et bien stimulé le point. La sensation s’apparente à un engourdissement et à un picotement temporaire, et elle signifie plus précisément la sensation de pression ou de traction créée par une aiguille quand.

When I get cold

04 Jul 2016
When I get cold

Get cold is not a very server illness, however you will lose energy and feel tired always. Sometimes, you cannot even go to work because of getting cold. Usually, the beginning of getting cold is due to too much yin or yang so that the body loses the balance. Therefore, the illness and symptoms are shown very easily. You may have a stuffy nose, sore throat, feeling cold and all other surface symptoms. In order to avoid suffering a lot from this illness, we need to help our body back to balance as soon as possible. The best and most effective way to back to balance is using acupuncture. If.

L’acupuncture et le stress

16 Jun 2016
L’acupuncture et le stress

Il est peut-être maintenant devenu un cliché d’observer que notre génération – voir notre société – est extraordinairement stressée. L’on parle souvent d’un mode de vie accéléré, d’horaire surchargés, et de demandes toujours plus importantes de notre temps et de notre énergie.  Pourtant, malgré la banalité de ces observations, il est vrai que le stress a un effet dévastateur sur la santé publique, et il est important de ne pas prendre pour acquis qu’il constitue tout simplement une partie inévitable de la vie moderne. En effet, s’il n’est pas traité, le stress peut entraîner un bon nombre de conditions chroniques, et aggraver les symptômes d’autres malaises, maux et maladies : la.

Acupuncture et insomnie

07 Jun 2016
Acupuncture et insomnie

Bien que l’insomnie ait toujours existée, de nombreuses nouvelles études et discussions au niveau mondial sur l’importance du sommeil ont faites en sorte que ce problème est devenu plus pressant, et mieux reconnu au cours des dernières années. Selon un rapport en 2005 de Statistiques Canada, l’insomnie affecte environ 13% des personnes âgées de plus de 15 ans dans notre pays. Il est peut-être évident que ce trouble amène une perte de sommeil, et un sentiment de fatigue, mais il peut aussi déclencher de l’anxiété, des sautes d’humeur, de l’irritabilité, une perte de concentration et de mémoire, et des niveaux de stress plus élevés; à leur tour, ces symptômes affectent.

ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES: SHARPNESS, RESILIENCE AND SIZE

27 May 2016
ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES: SHARPNESS, RESILIENCE AND SIZE

At the very beginning of your career, it can be hard to pick acupuncture needles. After all, there isn’t a type of needle that’s just better; instead, there are several types of needles, and varying degrees of quality within those types. Moreover, needles vary considerably from material to material, brand to brand and size to size, even if they are of the same type. Some factors to consider when choosing needles are their resilience, size, and sharpness, as well as their expiration date and their type. Covering all of these aspects would be too ambitious for a single blog post, so we’ve chosen to zero in on three of these.

Acupuncture Needles: Norms and Standards

25 May 2016
Acupuncture Needles: Norms and Standards

While acupuncture detractors often like to point out that acupuncture does involve some risks, the truth is that the profession and materials are highly regulated in Europe and North America. For example, the vast majority of acupuncture needles are one-time-use, avoiding the problems of improper sterilization. Medical equipment, moreover, is subject to a variety of norms and standards across Canada, all of which must be met in order for acupuncture needles to make it to the market, and to continue being sold. These norms and standards require regular reports to be made to approve the products’ continued sale. It can be difficult to parse out the different rules applying to.

Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies

18 May 2016
Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies

Ways to cut costs when buying massage tables and supplies The sheer number of options can get overwhelming! Browsing online for massage supplies and tables can easily become a headache, and it can be very difficult to make a final decision, especially for budget-conscious practitioners. Here is a short list of aspects to consider when looking to save money on massage supplies and tables – and it isn’t limited to clicking “Sort by: Least expensive” on product lists. Ultimately, we recommend looking for good value items, instead of simply looking to spend the least amount of money, since in the long run, poor quality items can just cost you more..

Massage Table Mods and supplies

18 May 2016
Massage Table Mods and supplies

We don’t always think about it, but the countless number of massage tables accessories have made them nearly endlessly modifiable. They’re all the more useful because they allow you to accommodate a range of different types of clients, without having to run off and buy a new massage table every time! Table Extensions A simple add-on that will fit on almost any model, table extensions add a few inches of length to your massage table: a welcome addition for taller customers! If your practice has a lot of athletes among its clientele, especially basketball players, this extension can prove itself invaluable. The average length of a massage table is around.

What difference can moving therapeutic cups make during a massage or treatment?

18 May 2016
What difference can moving therapeutic cups make during a massage or treatment?

Massage and therapeutic cupping can, at a first glance, seem like extremely different therapies – and they are! They can, however, be combined extremely successfully, and due to a renewed interest in cupping therapies and acupuncture, the demand for this type of treatment is increasing The goal of traditional cupping treatments is to increased blood circulation and Qi. Cupping treatments involving moving cups are used to raise the “sha” to the larger area of surface. Silicone cupping sets are particularly helpful in these treatments, since they’re easier to slide on the skin. By moving cups during treatment, a practitioner can treat larger areas than with traditional cupping. Compared to massage, these treatments can have a more pronounced therapeutic effect. At the same.

Les ventouses transparentes en silicone

18 May 2016
Les ventouses transparentes en silicone

Il n’y a pas une semaine où je n’utilise pas les ventouses de silicone, qui ont de nombreux bénéfices. Je passe beaucoup de temps assis devant l’ordinateur, ou debout plusieurs heures : ce sont deux positions parfois inconfortables à long terme que je dois adopter, car elles font partie de mon travail. Alors, en fin de journée, j’utilise souvent les ventouses pour détendre mes muscles et soulager mes articulations. Les ventouses m’aident à soulager les muscles et articulations du dos, trapèze, cou, des bras, jambes, du torse, et même des mains et pieds, ainsi que particulièrement la voute plantaire et les articulations. Grâce à leur flexibilité, elles sont faciles d’utilisation, même pour les jointures. Les deux plus grosses me servent surtout pour.

How to pick the right moxibustion products: Moxa production

18 May 2016
How to pick the right moxibustion products: Moxa production

Nowadays, there are various kinds of moxibustion products(moxa) available on the market: from the familiar stick moxa to needle moxa, from loose moxa and smokeless moxa to even moxa sprays, the number of choices can sometimes be overwhelming. This article will help you understand moxa production better, and in turn to understand how to tell a good product from an inferior one, and to finally make an informed decision about which ones to use in your practice. Moxibustion products are all made from Chinese mugwort (Ai). Mugwort leaves are used to make loose moxa, which can then be made into stick moxa and finally into needle moxa. During this process,.

Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 2: Aromatherapy and Scent Families

18 May 2016
Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 2:  Aromatherapy and Scent Families

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with base, intermediary and top notes, the next step is to consider what type of scent to build your blend around, and how to go about doing so. While there are no strict rules per se as to which types of essential oils will go together, there are some loose principles: if you go about mixing oils from every family of scent without consideration as to which ones may go together, you’re much more likely to end up with a muddy, unpleasant aroma than a successful one, after all. Different essential oils can be used for various purposes and therapeutic ends. It’s important to consider these functions when.

Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 1: Base, Heart and Top Notes

18 May 2016
Guide to Mixing Essential Oils, part 1: Base, Heart and Top Notes

If only it was as easy as just picking all your favourite scents! Part aromatherapy and part perfumery, finding a perfect, signature essential oil is a tricky task. This three-part series aims to explore the different aspects of choosing scents that can make or break an essential oil blend, and to demystify some of the language used to categorize scents and essences. The first part will explain the concepts of top, intermediary or heart and base notes; the second part will describe aromatherapy principles and how they can be applied to a mix, as well as the different scent families and how they pair with each other; and the final.

L’acupuncture et le tabagisme

29 Apr 2016
L’acupuncture et le tabagisme

Cesser de fumer, c’est difficile. Incroyablement difficile, même, mais tôt ou tard, prendre cette initiative est absolument essentiel à notre survie, et il est toujours plus facile de le faire avec de l’aide et du soutien professionnel autant que social. Peu de fumeurs réussissent à arrêter de fumer après un seul essai, et souvent plusieurs tentatives sont nécessaires. Le sevrage de la nicotine peut déclencher une série de symptômes négatifs dans les jours immédiatement après l’abandon du tabac, mais ils pâlissent en comparaison des avantages pour la santé. Les thérapies alternatives et complémentaires telles que l’acupuncture peuvent aider les fumeurs qui tentent d’arrêter ou de diminuer la sévérité de leurs.

L’acupuncture et la ménopause

25 Apr 2016
L’acupuncture et la ménopause

Souvent considérée comme une étape importante et transitionnelle pour les femmes de 40 à 60 ans, la ménopause représente la conclusion des cycles de fertilité. Elle est précédée par la péri-ménopause, une période durant laquelle les cycles peuvent devenir plus irréguliers, et suivie par la post-ménopause, qui est caractérisée par la cessation complète des règles. Elle se subit plus ou moins sereinement selon les cas : ses symptômes les plus courants sont les bouffées de chaleur, la prise de poids, les sécheresses vaginales et cutanées, la perte de densité osseuse, les dérèglements hormonaux et certains troubles psychologiques mineurs. La dépression, l’insomnie, l’anxiété et les maux de têtes sont parmi les plus.

Est-ce que l’acupuncture ne fonctionne que par placebo?

11 Apr 2016
Est-ce que l’acupuncture ne fonctionne que par placebo?

C’est une question que l’on entend beaucoup, et l’une des idées utilisées le plus souvent pour attaquer l’acupuncture. En fait, l’acupuncture se prouve efficace dans la plupart des études à son sujet pour bien des symptômes et maladies; ce qui confond les résultats, par contre, est l’une des méthodes utilisées pour établir son efficacité. La grande majorité des études concernant l’efficacité de l’acupuncture ne la compare pas seulement qu’à une absence de traitement, où elle performe toujours mieux, ou aux traitements occidentaux, où elle performe souvent aussi bien ou mieux, mais à des « faux »  traitements d’acupuncture. C’est là que les résultats se compliquent : il est très difficile d’établir en quoi.

Acupuncture: à propos

11 Apr 2016
Acupuncture: à propos

L’acupuncture fait souvent l’objet de controverses au Québec, dû en grande partie à son aspect peu familier ou mystérieux. Souvent, on la compare aux traitements pharmaceutiques tels que ceux que l’on peut recevoir chez un médecin; cependant, peu d’acupuncteurs visent à complètement remplacer la médecine occidentale, et la plupart conçoivent leurs pratiques comme complément nécessaire aux visites régulières chez un docteur. En effet, l’acupuncture peut vous aider à mieux gérer vos problèmes de santé et à retrouver l’équilibre de votre corps d’une manière naturelle et non perturbative, deux objectifs qui s’intègrent bien à d’autres approches pour une thérapie finalement plus holistique. Par exemple, l’acupuncture se démontre très efficace pour atténuer et soulager les douleurs chroniques, cesser de fumer,.

Acupuncture can help with hot flashes

06 Apr 2016

As menopause approaches, approximately 85 percent of U.S. women experience hot flashes and up to 50 percent of them continue having them for several years.(1) The sudden flushing of the skin that often leads to sweating, and/or feeling very warm and sometimes, chilled, is a frustration that many women seek to find relief from. Acupuncture has been suggested as a way to help ease hot flashes, but now, a new study conducted by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reinforces its effectiveness.(2) Researchers assessed hundreds of other past menopause-related studies, looking at ones where acupuncture played a role in providing women with relief from hot flashes. They also studied women.

Alternative approaches to getting enough sleep

06 Apr 2016
Alternative approaches to getting enough sleep

Ariana Huffington’s new book, the Sleep Revolution, came out today. Her work brings attention to an issue that so many of us suffer from, but that’s rarely addressed: in her words, “why am I so tired?” It seems obvious, but the answer might just be that we’re not sleeping long and well enough. Better quality sleep is linked to success, lowered stress and anxiety levels, better moods, increased creativity and productivity, better cognitive functioning, and, more generally, a vastly improved quality of life, and, finally, a longer life: though it might seem obvious, getting enough hours of deep sleep can help us truly thrive, but very few of us manage.

How to make your own aromatic massage bar

27 Feb 2016
How to make your own aromatic massage bar

Massage oils and massage lotions are staples for many work places, and increasingly in people’s homes as a part of their self-care and skin care routines. Massage bars are a more travel-friendly choice, and they’re both less messy and easier to use on your own body. They’re especially great to take on overseas trips, since you don’t want to bring any liquids with you on the plane! You can purchase a massage bar from some retail stores; however, making them yourself makes it easier to customize them and will give you a sense of personal satisfaction that you just can’t recreate when buying them at a store. Besides, it’s often.

Acupuncture Needles

23 Feb 2016
Acupuncture Needles

The best quality acupuncture needles at great prices  at Lierre. Lierre’s acupuncture needles are top-quality, respected brands at the best price on the market. Lierre offers a wide range of world-class acupuncture needles, including traditional Chinese acupuncture needles like Acu Relaxo, Lierre and Zagu  

Comment choisir vos aiguilles d’acupuncture chez Lierre

23 Feb 2016
Comment choisir vos aiguilles d’acupuncture chez Lierre

Les instruments les plus importants que les acupuncteur(e)s doivent acheter sont, bien sûr, leurs aiguilles. Les praticiens doivent être très attentifs aux différents types de marques qu’ils et elles comptent acheter: le mauvais type d’aiguille pourrait convaincre les clients de ne plus jamais venir vous voir, ou rendre vos traitements plus coûteux, dangereux, plus lents, ou tout simplement inefficaces. Il n’est d’ailleurs pas un hasard que les aiguilles sont parfois appelées des instruments: lorsque vous utilisez le type le plus approprié, elles réagissent et s’adaptent à vos mouvements, devenant idéalement comme des extensions à votre corps. Il n’y d’autant plus pas de type singulier d’aiguilles qui est approprié pour chaque.

How to choose Acupuncture Needles at Lierre

23 Feb 2016
How to choose Acupuncture Needles at Lierre

The most important pieces of equipment acupuncturists have to buy are, of course, needles. Practitioners should carefully consider which brand of needles they purchase: the wrong type could persuade customers to never come to see you again, or make your treatments costlier, unsafe, slower, or just plain ineffective. It is no accident that needles are sometimes called instruments: when you use the right ones, they should react and adapt to your movements, becoming like extensions to your body.  There is no single type of needle that is right for a practitioner; rather, there is a type of needle that is more appropriate for every situation, depending for example on the.

Understanding Cupping Therapy

23 Feb 2016
Understanding Cupping Therapy

  Cupping is a type of alternative medicine that uses cups placed on the skin of patients to create suction. The cups themselves can be made from different materials including earthenware, bamboo, and glass. It is believed that this type of therapy boosts blood circulation, which promotes the healing of many illnesses and ailments. This type of medical treatment goes back to ancient Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Egyptian cultures. One of the first mentioning of the practice can be found dated as far back as 1,550 BC in the Ebers Papyrus. Today, there are still skeptics stating that there is no scientific evidence that this method actually cures any disease. However, in a.

Advantages of Acupuncture

23 Feb 2016
Advantages of Acupuncture

  Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that has been getting renewed attention since 1997, when the United States National Institutes of Health published a report on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for treating a variety of different conditions. Today, many insurance companies also cover this type of treatment for relieving pain. All kinds of research studies have been done on the benefits of acupuncture, which show that this treatment has been successful from many such problems as nausea, neck pain, migraine headaches, back pain, insomnia, depression, infertility, and anxiety. Controlled research studies on acupuncture have shown success in treating a variety of conditions, symptoms, and disease. Among these.

Why try acupuncture?

23 Feb 2016
Why try acupuncture?

  One of the biggest concerns that most people have is maintaining their health and well-being. There are a number of things that you can do to enhance your overall level of health, but none is as effective as having acupuncture. With all of the different benefits and ailments that can be treated by this type of method, there is no mystery why it is so popular. In order to get the best possible treatments, you will need to find a reputable acupuncturist in your area. Here are a few signs to look for to assess whether you need acupuncture. An overall feeling of tension One of the most noticeable signs that.

Original Medicine

23 Feb 2016
Original Medicine

  An increasing number of people are turning to alternative medicine as a complement to conventional Western Medicine treatments. These alternative treatments provide a holistic, whole-body approach to personal health. Instead of seeing a doctor only once a year and calling it a day, patients interested in alternative medicine are empowered to reconnect with their bodies on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis. Acupuncture treatments in particular are a very effective means of managing symptoms from medication, other treatments and from various illnesses. Many people also visit acupuncturists to get various conditions treated. Some go to get over their habit of smoking, and others visit an acupuncturist to lose weight. Everything in the body.

Choosing an electric acupoint stimulator

15 Dec 2015
Choosing an electric acupoint stimulator

  Stimulators are longterm investments, and they can be relatively costly. At Lierre, we’ve kept budget limitations in mind, and decided on three excellent but quite different models. What’s the difference? Here are some of the factors think about before making a decision! Year of release How old is the device you’re planning to buy? Though all our models are recent, it is more generally important to be careful when purchasing electric stimulators: older models can be more erratic with their electric charge, and seriously injure patients. Acupoint locators To an outsider, acupoint locators might look suspiciously like magic wands; however, the way they work is rather simple. The electric.

Why choose a massage oil, gel, lotion or cream, and what’s the difference?

15 Dec 2015
Why choose a massage oil, gel, lotion or cream, and what’s the difference?

Why choose a massage oil, gel, lotion or cream, and what’s the difference? Massage Oils Massage oils tend to be the most popular option for massage therapists, and they come from a variety of sources and have different characteristics. They can be neutral or pleasantly scented, and they can also be combined with other ingredients for a more personalised massage. L’Herbier’s Lavandine Oil, for example, showcases lavender’s lovely scent and therapeutic properties, and Bon Vital’s very light smelling coconut oil can be a great carrier base for essential oils. Different pure oils also serve different purposes, and have different health benefits. Coconut oil is now experiencing a great surge in public interest, and it can seemingly.