Spring time is associated with the Liver meridian which relates to Vision, Clarity, and Expression. The first point on the Liver Meridian, Great Esteem is like the root of a tree, providing grounding and stability for the outward growth and manifestation of one's true nature. It's name alludes to the confidence and motivation that spring time plants contain as they push through the winter ground to sprout and bloom.
Physically, Liver-1 provides "a good surge of energy" Metaphorically, it "shakes off the dead leaves and prunes dead branches," allowing for growth and change where there was previously stagnation or frustration. Great Esteem allows for infinite possibility and expression!
Many people know that Acupuncture can treat physical pain, but few people are aware of it’s potential to foster dynamic creativity and healthy expression. As a Five Element practitioner, my goal is to engender the proper movement of the elements as they show up in each individual. In my initial series of treatments I address blockages that I see in each person that may be preventing them from healthy movement.
A recent patient with a main complaint of anxiety reported, after seven treatments, that she had finally gotten over her crippling writer’s block of several years. She attributed the new movement to the renewed sense of wellbeing and groundedness she experienced with regular Acupuncture treatments. For now receives monthly sessions for maintenance.
Typically, patients come in for treatment because they are experiencing stagnation or a blockage, which manifests as headaches, digestive issues, or physical pain. The Five Element tradition is unique in that it allows not only for physical healing, but also addresses long-held emotional or mental burden that may encumber the free expression of one’s spirit. Time and again patients report not only an experience of renewed wellness but a sense of “coming home” to one’s self. Whatever your goals and aspirations, Acupuncture can help create a clearer vessel for their expression.