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Five Element Acupuncture

With Pro Fusion Therapy getting busier its hard not to notice the stream of people coming and going for appointments. Leaving with beautiful new eyebrows, taped to support injuries or literally floating out following a session with their chosen therapist. It really is great to see the impact we are making to clients with the 'Fusion' of expertise we offer.

So after seeing clients on Wednesdays literally float out of Treatment room 2 with a smile on their face, shoulders gracefully relaxed and a calmness I can not put into words, I decided to look into the reason behind this!

Louella O'Herlihy practices Chinese Five Element Acupuncture and Cupping. Clients are noticing an improvement following her treatments and are left feeling happy and calm. So lets find out why.....

"Ancient medicine for the modern world"

The theory of Five Elements is key to the acupuncturists understanding of your nature, personality and symptoms. According to the Five Element theory we can all be 'classified' depending on body structure, tendencies, temperaments, emotions, positive and negative behaviour, moods and illnesses.

The 5 Elements:

WOOD: Wind, Green, Anger, Sour, Liver, Gallbladder,Tendons

FIRE: Heat and Fire, Red, Joy, Bitter, Heart/Pericardium, Small Intestine/Triple Heater, Arteries

EARTH: Damp, Yellow, Thinking, Sweet, Spleen, Stomach, Flesh

METAL: Dryness, White, Sadness, Pungent, Lungs, Colon, Skin

WATER: Cold, Black, Fear, Salty, Kidney, Bladder, Bone

It is believed that we are balanced and harmonious when all five elements are in order. Disease and unhappiness resides when we become unbalanced in the five elements.

So how can Five Element Acupuncture help you?

Respiratory problems: Cold and flu symptoms can be made better. If you suffer from frequent colds which drag on or lead to bronchitis, acupuncture strengthens the weakness and stops you being so vulnerable. Asthma and sinusitis can also be treated.

Digestive problems: Heartburn responds well to acupuncture, constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and food allergies.

Gynecological problems: Women of all ages can be helped with regulating the menstrual cycle and helping with cramps and PMS. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are effective for endometriosis and fibroids. Infertility has been known to be resolved. Can relieve hot flushes and restless nights sleep that come with the menopause.

Chronic pain: Back pain, headaches, whiplash from car accidents, sprains and strains from sports injuries. Repetitive strain injuries and arthritis. Acupuncture means you don't have to suffer from these symptoms any more.

Stress: Anxiety, depression and insomnia are relived through acupuncture, even from the first treatment which creates a deep state of relaxation.

Illness: Acupuncture is a great support for pain and weakness from such illnesses as cancer, aids and MS. Treatment can really help with the side effects of medication.


With the use of fine sterile needles into specific points of the body, the result of acupuncture is to create and restore balance to promote healing and well being in the body.

My understanding is that depending on your dominant element and your symptoms, you will receive a completely unique treatment. This treatment will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and on a journey to a balanced, healthy body and mind.

Come and see Louella to help you de-stress and re-balance.

Take Care

Donna and the Team at Pro Fusion Therapy

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