Jacques Bernou L.Ac.
Lafayette Acupuncture is a clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine that offers individualised treatments and remedies which are safe, natural and effective.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (sometimes shortened to TCM) is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. TCM views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi (pronounced "Chi") -which can be translated as energy or life force- flows in a regular pattern through as system of channels -or meridians- to all points of the body.
When the flow of Qi is unobstructed, there is harmony, balance and good health. When there are Qi blockages (ie. too much or too little Qi), there is an imbalance which can lead to disharmony and disease.
Chinese medicine treatments address imbalances using acupuncture, medicinal plants/herbs, massage, nutrition meditation and exercise.
Chinese Medicine helps restore the body to balance and works on an energetic level to effect all aspects of a person: mind/body/spirit. The beauty of Chinese Medicine is though it can be an affective remedy for diseases and ailments it can also calm the mind, speed recovery, boost immunity and improve ones quality of life. My clinic treats a large range of patients. My youngest patient is 6 months old and my oldest patient is 91 years old. I provide a treatment plan that is individual to you. In addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine I provide individual nutritional consultation. I have a large referral network of massage therapists that is strong and varied.