Five Elements picThere are many effective styles of acupuncture. Five Element Acupuncture is a style that is based on classical Chinese medical texts. Five Element refers to the five phases of the growth cycle in nature. They are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Each of these elements has energetic correspondences in nature such as a season as well as correspondences to an organ, color, sound in the voice, time of the day and emotions.

We express ourselves through all the elements, although there is one particular element that resonates with each person most strongly. This element embodies our greatest strength and highest virtues, when our body is in harmony. When disharmony exists this element is the most strained or easily distressed.