About Five Element  Acupuncture

Classical 5 Element Acupuncture, as taught by Professor J.R. Worsley, is unique among the various types of Acupuncture. It doesn’t palliate symptoms. It derives its remarkable effectiveness by treating the Causative Factor (CF) of an illness.

Relying on natural laws, it recognises that the health of a person’s entire body, mind and spirit must be taken into account in order to fully diagnose the cause of an illness.

Only then can the most effective help be offered so that people can regain their balance and health on all levels.

Sandra’s Five Element Acupuncture Success

Classical 5 Element Acupuncture is one of the safest, most comprehensive and far-reaching systems of healing in the world. It focuses on healing the body, mind and spirit.

Read Emer’s story of Acupuncture for well-being.

Within the framework of the Five Element system, physical findings as well as the person’s history enable the practitioner to organise a diagnosis. This leads to identifying the Element that, under internal or external stress, becomes imbalanced and initiates a state of disease. The resulting treatment will then be designed specifically for each individual, and take into account age, symptoms, general constitution as well as life circumstances.

The aim of 5 Element Acupuncture is to treat the underlying weakness, and the person will often report not only the disappearance of the symptoms, but also feeling better generally, referring to such things as increased energy and vitality, greater enjoyment of life, greater confidence, better sleep and a more normal appetite.

J. R. Worsley is credited with bringing 5 Element Acupuncture, also known as ‘Classical Acupuncture’, to the West. For many years he resided in England where he opened a school of Acupuncture, which trained many of the leading 5 element practitioners, including Karen Costin, one of Ireland’s leading 5 Element practitioners.