From Health stems harmony, balance and unity. From disease we suffer discord, chaos and disunity…when there is disunity the human life force signals it’s distress. We see this as pain, anguish, indecision.
J.R Worsley 1973, founder, The College Of Traditional Acupuncture
It can be a challenge in itself to maintain your physical, mental and emotional health and thrive in life even before considering the added stresses of modern living which can further impact your vitality and creative potential. Five Elements acupuncture is an holistic and natural system of medicine which works with the body’s own natural healing potential to inspire balance and restore health.
Acupuncture works to generally strengthen your entire wellbeing and bodily systems, which makes it suitable for all and it has also been proven to be safe and effective in the treatment of a wide range of medically diagnosed conditions. The World Health Organisation has endorsed acupuncture for treatment of over 180 conditions, including;
Depression, anxiety and stress
Back and neck pain
Chronic and Arthritic Pain
IBS and other digestive disorders
Migraines and other types of Headaches
Skin Conditions such as acne and eczema
PMS and Menstrual Problems
Asthma and other respiratory disorders
Blood Pressure and circulatory problems
Infertility and pre- and post-natal support
Hay fever and other allergies
Withdrawal symptoms from addictive substances such as alcohol & nicotine
Five Elements acupuncture is powerful as it aims treatment at the underlying cause of symptoms (as opposed to the symptoms alone) which enables an overall renewed sense of vitality and vigour, increased energy, greater enjoyment of life, better sleep and improved digestion.
Essentially 5 Elements acupuncture treats your ability to heal from your condition, rather than trying to suppress the symptom. It’s when our healing response becomes inefficient that we get chronic problems, and isolating symptoms and treating them individually can be limited in it’s effectiveness. 5 Elements Acupuncture focuses on getting your overall health on track so the body’s innate healing capacity starts to take care of symptoms.
Treatment Considers Your Life Circumstances
Five Elements treatment is also unique because alongside balancing our ‘internal’ physiology it also considers the relationship we have with the world around us. Richard works on the principle that true achievement can be seen as balancing all elements that make us who we are; social, professional, personal, home and our state of wellbeing.
This is important as any imbalance in these areas of our life can be identified as putting a strain on corresponding functions within the body. For example, a discordant work or home life can create undue worry which affects the Stomach and Spleen, situations which make us angry affect the Liver and Gall Bladder and situations where we overwork can stress the Kidneys, and so on. Over time these apparently subtle imbalances are what can become chronic illnesses as the body’s efficiency is compromised – hormones and the immune system are affected.
Bringing the Body, Mind and Emotions Back to Balance
It’s the insertion of fine needles into specific points that stimulate those organs and functions of the body to regain balance. In addition, treatment works to affect our mental and emotional health – a great deal of what we experience in our mind and emotions is influenced by stress held within the body and the emotional impact of experiences we’ve been involved in. Acupuncture is very powerful for treating on this level.
Treatment Adapts to Your Needs
Acupuncture treats each patient uniquely, so is adaptable to each person’s circumstances. In addition to those seeking help for physical problems, others seek treatment for many other reasons; some come with stress-related disorders or to help manage the effects of mental and emotional conflict in their lives; others because they just don’t feel ‘right’ or have lost touch with a sense of creativity and peace; or some as they see it as essential health maintenance, to generate an even greater sense of wellbeing as acupuncture is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.
Acupuncture enables imbalances on any level of our being to heal, as far as nature will allow. With some conditions, treatment is often alongside conventional Western medical treatment that may already be being received.