Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating more than four thousand years ago in China. It is a safe treatment that is suitable for everyone and can offer relief to a wide range of conditions.
Five Element Acupuncture has at its heart, the fundamental belief that many physical problems expressed and experienced by patients today are the product of emotional distress as much as by a physical factor. The aim of this particular form of acupuncture is to identify the cause of this distress and provide a plan of treatment which will bring relief and restore a natural state of balance to body and mind.
Five Element Acupuncture
The Five Elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. They make up the world in which we live and they are in each of us influencing how we function every minute of our lives from the very moment of our conception.
Wood is the energy of spring, growth and renewal. It gives us structure and helps to plan our lives. Wood enables us to be optimistic and see a future.
Fire is the energy of summer and it enables us to give and receive love. It gives us the capacity to communicate with others and develop relationships.
Earth is the energy of late summer and it enables us to nurture ourselves and others. Like Mother Earth it allows us to empathise and care for others.
Metal is the energy of autumn and .gives us our sense of quality and self worth as well as the ability to let go.
Water is the energy of winter. it gives us our identity and the will to survive.