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Children are our best Teachers

When we have children or nieces/nephews we sometimes jump to the belief that we need to teach them everything. Certainly as they grow up we need to help them to learn how to look after themselves/provide for themselves; how to relate to others appropriately; how to adapt to changing circumstances.

But consider for a moment that in fact children are our best teachers; can we emulate the happiness of a child? Can we generate a child's open and genuine smile? Can we be as playful and joyful as a child?

The ancient Chinese saw that we can learn much from the 'Way' of the 'Tao' of the child - when a child is tired they will sleep; when they are not tired they wont sleep (often much to our chagrin!); when they are hungry they will eat; when they are not hungry they wont eat; if they get upset/angry they deal with it immediately. As adults we sometimes eat when we are not hungry; sleep when we are not tired; and by ignoring our body's signals not sleep when we are tired; hold hurts/grudges for years.

Following the 'Way' of the Child means treading a path through nature's eternal changes acknowledging in all living things their essence or true spirit. Following the 'Way' allows us to acknowledge who we truly are and allows us to appreciate all creatures living in harmony.

Classical Five Element Acupuncture is a form of health care and healing which seeks to harmonise the human being with the 'Way'. To regain the spontaneity and genuine love of a child. We as your practitioner are ever mindful and trusting that Nature - allowed to work and flow unimpeded - will lead the person to health in body mind and spirit just as the rivers flow naturally and effortlessly to the ocean.

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In November 2003 I was introduced to CF-EA by my sisters - they brought me from an A & E Department to Declan Rothwell CF-EA Practitioner. I didn't know where I was going and I didn't care I felt so bad. l had lost a lot of weight and was far too thin, I had spent most of 2003 in A& E with an irregular heart beat. I had a lot of problems I was suffering from depression, anxiety, digestive and heart problems, low blood pressure and many more. Little did I know on that day in November my life was about to change forever. From my very first treatment I could feel the change.

I had often wondered what had happened to me that I had become so ill and it wasn't until I had treatments of CF-EA that things became clearer to me. I had not grieved. In 1990 I and my daughter suffered a terrible loss. We lost a husband and father whom we loved so very deeply. Between 1990 and 2003 I was constantly ill - the strep throats were the worst, I was hospitalised on numerous occasions. CF-EA has helped me work my way through the many stages of grief and once I started to deal with the grief, very slowly I began to feel better I started to put on weight and from there all my complaints started to disappear one by one. The journey back has had its ups and downs and has been a long but also amazing one and I firmly believe that without CF-EA I would never have made it back from that dark place. I continue to have Acupuncture to help me deal with the stresses of everyday life.

My life now is very different thanks to Classical Five Elements Acupuncture - I'm Flying High.



Connie, Drogheda, Co. Louth

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