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Traditional Five Element Acupuncture – Caring for Yourself – Through Every Season of the year and your life.

Traditional Five Element Acupuncture sees you as a garden; something that needs to be tended and nurtured. You must water a garden, pull weeds and be mindful of pests for your garden to thrive. You must look at your garden every day so that you can detect subtle changes and make adjustments so that your garden will flourish.

In the West, the health is seen more as a machine. Parts break and must be fixed or replaced. Segmenting you into parts instead of working the whole system together. We tend to wait until something breaks before we seek out help.

This is one of the fundamental differences between the Eastern and Western models. In the West, we tend to wait until we are diagnosed with a disease before we seek out treatment, and in the Eastern model, we are learning to take care of ourselves on every level so that we can stay healthy so sickness never develops. Traditional Five Element Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine of prevention.

When you come for traditional five element acupuncture for a headache, or when your allergies flare up, your acupuncturist will help you find a better way of living, by treating you as a whole person. When learning traditional five element acupuncture we are all taught the acupuncture points and their functions, but this is only a fraction of the overall picture. We are looking at the entire body, mind and spirit, your relationship and response to our environment and life situation. Also looking at the body, mind and spirit in its various parts in relation to each other, as everything is interconnected.

In the garden, if you tend it every day you see which plants are happy and which ones are struggling. You can see which ones need feeding and which ones are getting too much sun. It is the same with your whole human being. This kind of tuning is possible, and vital to being as healthy and balanced as we would all like to be.

When having traditional five element acupuncture is not to hand over your health to someone else, it is to participate and empower yourself to achieve the healing, health, and happiness, taking care of yourself with the help of your acupuncturist in every season.

For more information contact Hannah Charles Lic Ac MBaCC on  :-

It is very important to check that your acupuncturist is safe and competent. Acupuncture in the UK is not currently regulated by government, although this is expected to change in the near future.

All members of the BAcC can offer you the following assurances:

  • BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology (3,600 hours of study)
  • compliance with current UK health and safety legislation
  • full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
  • expert practice skills maintained by following a mandatory individual programme of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • regular updates from the BAcC regarding practitioners’ professional obligations to the public
  • compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
  • patient access to the BAcC complaints and disciplinary procedures
  • English language skills at least equivalent to those required of doctors and nurses working in the UK

Acupuncturists registered with the BAcC carry the letters MBAcC after their name.

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