One of the most used and recognized healing technique in the East is acupuncture.  It’s effectiveness has mede it transcend borders and arrive to the West with great acceptance in recent years.  Acupuncture, as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is based on the concept of the Five Elements and their interactions with health.  Each element rules over different organs, and each organ has a meridiain through which it’s energy travels the body.  The Chinese believe that illness is an imbalance between the elements, and through the placing of needles at certain points on the meridians of the imbalanced organs, equilibrium is restored, and with it health.