Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that is rooted in the wisdom of the natural world. The five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water; have correspondences which further illustrate their distinct character. This style of acupuncture focuses on manifestations of Qi in certain vibrations that can be seen in the outside world and in someone’s internal world. For example, when Spring arrives it comes in with a wind, and an eager new crocus has pushed through the earth to assert itself as first in line. Everything is green, and fresh and new. Perhaps you have experienced this flavor of energy in yourself or in another. A Five Element practitioner will assess how each element is flowing in an individual. Treatment will consist of bringing the body’s Qi into harmony and balance with the use of needles and changes in diet and lifestyle.