What is 5 Element Acupuncture? Quite classically it is a form of medicine which focuses on, and addresses exclusively the CAUSE of imbalance upon which all other symptoms and disturbances rest. Simply put, if we look to each of the seasons: Spring, Summer, Late summer, Fall and Winter, they correspond to what we know as the Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Trained acupuncturists discern your imbalance in one of these five elements and treat you accordingly. In doing so we thereby act as an instrument of nature to assist you in a return to health and the natural grace of well-being to which you were intended. As a result you experience relief from chronic illness, ailments, and symptoms. Over time, as treatment progresses and balance returns, the medicine that initially addressed your chronic and acute conditions now becomes a preventative medicine that promotes and instills health.