What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture, as a tool for healing, dates back some 5,000 years and is one of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, enabling health to grow from within, in a natural, harmonious way. In Chinese medicine any illness or symptom in the BodyMindSpirit is associated with disharmony in a person’s vital energy, or Qi. When the Qi is balanced, good health is maintained. When imbalances occur, acupuncture can help to restore balance and resolve symptoms, resulting in enhanced health and well being.
Five Element Acupuncture is a particular approach based on laws of nature that describe the flow of life energy, Qi, as it manifests in the world and within human beings. Just as the cycle of the seasons turn from summer toward fall, fall into winter, and winter into spring, so too, in the body~mind~spirit, energy travels a circular path through the elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. The two cycles are closely related and add a dimension to treatment that inspires and invites the healing energies of Nature into the treatment room.
Some Conditions helped by acupuncture include:
- back pain
- chronic fatigue
- digestive disorders
- environmental sensitivity
- high blood pressure
- menstrual disorders
- skin conditions
Experience this moment, here, right now, and you can discover the joy that includes everything, the love that includes hate, the peace that includes the war.” -Gangaji