NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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five element acupuncture (… EH-leh-ment AK-yoo-PUNK-cher)
|An ancient form of acupuncture based on the principle that there are five universal elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) that affect a person's emotions, personality, health, and response to treatment. Each person is affected by one element more than the others. Also called traditional acupuncture.|