Methods

Brad Hill Wellness uniquely blends two methods, the Five Element Acupuncture and Meridian Balance Method, to treat both the root of the disharmony and the symptoms simultaneously.
Because of the success within his own practice, Brad has taken this method from the treatment room to the classroom and has taught other acupuncturists to use it as well.

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The Five Element Acupuncture Method:

One of the major treatment methods taught within Chinese Medicine, the 5-Element Acupuncture Method is based on the observation of the natural cycles and interrelationships in both our environment and within ourselves. The theory is based upon the interrelationships between the 5-elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood) and how those relationships shape the make-up and balance of each and every one of us. Use of this theory, taught by the late J.R. Worsley, can help to form a diagnosis when signs and symptoms conflict within our body and mind. A video on the 5-Element Acupuncture method is provided on this website.

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The Meridian Balance Methods:

During many acupuncture treatments, the client often asks, “how do you know where to stick the needles?” It tends to be a common misconception that acupuncture is given to the affected area of the client’s disease or in-balance. In fact, with the Meridian Balance Method, the last place the needle should go is at the point of in-balance. The Balance Method uses powerful “distal” acupuncture points around the body to channel into the body’s complex system of connections made of nerves and blood vessels to re-balance the body and mind. After insertion of the needles, most patients feel a decrease in pain almost immediately.