About Marque Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the practice of applying sterile hair-thin needles into specific points in the body to help with its own healing process. It is well recognized in Western medicine for its ability to help with pain (Orthopedics). It is also known for its ability to help with the body’s proper physiological function and help patients with many common symptoms that doctors are faced with in their day to day practice. Asian medicine looks at the body as an environment. If there is an imbalance within that environment pain and ill-health follow. Similar to what we think of in Western Medicine, when we talk about Homeostasis or proper PH balance for cell growth and organ function. A Licensed Acupuncturist uses a complex system of diagnostic methods that takes into consideration the person as a whole, discerning the body's pattern of disharmony rather than isolated symptoms. The aim is not only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but more importantly to treat the underlying cause, increase the ability to function, and improve the quality of life of the patient.
Some of the tools used by Asian medicine to restore that balance are Acupuncture needles, Cupping, Auricular Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Gua-Sha, Tui-na massage therapy, Herbal Prescription, Nutrition and Exercise to name a few.
How we were trained
Joachim is a CA state board Licensed Acupuncturist. He was raised in France until the age of ten and then moved to Los Angeles, California were he attended local schools in the Calabas and Woodland Hills area before beginning his undergraduate at Pierce College. He attended Emperor's College in Santa Monica for four years of Graduate school from which he earned his Master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated Cum Laude. Over the course of two years he tended to over 400 patients in the Emperor's College Clinic as well as an externship at the UCLA Student Health and Wellness Center.
Why we love what we do
His journey into alternative medicine began as a child in France, where his mother would treat the family using homeopathic medicine, local folk medicine as well as energetic work. As a student of martial arts, he became acquainted with chi (The subtle energy that flows throughout the body). To further understand this energy and how it functioned in the body would be the driving force to learning Acupuncture and how to heal with Traditional Oriental Medicine.
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