Robin Pigott

Five Element Acupuncture

A seemingly magical process of Transformation, Creation and Combination
— Alchemy - Definition from Oxford Dictionary


Five-ELEMENT Acupuncture


The ancient lineage of Five-Element Acupuncture is a unique and highly efficient system of medicine that originated in China several thousands of years ago, spreading throughout the Far East before arriving in the West. The essential and central principles of the practice are to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of disease within a patient rather than the symptoms. Within Five-Element Acupuncture, the core belief is that many of the physical symptoms suffered by people arise from emotional and spiritual issues. 

When we are in balance, the body, mind and spirit function happily together and we exist with ease. Our bodies feel good, our energy flows and our minds are calm. However in our current social climate and society we are constantly pushed and pulled and easily knocked out of balance due to external factors, which can cause disease, unhappiness, stress, and emotional discomfort. 

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Acupuncture has become an increasingly popular form of therapy in the Western Culture, as well as being widely accepted by the Western medical profession.

It is a safe and beautifully effective way of treating the ‘whole’ of a person, and seeks to rebalance the patient with their natural state of harmony and equilibrium, so that they are in health, feel truly peaceful, and can live life as nature intended. Five-Element Acupuncture has helped many patients with conditions including:

·      Addiction

·      Depression

·      Chronic back pain

·      Migraines and Headaches

·      Neck Pain

·      Endometriosis

·      Chronic Fatigue

·      Allergies

·      Muscle Pain 

·      Anxiety

·      Arthiritis

·      Fertility 

·      Insomnia

·      Digestive problems

·      Stress    

·      Female Hormone Imbalances

·      PCOS

·      IBS

Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one already feels thirsty, or forging weapons after the war has begun.
— Nei Jing - 2nd Century B.C





Robin first received Five-Element Acupuncture in 2014 from renowned Healer and Acupuncturist Wendy Mandy. The impact from treatment was so incredibly powerful and life changing that he decided to leave his fast paced job of 10 years in the Film industry in London and follow the lineage of Five-Element Acupuncture.

After finding Master Gerad Kite, founder of the KiteClinic, Robin qualified from LIFEA School of Acupuncture in 2017.

Robin practices Five-Element Acupuncture as taught by the late JR Worsley, passed down by Gerad. He is also a proud member of AFEA and works closely with Wendy Mandy who mentors him regularly. 

Robin works in London, Bath, and Frome, offering patients a highly professional, and personal approach to improving all kinds of emotional and physical symptoms. Clients visit for anything from preventative reasons and to stay in health to addressing more complex and complicated issues. 

Please contact for a Consultation and to discover more about Five-Element Acupuncture.

Five-Element Acupuncture is particularly effective for people who are feeling out of sorts. They don’t feel in need of seeing a therapist and they haven’t got any particular symptoms but they know something is not right. After a few Five-Element Acupuncture treatments they feel back on track and able to carry on with their lives with renewed optimism and energy. 
— Wendy Mandy


Yin and Yang are the way of heaven and earth, the primary discipline of the universe, the mother and father of change, the root of birth and death, the god’s palace also. To cure disease one must seek out its root...
— Nei Jing: Su Wen, Chapter Four



Five-Element Acupuncture originates from Taoism, which expresses that all things are manifestations of the Tao (The Way).  To follow the Tao is to walk the path with awareness of natures ever-changing forces and phases and to see the eternal spirit within all living things.  Everything that is created and given life ultimately flows back into the Tao at it’s death.

To spring forth from the Tao, life must divide into two opposite yet complementary forces called Yin and Yang, this duality creates all within the universe.  Yin and Yang are eternally present and are combined and complement each other while representing the nature of all life. When Yin and Yang are in balance there can be no disease.

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The Taoist's awareness of nature throughout the ages was intrinsic to the development of Five-Element Acupuncture. Their continuous examination and connection to nature emphasised that we are also a part of nature, therefore follow natural law.  The human body seen as a microcosm of the macrocosm (the Universe) has its own landscape and energetic patterns, which are connected by energy pathways called Meridians, similar to that of our planets deep river systems and channels.  Life Energy (Qi) is the life force that produces and preserves the living world. This Qi energy follows these specific pathways throughout the human body. When we are in balance we flow naturally, unhindered and uninterrupted.  When we slip out of balance our energy or life force becomes blocked or stagnated and our body, mind and spirit systems become unstable and distressed.

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The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things. Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations
— Lao Tzu


The Five Elements 


The Five Elements signify the cyclical transformation of all life from birth, growth, degeneration, death and rebirth. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water symbolise the process of change and development in all living things, from the seasons to our bodies. 


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Man is the microcosm of the macrocosm; the God on earth is built on the pattern of the God in nature. But the universal consciousness of the real Ego transcends a million fold the self-consciousness of the personal false Ego.
— C.G. Jung


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
— Lao Tzu



As every person is unique, during the first consultation the patient’s individuality will be addressed, discussing personal information such as lifestyle, sleep patterns, diet etc... They will be asked for medical history and their reasons for seeking Acupuncture, which could be anything from physical symptoms to simply keeping ahead of the game and remaining healthy. Many people have Acupuncture simply to feel more in touch with their spirit and to give them a sense of health and wellbeing. It is a successful and efficient way of restoring balance. Very thin needles are inserted into Acupuncture points in specific areas of the body to connect to the energy points on the Meridians.

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Treatment planning will depend on each individual. The first treatment and diagnosis will last up to 1hr30mins and following treatments will last up to an 1 hour. Depending on the individual it is advisable to come every week for the first four weeks then treatments can progress to between every fortnight or a month, however even one treatment can cause profound change and have an incredible effect. 

Some people like to come for treatment every month as a way of keeping healthy and other people experience a profound change that can last for life after one session.  The patient chooses what suits their lifestyle. 

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
— Lao Tzu



First Consultation and Treatment: £120

Following Treatments: £90




Robin has seamlessly continued the acupuncture treatment I started at the Gerad Kite clinic in London. I have been very pleased with the treatment results, and I very much enjoy the setting of the treatments in a beautiful part of the country.
— Elizabeth
I have found my Acupuncture treatments with Robin to be a very positive experience. He has a gentle calm manner which puts me at ease. I find the sessions relaxing and I always look forward to my next session, as I leave feeling better each time. He makes considered decisions on how to progress with my treatment by always talking through how I have felt from week to week.
— Tecky
Wow. Great to have found Five-Element Acupuncture. My back is feeling much better and there has been a calming space created throughout my whole body.
— Sam
I could feel Robin’s calm presence throughout the session, gently checking my pulses. He held space for me with simplicity while the channels of my body were releasing and opening. After the session my body was more relaxed, emotions and mind clearer, and my heart calmer.
— Julia
Been having great sessions with Robin over the last few months, really feeling clearer and at peace.
— Aaron
I am feeling much more peaceful and positive since I begun treatment with Robin. It is truly delightful to experience the power of Five-Element Acupuncture.
— Lucy
I’ve been having a hard few years and Five-Element Acupuncture has made a huge difference. I now feel free and light and much more positive. I love it!
— Jamie


Robin works in West London, Bath, and Frome.

Home visits in the Somerset area can be arranged if discussed. 

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