WHAT IS FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE?
According to Chinese theory, we’re made up of the 5 Elements:
Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
They’re our creative and controlling energies and ideally, should all be in balance. The Elements out of balance are known as the causative factor and become apparent in many ways. The causative factor is a POSITIVE thing.
When you come for treatment and you’re out of balance, then these problems will become evident to the trained practitioner. Your Five Element Acupuncturist will be able to diagnose problems within you by evaluating your colour, sound, odour or emotion.
This enables them to put together a treatment plan that will treat your causative factor or what Element you represent.
This ancient system enables the Body/Mind/Spirit to heal itself, as far as nature will allow.
This principle of traditional acupuncture is important because it means the underlying cause of the disease is being dealt with rather than the symptom merely being swept under the carpet, only to reappear in the future.
Not only dealing with your condition by restoring the overall balance of energy, Five Element Acupuncture may help you to feel better in a general way, by promoting an improved quality of life.
Based on well over 2500 years of use, traditional acupuncture affects the whole person and may, therefore, help a very wide range of issues. Also, some people like to have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution or because they feel unwell in themselves.