42nd Issue | January, 2021


Guiding Needle Acupuncture has the following mission: “To elevate the consciousness, robust health and vitality of humanity.”


Happy new year from Guiding Needle Acupuncture!

2021 has arrived and I can't thank you enough for your continued support in choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture for your proactive health and wellness needs! 2020 has taught us a great deal of many things navigating our lives through this unprecedented time; thoughts become things to improvise, adapt and overcome. Even with this new reality, we're positive that 2021 will be a successful year of love, laughter, robust health and vitality!

May proactive medicine be the sword we wield and let true knowledge be our shield. Let's be prepared for what's to come. We are born to thrive!


Robust health and vitality is a choice, not a chance. Each of us has the choice to either stay even, decline, or get better!

Whether you choose to attain ideal weight, gain strength, eliminate pain, restore mobility, relax, boost your energy, clear your mind, and build habits that you’ll choose to keep for life. Your own robust, health, vitality and balance is your greatest investment. If you've got health, you've got wealth.

Self care plays a very important role in being able support yourself firstly as well as the people you love and care about. Thomas encourages proactive acupuncture and fire cupping therapy to help you take the best care of yourself so you can better take care of everything else.

What personal wellness goals are you focusing on achieving now? • Restorative sleep? • Endocrine support and balance? • Cleaning and feeding your body? • Robust immunity? • Strength, stamina, energy and endurance cultivation? • Greater mobility and flexibility? • Fertility and libido? • Digestive and elimination care? • Metabolism and ideal body weight? • Emotional balance? • Relaxation? • Restore ideal nerve, blood and body fluid circulation? • Pain elimination? • Proactive maintenance wellness care? • Other concerns?


The focus of Oriental medicine assists in supporting balance within all organ systems, the peripheral and central nervous system, circulatory system pathways to enhance constructive emotional expression, proper organ function, stress management and ultimately disease prevention.

The system of correspondences are explained with the Five Element theory, the first medical writings on the Five Elements were found in the Nei Ching Su Wen written around 200 B.C. 

Fire, earth, metal, water and wood are interrelated aspects of energy that are evident throughout nature, including in the human body. An individual's state of health manifests according to the balance between these Elements. In the five element theory, each of the five elements has a season, particular organs, emotions and senses associated with it, such as taste, smell, color, sound. The wood element, for example, is associated with spring, the liver, and the gall bladder. Similarly, the fire element is associated with early summer, the heart, and small intestines; the earth element corresponds to late summer, the stomach,pancreas and spleen; metal is associated with autumn, the lungs and large intestine; and water is associated with winter, the kidneys and bladder.

The fire element points to the inner flame that is reflected in the clarity of thought in the understanding of the world and in the understanding of the soul. Fire derives from pleasure, passion of love, joy and satisfaction, emotions, intelligence and spirituality.

• The intensity of understanding and the ability to analyze quickly, from which sobriety and subjectivity arise. The element of fire is also attributed to optimism, enthusiasm, ways of expression, determination and the desire to serve and give.

• The element is expressed in warmth, reaching to the peak, Light, fulfillment, joy, fame, success and wealth. This is the peak expression of all yang characteristics.

The metal element is related to the relationship with the outside world and our ability to defend against attacks from outside.

This is basically an armor shield operating in accordance with physical sensations.

• Metal energy is related to boundaries and order, tend to be stiff and stubborn,

• Cut off and end destructive situations.

• Allows us to be diligent and decide judiciously and wisely based on the accuracy and justice.

• Channel and vessel physiological health related to the respiratory system, skin, nose, hair body and vocal cords.

• Responsible for regulating the heat in these areas and protects the body from weather changes.

The earth element governs thought and meditation. All related to memory and life experience, common sense, logic and purpose.

• For the repeated concerns and any related mental digestion of different situations, events and to us.

• The ability to control possessiveness and material world dominance and storage properties.

• For physical digestion of food and drinking and for mental digestion on the basis of the acquired experience of life.

• For storing food material and is in constant contact with the other internal organs using body heat to help the digestive process.

• In charge of the will to live and passion to life.

• In charged on mother's milk, the reproductive glands, the ovaries and menstruation.

• On the physiological level it is associated with muscle mass and flesh, connective tissue, mouth and lips.

• Psychologically the stomach is connected to thinking, memory, logic, reality, and concerns which are related to the material world, property and economic insecurity.

• "As we digest the food, we digest the ideas."

• Imbalances may cease envy, greed, extravagance, obsessions and worries.

The water element is responsible for the deep potential energy. Basic powerful energy and unchanging that belongs to the energy of past generations and the beginning of creation.

Associated with the deepest levels of our sub -conscious, unconscious energies, engraved in the collective memory and personal qualities within us which is based on our real world.

• Water contains our deepest hidden codes such as the DNA.

• These properties provide tremendous strength which reflects the strength of mind, the ability to do things without being exhausted.

• The ability to recover and willpower survival and longevity.

• Water element gives us the ability to listen and receive and contain the life experience acquired and The ability to reception.

The wood element is associated with the beginning of things and breakthrough.

• Represents the birth and childhood.

• The ability to design things

• The flexibility and strength of muscles.

• Allows the breakthroughs and breaking borders,

• Progress and change at all levels.

• Connected to artistic expressions.

• The liver is responsible for production and composition of the blood and thus plays an important role in the immune system

• It regulates the blood and regulates the general functioning of the body.

• It plays an important role in cleaning toxins, fats and chemicals from the blood.

Since the nervous system controls and coordinates every function of the body and acupuncture modulates the nervous system, it is an excellent method of establishing and maintaining balance among the five elements.


Enjoy the convenience of scheduling appointments online in real-time, 24/7

The Guiding Needle Acupuncture wellness process is designed to help you achieve your personal health and wellness goals. First time patients, begin by conveniently scheduling a comprehensive initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online. 

At your FREE initial 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment, you meet one-on-one with Thomas to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if Thomas' services are an ideal fit for you, and Thomas will have the opportunity to determine his ability to help your unique case.

An acupuncture treatment fee of $90 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment.

Thank you for choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture as your provider of quality traditional Chinese medicine. I choose to be of great service to you, your family and friends now and for future years to come. May the blessings be!

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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St. Albert AB