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Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet, DAOM

Acupuncturist

Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet DAOM is a top Acupuncturist in Ventura, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet DAOM is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet DAOM is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet DAOM is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Ventura, CA, Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet DAOM is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
15 years Experience
Dr. Alexandre Yves Hillairet, DAOM
  • Ventura, CA
  • Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

When should I get acupuncture treatment for fertility?

There is no specific time when a patient should come to receive a fertility acupuncture treatment, however, I would like to recommend to schedule a consultation to see how your READ MORE
There is no specific time when a patient should come to receive a fertility acupuncture treatment, however, I would like to recommend to schedule a consultation to see how your practitioner can help you to be the most successful. I always recommend that both partners attend the first consultation.

Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

It is normal to have some sensation during the treatment. Sometimes, patients state that they don't feel anything and other times they feel a slight sensation as you described. READ MORE
It is normal to have some sensation during the treatment. Sometimes, patients state that they don't feel anything and other times they feel a slight sensation as you described. It can also be: slight redness, itchiness. I always say to my patients if they feel uncomfortable to let me know and I will remove the needles right away. It is important for the patient to communicate with the provider, the way they feel.

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Can more than one condition be treated in an acupuncture session?

It all depends on the acupuncturist. They might decide to treat your back first and then second, your arthritis in your hands in the same session or they will tell you that they READ MORE
It all depends on the acupuncturist. They might decide to treat your back first and then second, your arthritis in your hands in the same session or they will tell you that they will address these conditions at a different time.

Should I go for dry needling or acupuncture?

Dry needling is usually performed by physical therapists and their aim is to address trigger points. They usually study the technique for a short time and they receive a certification READ MORE
Dry needling is usually performed by physical therapists and their aim is to address trigger points. They usually study the technique for a short time and they receive a certification for dry needling. The practice of acupuncture requires, in California, 4000 hours of training, including theory and clinical hours and a California State examination. This information is available on the acupuncture.gov website.

It takes a long time to learn how to practice acupuncture and how or where to apply the therapy. It is more than just a medical application, it is a healing art.

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Can acupuncture aid in autoimmune diseases?

One of the main purposes of acupuncture is: it treats inflammation in the body, so it really helps patients who are suffering from autoimmune diseases. Acupuncture will also be READ MORE
One of the main purposes of acupuncture is: it treats inflammation in the body, so it really helps patients who are suffering from autoimmune diseases. Acupuncture will also be complementary to your medication and it is a safe therapy because it is not going to interact negatively with the drugs that you are taking to fight your condition.

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When is acupuncture not recommended?

Acupuncture is not recommended in any emergency conditions (a life and death situation) such as appendicitis or to treat cancer.

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Can acupuncture help with the cold?

When someone catches a cold, it is usually too late. Medication and acupuncture will help to decrease the intensity of the symptoms associated with cold and possibly reduce the READ MORE
When someone catches a cold, it is usually too late. Medication and acupuncture will help to decrease the intensity of the symptoms associated with cold and possibly reduce the duration of the cold. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help strengthening the immunity and prevent catching a cold or recurring cold.

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My son has awful shoulder pain. How can I help him?

Based on your report, his pediatrician didn't find anything wrong with your son's shoulders. It might mean that the pain is only muscular. Acupuncture and acupressure could probably READ MORE
Based on your report, his pediatrician didn't find anything wrong with your son's shoulders. It might mean that the pain is only muscular. Acupuncture and acupressure could probably be good therapies for your son to find his way back to the basketball court.

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How can acupuncture help my lower back pain?

Thank you for your question! Acupuncture is primarily used to treat pain in the United States and insurance companies cover the therapy for this specific symptom. We see many patients READ MORE
Thank you for your question! Acupuncture is primarily used to treat pain in the United States and insurance companies cover the therapy for this specific symptom. We see many patients that have low back and all sorts of pain. As we don't know the underlying cause of your pain, it is difficult to provide an accurate assessment however I would like to share with you, surgery has only 50% chance of success or less and acupuncture has a 90% chance of success overall. You were mentioning that you had a 3 months old baby so if you are breastfeeding, it is not recommended to take any pain medication. Acupuncture is the most conservative approach without any side effects.

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How does cupping therapy work?

Cupping therapy helps to reduce the inflammation and lactic acid build-up in the muscles. It is usually not used to help the mind to better focus. We recommend to do acupuncture instead. Alexandre READ MORE
Cupping therapy helps to reduce the inflammation and lactic acid build-up in the muscles. It is usually not used to help the mind to better focus. We recommend to do acupuncture
instead.

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Can acupunture decrease my body weight?

There are many things to consider when someone is trying to lose weight and how much a person needs to lose. A good factor to consider is the Body Mass Index, if the patient is READ MORE
There are many things to consider when someone is trying to lose weight and how much a person needs to lose. A good factor to consider is the Body Mass Index, if the patient is still over the normal range then losing weight might be necessary for health reasons and we are trained to guide you in this direction.

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Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

Acupuncturists cannot tell you what type of medication you should take or not take. It is not part of our scope of practice. However, we may suggest that you talk with your primary READ MORE
Acupuncturists cannot tell you what type of medication you should take or not take. It is not part of our scope of practice. However, we may suggest that you talk with your primary physician if you have any concerns. Acupuncture is a safe procedure and it can be used with any medications. There is no interaction because we are not injecting any chemicals and
there are no side effects. We see a lot of pain management cases: Patients usually are prescribed many medications before seeking acupuncture. One of the benefits of acupuncture is to reduce pain medication dosages, with the informed consent of the patient's physician. It is our goal to help the patient to completely stop their prescribed medication and this is a sign of healing.

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Does having acupuncture hurt?

It happens that a needle or two might hurt due to skin sensitivity or patient's physical state. I am confident to say that acupuncture doesn't hurt at about 95% of the time at READ MORE
It happens that a needle or two might hurt due to skin sensitivity or patient's physical state. I am confident to say that acupuncture doesn't hurt at about 95% of the time at our clinic. I have heard reports from my patients that previous practitioners who practiced, Chinese acupuncture and trained in China originally offer a more intense and painful therapy. Most
practitioners trained in the US are using a guiding tube to insert the needles which was created and developed in Japan. Such a tool offers an overall painless experience. It is also important to note that some practitioners don't have good skills therefore it is important to find a qualified and skilled provider.

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Can acupuncture help with TMJ?

TMJ is complex condition to treat and, most of the time, it is associated with neck or other issues related to the head and we may observe some emotional influences as well. Acupuncture READ MORE
TMJ is complex condition to treat and, most of the time, it is associated with neck or other issues related to the head and we may observe some emotional influences as well. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat such a condition. It is definitely recommended.

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I have arthritis, and I'm considering acupuncture. Will it help?

Arthritis pain can be treated with acupuncture. The treatment will reduce the inflammation and the pain and consequently it will help slow down the progression of the joint condition. Alexandre READ MORE
Arthritis pain can be treated with acupuncture. The treatment will reduce the inflammation and the pain and consequently it will help slow down the progression of the joint condition.

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Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are usually successful treating conditions that have such symptoms. However certain persons have the tendency to perspire more without any physical READ MORE
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are usually successful treating conditions that have such symptoms. However certain persons have the tendency to perspire more without any physical or metabolic conditions. In any case, finding where the unbalance resides will provide the first step to a successful treatment.

Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

Most of the time such condition is associated with other symptoms. Acupuncture and herbal can be a solution to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

Does acupuncture help in treating skin disorders?

We have had positive results with acupuncture and herbal medicine treating skin disorders.

Can acupuncture help with nausea?

Acupuncture helps to treat nausea. It is often prescribed for pregnant women or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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Can acupuncture help in relieving my mother's depression?

Acupuncture treats psychological disorders and it can help your mother to feel better overtime with her depression. Finding the right therapist might be the most challenging in READ MORE
Acupuncture treats psychological disorders and it can help your mother to feel better overtime with her depression. Finding the right therapist might be the most challenging in this situation as it is important to work with someone that can resonate with your mother. Compared to medications, Acupuncture doesn't have any side effects so it is extremely safe if it is performed by professionally trained medical provider.

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