The Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program
As the only program of it's kind offered in Southern California, the Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program offers Acupuncturists and other licensed medical professionals the opportunity to become certified as Classical Five-Element practitioners. The program is taught by Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), C.T. (Adv.), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), and a team of faculty and guest faculty approved by the Director.

The purpose of the Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program is to:
~ Enable practitioners to provide the highest standard of care
    to the bodies,minds, and spirits of patients
~ Offer the opportunity for continual growth, learning, and
    deeper understanding into the nature of health and well being
~ Prepare and train a new generation of practitioners who
    will carry on this tradition

The program is open to licensed acupuncturists, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, other licensed medical professionals (whose scope of practice includes acupuncture), and students of Asian Medicine. Admission to the program will include assessments by written application and interview. Because of the personal one-on-one attention provided to each student, class size will be limited and enrollments considered on a first come, first served basis.

CEUs: The Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program 2021-2022 is pending approval for CA Category 1 CEUs and NCCAOM PDAs.

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Beginning The Journey...™ Seminars
Most practitioners recognize that there is much more to understanding and treating patients than categorizing them according to symptoms and syndromes. How, then, do you heal the emotions, mind, and spirit, as well as the body, with acupuncture? Knowing the "spirits of the points" avails you little unless you know exactly how and when to use them and how to conjoin them with the underlying imbalance.

Our teaching provides a theoretical and experiential bridge that connects the promise and the fulfillment of acupuncture's potential for integral healing.

These seminars cover:
~ The mental & spiritual levels of the Five-Elements, Twelve Officials, & specific acupuncture points
~ Diagnosing the needs of the mind and spirit
~ How this system addresses physical pain and illness
~ Clinical interaction with patients
~ Rapport skills and patient management
~ Pulse diagnosis within the Classical Five-Element System
~ Detecting and resolving life-threatening energetic blocks
~ Treatment planning

CEUs: 15 NCCAOM PDAs approved / 15 CA Category 1 CEUs approved
CA CEU provider #231, Refund policy available on registration page

Beginning the Journey™ has been approved for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The event is sponsored by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

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Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Graduate Seminar:
Perfecting the Art

Join us for a this 3-day advanced, graduate level training with Neil R. Gumenick, Eliot Ivanhoe, and Mary McCullough. We will focus on clinical consultations, rapport and interviewing skills, pulse diagnosis, sensory awareness exercises, point location, spirits of the points, and treatment planning.

We will welcome questions on any and all aspects of this medicine, including practice building. Come re-experience the magic of being together in this work.

CEUs: Approved for 22.5 CA Category 1 CEUs and NCCAOM PDAs
CA CEU provider #231, Refund policy available on registration page

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Freeing the Blocked Patient

This course will cover how to detect and remove significant health-threatening energetic blocks that practitioners encounter in practice. Some are lethal if not removed. Any block will hinder or prevent patients from getting well. These include the energetic blocks of Possession, Aggressive Energy, Husband/Wife Imbalance, Exit and Entry Blocks, Centering of the Umbilical Pulse, and the Akabane Imbalance.

CEUs: 3 CA Category 1 CEUs and PDAs Approved
CA CEU provider #231, Refund policy available on registration page

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