Traditionally Classical acupuncture was used as a preventative medicine to stay well and feel better inside of yourself before more serious conditions arose. The fact that it is still being used today after 3000 years is testament to its effectiveness and to the principles and laws of nature on which it is based. Well known for pain relief, acupuncture is beneficial for any physical, mental or emotional concern.

Classical Five Element Acupuncture is a distinctive and powerful form of healing based on the principles of nature. It looks to the Five Elements - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - which are inherent in all living things, to determine where an imbalance lies within an individual. Symptoms are viewed as distress signals, which indicate a deeper imbalance. Five Element acupuncture addresses the symptoms by treating the root cause of the imbalance, which provides for longer lasting results and helps prevent the reoccurrence of illness.

Chinese medicine recognizes that there is a vital energy in the body called Chi, which influences the workings of every element, organ and system. This Chi energy must flow freely and smoothly within the body in the proper strength and quality in order for the body to function in a correct healthy balance. If the flow of the Chi is impaired, illness on some level results. Acupuncture directly affects the Chi at specific points along energy pathways called meridians. Hair thin needles are gently inserted into the acupuncture points to produce the various effects needed. According to the individual needs of the client, energy can be drawn to a deficient area; an excess area can be dispersed, or blockages removed to promote the smooth flow of Chi.

Symptoms of illness disappear as the harmony and balance of the Chi is restored. When all of the functions and systems are working together in synchronized harmony health and vitality are the result.

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