5 element acupuncture in Phoenix

Acupuncture is a unique form of medicine, in that it works on the energetic force of the human system and 5 Element Acupuncture emphasizes this aspect of acupuncture. This energetic force is referred to as spirit by some, and the Chinese call it Qi. The word spirit comes from the latin word inspiration, or to breathe. This likely comes from a rudimentary understanding of the difference between something that is alive verse dead. That which allows us to breathe is that which makes us alive and is our spirit. It is this energetic force that is behind the thousands of processes occurring in our bodies unconsciously every day. The Chinese called this energy Qi (pronounced Chi). They believe that keeping the Chi in harmony and balance keeps us healthy. When the energy is in disharmony, disease occurs.

In chinese medicine they go further to break this energy into categories and it is within these categories that the harmony or 5 Element Acupuncture Arizonadisharmony exists. The most basic way to categorize this energy is into yin and yang. Yin and yang are direct opposites of one another and while there are many examples of how yin and yang manifest, it is difficult to say exactly "what they are." Yin can be thought of as the feminine nurturing energy, while yang is the male active energy. When you are excited you have a more active yang energy and when you are sleepy you have more yin energy. The Chinese have gone much further with how they divided this energy, breaking it into 12 major categories, each performing specific functions in the body. It is a simple yet profound way to consider how we function in this world. When we apply these theories to the dysfunctions of the human body, profound healing can occur.

There are many different disciplines of Chinese Medicine but they all have the same basic function, to establish harmony and balance. In 5 Element Acupuncture Phoenix AZ, balance is established by identifying and supporting the person's constitutional energy. A person's constitution is the energetic aspect of them that makes them unique. For instance, the 12 categories of energy mentioned above manifest in each person uniquely. This is their constitution. The Chinese have gone further and classified these constitutions into 5 classes, wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These are the five elements. The five element acupuncturist will treat each person by supporting their constitutional energy based on one of these elements.  In this way, future problems are minimized and current health issues are supported and treated with 5 Element Acupuncture.

Applying the principles of establishing harmony within, your arizona 5 element acupuncture doctor will determine which of these elements best suites your constitution. They do this by getting to know you as a whole person. The 5 element acupuncture doctor wants to know which elements are most, and least active in your life. They also want to know how your symptoms are effecting you and what blocks you may have in your energetic flow. It is important for them to know about your relationships with the world and people around you. Armed with all this information your acupuncture Arizona doctor will know how to best support you through life and the things that arise throughout.

  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Cold
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu



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