Electrical pathways, nerve endings, functional connectivity in the brain and more is discussed with Olivier Roy, Acupuncturist. Find out how he uses laser acupuncture in the clinic, what else can be treated besides pain and how does he make his marriage great when they also work together.
Starting at age 21 Olivier Roy from Montreal Canada was encouraged to help people and he began to pursue counseling then massage therapy, yoga, reiki and then discovered Acupuncture. Now he has been practicing 11 years strictly Acupuncture (specializes in Japanese abdomen style, Dahara), 15 years total in the health care field and tends to integrate Cold Laser and Acupressure in his practice as well to stimulate acupuncture points.
How does he use laser and infrared for acupressure? Cold Laser acupuncture may be the future for home use and stimulate the acupuncture points as an acupressure treatment, but for now the units are not affordable enough for home use.
Whether its consistent results or evidence based outcomes, learn what acupuncture can be used for besides the #1 use PAIN… 50 conditions have efficacy.
Scientifically… How does acupuncture work? He discusses the electrical pathways in our interstitium tissues and how stimulating acupuncture points changes the functional connectivity in the brain, shown by functional MRI . Yes, its not all Qi and stagnant energy… we get real answers. In fact, we know more about why/how acupuncture works more so than most medicine. Most medicine we can measure results but the real Real reason why is unknown.
A lot of acupuncture points are on nerve endings but surprisingly a common thread to a bunch of points are on spots of the skin with a lower electrical resistance. Roy also discusses a recent study that discusses long term 12 month chronic pain relief with acupuncture.
Olivier discusses some of the flaws with acupuncture research, hint could it be they don’t stimulate enough points? Tells a great story about Stomach 36. Also a 2016 study that showed acute pain treated with acupuncture was more effective than IV morphine.
At the end of the episode, just when you think it’s over, he talks about his passion for pediatric acupuncture and how Lung 6 saved a kid from a peanut allergy reaction. He hopes to see a pediatric acute ER department set up with acupuncture.
In Canada (he lives in Montreal) when does the government cover it and not.
One tip to avoid burnout, and no it is not collect more money for your services.
What’s the “sweet spot” of treatment sessions to get the best results and frequency? Around minute 32-34.
He works with his wife (how do you do that), so listen to his plan to not only stay connected without talking about work all the time but also how to get alone time as well as how to manage that typical boss- employee dynamic.
Books: Kate Raworth Donut Economics discuss the growth we see and expect cannot go up forever and the inevitable plateau that will happen.
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/71 >here you can also find links to things mentioned.