Classical Five Element Acupuncture came out of the Taoist tradition, based on how to understand the link between what is happening in the outside world (nature) and the interior one (our bodies).  In nature the five elements are: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.  From an eastern perspective the five elements as in nature are also present in each of us and correlate to specific organs. Therefore, whatever happens naturally outside also happens within us.    When we have an organic imbalance inside of us,  much of it is influenced by the time of day, by the season of the year, as well as other multifactorial conditions.

This system of acupuncture recognizes that our vital life-force, or “Qi”, affects us on all levels- body, mind and spirit and if our needs on any one of these levels becomes imbalanced, disease will manifest. By assisting the life-force “Qi” to flow both Nature and the individual can access what is already provided for and ultimately heal themselves.

Five Element Acupuncture is a truly sustainable form of healthcare based on the laws of Nature- accessing the patient’s own resources through specific acupuncture points to restore balance on all levels of body, mind and spirit- thus enabling one to achieve their fullest potential.


Who Can Benefit

For thousands of years Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has treated a variety of illnesses and symptoms using acupuncture, herbal medicine, food as medicine, acupressure for the following conditions:
  • Digestive problems
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Menstrual problems
  • Menopause
  • ED
  • Fertility
  • Urinary problems
  • Skin problems
  • High Blood pressure/arrythmia/Respiratory issues
  • Asthma/colds and flu’s
  • Depression/Stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Acute pain
  • Muscular skeletal problems
  • Auto immune issues
  • Fatigue and Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Migraines



Sundhari Holistic Spa in Berkeley

1605 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707

(510) 684-0956