WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles that date back almost two thousand years. It sees pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance and as a holistic process also observes the equilibrium of mind and spirit. Using subtle techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years the practitioner builds a diagnosis of the patient. The patient is seen as an individual and focus is not on the illness itself but on the symptoms and their relation to one another; finding the root of the problem within that particular patient and treating that. Therefore two people that have the same western diagnosis may well have two different acupuncture treatments.
“Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body’s qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body’s natural healing response.” (excerpt from BAcC website)
Five Element Acupuncture
What Is Five Element Acupuncture?
Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient and traditional style of treatment and practice. Its theory is one of the major systems of thought within traditional Chinese medicine and has been used for more than 2,000 years as a method of diagnosis and treatment. Practitioners use a number of methods based on five-element theory to detect imbalances and disharmony deep within the body mind and spirit. Treatment is focused on the root cause of illness rather than associated symptoms. Patients are then treated accordingly to their specific core and constitutional imbalances, the underlying disharmony is carefully addressed allowing the patient to heal and rebalance at a deep and profound level.