“Health is the most precious treasure and the easiest to lose. It is, however, the most poorly guarded.”
Chauvot de Bauchêne

What is Acupuncture?

Documented and used for more than 2,500 years, traditional Chinese medicine is based on the observation of the body in its dynamic state. The individual is considered as a whole, body and mind, with its strengths and weaknesses within its environment.

First, this practice is based on extensive anatomical, physiological and biomechanical knowledge. Then it is based on the understanding of the internal interactions allowing the harmonious balance of the organism.

Basic notions of Acupuncture

From our current understanding, acupuncture interacts with the nervous system. The nervous system is primarily responsible for sending, receiving and processing nerve impulses that travel through the nerves to the brain. This allows the body to perform its movements, reactions and sensations. Its role is to direct all the muscles of the body, to process the sensory information received and to regulate the functioning of the organs.

This interraction allows the acupuncturist to handle different health disorders such as insomnia, chronic pain, digestive problems, menstrual pain, etc.

Acupuncture is a branch of the traditional Chinese medicine. This one consists in stimulating certain points of the body This is the process of removing tissue, usually with needles, from specific sites on the skin, mucous membranes or subcutaneous tissues of the human body. It is intended to improve health or relieve pain. The selection and methods of stimulation of the points are determined by your acupuncturist and are based on your state of health, the location of the pain and symptoms, palpation of the areas and meridians involved as well as the so-called “energetic assessment”. All of this is based on the review of signs and symptoms according to the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine.

Choosing your Acupuncture treatments in our clinic is :

Discover a thousand-year-old medicine

The evolution of Chinese medicine took place over several centuries. Massage (Tuina), then pharmacopoeia (Medicinal plants), the art of a healthy lifestyle (Dietetics and Qi Gong), and the discovery of the external and internal forces acting on the human body (Acupuncture and Moxibustion) have developed over the centuries. All of this was grouped under Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The selection of points and stimulation methods is determined by the acupuncturist and is based on the client’s state of health, the location of pain and symptoms, palpation of the areas and meridians involved, as well as the so-called “energy balance” based on the review of signs and symptoms according to the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine.

Different from Western nutrition, it is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and works like a pharmacopoeia. It is based on the taste and nature of food. The diet is modified in the short or long term according to the symptoms and imbalances to be treated.

Tuina is a set of massage techniques. Tui Na means to push (Tui) and grasp (Na). These techniques are performed with the inherent notions of traditional Chinese medicine in mind. Acupressure is one of the techniques used in Tui Na.

Qi Gong is a set of specific movements and postures that follow one another according to a precise rhythm. It is combined with breathing, visualization and concentration exercises. It is both a gymnastic for the body and the mind.

Chinese pharmacopoeia uses a synergy of herbs to create a specific formula that can be adapted to the patient’s overall condition and not just to a specific symptom. It is composed of natural substances of plant, mineral and sometimes animal origin. The most frequently used are those of plant origin.

Not only needles!

The acupuncturist does not only use needles to treat his patients. Acupuncture is only one of the many branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Different techniques are used by our Acupuncturist such as

Heat (moxibustion, heat lamp) : to relax tight muscles, relieve spasms and release tension in the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle)

Pressure (cupping, tuina massage, acupressure, ball-pressure): to promote the relaxation of the muscles and the circulation of the blood system

Electricity (electro-acupuncture): : A type of treatment that can help optimize performance and recovery of the muscles and nervous system.

Light beam (medical grade LLLT laser): The main medical applications of LLLT are reducing pain and inflammation, increasing tissue repair, promoting regeneration of various tissues and nerves, and preventing tissue damage in situations where it is likely to occur.

Qi Gong exercises and stretching : To regain and maintain the patient’s mobility and range of motion and to promote the patient’s autonomy.

To be treated by an acupuncturist who studied in Quebec and in China!

Passionate about Asian culture and health since his youth, Dany Boisselle Michaud has been practicing Acupuncture in Montreal since 2014. In addition to Acupuncture, he also practices Tuina Therapeutic Massage, Chinese Pharmacopoeia and Western Herbalism. Inspired by the experience gained during an internship at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Zhejiang Province, he favors a therapeutic approach that encompasses all facets of his patients’ health with the knowledge of an age-old profession and the meticulousness of the Western health care system.

He is happy to put his experience and acquired knowledgeat your service.

Des professionnelles perfectionnant perpétuellement leur aptitude via des formations continues
Our Acupuncturist is in constant pursuit of learning in order to perfect his techniques through trainings such as:

Clinical training in acupuncture, tuina, pediatric tuina and internal medicine in TCM:

Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, China

Clinical training in drug addiction rehabilitation

Center de réadaptation en toxicomanie de Montréal – Institut Dollard-Cormier – University, Montreal

Western herbs in traditional Chinese medicine :

With Francis Bonaldo Begnoche, Ac.

Acu-lift ( Esthetic acupuncture),

with Monique Maranda

Zheng Gu Tui Na (Chinese massage therapy),

with Stéphane Turbide, Ac. and Suzanne Lafrance, Ac.

Flavors of the Materia Medica of classical Chinese medicine

with Francis Bonaldo Begnoche, Ac.

Toxicity of Chinese herbs and their interactions with biomedical drugs

with Bob Flaws

with Sylvain Cardinal, Ac, Marie-Christine Brien, Ac.


Our acupuncturist is a proud member of the Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec.


Logo Ordre des Acupuncteurs du Québec 

How many visits do I need for my treatments?

The number of acupuncture visits needed is relative to the severity of your condition and your health goals. Therefore, the length of acupuncture procedures will vary for each patient. So follow-up will depend on a variety of factors such as your overall condition, medical history and lifestyle.

Take the time to discuss with your acupuncturist a personalized care plan that will be most specific and beneficial to your needs.

Our Therapists

Dany Boisselle Michaud


Gabriel Boisclair



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"Perfect as usual! Punctual, very patient, reassuring, delicate in the placement of needles. Very careful of barrier gestures. "


"Good welcome, good acupuncture session, and effective, I will be back!"


"Excellent service from Dany. Very knowledgeable and explains very well!"


Service available:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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