FIVE ELEMENT Acupuncture

5 Elements illustration - Fire - Earth - Metal - Water - Wood, and how they correspond to parts of the body.

THE FIVE ELEMENT SYSTEM QUESTIONS "How well do you feel in your life overall?"

Traditional Chinese Medicine takes into account the immediate physical problem in context of important factors such as diet, sleep patterns, and adapting to temperature and other life events. These aspects aid the body in finding the most effective means to adapt to its environment. The “Five Element” System poses the question “How does life feel to us?” This system delves beyond physical pain and location, and focuses on understanding a patient’s overall well-being and emotional state. These inquiries are critical in comprehending how to guide the body and mind towards long-lasting balance.

Guiding the body & mind toward long-lasting balance.

Five Element Acupuncture

The five elements system of acupuncture includes fire, earth, metal, water, and wood.
Each represents a different set of organs, emotions, colors, tastes, and seasons.


Fire governs the heart, small intestine, joy, red, bitter, and summer. 


Earth governs the spleen, stomach, pensiveness, yellow, sweet, and late summer. 


Metal governs the lungs, large intestine, sadness, white, pungent, and autumn.


Water governs the kidneys, bladder, fear, blue/black, salty, and winter. 


Wood governs the liver, gallbladder, anger, green, sour, and spring.

Accupuncture offers effective treatment for :

The Five Element Acupuncture Tradition is renowned for infusing ancient Chinese concepts of physical and personal development into the practice of Acupuncture. It acknowledges the magnificence of our bodies and minds, which are naturally designed to combat life’s challenges. This results in the bolstering of our innate strengths, enabling us to effectively treat and heal ailments, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Acupuncture can be an effective treatment and management for many health challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Migraines
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia / Osteoarthritis
However, there are situations where prompt treatment of symptoms takes precedence. This is when the techniques and practices of the more widespread form of Traditional Chinese Medicine become invaluable.

Having a practitioner like Dr. Selah Chamberlain, who expertly employs both approaches, is a significant advantage.
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