Five Element Acupuncture
Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water
According to Chinese philosophy all things in the universe manifest as the five elements known as Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. In humans these forces manifest in five different ways. Five different emotions, five pairs of organs, five sounds, five colours, five odours.
In nature the elements correspond with the seasons:
- Wood corresponds with Spring and offers hope and possibility
- Fire corresponds with Summer and offers warmth and joy
- Earth corresponds with Late Summer and gives contentment and stability
- Metal corresponds with Autumn and offers stillness and serenity
- Water corresponds with Winter and brings willpower and adaptability
It is the combination of these elements that helps us detect our strengths and weaknesses and is the basis of a Five Element Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment plan.
The aim of Five Element Acupuncture is not only to identify the cause of the complaint and provide support for that imbalance, but for each individual to find a greater sense of self.