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Five Element Acupuncture and Functional Medicine

Classical Five Element Acupuncture

Classical Five Element Acupuncture came out of the Taoist tradition, based on how to understand the link between what is happening in the outside world (nature) and the interior one (our bodies).  In nature the five elements are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.  From an eastern perspective the five elements as in nature are also present in each of us and correlate to specific organs. Therefore, whatever happens naturally outside also happens within us.    When we have an organic imbalance inside of us,  much of it is influenced by the time of day, by the season of the year, as well as other multifactorial conditions.

This system of acupuncture recognizes that our vital life-force, or “Qi”, affects us on all levels- body, mind and spirit and if our needs on any one of these levels becomes imbalanced, disease will manifest. By assisting the life-force “Qi” to flow both Nature and the individual can access what is already provided for and ultimately heal themselves.

Five Element Acupuncture is a truly sustainable form of healthcare based on the laws of Nature- accessing the patient’s own resources through specific acupuncture points to restore balance on all levels of body, mind and spirit- thus enabling one to achieve their fullest potential.

Who Can Benefit

For thousands of years Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has treated a variety of illnesses and symptoms using acupuncture, herbal medicine, food as medicine, acupressure, Qi Gong and meditation for the following conditions:
  • Digestive problems
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • ED
  • Fertility
  • Urinary problems
  • Skin problems
  • High Blood pressure/arrythmia/Respiratory issues
  • Asthma/colds and flu’s
  • Depression/Stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Acute pain
  • Muscular skeletal problems
  • Auto immune issues
  • Fatigue and Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Migraines

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a science-based personalized healthcare approach that assesses and treats underlying causes of illness through individually tailored therapies to restore health and improve function. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a patient and practitioner therapeutic partnership that addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

“We are not designed to be stressed, toxic, inflamed, infected, malnourished, and unrested, and yet still easily thrive, grow, reproduce, be thin, feel well, eat anything, we want, enjoy perfect digestion, and have great sex. This combination would not be natural.” -Tracy Harrison

“In every infection, there are two factors at play. The microbe and the host. We can’t control the microbe but we have extraordinary control over us, the host. Functional Medicine is the science of creating health, of creating resilience, and making your system an inhospitable place for disease.” -Dr. Mark Hyman

Who Can Benefit

Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Functional medicine doesn’t orient to treat just acute care, diagnosis’ and apply drugs or surgery to treat an immediate problem or symptom. Functional Medicine takes into account the unique multifactorial influences such as genetic makeup, environmental exposures to toxins and aspects of an individual’s lifestyle that directly influence chronic disease.
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Environmental and food allergies
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Women’s health disorders (PMS, menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Thyroid disorders

Micro-needling & Nano-needling

Both Micro and Nano-needling is an elevated experience for anyone looking to prevent skin damage and step into the direction of positive aging. These unparalleled facial rejuvenation treatments are like a gym for your face that create sustainable and long-term results. Micro-needling uses a cartridge of 12 small micro needles to puncture the skin called Collagen Induction Therapy that stimulates naturally the production of collagen and elastin while reducing wrinkles, pigmentation issues or scars. Nano-needling uses the same technique with microscopic hair-like cones on the epidermis that can be done as weekly maintenance to increase cell turnover and pigment reduction.

Micro-needling is different from chemical fillers and injections. The results appear more natural and subtle. The procedure usually takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

Who Can Benefit

A unique holistic approach to resolve the root cause of your skin concerns, these Chinese herbal formulas are targeted for specific areas of concern to address underlying imbalances and create the flawless and healthy skin you are seeking.

The serums effectively address:
Fine lines
Deep wrinkles
Scars caused by acne or surgery Skin pigmentation
Loss of plumpness
Reduction of pore size
Even out skin tone

Each unique serum for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to improve the health and appearance of the skin and are rich in:

Anti-inflammatory compounds
Promoting new skin cells after sun damage