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Community Herbs Clinic 2020

2020 is bringing MANY exciting and new things to Five Shen Wellness!!! Beginning in February, we will be hosting TWO new events; these will both take place consecutively on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month: (1) “Let’s Talk Herbs,” a FREE educational/informational talk and (2) a Community Herb Clinic. “Let’s Talk Herbs” is a FREE … Read more

Choosing a Practitioner

In our very first blog post, “Why Five Element Acupuncture?” We talked ever so briefly about the differences between Five Element Acupuncture and TCM; the biggest difference aside from the approach to treatment, is within the practitioners themselves. There are some pretty significant differences between the systems and they begin with the practitioner; Five Element … Read more

Education (Part 1): Education to Graduation

Aside from “What is Chinese Medicine?” and “How does acupuncture work?,” the next most common questions are: “Is this something you had to go to school for?”  “Are you certified?”  “How long did you have to study?”  We LOVE these questions! Some individuals are quick to inquire, others are more shy and delicate in approaching … Read more

What is Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be difficult to explain and each practitioner of this medicine is likely to explain it differently. Without going into great detail, one important fundamental principle that we hope to convey in this article is that Chinese medicine is so much more than Acupuncture.  Questions that often arise as we introduce … Read more

Why Five Element Acupuncture? Part One

Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood ~ The five elements, the substances, the flavors, the interactions, and the process by which they create and control each other. Each playing a role, giving birth to one another while also maintaining the checks and balances within the system. An interplay, a relationship that evolves as nature intends. The … Read more