Five Element Acupuncture
In a universe where everything is made up of energy, the ancient daoists (as well as other cultures) were aware of the fact that everything is connected while also manifesting in different qualities that constantly change. They observed that different factors can block the natural flow of the energy and cause imbalance and disease. In the process of developing the so-called internal arts, they studied the meridian system in the body and discovered ways to restore balance of the flow using QiGong and acupuncture.
What is it?
Acupuncture developed with the influence of daoist and naturalist beliefs, that we live in a universe in which everything is connected. This influence creates a system of medicine that is very integrated and holistic in its approach. It understands the body, mind and spirit are connected and that every part affects another. Organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning by processing the energy we receive. As defined by the ancient daoists, the five elements are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. Each of them influences a season, times of the day, meridians, and body organs, having different correspondences in the body, mind and spirit.
Is it for me?
In a unique way Five Element acupuncture aims at making the spirit stronger which in turn will allow one to have the strength and ability to make changes that will support a healthier lifestyle. In this way one can aim at treating the main cause of imbalance rather than the symptoms and achieve long term changes.
The overall aims of acupuncture treatment are to restore balance to body and mind and to help us protect our physical and mental health.
Acupuncture is for everyone and can be especially helpful in :
Fertility, period imbalances and pain, anxiety and stress, depression, digestion and bowel issues, heart palpitations, migraines, allergies, skin conditions, arthritic pain and many more.