Five Element Acupuncture
Five Element Acupuncture is based on the ancient Taoist principle that human beings are an expression of nature. Like all expressions of nature each of us has certain traits, gifts, and limitations. With nature as our guide, we are able to learn about our own elemental nature and how best to support ourselves to create a more fulfilling life.
The Five Element model is an amazing tool for spiritual growth! If you have tried to become more present using meditation or yoga, yet the quest to turn off your mind eludes you, then this is the place for you. Most people try to become present by making an enemy of the mind and trying to avoid “negative” emotions through “positive” thinking. Acupuncture can help you access deep states of present awareness that cannot be lost even in the midst of difficult emotions or negative thoughts.
The traits of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal, as they are expressed in you, provide the keys to understanding the obstacles that prevent you from reaching higher states of consciousness and health. Once you understand your obstacles you will also understand your unique capacity to flourish and share your gifts with the world.
Each Element has common obstacles which can be transformed into the health and strength of that Element:
Water who is paralyzed by fear transforms into profound wisdom with an unstoppable strength of will.
Wood who is consumed by anger transforms into a visionary with strength to pioneer the new frontier.
Fire who is scattered by disconnection transforms into an authentic self who shares a joyful connection with others.
Earth who is stuck in worry or caretaking transforms into a fully nourished “mother” who can teach us all to nourish ourselves.
Metal who is overwrought with grief transforms into unconditional acceptance and the ability to stay connected to “heaven”.