Michelle Desjardins is a certified acupuncturist
with 12 years experience in the preventative health and nutrition
fields. She tailors her techniques to each patient’s needs
and her office provides a serene, therapeutic environment.
As with most health practitioners, your first visit
will begin with an interview about your medical history, level of
stress and any patterns of discomfort or disease. Michelle will
examine your tongue and Chinese pulse to complete an energetic diagnosis.
She uses this information to develop a course of
treatment tailored to your age, constitution and health status.
Some people wonder about the needles used in acupuncture.
Certified acupuncturists use sterilized and disposable
needles. Unlike hypodermic needles, they are hair-thin and inserted
to a much shallower level. Though acupuncture is not painful, you
will feel different sensations when your “Qi” is stimulated.
These can be a numbing feeling, heaviness, or sometimes, a small
jolt. They last just a few seconds. Acupuncture treatments are generally
During the treatment, the needles may be stimulated
to unblock, tone or disperse “Qi” and can often be completed
with other therapeutic methods such as massage, moxibustion and
Michelle Desjardins is certified and trained to
use an acupuncture laser. Acupuncture laser treatments are completely
painless, create no heat and do not damage body tissues.
Acupuncture lasers work by stimulting healthy cells only, with specific
frequencies, depending on each patients needs.
Acupuncture laser therapy is recommended for children and the elderly
and can be used for any person who fears needles or in hypersensitive
zones (like the face, and the palms of the hands and feet), with
the same results as conventional acupuncture.