Posts Tagged ‘ Five Element Theory ’

Acupuncture F.A.Q.

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is the main tool of Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM). It is used to treat health on Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual and Sexual level – in other words, it can address any and improve all health issues. How does Acupuncture work? Ancient Chinese observed that all of our body functions, talents, abilities, senses, emotions...
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How Healthy are you?

Health is a relative state of being but most of us consider being healthy when we don’t experience discomfort. We still may feel lazy, uninspired, disconnected or even downright hateful but our current ’standard of health’ is so low that we’re happy with just ‘absence of pain’. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees Health as more...
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High price of slow progress

A recent article posted on Bloomberg News site reports that there may be a connection between Prostate Cancer and early balding. Specifically, Western Scientists report that balding at age 20 will double (statistical) risk of developing Prostate Cancer later in life. This sounds like it could become a very useful discovery, especially for man...
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Body Clock

Most of Eastern Philosophy and Medicine comes from observing Nature and the Universe. Ancient Chinese realized early that most things in Nature are cyclical and by observing the human body’s patterns, established that our own energy (Qi) also moves on daily and on annual cycles. If you often wake up in the middle of...
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Ways to select points in Five Element Acupuncture

In Five Element Acupuncture, we use four different ways to select points when treating any condition: 1. Locally – in the case of a sports injury, we can choose the area around the injury sight and treat it locally to encourage the body to send energy to that specific location. 2. Point – all of Acupuncture...
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Sleep

Sleep

Our body was meant to sleep so it can recover and heal itself. Most of us require at least 7 hours of sleep per day. If you are having a problem with the amount or quality of sleep you get, even before you see an Acupuncturist, try the following: - for at least a week,...
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Winter is the Best Time to Treat…

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each Element has a different season of the year associated with it. Organs that belong to each Element will respond best when treated during their season. As we said before, the Season of Winter corresponds to Water Element. Season Element Organs Spring Wood Gallbladder and Liver Summer Fire Small Intestine, Heart, Triple Heater and Pericardium Late Summer Earth Stomach and...
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My Favorite Acupuncture Books

My Favorite Acupuncture Books

Here is the list of my top 4 Acupuncture Books. All are available online and many bookstores carry those titles as well. Traditional Acupuncture, the Law of the Five Elements by Dianne Connelly. Written in 1975 and updated in 1994, this is still the best book on (Traditional) Five Element Acupuncture. Dianne covers all the...
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Welcome to the Season of Water

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each of the Five Elements has a Season of the year associated with it. Wood has Spring, Fire – Summer, Earth – Late (Indian) Summer, Metal has Autumn and Water completes the cycle with  December, January and February. Winter months are meant for rest, recuperation, stillness and contemplation. Just like...
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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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