Classical Five-Element Acupuncture
Originating in Ancient China, acupuncture was originally a preventative medicine. There are many different styles of acupuncture.
Five-Element Acupuncture is a unique form of acupuncture that diagnoses and treats the root cause of a person’s dis-ease. Inspired by the wisdom of nature, it uses observation of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) in both our external environment and within ourselves to help diagnose and inform treatments. Instead of treating the symptoms directly, it treats the underlying cause, helping a person get well and stay well.
The vast majority of physical symptoms are expressions of problems at the deeper levels within a patient. Treating the physical level is of little use, except temporarily, if the problem resides at the level of the mind or spirit. The ancient Chinese knew that all human beings manifest on all 3 levels all the time and that we are one interconnected whole. Therefore, one cannot be imbalanced at one level without it affecting the others. Five-Element Acupuncture treats the body, the mind, and the spirit.