Since beginning her career as a Registered Nurse in 1977, Jane has always been interested in working with others in promoting health. In her 33 years working in the operating room, her thoughts were frequently on the many factors which may have caused someone to need to consider surgery and on how they could have possibly avoided it. This, combined with the loss of a family member to cancer, prompted her to start learning different modalities in Alternative Health.
A certification in Healing Touch (working with the body's energy fields, similar to Reiki) led to other explorations, and soon after obtaining a BS in Alternative Medicine in 2010, she learned about 5-Element acupuncture, and immediately knew this medicine was the way in which she could provide a pathway to wellbeing and health for everyone.
Graduating from The Academy For Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Fl, (one of only 3 schools in the US teaching solely the Five Element Tradition), in 2014 with a Masters in Acupuncture and a Certificate of Herbal Studies, Jane is happy to bring this deep and meaningful form of Acupuncture to the Tampa Bay Area. Warm Sea Acupuncture also maintains a comprehensive Chinese Herbal Pharmacy.
The Five Element style of Acupuncture has a unique constitutional approach to health, bringing together the whole person: body, mind and spirit. This approach can help us experience a deeper understanding of who we are, and our unique purpose in life. These five elements are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal, which correspond to the five seasons, with the fifth being the late summer or harvest.
While we all have the different qualities of the five elements, one of these elements is the place of both our greatest strength and weakness, our “personal constitution.” Practiced in ancient China, there is evidence of the Five Element Tradition being the system of medicine in use as long as 4700 years ago. The relationships between the elements describes how the flow of energy in Nature and within us both nourishes (increases) and controls (decreases), thereby encouraging balance. These ancient people, who lived closely in harmony with nature, made observations connecting these natural energy flows with their own internal cycles.
One of the central understandings of five element medicine is that our problems and symptoms are intricately connected, and that treating the whole person—in body, mind and spirit—is an effective and long lasting way to both address symptoms and promote healing and wellbeing.
Throughout history, man has been using raw elements, herbal plants, and various other natural items as remedy for whatever ailed them. Through trial and error, hundreds of "formulas" were recorded to have healing effects and this became the basis for medical treatment. These ancient 'roots' (pun intended) of natures pharmaceuticals have been mankinds pillbox for over 4000 years. Warm Sea Acupuncture's granular herbal pharmacy is well stocked with the best available brands of traditional Chinese Herbs for custom formulation, along with many specific formulas in capsules.
Your appointments are for you. You receive full attention during your session. You will get the best treatment modalities for your conditions requiring attention. Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxabustion, Tuina, Guasha, and more. You may leave with some Ear Seeds in place for a bit of do-it-yourself continued treatment. You might be prescribed an herbal formula. Jane has studied (and continues to) a great variety of methods.