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Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: Methods of Treatment & Care

Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest natural healing systems in the world. Doctors and practitioners of Chinese Medicine have offered NATURAL & HOLISTIC ways of restoring health long before those terms became buzzwords for marketing campaigns. Chinese Medicine, when practiced in its most AUTHENTIC form, represents a system of medicine that is truly HOLISTIC; … Read more

Chinese Medicine: A Natural & Holistic Approach to Pediatrics

Let’s talk Pediatric Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine! Wait! What?! Can kids get acupuncture? What about the needles? Is it painful? Why would you want to? What can you treat? YES! Children can absolutely get acupuncture, although it is not necessarily required for their care with us. With acupuncture, the process is typically painless; our smallest … Read more

Mindful Movement

The ancients sages say:  “If you do these practices for a few moments, you will improve your wellbeing. If you do these practices for a while, daily, you will heal your medical challenges. AND, if you do these practices many times with undistracted focus, enthusiasm and sincerity, you will attain longevity and even Immortality.” Mindful … Read more

rep. recover. repeat: Traditional Medicine for the Modern Athlete!

At Five Shen Wellness – Center for Traditional Healing Arts, when it comes to NATURAL & HOLISTIC RECOVERY, we are the only Chinese medicine clinic in Greenville, SC and the Upstate with programs designed specifically for the unique needs of the modern ATHLETE! Using acupuncture and all the tools available through Chinese Medicine, we design … Read more

COVID Fatigue & Long Term Recovery

The title of this piece has potential to elicit one of a variety of internal responses based on your own experience/perceptions of what we’ve all gone through this past year. For some, it may be a horrible memory of family tragedy; our deepest condolences to you. For others it may serve as a reminder of … Read more

Bone Broth & Chinese Herbs

BASIC BONE BROTH RECIPE Basic Ingredients (required to draw nutrients from bones) •1 teaspoon celtic grey salt or Himalayan pink salt •1 tbsp apple cider vinegar •3-4 quarts of water (or enough to cover the bones in the pot) •2-3 pounds of organically-raised bones (chicken, duck, beef, oxtail, lamb, pork, chicken feet, pork knuckles) For … Read more

Breathe. Shine. Live: Life & Wellness Coaching

When was the last time you felt “whole”? When was the last time you remember feeling like your best self? Physically? Emotionally? Spiritually? Are you connected to your purpose? Do you have a strategy? Would you like a plan? What if you had someone to help guide you on this journey…your journey? What if this … Read more

the needle is the person

At Five Shen, we pride ourselves in staying true to the ORIGINAL essence of and the CLASSICAL roots of this medicine. What does that mean? It means we tend to stay away from the fads, gadgets, and gizmos that show in up in various forms as the next great “cure” or the “newest, latest, and … Read more

Fire Cupping – Pt1

Fire Cupping is a technique we do a lot of in our clinic, but usually in combination with acupuncture. In Chinese medicine, as a stand alone therapy, it can be great for relieving muscle tension, other acute symptoms and is excellent as a PREVENTION & MAINTENANCE. HOWEVER, if you are dealing with an injury (new … Read more

Dry Needling – Pt 1

Recent testimony – “This is SO much different than dry needling…!” YES! YES! Soooo much YES! We will save the ‘official’ soap box talk around dry needling for another day, BUT we do feel there are some important things to note when it comes to acupuncture and dry needling: Dry Needling IS an acupuncture technique! … Read more

Five Shen WellnessThe Art of Nourishing Life Newsletter

Underneath the surface, Classical Chinese medicine offers more than acupuncture needles and herbal remedies, it is a philosophy, a way of living, a way of seeing/viewing the world; it is us learning to show up in the world as our best selves fully and confidently.

“The Art of Nourishing Life” (Yang Sheng) is about each of us as individuals exploring and discovering what it truly means for us to be whole, to feel whole and live out their greatest purpose and potential.