Dr. Eberharter has been Board Certified in Medical Acupuncture since 2009 and practicing Acupuncture since 1998. Although the Five Element style is her favorite she uses a variety of approaches including ear acupuncture and dry needling for musculoskeletal issues. She finds acupuncture to be especially useful for emotional and mental concerns as well as the classic problems of back pain, neck pain and acute injury. Integration of Functional Medicine principles during the acupuncture treatments is used for greater effectiveness.
Five Element Acupuncture
Five Element Acupuncture was introduced to England and later the United States by Dr. J.R. Worsley from his studies in asia after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It is based on a model of people being part of the natural world around us. The model poses that everyone goes in and out of balance as life and the seasons are ever changing.
Our goal is to nurture the healthy aspects of each element or season and achieve a balance among them. It is inevitable that we will become out of balance and we can become more aware of those shifts to minimize them and return to balance. Each season has activities and foods which are most nourishing to us in that time – we are happy to provide you with more reading material if you are interested. Please enjoy this visual tour of the Elements.