Defining Five Element Acupuncture for Practitioners of Chinese Medicine: The Elusive CF

Many acupuncturists ask me what makes Five Element Acupuncture so unique. Some people say we treat the spirit. That is untrue. The spirit is perfect and is certainly in no need of treatment from a mere mortal like me. We do however aim our treatment at the level of the spirit in the belief that for many, but not all, of our patients restoring that most fundamental connection is the most vital aspect of their treatment. The other major concept driving Five Element treatment is the defining aspect of our diagnosis, and it supersedes any pattern of disharmony that we may also observe. It is the CF.