Benjamin Elan, Dip. Ac – Fang Shi

Benjamin Elan, Dip. Ac – Fang Shi

Fang Shi is the ancient Chinese name given to special advisers of the king on matters of health and spirituality.

I guide my clients towards a life of thriving health and spiritual fulfilment, helping them transition beyond old paradigms into physical vitality, deep emotional wellbeing, warm human connection, and a powerful sense of purpose.

In ancient china, health was measured not only by the absence of physical illness, but also by strength of mind and body, emotional balance, vibrancy of energy, integrity of character, connection to one’s family and community, progression on a spiritual path, and the ability to contribute to the greater good.

I work with clients in achieving health in multiple realms of life – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Social. To achieve this, I utilizing a fusion of multiple disciplines including Chinese Medicine, Narrative Therapy, Rewilding theory, Somatic Embodiment, Qi Gong and the Eastern Longevity Arts, Herbalism and many others. 

Contribution to community and a sense of belonging are inextricable parts of health. In a world that often overlooks the importance of human connection, I work with clients to establish and strengthen healthy ties with their communities and with the wider human tapestry. Together we explore ways in which contribution can serve as an integral part of your spiritual development.

I also offer consulting services to individuals interested in creating wellness projects of high integrity. I work with clients in building holistic projects that are extensions of their own path to health and reflect the positive impact they wish to have on the world.

About Benjamin Elan, Dip.Ac:

Benjamin has immersed himself in Chinese Medicine for over 15 years. Trained in the Classical Stems & Branches tradition, he is a certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Medical Qi Gong instructor. He also holds a Graduate degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work from Melbourne University.

Benjamin began his journey doing community health work with indigenous tribes in the Middle East.  He has since gone on to practice and teach holistic medicine in over a dozen countries. He works regularly with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life – including the likes of Balinese farmers, Silicon Valley Executives, Arab Sheiks and African Refugees.

Through his work, Benjamin continues to explore effective ways for healing that combine therapeutic conversation with energy work, qi gong and social connection. He is currently practicing at the Pakua clinic in Tao Gardens in Chiang Mai, where he offers sessions in Classical Chinese Acupuncture, Narrative Therapy and Individual mentoring. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, being involved in the community, and drinking tea with his many friends.

 To book a session please contact Pakua Clinic +66(0)53 921-211

Email: pakua@tao-garden.com

Benjamin Elan, Dip. Ac