Acupuncture is a healing system of Eastern medicine developed in China more than 3000 years ago.  Acupuncture's focus is on strengthening the body's defenses and enhancing its capacity for healing and health maintenance.  Acupuncture works by stimulating acupuncture points on the body with hair-thin sterile single-use needles.  These points stimulate Qi, (life force) and allows balanced flow along pathways, (meridians) throughout the body.  This stimulation evokes the body's natural healing response through various physiological responses.


Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is rooted in ancient wisdom and the Taoist tradition.  It was adapted by Professor J.R. Worsley in the late 20th century and brought to the United States.  It is a powerful form of healing based on the principles of nature.  The five elements are:  wood, fire, earth, metal and water.  Each of these elements are related to specific organs and functions within the body.   The five elements are present within each of us.  When these elements are in balance, we experience health and well-being.  When these elements are out of balance, we may experience a multitude of different physical, emotional or spiritual discomforts.  These symptoms may be our body's way of informing us of this imbalance.  

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture treats each person as a unique individual.  We focus on getting to the root of the imbalance, providing treatment to restore balance and to promote health, vitality and to support each person fully on their individual life path.

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture can also be used as a preventive form of health.  Diagnosis in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is not based on symptoms.  Each treatment, I will be carefully evaluating your health by diagnosing the energetic balance.  In doing this, dis-ease may be found before any symptoms or signals of distress have occurred.  If an imbalance is discovered, treatment will be designed to restore balance.  Maintaining your energetic balance will allow your body's Qi, (life force) to continue to flow with health and well-being. 

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
— Arabic Proverb