According to Chinese theory, we’re made up of the 5 Elements:
They’re our creative and controlling energies and ideally should all be in balance. The Elements out of balance are known as the causative factor and become apparent in many ways. The causative factor is a POSITIVE thing.
When you come for treatment and you’re out of balance, then these problems will become evident to the trained practitioner. Your 5 Element Acupuncturist will be able to diagnose problems within you by evaluating your color, sound, odor or emotion.
This enables them to put together a treatment plan that will treat your causative factor or what Element you represent.
This ancient system enables the body/mind/spirit to heal itself, as far as nature will allow.
This principle of traditional acupuncture is important, because it means the underlying cause of the disease is being dealt with rather than the symptom merely being swept under the carpet, only to reappear in the future.
Not only dealing with your condition by restoring the overall balance of energy, 5 Element Acupuncture may help you to feel better in a general way, by promoting an improved quality of life.
Based on well over 2500 years of use, traditional acupuncture affects the whole person – body, mind and spirit – and may therefore help a very wide range of issues. Also, some people like to have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution or because they feel unwell in themselves.
Which Element are you?
We’re all made up of the 5 Elements, but there’s always one predominant Element within all of us. As 5 Element Acupuncturists, we’re trained to determine which one you are. It’s when this Element becomes sick or out of balance that we feel ill and require assistance. If you click on a Chinese symbol above, it will give you some more details about the Element.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It is an ancient system of healing as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”). The practice of acupuncture began with the discovery that stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs of the body. It has evolved into a system of medicine that restores and maintains health by the insertion of fine needles into points (called acupuncture points or acupoints) just below the surface of the skin. These points are in very specific locations and lie on special channels of energy that are called meridians.
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. The extreme thinness of the needles ensures that little or no discomfort will be experienced during the treatment. This process stimulates movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place, cures the diseases and restores the health.
Yaakov Wieder studied under Professor J. R. Worsely, who was the foremost advocate and innovator in the field of constitutional 5 element acupuncture in the past 100 years. Using his extensive experience in other modalities he endeavors to facilitate the most energetic structural and emotional benefits into each acupuncture point that he needles.