Dr. Jean-Michel Été, D.O (fr), L. Ac
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM)®
Osteopathy D.O (EPCEO Paris-France)
Acupuncture Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM)®
Osteopathy D.O (EPCEO Paris-France)
Nourished since his childhood of Oriental and Taoist traditions, Dr.Jean-Michel Été practices martial arts since his young age until obtaining the teaching of judo, Ju Jitsu and traditional kendo. After university studies, graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Kinesitherapie de Paris, he continued his training in France & internationally. In his training, he studies Chinese traditional medicine, allowing him to create his own protocols & methods of care to create a relationship between the physical, the emotional and the memory. Expert in holistic healing through French Osteopathy, Medical Physiotherapy, and Chinese medicine, specifically acupuncture, Tuina & Qi Gong. Specializing in Stress & Pain Management.
Dr.Jean-Michel Été holds a Doctorate degree in Osteopathy, and a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to be a licensed Acupuncturist, he is Board Certified in Acupuncture by the prestigious National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)®.
Dr. Jean-Michel Été is a Master Practitioner who strives to assist his patients in achieving their optimum health potential. Over the years he has forged a unique and powerful form of holistic healing, combining Osteopathy, Medical Physiotherapy, and Chinese Medicine; specifically, Acupuncture, Tuina, and Qi Gong.
Dr.Jean-Michel Été Holistic approach and expertise in Biological Decoding and Somato Emotional Release (SER) therapy technique, allow him to identify emotional blockages to wellness, and to treat disharmonies in musculoskeletal, visceral, and emotional systems, as well as to help patients with Auto immune conditions. In each session, Dr.Jean-Michel Été artfully integrates several techniques learned around the world and perfected during over thirty years of experience. He has practiced Integrative Medicine in France and has had the privilege to accompany and work with some of the most famous artists in the world.
After a successful career in Paris, he has now established his practice in Manhattan NY, where he treats an international patient base from his office in NOMAD. Furthermore, Dr. Jean-Michel Été conveniently offers home visits for patients requiring the highest level of privacy while expecting the best care provided with utmost professionalism.
Ecole Supérieure de Kinesitherapie de Paris - France - Medical Physiotherapist
College Superieure d' Ostéopathie Atman / EPCEO Paris- France - Osteopathic Doctor
Pacific College Oriental Medecine - Board Certified - Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate in National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) USA NYS
Acupuncture is the treatment modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine most widely used, recognized and taught in the Western world.
Dating back as far as the Shang Dynasty (1600B.C.), acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body to restore proper functioning of the nervous, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. Acupuncture helps to treat and prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body’s immune system.
It presupposes the existence of a vital energy, or "Qi", that is essential to life and that flows throughout the body.
This energy is transported by a system of channels called “Meridians” that represent a large network of superficial and deep pathways that enable a connection between the inner and outer aspects of our bodies.
Acupuncture is a unique therapeutic method that enables us to influence and treat the interior by using a synergy of points on the exterior aspect of our bodies. The healing effect of acupuncture is extensive, and may be used as préventive, alternative and complementary care.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledge Acupuncture to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of common conditions.
TCM herbal medicine is comprised of natural products, mainly of plants and minerals but sometimes of animal origin.
The most frequently used remedies are plant based. Chinese herbal medicine are formula based rather than solely symptom based. Formulas based can be adapted to the patient's body type and treat symdromes or patterns of symptoms.
Chinese herbs are prescribed to address a specific diagnosis. Each herbal formula created is tailored according to specific needs. And because they can be tailored specifically to your symptoms and constitution, formulas allow for various symptoms to be treated at once. Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture to more efficaciously treat a problem or an illness.
One of the reasons Chinese Medicine practitioners in the U.S. prescribe herbs, is to supplement acupuncture treatments between visits since patients can rarely come daily for Acupuncture. Also because certain conditions cannot be treated with Acupuncture alone. Chinese Herbal Formulas, represent the Internal part of Chinese medicine, along with Nutrition which is often used as part of the healing process.
The other advantage of herbs is that they can help re-balance a patient whose physical condition is considered "weak", which is not always possible with Acupuncture alone.
Cupping is one of the oldest modalities of traditional Chinese medicine.
It involves placing glass, bamboo, or plastic cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.
During cupping, you are likely to feel a slight sensation of tightness in the area of the cup. Depending on your condition, the cups may be moved around or left in place for 5-10 mns. Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful.
Cupping can be helpful in the treatment of stress, pain, allergies, fatigue, flu, colds, back pain, anxiety, and muscle aches. Cupping can also help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris).
Pain due to injury or arthritis, especially in "cold" patterns where the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat.
Moxa is also frequently used for digestive problems and irregular elimination, as well as in gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including the presentation of the breech baby during pregnancy.
Moxibustion can also be used preventively against colds and flu.
Practitioners often deal with both acupuncture and moxibustion during the same clinical session, depending on the diagnosis and treatment strategy.
Guasha is one of the modalities of traditional Chinese medicine which consists of rubbing with a smooth edge instrument the surface of the skin where resides a subcutaneous lesion or imbalance. When the treatment is effective, a characteristic skin flushing, known as sha, can be observed. This is a favorable response, which provides immediate and lasting benefit of chasing the wind, reducing heat and inflammation, eliminating cold and relieving pain, whether superficial or deep. Guasha is used to treat many acute and chronic health problems, as varied as colds, flu, fever, headache, indigestion, dizziness, injury, joint pain, fibromyalgia and "heat stroke." It is also commonly used to relieve muscular tension and pain, relieve fatigue and weariness.
It is important not to take a shower or bath during the hour following treatment. Shower or bath in cold water should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment.
It is also important to keep all areas treated well covered and warm. The area must also be protected from wind exposure, including fans and air conditioning.
The term auriculotherapy often refers to electrical stimulation of the surface of ear reflex points. Specific points on the ear can also be stimulated by manual pressure, referred to as auricular acupressure or ear reflexology. Acupuncture points on the ear can also be stimulated with lasers, magnets, and ear pellets
Auriculotherapy applies the principles of acupuncture to specific points on the ear. It is a treatment modality where the specific malfunctioning organ or a systemic illness can be treated by application of a laser and/or TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit to a correlating part of the external ear.
Perfect for patients who do not want to be needled or for children.
Tuina is a form of bodywork, it is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used in China for centuries. A combination of massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation, tuina works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.
Tuina is best suited for rectifying chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders that affect the digestive and/or respiratory systems. Among the conditions tuina treats best are neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, sciatica and tennis elbow. However, because tuina is designed to improve and restore the flow of qi, treatment often ends up causing improvements to the whole body, not just a specific area.
Commonly used techniques include soft tissue massage; acupressure and manipulation. Practitioners may sometimes use herbal compresses, liniments, ointments and heat to enhance these techniques.
Cranio-Facial therapy is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to palpate the Synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient's spine and pelvic bones. Practitioners believe that this palpation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in "primary respiration".
Somato-emotional release is a therapeutic procedure that uses the concepts of cranio-sacral therapy to free the body and mind of the discomforting side effects of trauma. The therapy focuses on establishing a strong mind-body connection in order for the release of emotional trauma and the resolution of physical symptoms.
Many times, the emotional symptoms that we experience during trauma remain unresolved as the body heals. In order for these remaining symptoms of trauma to heal permanently, a mind-body connection has to be made. Accordingly, somato-emotional release is used as a tool for healing problems that require a mind-body communication.
Tissue memory is one of the important concepts in somato-emotional release. Muscle tissues and cells can store memories that are related to our traumatic experiences. When a particular muscle group is injured during an accident, a memory of that experience is formed in the affected tissue. This usually means that a small, unconscious contraction has formed in the muscle as a protective reminder of the painful experience. If the tissue memory is not appropriately released then the contraction will remain in the muscle as the injury heals, leading to future pain.
When these unconscious contractions are not released, they can spread strain to other parts of the body. Usually your body will adjust to these strain patterns and will begin to feel normal. However, later on in life, these strain patterns can eventually cause chronic pain of which the cause is unknown.
The therapist uses the cranio-sacral technique to engage the muscle contraction in order to evoke the memory associated with the initial trauma. Then the patient can become aware of the memory and deal with it appropriately. Once the release has occurred, the unconscious contraction of the muscle will disappear and the muscle pain will begin to heal. A typical somato-emotional release session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, and the actual amount of release experienced during therapy will depend on the individual patient.
Somato-emotional release is beneficial to patients who are experiencing problems associated with injuries, physical trauma, car accidents, challenging life experiences, and surgery. The release process can be modified to suit the needs of each individual, thereby bringing optimal relief. It can be used as a complimentary therapy to help relieve physical conditions that are intensified by stress, tension, and anxiety. Somato-emotional release is a form of therapy that uses the power of the body-mind connection to facilitate change and the healing process, allowing the body to fully recover from traumatic experiences.