Alternative Medicine in Quebec

If conventional medicine is not for you, or if you prefer to take a more natural route to promote healing before you go to a general practitioner, one of the many options for alternative medicine in Quebec could be the answer. Keep in mind that when looking someone to practice alternative medicine or provide alternative medicine advice to you, be sure of their certifications and experience, regardless of the fact that this sort of healing is not conventional.

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Herbal Medicine

Focusing on the healing power of natural ingredients and the use of plants for medical purposes, herbal medicine can be ingested or applied topically to the skin to help with healing a variety of medical issues. This can be a very good option if  prescription medicine doesn’t work for you, or if you want to increase your overall inner health.


In this traditional Chinese medicine approach, needles penetrate the skin at specific points on the body to encourage stimulation and correct imbalances. Many users report this an effective alternative for curing all kinds pain, and improving mood and well-being. A single session costs approximately $80.


Based on helping the body heal itself through triggering the correct paths, this form of alternative medicine uses extremely diluted substances administered in tablet form. One or more substance may be recommended, and the specialist will help you find the right combination to suit your needs. To find a registered Homeopath in Quebec click here.

Osteopathy, Massages and Meditation

These three alternative medicines really go hand in hand, as they all focus on the balancing of body and mind.

Osteopathy: Professionals rely on their hands in order to manipulate the body in a therapeutic way, and help heal physical limitations, restrictions and injuries. It costs approximately $130 per hour.

Massage: There are many forms of therapeutic massage, each focused on helping to heal body and soul in different ways. Options include sports massage (great for new, or existing muscle injuries),  visceral manipulation (therapy through the organs), myofascial release (pressure and movement to unravel knots), and hot stone massage (which uses heat to relax muscles).

Force Vitale in the West Island is a great choice, as they offer a consultation in order to find the treatment that is right for you.

Meditation: This form of alternative medicine comes in many forms, from Yoga and Pilates to traditional meditation practices. Methods range from a focus on total relaxation to  workouts that release stress and toxins accumulated during the pressures of daily life.

For a list of some options for alternative medicine in Quebec, click here, and from all of us here at Settle-in, we hope you can find the alternative medicine option in Quebec that’s right for you.


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About Catherine

It’s always been easy for me to have lots of love for Canada. As a native Canadian, I enjoy a both the vibrant cities full of excitement for young people, and the many opportunities to explore more remote parts of the country too. In my day-to-day life, it’s important for me to live an eco-friendly and health-conscious lifestyle. I like to take my kids on outings to the apple orchard in fall, a sugar shack in the spring, and to the many city parks during winter for ice skating, cross country skiing and snowman building. What better way for me to show my thanks to Canada then to help others with their journies of relocating to the country? I hope that I, and the rest of the team, can help ease your mind during your transition. Il n’a jamais été difficile pour moi d’aimer le Canada. En tant que Canadien d’origine, je profite d’une ville dynamique, riche en activités pour les jeunes mais aussi de possibilités pour explorer d’autres endroits du pays. Dans ma vie quotidienne, il est important pour moi de vivre en respectant l’environnement et la santé. J’aime amener mes enfants dans les pommeraies l’automne, dans une cabane à sucre au printemps et dans les nombreux parcs de la ville pour patiner en hiver, faire du ski de fond et des bonhommes de neige. Aider les autres dans leur relocalisation dans ce pays est une des meilleures façon de remercier le Canada. J’espère que l’équipe de et moi pourrons vous soulager dans votre période de transition. //