Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Graduate Seminar

Join us for a 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.

There will be opportunities for 3 patients to be seen and treated, with three future treatments planned for each patient. If you wish to be seen as a patient and are currently in treatment, we will need a current Preface Sheet from your practitioner. If you wish to bring a patient, please prepare and bring a preface sheet for each patient. Patients need to have had, at minimum, AE checked and drained, Umbilicus centered, and Akabanis checked and corrected. Patients will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Patient slots are 2:00 and 3:30 PM on Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday.

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.

Upcoming Dates
Check back for upcoming dates!

The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Inc.,
2926 Sanata Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

9:00 AM 6:00 PM


Cancellation Policy
An 80% refund will be given if cancellation is 14 days prior to seminar date.
No refund will be given if less than 14 days prior to seminar date.

15 NCCAOM PDAs and CA CEUs Approved.


This was a wonderful weekend - an opportunity to hone our skills, ask questions about points, their locations, and uses. I learned a lot and had a great time doing it. The rapport exercises were a good opportunity to sharpen my skills. A wonderful weekend.

~ Robert Peterson, MTOM, L.Ac.

This was a wonderful weekend. It was great to be immersed again in this beautiful system of medicine. I feel replenished and refreshed. Thank you, thank you!

~ Erica Montheard, MTOM, L.Ac.

This weekend was just what my spirit needed. It lifted me up, gave encouragement and support, as well as further added to and refined my skills as a Classical Five Element practitioner. Neil, as always, through example, story, video, and humor, brought the class to a higher level of understanding and knowledge. I feel more confidence now in my ability to discern the CF and treat patients in such a way that they will be balanced and Nature may do the necessary healing. Thank you.

~ Kathleen Tonti-Horne, M.D.

Great overview! I needed a true Five Element refresher. This seminar taught me new information, as well as reinforced what I learned in school and practice now. The small, intimate group was a real gift! Thank you!

~ Tori Paide, L.Ac.

This seminar opened up a new vision for treatment in my future practice

~ Jacques Rosenstiel, L.Ac.

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