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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