Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine, used to cure the root cause of illness rather than the symptoms. Acupuncture treatment uses needles to access the meridian pathways that should flow harmoniously throughout the body. The needles are used to unblock these pathways that can cause illness or dis-ease. Five Element Acupuncture works with the laws of nature balancing the body, mind and spirit. The practitioner will use diagnostic tools which have been refined over thousands of years to create a specific treatment plan aimed at the individual patient. The first consultation appointment will include, a discussion of your background, medical history including any medications and a physical examination including, tongue diagnosis, blood pressure, abdominal diagnosis and pulses. This will be explained in full during the consultation.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb on the skin. This works with the Acupuncture needles in facilitating the healing process of the body. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.