Five-Element Acupuncture works with natural-law to bring balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit. The elements found in nature exist within us, as we are a part of nature.
Each element and corresponding season has its own unique qualities. To name a few:
Water (Winter) gives us will-power, drive, and reserves.
Wood (Spring) shows through creativity, our life plan, our direction and our ability to make decisions based on good judgment.
Fire (Summer) shows through warmth, love, joy and in our connection to others.
Earth (Late Summer) is our ability to nurture, be nurtured and reap a harvest from our endeavors.
Metal (Autumn) is our ability to let go of what no longer serves us, allowing for fresh inspiration and a connection to something greater than ourselves.
When there’s an imbalance in one of the elements, the others are affected as well.
Like the seasons, each element gives birth to the next in a never-ending cycle. Just as an ideal summer creates an abundant harvest, when the elements are in balance in us, we have a sense of well-being. However, when one of the elements is out of balance, it will start to affect all the other elements. Like a chain with a weak link, the whole cycle is affected, and symptoms of unease appear. Each organ and function in our being corresponds to an element.
Each of us has a unique relationship to the elements. In perfect health, all of the elements are equally strong, each one nurturing the next. However in the course of our lives, we can start to experience imbalances in one or more of the elements. Five-Element Acupuncture works at the level of the body, the mind, and the spirit treating the elements that are out of balance. By focusing on the root cause of imbalance, the natural flow of our system can be restored. When this happens, symptoms leave the body, balance is restored and an overall sense of well-being is found.