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Five Element Acupuncture

Five element style acupuncture is a form based on classical Chinese acupuncture as expounded in the Nan Jing, a text from the late Han dynasty in about 200 bce. There is a particular style of using 5 element theory that was developed in Europe by J.R. Worsely in the latter half of the 20th century which is a product of syncretism, incorporating elements of Chinese and Japanese methods and with some homeopathic influence (Worsely 5 Element Acupuncture). While many forms of this medicine are holistic and therefore address all levels of imbalance, one could say that the specialty of this style is its ability to address chronic disease; complicated multi-layered situations; and its ability to address the more subtle issues such as emotional and psycho- spiritual imbalance.

Foot Reflexology

A holistic therapy using thumb pressure on points on the feet which correspond to all parts of the body. Applying pressure to these points helps facilitate the body’s return to balance and health.

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