Andres is an acupuncturist and naturopath, a Qi Gong practitioner, manual therapist and physiognomist with more than 18 years of experience. He and his family moved to Auroville in 2010, leaving behind the good life in Canary Islands, Spain, in search of higher aspirations.
Andres’ passion centres around the 5 Pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient integrative model of medicine, based on the middle meeting ground between the scientific and the esoteric.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, energetic imbalances, and hence ill health, occur from either excess, deficiency or stagnation of energy flow. A core idea behind this treatment is that it is meant to be educative – showing the patient that ill health is manageable and that they are responsible for their own good health, by becoming aware of the balances that need to be realigned. The 5 Pillars of Chinese Medicine include acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, manual therapy and Qi Gong; and with this integral approach, Andres found himself fitting well with the vision and mission of Santé, Auroville Institute for Integral Health.