Acupuncture for the Soul

Why 5 Element Acupuncture?

5 Element Acupuncture is a profound system of healing, working truly holistically to not only resolve symptoms, but to bring balance and well-being in all aspects of your life – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Can it Help Me?

People often ask about specific disorders – can 5 Element Acupuncture treat anxiety, depression, stress, migraine, headache,  insomnia, post traumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, pms, infertility, fatigue… The list goes on and on, but the answer is always the same: I don’t treat diseases, I treat people! You are not your illness. My goal as a practitioner is to connect with who you are – 5 Element Acupuncture works to bring you back home to yourself, bringing health and wellness in all areas of your life.


What’s Different About 5 Element Acupuncture?

A few things, but let’s look at 2 main keys:

  1. The understanding that many physical problems are linked to emotional and spiritual distress.
  2. We focus almost exclusively on the CAUSE of the problem, rather than the symptom.


What Do You Mean By Cause Rather Than Symptom?

For example, the headache that makes you seek treatment is a symptom of imbalance – it’s an expression or manifestation of disharmony in the system – but it’s not the cause. It’s like a warning light on the dashboard telling us all is not well. If we focus on resolving the headache, we may be doing you a great disservice. The headache will go away, but we’ve done nothing to address what caused it. So either the headache will return in time, or the true cause of the problem will express in a different symptom. By resolving the headache we’ve simply turned off the warning light on the dashboard.


How Do You Find The Cause?

Great question! Whilst we all have all 5 Elements at work in us, each of us has a primary imbalance in just one of the elements. We call this the Causative Factor. Your Causative Factor (or CF for short) is the root cause of disharmony in your system. (For more info on the elements see the page above).


How Do You Know What My Causative Factor Is?

Your system will tell me by flagging specific, objective signs that I’m trained to recognize. Each element expresses itself through a specific colour, sound, odour and emotion. 


Does My Causative Factor Change?

No – it remains the same throughout your life. It tends to play out in the themes of your life – eg life lessons, behavioural patterns, recurring problems and places you get stuck, as well as physical issues. (See more about the element types on the page above).


What Can I Expect From Treatment?

Treatment works to remind your system of your natural, balanced state. You’ll usually feel a positive effect immediately in terms of relaxation, calmness, peace, and clarity of mind. Symptoms resolve as your whole system comes into balance. Over time, 5 Element Acupuncture works to loosen the grip of those deep patterns in your life – the areas where you get stuck in a rut – improving overall well-being and quality of life.

One of the real gems of this modality is its capacity to work with the spirit and to help resolve the issues that arise when spirit is not fully integrated into our lives. This is a common part of the disease picture in the modern world, where we seem to be more disconnected from ourselves, our environment and our fellows than ever before. We tend to be more human doings than human beings, and 5 Element Acupuncture can help us to reconnect with our Hearts.

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