I practise both five element acupuncture and TCM, sometimes combining them or sometimes separately; whatever I am called on to do. Acupuncture cultivates our own inner doctor. By using fine needles, acupuncture activates your own innate power to heal and find equilibrium within your system. For this reason acupuncture is used for a wide range of mental and physical issues.Chinese medicine is a complete medical system of which acupuncture is one of the modalities. I do not practise with Chinese herbs but I do use adjuncts to treatment such as cupping and Gua sha (a form of Chinese massage).