Acupuncture

Why practice Acupuncture?

To practice Acupuncture is to commit to a calling of the highest order. In my opinion, there is no other career / profession that makes more sense in this world. This is  a “bold statement” so please let me explain what I mean. I believe that we come to this world in order to learn...
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Diagnosis in Acupuncture

When considering Acupuncture, it is important to understand how the Diagnosis and Treatment differ from the Western Medicine model. The fundamental difference between Acupuncture and Western Medicine lies in the way we diagnose patients. In the Western model, most of the time, patient is referred to a specialist – a Doctor who focuses on specific...
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CF Theory

So far we’ve covered the theories of Qi, Yin-Yang and Five Elements. To use those theories in real life, we need another piece of the puzzle, the CF theory. CF stands for “Constitutional Factor”. It is one of the Five Elements and each person has a CF. In Acupuncture, we call CF our “greatest strength...
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Choosing the Practitioner

In just 40 years, Acupuncture has grown to a global alternative for medical treatment. There is hardly a town anymore that doesn’t have an Acupuncturist so it is easy to find one and start getting your “body-mind-soul” healthier. The best way to choose a practitioner is to meet them first. Every Acupuncturist is different...
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Acupuncture Treatment

Every Acupuncture treatment has two parts: the diagnosis and the needling. The Acupuncture Practitioner will observe, ask, listen and feel in order to create an accurate picture of Patient’s health. Regardless if it is the first meeting between the Patient and the Practitioner, every treatment will start with a conversation about what is happening...
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On Health and Acupuncture

Health is a relative term. It could be considered that we are healthy when we feel well or when we don’t display any symptoms of a disease. Ideally, our bodies and our minds know when we’re not in perfect health and automatically adjust to try to bring us back. This works very well most...
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The Five Element Theory (part 2)

Just like they affect everything in the Universe, Five Elements also determine how our bodies and minds work. According to the Five Element Theory, the Human body is a microcosm of Nature. It contains different networks for distributing Blood, Moisture and Qi and two groups of Organs are responsible for this: Yin (Solid) organs and...
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The Five Element Theory (part 1)

Imagine if you took a day to observe the workings of Nature in the Spring. You are walking through the woods on a beautiful April day, watching the first blooms appear and bright green take over the mountain covered with forest. You can smell the air, observe the birds move. What are you feeling?...
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The Yin Yang Theory

There are very few of us that have never heard of Yin Yang. The Taoist symbol for it was spread around the world in the ‘70 and still surround us  in form of millions of bumper stickers, wall posters and bad tattoos. The theory is less familiar to most of us but not any...
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The “Qi” Theory

The Theory of Life Force (Qi) is at the core of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It proposes that everything in Nature is made of energy called Qi (“chee”). This energy animates live things but also inhabits material world (matter is described as “Qi taking shape”). In addition to being an “ingredient”...
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