Five Element Acupuncture
What people experience with consistent Five Element Acupuncture treatment is improved health, a stronger sense of who they are, and a greater sense of ease in moving through life’s challenges.
What does a Classical Five Element treatment look like?
With its roots in Classical Chinese Medicine, Worsley 5 Element Acupuncture treats you from a holistic Mind, Body, and Spirit perspective. The treatment is dynamic; designed in the moment based on your needs and directed by how your pulse and body respond during treatment. The whole session will be interactive; your practitioner is trained to listen deeply to “see” and “hear” your needs during the session.
To begin your treatment, we will sit and talk to get an understanding of what your current life and health experience are. You are in a safe space and can be truly heard without judgement. Then, we will check pulses while your practitioner looks for signs of imbalance that need attention.
Philosophically, we approach your health in a Wholistic and comprehensive way.
There are 4 questions that we “ask” during each session:
Are there any blocks to treatment?
Human physiology can be complicated. Sometimes we create blockages that keep energy from flowing and then experience disharmony – where dis-ease comes from. These blocks can show up on a mind, body, or spirit level and in 5 E Acupuncture we will first look for these blocks and remove them if they are present. In every session this is the first place that we start.
How are your spirits?
It’s no surprise to know that your spirit is involved in your health. The joys and difficulties in life affect us on a deep level. Five Element Acupuncture addresses the needs of your Spirit with points that can supprt you in varying phases of your life. There are beautiful acupoints that address the many seasons of your life and can bring you into a greater state of harmony as you experience them.
What are your physiological needs?
For the path that you are currently on, how is your body being holding up? What does it need to have an easier time? More strength, better flow, some rest, direction, support, movement, to receive, etc.? Of the 365+ Acupuncture points that are accessible to us, we start asking specifically which ones will offer you the energy and experience that you need to move forward.
Support for the Causative factor
After moving blocks, addressing the spirit’s needs and assisting the body, it’s time to focus on your primary element of imbalance. Somewhere along the line, this element got “pulled out” of balance and caused your whole system to go offline. Symptoms then pop up all over the map! The good news is that once we address this causative factor and give it attention and support, things start to move in the right direction. Over time and with consistent treatment toward it, symptoms subside and your experience of health and life improve!
Moxibustion – Mugwort – Artemisia vulgaris is used during most treatments in order to support Qi (energy) and blood. Moxa is a dried herbs that when placed on the skin at an Acupoint can warm the channel, nourish blood, transform phlegm, and disperse clumping. It’s use is instrumental to supporting all aspect of Five Element treatment as well as the Causative factor / core imbalance to heal.