5 Element Acupuncture
How Acupuncture Works
In Chinese medical diagnosis, any illness or symptom, either physical or mental, is associated with an imbalance in a person’s vital energy. This vital energy, known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), travels within the body through pathways called meridians. Each meridian is linked with a vital organ such as the heart, spleen, lungs, kidneys and liver. On each of these meridians there are precise locations where an imbalance in the Qi can be corrected, known as acupuncture points. Very fine acupuncture needles can be inserted into these acupuncture points to restore the person’s Qi to balance and harmony, thereby healing their illness.
A Unique Style of Acupuncture to Treat the Root Cause
The ancient Chinese observed the elements in nature and the natural laws, and understood how nature’s five elements work in people. The type of 5 Element Acupuncture used at the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center is a unique system of medicine based on the ancient traditions of Chinese acupuncture and adapted for the modern Western world by the eminent British Professor J.R. Worsley, with whom Dr. Kowalski trained and practiced in England for seven years. Professor Worsley realized that every person has one original cause of disease, which he called the Causative Factor (CF). Other styles of acupuncture do not diagnose or treat the CF. Treating a person’s CF with 5 Element Acupuncture resolves the root cause of their disease, and therefore the symptoms of their disease disappear.
Balancing the Whole Person
5 Element Acupuncture treatment restores balance and wellness in body, mind and spirit. Other styles of acupuncture do not specifically diagnose and treat the depth of a person’s imbalance as a whole. A course of 5 Element Acupuncture treatments provides relief of the physical symptoms of disease and also palpable improvement in a person’s sense of wellbeing, clarity of mind and openness of heart.
An Ounce of Prevention
5 Element Acupuncture is an excellent form of preventive health care, and is especially valuable in dealing with the everyday stresses of our modern lifestyle. Even though they have no particular health problems, many people have 5 Element Acupuncture to maintain and enhance their vitality. In ancient China, everyone over the age of seven received 5 preventative acupuncture treatments per year, once during each of the five Chinese seasons, to balance their energy and prevent disease. Maintaining our energy in balance with seasonal treatment can prevent illness and keep our spirits uplifted!
Dr. Kowalski’s initial healthcare training was in 5 Element Acupuncture. Although the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center offers many other services as well, 5 Element Acupuncture forms the core of the acupuncture diagnosis and treatment plan for each of our exceptional patients.
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