The Emotions of the Five Elements

FIRE Fire is the element of Summer and is associated with the emotion of Joy.  Fire people love to reach out and be in relationship with all people. They enjoy to  laugh and sometimes they carry a sadness or lack of joy deeper in themselves. EARTH Earth is the element of Late Summer and is…

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Five Element Style Acupuncture

The Five Elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water — represent a central aspect of acupuncture’s ancient energetic tradition. Each of the Elements represents a distinct “quality” of the Qi energy as it cycles through nature and the seasons, and through our own lives and bodies. For example, the Fire element, is associated with qualities…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM represents a much broader system of medicine that includes acupuncture, herbs, massage, diet and exercise therapy.  TCM is probably the most common style of acupuncture practiced today. The underlying basis of TCM is that all of creation is born from two opposite principles, Yin and Yang, that are in constant motion, creating…

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Did you know that there are different styles of acupuncture?

You could go to 10 different acupuncturists and receive 10 different treatments for the same problem.  That being said, I don’t believe one style is better than the other.  All styles work, but some may work better for certain conditions than others. The most common styles are: Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element Japanese Korean Hand…

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tiny needles…BIG RESULTS!

There are a couple of reasons that people shy away from acupuncture.  One of them is the fear of needles.  The needles used in acupuncture are not hypodermic needles, in fact, they are thin little wires that you barely feel when inserted into your skin. Unlike syringes, they are slid metal and so thin they are…

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How does acupuncture make you feel? Acu High

Patients come into my acupuncture office in a rush and leave in a different state of mind.  As a result of acupuncture, your body releases endorphins which is the body’s natural pain reliever.  Have you ever heard of “Runner’s High”?  That is a result of endorphins being released. So, when I see patients leaving my acupuncture…

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