In order to make all acupuncture thorough and effective, one must first cure the spirit. – Su Wen, chapter 25
Treating Mind, Body & Spirit Holistically
Aside from pain relief, one of the most reported experiences from clients receiving acupuncture is relaxation. So how does this ancient medicine help to restore equilibrium? One way is through the regulation of the vagal nerve response – the body’s controller of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Traumatic events elicit an onslaught of stress and this can over-engage the sympathetic nervous system, creating a state of anxiety and hypervigilance. Suppressed emotions is another way that we become stressed in physically, mentally and emotionally. One goal of Five Element Acupuncture is to bring body, mind and spirit back into alignment so that we can face whatever we need to without experiencing an overload of our nervous system.
This is a natural alternative to using medications that tend to numb the body systems while creating unwanted side effects. There are times when medication is important and necessary, but it is apparent that our society overutilizes medications. Five Element Acupuncture shines at addressing the root imbalance and returning us to a state of being where we can be a better expression of our inherent virtues and gifts. Often this return to our essential nature is more effective at addressing the issues that tend to knock us off balance than by way of synthetic means.
When we feel balanced in body, mind and spirit, we have more tolerance to the stressors in life and we are able to focus on the bigger picture with more ease. It is from this state that we are able to have reverence for all life and live with sincerity. and ultimately invite our spirit to flourish.
“When you succeed in connecting your energy with the divine realm through high awareness and the practice of undiscriminating virtue, the transmission of the ultimate subtle truths will follow.” Lao Tzu