Classical Five Element Acupuncture
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a system of medicine that originated in China. It is based on the natural movement of vital energy, called chi, in the body. The chi of the body circulates through the organs and tissue via energy meridians. If the body's chi is flowing as it should we feel full of vitality and health. When the energy is impeded or moving contrary to how it should, disease results. In the practice of acupuncture small flexible hair-like needles are inserted into the body to influence the movement of chi.
Classical five element acupuncture is a special form of acupuncture that treats the body, mind and spirit. Within each of us is a particular potential. With five element acupuncture we help to unlock this potential to help the individual realize their own nature and their own unique definition of health. Five element acupuncture is a wonderful way to help people cope with physical illness or emotional stress.
Some people that we see seem dispirited, not joyful and full of life. In Chinese medicine this is a contributing factor in disease as much as being exposed to a pathogen. In five element acupuncture we aim to treat all levels of a person in an effort to help them have the maximum possible state of health. We combine basic Western medical knowledge with a deeper understanding of Eastern healing philosophies. Because five element acupuncture treats all three levels of a persons energy, it can be used to help a very diverse range of problems. Although many people come in to have physical problems such as back pain or headaches treated, other people come in because they feel that they are unable to express joy or love in their life. They may also come in because they are having trouble turning off their minds, are experiencing insomnia or are feeling anxious, things which, if left untreated, could result in physical illness. Acupuncture looks beyond just the physical symptoms. It aims to treat the underlying cause of the disease.
"Natures differ, and needs with them, hence the wise men of old did not lay down one measure for all. " - Chuang Tse