mark hoppe conducted acupuncture treatment to her patient

Winter and the Water element

I hope you’re staying warm this winter. I’ve just returned from a 3 day solo retreat in a tiny yurt near Ellenborough, with just a bed and a small pot belly stove. I’ve included some photos below. It was the perfect thing to do for my own Water element – a real drawing in – to silence, stillness, meditation and…

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yoga is best substitute exercise in winter weather

Summer and the Fire element

Welcome to the fourth edition of my Five Element newsletter, with a focus on –  Summer and the Fire Element. Right now we’re in summer, which expresses the energy of the Fire Element. Summer is the time of full bloom. The weather is hot, the days are long, and nature is at its peak. For us, too, it’s a time of…

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lotus flower in winter water

Spring and The Wood Element

Spring is a time of birth and new growth. Energy stirs into action as we see new buds and new shoots, fresh green leaves, and the buzz of life that heralds the end of winter. It takes some determination and force for that new shoot to push through soil hardened by the cold of winter, but this is just the…

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Acupuncture for Deep Healing

Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) is a holistic system of healing that focuses on treating the person rather than the illness. Treatment is aimed at restoring and maintaining harmony of body, mind, emotion and spirit, as well as harmony between the individual and their environment. The Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – exist in everything and…

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