About Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture is an elegant system of medicine based in nature and its cycles. By working with qi (energy or life force) flowing through the meridians in our body, acupuncture restores us to our natural state of health and well-being, bringing balance and harmony to body, mind, and spirit. It draws on the five elements which are intrinsic to all living beings – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water – to diagnose and treat illness and to promote wellness. Five Element Acupuncture developed out of the Taoist tradition over 2000 years ago, and was brought to the United States by Dr. J.R. Worsley in the late 20th century after his studies in China, Singapore, and Korea.