What we do & what we are about
At Elements of the Earth we approach treatment in a holistic way. We consider not just the physical presentation of an imbalance but also nutritional, environmental, seasonal and psychological factors when determining your overall health. We follow the principles of Eastern medicine and other Earth-based traditions of healing, and see everything that occurs within the physical-mental-emotional bodies as being connected, and intrinsically linked to the energies and cycles of the Earth itself.
We are also about what works in a very practical sense. Is your tight jaw worrying you? With acupuncture we can work on the obvious tension, and then if/when you are ready we can address the underlying or root cause of why it is so tight in the first place.
Each of our healing modalities can be used either in combination, as stand-alone treatments, or as part of integrated treatment programs (see Services page for more details). They include but are not limited to:
Dietary Therapy & Seasonal Eating
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Holistic Lifestyle Advice
Additional Details - respect for the Earth, respect for the traditional custodians of the Land, and respect for where each individual is at when it comes to their health...
A love and appreciation of the Earth is at the core of what we do. For this reason we only work with non-endangered species in our medicines and opt for ethically sourced and organic wherever possible. We are also all about what is accessible when considering diet and lifestyle changes. We know that not everyone has access to rare ingredients, superfoods from faraway places or endless hours per week to make their life wall-to-wall perfect. We endeavor to work with what is available, and to bring about healing based around real, achievable goals.
We want to help you tune in to what is truly possible for you, in the body you are in, in the land where you find yourself living, in the moment where you feel compelled to make a change. By using a range of treatment tools we work on bringing together the elements that make up who you are, with the elements of the Earth itself, so that the two can be in harmony.
Being an Australian-born business we honour the land of Australia and the Gundungurra and Dharug people who are the traditional custodians of the Blue Mountains where we practice from. We also honour the native plants, the animals and the wisdom of Nature Itself. We understand that treatment styles that originate in other places sometimes need to be tweaked and tailored to the climate, culture and energies of wherever we find ourselves on our journey. When treating you in Australia we promise not to give you herbal recipes relevant to icy winters in the mountains of Tibet, or to put you on a diet more suited to the Bahamas. We like things that work, and we love working in harmony with the natural world around us.
We also support and embrace diversity, equality and dignity for all people, and we are passionate about wellness for everyone.