Simon Bélair Acupuncturist – Acupuncture Montréal
Simon Bélair has been practicing acupuncture in Montreal since 2003. He is also a medical Qi Gong therapist and a Tuina massage therapist in addition to being a teacher for the OAQ (Ordre des acupuncteurs du Québec) and for the COQ (Centre Ostéopathique du Québec).
Inspired by the experience he acquired in Vietnam, where he had the opportunity to do two post-graduate internships at the Hô Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute, he now favours a therapeutic approach combining traditional knowledge and methodology with contemporary norms and standards. He cumulates nearly 2000 hours of post-graduate classes and he is now studying the ancient medical text of the Nei Jing with world renowed Dr. Edward Neal, Md.
“Inviting the patient to understand his or her health and to participate in adapting his or her lifestyle to his or her constitution and environment.”
Acupuncture looks at the individual as a whole, in his or her physical and psychological entirety. It emphasizes the activation of the patient’s healing resources by seeking balance between his or her different physiological systems. For several millennia now, this holistic approach has treated the root causes of imbalances and has guided patients towards good health maintenance and disease prevention.
Acupuncture consists of inserting thin needles into specific points in the body in order to re-establish circulatory and physiological balance. The needles stimulate the vascular, myofacial, neurological, endocrine and immune systems to induce a global response, aiming to re-establish health and to relieve pain. Acupuncture can be used in a preventive or curative manner and is a recognized treatment for a number of acute or chronic illnesses.
“This approach aims to support the patient’s general health and to allow him or her to find long-term balance.”
Simon Bélair is the co-founder and owner of the Clinique des Médecines Alternatives de la Petite-Patrie in Montreal. He is a member of the Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec and the Association of Acupuncturists of Quebec.
He is also the founder of IFARI, a research and teaching center based on fascia and acupuncture.