Restoring the Natural Flow of Health

Restoring the Natural Flow of Health

What is sickness and what allows for healing? Students at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture may find themselves asking these questions again and again. The clinical residency inspires students to challenge their assumptions about health as they begin to explore the power of the medicine they have been studying. At the Academy, students learn

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The Quiet of the Holidays

Here at the Academy, we are preparing for holiday break. The clinic will be closed and the interns will get some hard-earned rest. While the end of the year is often a busy time of parties, friends and family, it’s also a time of ending, closing down, and quiet. The days are shortest, and nature

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Medicine with Heart

Acupuncture wasn’t my first career. I started out in the arts, another field entirely, but after a while I decided I wanted something different for myself. I wanted to feel more satisfied personally with my work, and I wanted something that was a truer reflection of me. I wanted to go into a helping field

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Letting Go- and Starting Something New

Autumn is upon us, even here in Florida. The light of the sun is changing from the heavy, rich and round feeling of late summer to the sharper, clear brightness of fall. Night comes earlier, and the air feels a little more crisp. As a nature-based medicine, Five Element Acupuncture teaches us to notice these

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Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Written by Angela Xistris, reposted from 2012 Ah, Spring Break. There are no intensives in session and Class 27, our resident interns, headed for their respective hills last Friday. Their plans ranged from everything to the beach, camping, seeing family, and absolutely nothing but rest. And believe me, they’ve all earned this 10-day break! In

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