The Asian cultures view the natural world and human life as completely interconnected. Nature is the basis of all ideas and images in Chinese medicine. With this in mind, human life can be understood through the lens of natural phenomena. Acupuncture and herbs, date back over 5000 years. They have withstood the test of time. The continued widespread use of these therapies in Asian countries and the increased use in Europe and the Americas is a testament to their effectiveness. With roots running deep in Taoist medicine, the Americas have become the melting pot for information from around the world as this natural approach to healing enjoys a renaissance. Acupuncture is designed to treat the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels and treats all health concerns in a non-toxic safe way. It is one of the best preventative medicine approaches to healthcare available. The treatment plan is based on a traditional diagnosis and is unique to each client. The treatment sessions are a relaxing, rejuvenating and illuminating hour in a peaceful environment.
How Acupuncture Works
All of nature can be explored through the FIVE ELEMENTS: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. These elements function according to natural laws. These laws also govern the human body through the energy pathways in the body called meridians. All aspects in the cycle of birth, life, and death, depend on the harmonious, balanced state of these 12 meridians. Five Element practitioners see individuals not only as they present themselves in illness, but as they would be in perfect health and balance, in full discovery of their true nature, unique in body, mind, and spirit.
What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
"Oriental medicine" encompasses a wide range of treatment approaches including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, tui na, massage, nutritional counseling and Qi Gong. This system of health and healing embraces the concept that a state of disease results when a person's vital energy "Qi" or "Chi" is out of balance and/or not flowing properly through its specific pathways (meridians).
When our chi is full and flowing, we experience health. When our chi is obstructed or imbalanced, illness and pain can occur. The symptoms we experience are signals that we need to take measures to restore balance. Harmony and balance are necessary on all levels of our being; physical, mental, emotional and energetic.