Acupuncture is effective in general, but Classical Five Element Acupuncture is unique in that it doesn't only alleviate symptoms, it treats the Causative Factor or root of a person's illness.
Classical Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture. It relies on the laws of nature and takes into account the condition of the body, mind and spirit to bring about a diagnosis and treatment of a person's illness.
The Five Elements include Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each of the Elements has its own specific relations, and each has an important responsibility in our daily lives. Each Element is associated with a number of aspects of life such as seasons, colors, smells, foods, as well as different aspects of the body such as muscles, ligaments, and bones. The Elements are also connected to different emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and grief. Every aspect of life can be associated with one of the elements.
When the energies of the Five Elements are in balance, we feel strong, nourished, and healthy. When the elements are out of sorts, we may feel unfit or unhealthy, developing various symptoms that affect not only our body, but our mind and spirit as well.
8 principle acupuncture is used for patients who need more immediate relief from pain or other symptoms. The vast majority of acupuncturists trained in the Western world use 8 principle acupuncture. Unfortunately, many of the acupuncture schools try to emulate the Western medical model by reducing acupuncture down to a mechanistic set of protocols that can be performed by any competent technician of the medicine. There are certainly amazing 8 principle acupuncturists out there, but many of them have lost the real spirit of Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture Wellness Center of Florida is one of the very few clinics in existence that combines 5 element and 8 principle acupuncture to offer you a truly comprehensive treatment approach. Add to this combination the possibilities of nutritional counseling and guided stress reduction exercises, and you have a very potent and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track in your life. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change in our modern world, as there are so many forces out there that prevent us from optimal health and wellness.