What is Five Element Acupuncture?
Five Element Acupuncture is a healing modality based on the Taoist knowledge of the cycles of life. The Taoist Sages realized that just as there are cycles in nature, there are cycles within humans because we are part of nature. These cycles manifest themselves within the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Each of these Elements has their unique way of manifesting within your body, mind and spirit. When any one of these Elements is out of balance, the cycle of your Qi becomes blocked. When this happens, you experience mental, spiritual and/or physical imbalance and disharmony that we refer to as illness.
These Elemental cycles can become blocked for a variety of reasons. The desired flow of qi can be affected by any noxious
substance, both internal and external; poor nutrition, toxic air or water,
infectious or contagious diseases, organ malfunction, ergonomic or overuse
injuries, as well as home, work, sports, and auto injuries. Excessive cold,
heat, wind or dampness may affect qi flow. Emotional responses to life such as
anxiety, worry, stress, grief or trauma can also block the proper flow of qi.
Whatever the reason, wherever the Qi is blocked, you will find imbalance, disharmony and illness. Removing the blocks, freeing the Qi to do as it needs within the individual, is the prime directive of the Acupuncturist because bringing a person into balance is essential for a healthy, productive life.
With Acupuncture, I use very thin, sterile needles to connect with the Qi in your body, helping to connect what was once blocked, thus helping to facilitate your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
Treatment with acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles at particular points along energy pathways or Meridians. With proper usage of these points, the Qi energy flow of your organs and extremities is restored, adjusted, and equalized. This approach creates a healing that occurs from the inside out.