We help you feel your best using:
• 5 Element Acupuncture
• TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
and a variety of other modalities.
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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.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory states that when blockages and imbalances occur in the body, these blockages need removed by bringing the body back into balance. Its focus is to strengthen the body's natural defense system to enhance healing and maintain quality health.
TCM focuses on treating the root problem, not only the branch symptom. Everyday life's physical and emotional stress tend to disrupt the flow of energy or "qi" (chee) in the body, resulting in blockages. The techniques used in acupuncture & Chinese medicine can release these blockages to stimulate the body's own natural source of healing. When the body is in proper balance and free of blockages, pain and discomfort disappear.
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 and Mara have studied (and continue to) a great variety of methods to help your body and mind feel at ease.