The Fire Element. Five Element Acupuncture for fire elements.

The Veins

Western Diagnosis

Once the blood has passed through the capillaries of the body and oxygen and nutrients have been transferred, and waste has been collected, blood from the capillaries flows on to the smallest form of veins which are called venules. If we continue our analogy of the tree we now see the tiny branches of the venules carrying the blood back up to the heart through branches that gradually become thick and thicker.

The Veins

At this point much of the force of the hearts ‘pump’ has been used up, so the pressure in veins is a lot lower than in arteries. Much of the time, blood in the veins also has to move against gravity. In order to cope with this, veins containing valves that stop blood from flowing backwards.

Rachel Geary

Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practised in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it to exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).