"There is little difference between healing the body and healing the spirit.  One might say that the aware person does both.  The concept of spirit is metaphysical while the concept of the body healing itself has been relegated to the physical realm.  And yet, both function at the unseen level."

~ Bill Mitchell, ND

Why Chinese Medicine...

In a world full of marketing tactics and clichés aimed at building practices it can be difficult to describe the benefit of what we do without sounding like everyone else, but the truth AND the difference lies in the execution and the results. We get results and while we prefer to let our work speak for itself (explore our TESTIMONIALS here) we recognize that what we offer is unique and new to many. This provides an opportunity for us to define and introduce our brand of the medicine to you.

Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine that has been used in all corners of the world for thousands of years to successfully treat a wide variety of ailments. In an environment in which health care has become less about patient care and more about the business of symptom management, this beautiful medicine is different.

When practiced as it was intended, Chinese medicine is truly THE holistic medicine. If we are willing to look beyond the marketing campaigns, we are able to ask “what does holistic mean in terms healthcare?” For us at Five Shen, it means that we must look beyond the obvious. It means we need a deeper understanding of health and deeper ability to listen. It speaks to our ability and willingness to sit with our patients, investigate, and explore. It means showing up with fresh eyes for each person’s unique experience in order to best serve their unique needs. Analyzing, accessing, and investigating as if THIS patient sitting here in front of us, is the only patient that matters. Our only goal in that moment is to discover how to best facilitate the process of of restoring the body’s natural rhythms. Only then can the “totality” of health be affected on a mental level, a physical level, as well an emotional and spiritual level.

Creating the environment to nurture health...

The core understanding of Classical Chinese medicine and Five Element acupuncture is that each of us has an underlying brilliance. When we are unable to contact that brilliance and bring it into the world, we become ill. Our #1 priority, regardless of specific goals, is to create an environment which nurtures health. Our bodies are wise, functioning to keep us alive and well and thriving, as long as we can maintain the natural balance and rhythms. Often times we take for granted the bodies innate ability to heal day after day despite cuts, infections, broken bones, rogue cancer cells, upsets, confusions, toxins and more. If disturbed, signs &/or symptoms often present as indicators that our bodies natural abilities may be becoming exhausted, blocked or stagnant.  We may notice difficulties arise, we may begin to heal slower, or maybe we develop chronic illnesses. The strength of Classical Chinese medicine and Five Element acupuncture is in its ability to recognize these imbalances and restore harmony at the deepest levels. A true NATURAL & HOLISTIC approach to patient care!

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TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: Prior to beginning our work, many of our patients report feeling helpless and confused about what physician to turn to. Many have tried various treatments while some have come to us as a last resort because they have been "everywhere else." While others even report feeling like they have "tried it all" and have accepted poor health as part of the process of aging. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT POOR HEALTH.  Come in and lets have a conversation! Patients are often surprised by the level of attention, compassion, and care they receive from the moment they arrive in our space. Together with one of our Doctors of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine we sit down with you and listen to your concerns. This allows us to do some assessment and determine whether we can help. If we can help, we can discuss all of your options leaving you with choices on how you may want to proceed.