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Acupuncture & The Five Elemental Theory.
The Five Elemental Theory
The Five Element Theory is based on the oldest and most renowned ancient Chinese Medical Ecyclopedia called Hwang-Jei-Nae-Kyung.
According to ancient theory, Yin-Yang and Five elements:
Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are the basis of all human kind.
The ancient Chinese gained knowledge of the nature of Five Elements through long observation of nature and ascribed certain values to each.
“Wood is the bending and the straightening,” having the characteristics of growth, upbearing, and effusion.
“Fire is the flaming upward,” having the quality of heat and upward motion.
“Earth is the sowing and reaping,” representing the planting and harvesting of crops and the bringing forth of phenomena.
“Metal is the working of change,” having the qualities of purification, elimination, and reform.
“Water is the moistening and descending to low places,” having the qualities of moistening, downward movement, and coldness.
Five Elemental Basis
Five Elements theory is based on the understanding of the nature of these qualities, attributed to all phenomena in the universe. The interaction of Five Elements explains the nature of all phenomena.
In medicine, the internal organs, body tissues, sense and other organs, emotions, and even properties of medicinal are all categorized according to these elements.
Acupuncturist, Founder & Owner: Ji Sung Kim
Ji Sung Kim is a board certified Diplomate in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She completed dual Bachelor and Masters of Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York City.
While studying at PCOM she also studied at the San Diego campus to enrich her education and clinical experience.
Following her education, she apprenticed in Seoul, Korea under doctors of oriental medicine at “Han Nara” and “Ten Ten” clinics, specializing in hair loss, weight loss, and various other conditions.
She has been practicing Five Element Nutritional lifestyle with the guidance of her father who apprenticed with a grand-master in Korea. Through her own experience of healing with traditional medicine, she naturally progressed to enter the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Growing up as a lacrosse player and having experienced sports injuries, Ji understands the pain and suffering of athletes. She applies her compassion along with her training and education in treating her sports injury patients. In more recent years, Ji enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking. She has participated in a three day bike marathon from Boston to New York for a charity event.
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