Five Element Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatment increases vitality, the innate capacity for healing, and provides relief of a great many symptoms.
Individual acupuncture (3)treatment plans are developed by observing and assessing patterns of imbalance. People of all ages benefit from acupuncture for a variety of conditions and concerns:
- Chronic Illness
- Emotional challenges
- PMS and menopause
- Chronic pain
- Cancer Support
- Teenage and youth challenges
- Life transitions
How does it work?
Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality addressing the balance of body-mind-spirit through use of needles in selected points on the body. This practice, both a science and an art, enhances health and promotes the capacity of a person to heal naturally.
It is equally appropriate for relieving physical symptoms as it is those that relate to the mind and spirit such as depression, anxiety and other chronic conditions, serious illness and the symptoms caused by the stresses of daily life. When working with a person, Jennifer listens and observes in order to assess the pattern of imbalance and to create an individualized treatment plan.
Some background on Acupuncture
Symptoms get our attention. From pain and limitations in movement, to diseases that affect bodily functions, to emotional symptoms and jd at desk, acupuncture 650low energy, these are all manifestations of something out of balance. The principles of Chinese medicine are simple and elegant and based on natural laws that were observed in nature and then within the human being. My primary teacher of acupuncture for over 24 years was Dr. J.R. Worsley who brought the practice of Five Element Acupuncture to England in the 1940’s.
There are a number of schools or traditions of acupuncture. They all draw on a body of knowledge but differ in emphasis in certain ways and on how the healing work is administered. In addition to my years with Dr. Worsley, I have studied other methods that are helpful. The NADA protocol or auricular acupuncture is one such method that I have integrated into my practice in individual sessions as well as with groups. (for more information about these groups see pivotpointprojects.com)
Dr. Worsley demonstrated his gift for listening to what the patient was really saying. Each person has a complex set of symptoms, and it is both an art and a science to elicit from the person what those are. We seek to relieve symptoms but always from the perspective that by bringing the person into balance, as a gardener might, we more effectively address the underlying cause of the illness.
This one-on-one aspect of acupuncture treatment provides a unique and much needed avenue to healing in our modern times. I am grateful to be grounded in this approach that assesses a person through depth of understanding and the application of treatments based on that insight.
The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies. One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs and other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) from Healing Research, Volume II, Daniel J. Benor, M.D.
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Jennifer Downs’s Practice has been recognized as one of the top Baltimore Acupuncture practices.