Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Graduate Seminar
Perfecting the Art
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Come join Neil, Eliot, and Mary for 3 days of clinical consultations, rapport and interviewing skills, pulse diagnosis, sensory awareness exercises, point location, spirits of the points, and treatment planning.

Eligibility: Open to graduates of any approved Classical Five-Element training, course, class, program, or by special arrangement with the Director.

During the seminar, 8 patients will be examined, diagnosed, treated, and have 2-3 future treatments planned. Seminar participants may present themselves as class patients and/or bring patients of their own. Seminar participants will not be charged for treatment of themselves. The consultation and treatment fee for non-participants will be $195. Participants will have opportunities to interview and receive feedback on their rapport skills.

For patients to be seen, we will require the following prior to presentation:

  • (At minimum) A full Traditional Diagnosis completed, AE checked and drained, Umbilical Pulse checked and centered, Akabanes checked and corrected
  • A Preface Sheet (one page typed summary of the patient)
  • Any prior feedback forms
  • Written permission to treat from the primary practitioner for any patient under the care of a practitioner not attending the seminar
  • Payment of consultation fee for non-seminar participants


Very reasonable hotels within easy walking distance:

Days Inn
3007 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6333

Comfort Inn
2815 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5517

A bit further, but more luxurious and pricier (4 Stars):

The Ambrose
1255 20th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-1555

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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.

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.

4170 Commonwealth Ave., Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 453-2235