The body contains 5 different elements, wood, fire, earth, metal, water. If the five elements stay in balance, then the body is in a healthy condition. If one of them getc stronger, then it will overcome the other elements. As well, if an element is too weak, it leads to a gap in the system. Both scenarios cause an imbalance in the 5-element system. In such an unbalanced state, the body is more prone to becoming unhealthy or ill.
Therefore, five element acupuncture can help the body return to its hearthy condition by helping balance each of the five elements with the others.