Rather than providing a “one size fits all” approach to wellness, Oriental Medicine recognizes that each of us has a unique constitution.This Eastern practice dates back at least 3000 years, but its teachings are just as relevant and powerful today as ever.
Acupuncturist Cheryl Harris discusses the benefits of acupressure (and acupuncture) on some of her youngest patients. She discusses its efficacy as “preventative maintenance medicine,” grounding the children emotionally and shoring them up physically. You will even get to hear from some of the children she works with on the show!
Cheryl knows what she’s talking about! She has a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and she is also certified in Five-Element Acupuncture. She speaks to how the five elements–wood, fire, earth, metal, and water–appear in nature and in our own temperaments.
You will find this to be a fascinating conversation that calls us all back to live in tune with nature and our own nature. Cheryl reminds us how beautiful and simple the journey to good health can be.
Today we speak with Colorado acupuncturist Cheryl Harris. Cheryl has a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is certified in Five-element Acupuncture. She uses acupressure and acupuncture as a form of preventative medicine on all of her patients and today, in particular, we focus on her work with children.
Rather than providing a “one size fits all” solution, Oriental Medicine recognizes that each of us has a unique constitution. This Eastern practice dates back at least 3000 years, but its teachings are just as relevant and powerful today as they’ve ever been.
This episode highlights:
- Acupuncture & acupressure as a tool for emotional well-being and spiritual support
- How children have come to her practice and the value of the whole family pursuing wellness
- How at school the children hear about the food pyramid and how confusing the mixed messages can be
- The importance of honoring the earth’s rhythms and natural cycles
- The benefits of following the seasons of nature for better health
- The principles of five-element (wood, fire, earth, metal, or water) acupuncture
- How to discern the dominant element of each individual
- Characteristics that accompany each of the elements
- The disease pattern and the benefits of letting a sickness run its course
- How Oriental Medicine can help us better understand our own nature