East-West Integrative Medicine
There are over 200 different styles of acupuncture. The styles we find most effective are
Medical Acupuncture, Classical Five Elements and Auricular Acupuncture.
The first style, Medical Acupuncture, as taught by Dr. Joseph Helms at UCLA is effective for
the treatment insomnia and acute and chronic pain such as headaches, TMJ, neck & lower
back pain, fibromyalgia, etc. There are too many benefits to list. This World Health
Organization link is a complete list of benefits from Acupuncture:
Worsely Classical Five Elements Acupuncture is a powerful style of acupuncture that treats
the root cause of disease, defined as the Causitive Factor.
The Chinese use this for disease prevention and correcting the human spirit which is the
deepest layer of illness. Classical 5 Elements is excellent for body, mind and spirit work.
When your Body/MInd/Spirit are out of alignment, you may feel: lack of purpose in life, lack of
direction or meaning, feeling your life is unfulfilled, feeling out of body/not yourself, feeling
deprived despite external circumstances, seeking something you cannot achieve, fatigue,
easily tired, poor memory/concentration, reduced efficiency, generally not well, vision hard to
focus, irritable/easily provoked, poor will power, hopeless, defeated or vertigo, headache,
When your Body/Mind/Spirit are aligned you may feel: focused, have more energy and a
peacefulness within your heart, resilience and strong, feel better within yourself, feel like you
are going in the right direction in your life, more confident, etc
Dr Chu studied Classical 5 Elements with Dr. Charles Moss (who authored the book: The
Power of the Five Elements) and Neil Gumenick (The Institute of Classical Five Elements
Auricular Acupuncture is used to treat and enhance any acupuncture treatment. It is effective
for post-traumatic headaches or concussion headaches, dry mouth, allergies, anxiety, drug
withdrawl, smoking cessation and weight loss.
"The superior doctor prevents sickness; The
mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness;
The inferior doctor treats actual sickness."
- Nei Jing, Yellow Emperor