Five Element Acupuncture is based upon one of the foundational concept
of Oriental Medicine: the five elements.
The system was made popular in the Western world thought the teaching of the late Professor J. R. Worsley.
While this concept of the five elements exists in all classical forms of acupuncture, Five Element acupuncturists
focus more on the energetic, spiritual, and emotional components of the Classical Chinese Medicine that were
stripped from TCM.
Each patient is diagnosed with a causative factor of one of the five
Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.
Various energetic blocks are resolved through acupuncture treatment before a constitutional treatment is
Five Element Acupuncturists generally use thinner needles with more subtle stimulation than TCM