Mackay Rippey M.Ac., L.Ac. started his 5-element acupuncture training in 1989 at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute and graduated with a master’s degree in acupuncture in 1992. He was fascinated by Chinese Medicine and how it knit together the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of health and healing. By restoring internal harmony of body, mind and spirit, your body is able to cure the deep cause of the disease and not just silence the symptoms.
Growing up, his mother struggled with bi-polar disorder and the doctor’s explanation that it was simply an imbalance in brain chemistry never sat well with him, and worse, never kept his mother out of the hospital
“As a 5-element acupuncturist I am carefully trained to understand the laws of nature, to diagnose in accordance with those laws and to work therapeutically to restore balance and harmony.”
After starting Lyme Ninja Radio and interviewing dozens of experts and people battling Lyme, it became clear to Mackay that the philosophical underpinnings of 5-element acupuncture, and in particular, it’s treatment of the interplay of the physical and the emotional, could be a powerful additional to existing healing protocols.