Something I love about Chinese medicine is its belief in the ability of the human body to heal itself. This is why many acupuncturists like to call themselves 'conduits of health' rather than 'health care providers,' because they guide the body back to a a state of resilience and balance. The patient becomes responsible again for his or her own health, rather than placing it all on the doctor. The body knows exactly how to care for itself, it just needs a gentle reminder sometimes. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water.