Simon Bélair, Acupuncteur- Acupuncture Montréal
Simon Bélair has dedicated himself to acupuncture and to the study of traditional Chinese medicine for 20 years. Over time, he has developed a practical and holistic approach to health that responds to both the requirements of a serious traditional chinese medical practice and to a holistic vision of the human body and its environment.
Simon Bélair is the co-founder and owner of the Clinique des Médecines Alternatives de la Petite-Patrie in Montreal.
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
In 2003, Simon Bélair completed his studies in acupuncture at the Cégep de Rosemont in Montreal. He then refined his technique and continued learning thanks to several internships, notably in Vietnam and with internationally renowned therapists. With time and clinical experience, he broadened his approach to Chinese medicine, by integrating different practices such as medical Qi Gong, Tuina massage and Baguazhang Gong Fu. He now devotes himself to the study of classical Chinese medical texts (Nei Jing) with Dr Edward Neal and his research group at the Xinglin Institute.
His personal practice allows him to deepen his knowledge and experience of Qi in a daily manner, which in turn nourishes his practice as a therapist. In this vein, he often supplements his acupuncture treatments with Tuina massage or by prescribing Qi Gong exercises.
“This process encourages patients to participate in the improvement of their health and balance by giving them the necessary tools.”
- July 2021: Dissection Livestream Specialty Class: The Anatomy of Feet, Hands, Eyes and Ears – Our Proprioceptive Windows on the World. Todd Gracia et Tom Myers.
- July 2020: Fascia as a Sensory- Emotional Response: Effective Implementation of Insights from New Research, Robert Schleip, Tom Myers
- June 2019: Neijing Clinical Practicum 2, Edward Neal, Roujan, France.
- May 2019: Neijing Advance Needling Class, Edward Neal, Montréal.
- April 2018: Neijing Clinical Practicum 1, Edward Neal, Trout Lake, Washington.
- February 2018: Neijng studies: Level 1, Edward Neal, Xinglin Institute, Portland, Oregon.
- October 2017: Invited guest speaker at the McGill Integrative Medecine Club panel, McGill University, Montréal.
- June 2017: Formation Tuina Level 2, Ethan Murchie, Cranio-sacral therapy, Montréal.
- December 2016: Neijing acupuncture: exploring the roots of Chinese medicine, Edward Neal, Pro-D seminars.
- November 2016: Herbalist seminar, local herbs seen from a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, Franvis Bonaldo, Montréal.
- April 2016: Traditional Chinese herbology, the 30 fundamental formulas, Francis Bonaldo, Montréal.
- November 2015: Master Tung, the most usefull points by Micheal Chung, Montréal.
- September 2015: Herbalist seminar, local herbs seen from a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, Francis Bonaldo, Montréal.
- January 2015: Training in the interaction of Chinese herbs and medicines, Blue poppy, California.
- November 2014: Advanced Tuina techniques with Sylas Navar, certified NATSTA instructor, Montréal.
- Inner radiance Qi Gong, Sean Laflamme, Montréal.
- October 2012: Level 1 Master Tung training by Michael Chung, OAQ, Montréal.
- January 2012: 80-hour General training and internship at the Hô Chi Minh City Institute of Traditional Medicine, Vietnam.
- January 2012: Theoretical training in Dr. Thin’s 5 elements method, with Dr. Thin, private clinic, Hô Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
- January 2012: 35-hour practical training and internship in Tuina massage with Dr. Nga, Hô Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
- October 2010: 3rd International Congress of the OAQ « Un retour à la source pour nourrir l’avenir? » (“Returning to the source to nourish our future?”) from October 1 to 5, 2010.
- February 2010 – September 2011: 450-hour training in Tuina with Ethan Murchie, Ac., in collaboration with the OAQ.
- September 2009 – September 2010: Medical Qi Gong “500-hour therapeutic level,” given by Dr. Bernard Shannon, in collaboration with the Fondation Bernard Côté, Montréal.
- June 2008: Invited guest speaker at the Montreal Alzheimer Society “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Alzheimer: perspectives in treatment”
March 2008: Seminar on Japanese acupuncture with KiiKo Matsumoto, on hepatic, gynaecological and physiological problems, Collège Rosemont.
- June 2007 “September 2008: Medical Qi Gong “250-hour practitioner level,” given by Dr. Bernard Shannon in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and OAQ.
- October 2006: 2nd International OAQ Congress “Acupuncture – a partner in health?” from October 19 to 22, 2006.
- October 2006: Seminar on Japanese acupuncture with KiiKo Matsumoto, October 14 and 15, 2006, Toronto.
- June 2006 : Acupuncture with a myofascial approach, by Sylvain Cardinal, Collège Rosemont.
- May 2006: Post graduate training on medical Qi Gong and 5 Element Qi Gong by Dr. Garry Johnson, in collaboration with UQTR and OAQ.
- February 2006: Seminar “Acupuncture to help a person with cancer,” presented by Dr. Philippe Rivière, in Montreal.
- April 2005: Post graduate internship at the Hô Chi Minh City Institute of Traditional Medicine, Vietnam.
- May 2003: Graduation from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture course at Collège Rosemont, Montreal.
- February 2003: Observation and clinical supervision internship given by Dr. Zhou Nanjing, China, at Collège Rosemont.
- September 2002: 480-hour practical internship, Collège Rosemont.
- September 2000: Training in traditional Chinese acupuncture, Collège Rosemont, Montreal.
Edward Neal: Antique chinese medecine texts (Nei Jing), needling techniques
Truong Thin: Vietnamese acupuncture, 5 Element-function system
Micheal Chung: Master Tung’s system and his student Dr. Young
Kiiko Matsumoto: Japanese acupuncture
Ethan Murchie: Tuina and Baguazhang
Bernard Shanon: Medical Qi Gong
INFORMATION ON ACUPUNCTURE
STUDIES ON ACUPUNCTURE
FRIENDS AND REFERENCES
- Clinique des médecines alternatives de la Petite-Patrie
- Édith Charbonneau, acupuncturist, pregnancy monitoring
- Clinique Intersanté, osteopathy, massage therapy, homeopathy
- Sonia Osorio, massage therapist and yoga teacher
- Alex Scrimgeour, London-based acupuncturist
- Passeport Santé
- The Art of Meditation
- Yin Yang House
- Chris Kresser’s blog, acupuncturist
- American Herbal Product Association
- Bruce Frantzis, Opening the Energy Gates of your Body, 1995.
- Dominic Larochelle, Quand la santé devient une forme de salut. Les traditions thérapeutiques asiatiques dans la construction des spiritualités occidentales contemporaines, communication présentée à l’Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec.
- Daniel Reid, Complete Book of Chinese Health, 1994.
- Daniel Reid, A Complete Guide to Chi-Gung, 2000.
- Yang, Jwing-Ming, The Roots of Chinese Qigong, 1997.
- Zhanwen Liu et Liang Liu, Essentials of Chinese Medicine Vol. I-IV, 2000.
- Giovanni Macciocia, principes fondamentaux de la médecine chinoise, 2008.
- Truong Thin, Manuel de Médecine Traditionnelle Asiatique, 2002.
- Ted Kapchuk, The web that has no weaver, 2000.
- The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Nei Jing)
- The Classic of Difficulties (Nan-King)
- The Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica (Shennong bencao jing)
- Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders (Shang han lun)
- Essential Formulas for Emergencies Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold (Beiji qian jin yaofang)
- The Compendium of Materia Medica (Bencao gangmu)