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About Acupuncture

A brief overview of acupuncture:
Acupuncture stands alone as a distinct medical system by itself and is fast becoming a complementary medicine used in tandem with other western medical treatments. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture has developed through continuous practical experience over thousands of years. First used to prevent illness, it is perhaps one of the oldest medical systems still used in the world today. Acupuncture is endorsed by the World Health Organization of the United Nations and is currently used by one third of the world as a primary health care system.

Who can benefit from acupuncture treatment?
A wide variety of people come for acupuncture treatment ranging from children to the elderly. Five Element Acupuncture treats the whole person taking into account the history, age, symptoms, and constitutional factors. Because every individual is unique with different circumstances and symptoms, so is their treatment plan and their response to treatment. The effect of Five Element Acupuncture is not only relief from a symptom or specific condition, it accesses the body’s own resources to promote proper function and health.

While a marked improvement in the main complaint is sometimes realized in the first few treatments, more often a transition to overall wellness occurs over time. Often the initial improvements are in overall state of health and well-being, including such things as increased energy, vitality, and better sleep.

The severity and length of time that a condition or imbalance has been present will affect the duration and frequency of treatment. A person’s recovery rate will also be affected by anything in the person's lifestyle that may be interfering or enhancing the progress of healing. 

While people often seek acupuncture treatment for physical sypmtoms such as pain or a diagnosed condition , its not necessary, everyone can benefit from the promotion of well-being and turning good health into great health!

People who benefit most from Classical Five-Element Acupuncture take an active role in their health and well-being.