I fell in love with Chinese Medicine while living in China. The approach how Chinese acupuncturists treat a client is so totally different from what we are used to in the Western world. An excellent Chinese doctor will take time to understand his/her patient, while asking questions and inquiring details. I loved the fluidity of the system where nothing is written in stone but everything is a flow between the two extremes - yin and yang, where nothing can be explained without the other. The theory of which Chinese Medicine is based on is many thousands of years old and can still be applied today, because we as humans have not really changed. Our environment has changed but our body-mind system has not changed.
To make sense of the pull and pushes of an equilibrium, of supporting and restricting energies, Chinese describe everything through the theory of the 5 Elements, fire, earth, metal, water and wood. All elements are interconnected and act on each other in either in a feeding and providing manner or limiting or even destructing. This model can be applied to all areas in life, and health as well. To achieve perfect health, the elements must be in harmony, yin and yang must be in a steadily and even flow.
If there is not perfect health, then certain points on the body, which are really reflex points, can be hurtful. These points are usually connected to energy pathways in the body called meridians. These energy pathways are connected to organs which are then connected to the elements. To gain balance again these points on the energy pathways are stimulated.
As an acupuncture therapist working in Hong Kong I became aware of many clients having fear of the needles. Usually I could persuade them that the setting of the very fine needles is often not felt at all, but then I found an even better solution - acupuncture without ‘puncture’ but with colour and light. After working with this medium for over 15 years now, I can honestly say that clients have similar results as if I would use needles. I say similar because the information transfer through colour and light is even faster and shifts are not only felt physically, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
As a colourpuncture therapist I still have the same wholistic approach that an acupuncturist has: we look at the client’s display of facial colour, we look at excretions and bodily fluids, we look at life’s circumstances and character dealing with those, but we also add other diagnostic tools like finger tips palpation, segments and spinal assessment on the back, and many more. Chinese element theory is applied in order to select treatment plans and never is one patient with a particular illness treated the same way as another patient with the same issue. This keeps the work as a therapist always fascinating.
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Angelika Klotz, Angelique Healing @ 2017