Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit by Peter Mole

By Peter Mole

Acupuncture is a holistic remedy which originated in China over 5000 years in the past. it truly is now broadly practised within the Western global to alleviate the indicators of a variety of actual and mental stipulations. Acupuncture, as in all chinese language medication, perspectives the sufferer as a 'whole' and treats approximately all continual sickness as a manifestation of the individual's specific weaknesses. whilst acupuncture is directed at those long-standing weaknesses or 'imbalances', the sufferer is usually surprised to discover that not just is his or her major criticism enhancing, yet many secondary proceedings are too. by means of putting very high quality needles into particular issues at the physique, the existence strength or 'Qi' within the physique is motivated, allowing it to come back to future health, stability and concord in physique, brain and spirit. writer BIOG: Peter Mole is among the UK's prime practitioners of acupuncture and is the Dean of stories on the collage of built-in chinese language medication in interpreting. Peter practises on the Oxford typical wellbeing and fitness Centre and is a member of the administrative Committee of the British Acupuncture Council.

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These people have some yin deficiency. Feeling hot in the night is also a common symptom of yin deficiency. Some people are strongly yang deficient; some are strongly yin deficient. Some have more subtle imbalances. It is also possible to apply the criterion of Heat/Cold to specific symptoms. For example, many painful joints, often given names such as arthritis, rheumatism or lumbago in the West, feel cold to the touch. The area feels less painful after a hot bath or other forms of heat are applied.

How we respond in a situation when anger arises in us is shaped by the health of our Wood Element. This is dependent on the longterm strength of the Element and on the vitality of its qi at that particular time. Many people, whether in the realm of career, marriage or family, ‘lose their way’ at some stage of their lives. They find themselves in a situation where their creative and assertive aspects cannot find expression. Their lives stagnate rather than evolve in response to their own changing needs.

Once there is any degree of imbalance in any Element then some disturbance will occur throughout the entire cycle. The natural process of beginning, growth and flowering, harvest and then storage cannot be fulfilled. Just as the farmer will not see an abundant harvest in the summer if the spring was too cold, too dry or too windy, so also the individual will not have a healthy Fire Element if the Wood Element has become distressed. What follows is a brief description of some of the characteristics of the Five Elements.

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