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 Oriental 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 2016-2017 has been approved for 196 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, sponsored by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. The California Acupuncture Board has approved the 2016-2017 Program for 210 CE hours. The Program is also approved for 189 NCCAOM PDAs

2017 - 2018 Program Dates:

September 15 - 18 2017
October 20 - 22, 2017
November 17 - 19, 2017
December 15 - 17, 2017

January 19 - 21, 2018
February 23 - 25, 2018
March 23 - 25, 2018
April 20 - 22, 2018
August 24 - 26, 2018
2016 - 2017 Program Dates:

September 23 - 26, 2016
October 21 - 23, 2016
November 18 - 20, 2016
December 16 - 18, 2016

January 20 - 22, 2017
February 17 - 19, 2017
March 17 - 19, 2017
April 21 - 23, 2017
August 25 - 27, 2017

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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 California Acupuncture Board CEUs and 15 NCCAOM PDAs.

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 Seminars

Join us for a this 2-day advanced, graduate level training with Neil R. Gumenick assisted by Brian Bender. Refresh your memory and your senses as we cover all aspects of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture practice, with particular emphasis on deepening your sensory skills of smelling, seeing, hearing, feeling, interviewing, pulse taking, and point location all designed to get to the Causative Factor, choose and find the exact points for which the patient is asking. The seminar will feature new videos of Neil in clinic with a variety of patients.

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: 15 California Acupuncture Board CEUs and 15 NCCAOM PDAs.

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2926 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90404-9900
(310) 453-2235