Acupuncture has been used effectively for over 2,000 years in many parts of Asia and is the oldest system of medicine currently in use. According to the ancient Chinese philosophy, all living things are animated with "qi" or life force. In humans, this qi energy follows certain currents, called meridians. Acupuncture addresses imbalances by accessing the flow of qi through points on the meridians. These acupuncture points are the gateways to this energetic system.
I was trained in and practice a form of acupuncture known as Five Element Acupuncture, which draws upon the body's natural connection to the five elements of water, earth, wood, fire, and metal to maintain a healthy balance in the body.
Please see the page on The Five Elements for more details.