Acupuncture originated in China and other Far Eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Rooted in Taoist philosophy, the Five Element acupuncture system is over 2000 years old, yet in many ways is more applicable today than ever before.
According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health depends on a smooth and balanced flow of vital energy or ‘Qi’. This flow can become blocked for reasons such as lifestyle, emotional or environmental changes, which can then result in symptoms of pain and illness. Acupuncture seeks to maintain the body’s equilibrium through the insertion of very fine needles into specific points to free up and regulate the flow of energy.
Five Element Acupuncture is used for a wide range of conditions, but the effect of good acupuncture is more than simply addressing the symptoms of ill health. Through looking at the root cause as well as symptoms, it can also help to increase a sense of overall wellbeing.
Facial acupuncture, often called the natural alternative to botox, is another branch of acupuncture that was developed thousands of years ago as a beauty treatment for the Empresses of China. The Chinese recognised that a healthy mind and body shows in the face, so this treatment is aimed at all levels to reduce signs of ageing and restore a more youthful glow.
Leonie Profit (MBAcC, LicAc, BA Hons, FEA)
Leonie is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) and graduated with a First class B.A. (Hons) degree from the College of Traditional Acupuncture. She went on to work at the prestigious Kite clinic in London, one of the UK's leading acupuncture practices, and now runs her own practice at The Klinik.
She has trained with experts in the field of Five Element acupuncture and Facial acupuncture and also works together with Mr Luciano Nardo, Consultant in Gynaecology, Reproductive medicine and Surgery and founder of the Gyne Health clinic.
As well as Five Element and Facial acupuncture, Leonie is qualified in Tui Na, an ancient and versatile massage technique, traditionally used for musculo-skeletal conditions and internal issues, such as poor digestion and stress. In her practice Leonie uses it as a complement to acupuncture treatment and to treat those who are less comfortable with needles.
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