Acupuncture,  Consciousness,  Elements,  Five Element Theory,  New Thinking Allowed,  QiGong,  Seasons,  Yin Yang

Being in Your Element

You may gain a new understanding about the flow of energy and spirit or ‘qi’ while listening to this conversation, as I did, when I spoke with Lindsay Fauntleroy, LAc. She gives one of the best examples of understanding the flow of seasons, the elements, and the yin and yang, I may have ever heard. I am a gardener. So, of course, I love her examples.

Lindsay Fauntleroy, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist and founder of The Spirit Seed school. She is author of In Our Element: Using the Five Elements as Soul Medicine to Unleash Your Personal Power. She is an instructor for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a facilitator of the Flower Essence Society’s global practitioner certification program. She is engaging in her Doctoral studies of Indigenous and African Diasporic psychology. Her website is

Lindsay describes how the five elements of the natural world have archetypal patterns and soul lessons. They derive from the anima mundi – soul of the world – that connects us all. She shares four steps to determine which element is active in your life to help you evolve with harmony. Acupuncture, plant medicine, and other practices can heal chi (vital life force) and transform consciousness on subtle levels. This can support being in synch with the cycles and rhythms of life. By embracing indigenous and diasporic cultures, we can be ‘neo-ancients’ who engage in old medicine in new ways.


Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L has over 20 years experience providing Holistic, Integrative Health, Wellness and Prevention Care in a variety of settings. She is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, Intuitive Healer, Health Coach, teacher, consultant, and writer. She provides holistic and integrative healthcare and intuitive development education to healthcare practitioners and organizations. She is the founder of the Holistic OT Community and is in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is available for individual sessions, tutoring, classes, and consulting. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Visit her websites at and

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