Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture is based upon classical Chinese philosophy. It is especially effective for physical or emotional conditions that arise after a trauma. It can help navigate major life changes and overcome mental and emotional blocks.

Where has life taken you? More importantly: Where do you want to go?

Five Element Acupuncture is a special subsystem of Chinese Medicine, a way of looking at the state of one's body and life through their parallels to the natural world that we observe around us. The "map" of these parallels is based on the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, and their interactions according to Chinese philosophy. Each of these elements is associated with its own organ systems in the body, its own emotions, seasons, activities, and spiritual aspects. Ancient Chinese healers knew that the extent to which we live according to these principles is the extent to which we live in health. The cycles of birth, growth, maturation, and death provide a powerful model for health and wellbeing.

When the energies of the Five Elements are balanced in the body, we feel more healthy and engaged. When an element is out of balance, we may develop a physical illness or find ourselves frustrated in some aspect of our lives that corresponds to that element. Symptoms can show up on any level, from physical to functional to spiritual. Five Element Acupuncture is about "working out the kinks" in your body and your life, in re-establishing the healthy function and flow of all of the different energies of your life to help you heal, grow, and reach your full potential.

Five Element Acupuncture treats the same range of conditions that Traditional Chinese Medicine treats; it just comes at it from a different perspective, an emphasis on relationships between organ systems and life events, between physical constitution and personal destiny... between where you came from and where you want to go.

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