Five Element Acupuncture

Michelle Spicer AcupuncturistThe ancient, classical practice of Five Element Acupuncture is based on Daoist philosophy which believes that all things follow the School of Naturalism. Therefore, the cyclic laws of Nature also applies to humans – so by treating the five elements Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water which the Chinese believe to be the manifestation of seasonal influences within the body, we can connect and work with each of the body’s systems such as digestion, the organs (liver, spleen etc) and the emotions, resulting in a reduction of signs and symptoms. Working at such a deep level not only treats the underlying disharmony but also addresses the root cause of the problem, thus long term balance and wellness is restored to the mind, body and spirit.Photo of someone having an acupuncture needle inserted

Treatment involves the gentle insertion of very fine sterile needles into acupuncture points, which are found along the acupuncture channel (known as meridians). This action stimulates the body’s own healing response, thus restoring its natural balance.

The rapport between practitioner and patient is very important in Five Element acupuncture so the practitioner does not leave the room during treatment nor treat multiple patients at the same time.

For an appointment with Michelle Spicer – our 5 Element Acupuncturist please call our friendly receptionists who can answer your questions or put you directly in touch with Michelle on 01865 558561 or book online here.