Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. It considers the body as an energetic system of interconnected meridians controlling all physiological functions, such as digestive, respiratory, renal, hepatic, urinary or cardiac functions, etc. Thus, acupuncture understands the physiology as a global system and works toward restoring its energetic balance. In this way, symptoms that we commonly consider as pathologies, are seen as secondary effects of energetical imbalance. By
restoring the balance, it restores the physiology and finally health.
Most people think of acupuncture as using needles only. In fact, different techniques are used according to the treatment required: moxibustion (warming up energetic points), cupping (glass cups with a vacuum seal stimulating blood flow and clearing stagnant energy), Plum Blossom stick, etc... The needles used have nothing compare to injection's needles: they are as thin as hair and painless.
Homeopathy is a systematic and very precise method stimulating the body’s vital force to cure illness. The treatment is specific for each individual. Dr. Hahnemann presented this entirely new system of medicine in 1810 in the “Organon of the Art of Healing”. The main principles are:
- “Like cures like” or the Low of Similars: a substance producing specific symptoms on a healthy person, cures similar symptoms on a sick person.
- the Minimum Dose: we should always give the least minimum amount of medicine necessary to evoke a healing response. Thus, homeopathic medicines are completely non-addictive and safe because using non-toxic dosage.
- Individualization of pathology and treatment: there are no 'one remedy for one disease', each patient needing a specific remedy corresponding to his own specific condition. Thus, for similar symptoms, different people will receive different remedies.
Homeopathy efficiently heals acute, long-term and chronic diseases like allergy, asthma, eczema, hay fever, chronic rhinitis, headache, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, menopausal symptoms, migraine, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, fatigue, etc.
Also working on the constitution, Homeopathy is a efficient preventive medicine.
Being safe, with no side-effect and non-addictive, it is particularly well indicated for babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women.
As Hospital practitioner and President of the Medical Commission of the Olympic and Sportive Committee in Lyon, I have benefited personally of the care and experience of Julien as an Osteopath, have recommended him to athletes, young and adults and called upon him as an adviser for various specialised opinions.
Dr F. Chapuis, Head of clinical research unit of the Medical Information Hub, Lyon Hospital
"I went to see Julien by the end of my pregnancy. Julien's broad background in different complementary therapies and his vast experience enabled him to respond to my needs in a very comprehensive way.
Julien's calm, confident and optimistic being and working made me feel safe and more positive myself."
Ivonne I., Glasgow
Manipulative Therapy works on joints, organs, muscles, ligaments, fascias and connective tissues. A whole range of technics allows to bring back joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, enhance blood circulation, digestion, transit, restful sleep...
Most importantly, it aims to restore mobility and a global balance, to restore the body's ability to heal itself and avoid injury.
Furthermore, an exhaustive assessment should always be carried keeping in mind the compensatory patterns. Compensatory patterns allow the body to continue to move after an injury by minimizing the pain, but cause in time further dysfunctions. For example, an ankle sprain changing the posture and the way we walk to avoid pain, finally provoking shoulder pain or a wry neck.
Caring for our mobility is also caring for our mental Health and Well-being.
Traditional Tibetan Medicine
Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is a Himalayan healing science, who approaches suffering and disease holistically, whilst being compatible with any other medical traditions, with a fundamental preventive aim. Treatments are built tailored, according the individual typology/constitution, with adjusted diet, lifestyle, a wide range of external therapies and herbal medications. Particularly, the famous Ku Nye Massage is one of the additional external therapies, applied for preventive, curative or symptomatic treatment. An other well-known external therapy is moxibustion (or moxa), used to treat cold natured disorders. It's an effective treatment against rheumatic conditions and a good alleviating agent for different types of pain.
Herbal medicine, or Phytotherapy, is the use of plants to cure diseases, with herbal teas, tinctures, powders, gemmotherapies, Whole Fresh Plant Suspensions (SIPF), fresh extracts, etc... It is the oldest medicine of the world, and presents fundamental differences with the modern allopathic medicine. First, it will always prefer the use of the vegetal totum, i.e. all the active molecules provided naturally by the plant. It is an essential fact since chemotherapy only uses a single active principle, in most cases produced by chemical synthesis. Secondly, phytotherapy acts to sustain the physiological functions rebalancing the whole organism, instead of trying to suppress sharply the symptoms only, which ignores what causes it.
Phytotherapy has 4 main aims:
to alleviate a symptom. It is the most basic way to use plants for their properties only: antispasmodic, antipyretic or diuretic plants.
to drain the physiology. It is the stumbling block of the phytotherapy. A large number of pathologies in their original forms results from a metabolic saturation of the body. Drainage is to stimulate organs charged to purify the body (kidneys, liver, skin, lungs, pancreas and intestines) as well as all its fluids (lymph, blood, plasma & interstitial liquid) and connective tissue.
to use the restructuration properties of the plants, as the delivery of catalytic elements, like trace elements (essential for the metabolic reactions of our body), vitamins and enzymes (e.g. the bromelain of the pineapple have anti-inflammatory and fibrinolytic properties, used in inflammatory diseases or risk of heart attack).
As a field medicine that works on all the regulation mechanisms of the body (autonomic nervous system and neuroendocrine system), maintaining the physiological balance of our body, that is to say our Health.
Food is our first medicine to be healthy. It's really important to consider what we eat, how much and when we eat. This means that we have first to look after the quality of our food, to receive the proper compounds needed. In fact, the common industrial food is poor food. The compounds being biologically dead, it gives a quantity of nutriments to the organism with no real nutritive quality. We need fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat to obtain what is useful for the organism: vitamins, trace elements, etc. Also, we must be careful of the presence of toxics in our food: pesticides, heavy metals, hormones…, all of them staying in our body and causing dysfunctions and pathologies.
Secondly, we have to eat the right quantity of varied nutriments to stay in a good health (protein, carbohydrate, fat, etc).
Finally, we have to respect our biological digestive rhythm: the digestive process should not run continuously and its cycle lasts 5 hours. The habit to eat all day long is one of the first cause of all weight and metabolic disorders.
By respecting these 3 parameters, we guaranty a good digestive process, and according to the modern nutrition as well as to the traditional medicine, like Tibetan medicine, a global balance state of our body. The traditional Medicine relates primary the cause of most diseases to an imbalance of the digestive system. Thus, an adapted diet to our personal condition will be the first answer to restore and maintain our health. Trained in Western Dietetics as well as in Traditional Tibetan Dietetics, I can advise you the best diet adapted to your condition, to enforce all your other current therapies.
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