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Five Element Acupuncture

Danielle Teitelman Frese is a classically trained Five Element Acupuncturist practicing in the Outer Sunset of San Francisco.  Danielle’s work is focused on treating the root cause of imbalance, which then supports healing on all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual.  She has found Five Element Acupuncture to be profound in her own life and is grateful to be able to share it’s depth with her patients.

Five Element acupuncture is a style of acupuncture that comes from the ancient Chinese wisdom that observed five natural elements existing in nature at all times.  These elements  are constantly in dynamic relationship with one another and manifest in unique ways.  The five elements are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.  Just as the five elements exist in nature, they also exist within us as we are a part of nature.  Five Element Acupuncture aims to identify how the five elements are relating within us and to support the nature within our bodies at the root cause of imbalance to bring harmony to the body, mind and spirit.  There is no limit to the conditions that Five Element Acupuncture can treat.

Women’s Health, Pregnancy and Placenta Encapsulation

Danielle’s background as a doula and with Midwifery studies has influenced her passion for supporting women through their conception, prenatal and postnatal process. Whether one is having an easy or more difficult pregnancy, Danielle believes it is an important time for women to be supported and nurtured.  Acupuncture can support many prenatal challenges such as nausea, headaches, heartburn, edema, constipation, delayed labor, breech presentation and many high risk conditions such as threatened miscarriage and high blood pressure. Regular treatments starting at week 37 has been found to promote a smoother and more harmonious birth outcome.  Danielle believes the placenta is an incredible gift from nature and is the perfect natural balance of postpartum nutrients for new mamas. She is delighted to support growing families with placenta encapsulation.