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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 Program for 210 CE hours. The Program is also approved for 189 NCCAOM PDAs

2013 - 2014 Program Dates:

September 20 - 23, 2013
October 18 - 20, 2013
November 15 - 17, 2013
December 13 - 15, 2013


January 17 - 19, 2014
February 21 - 23, 2014
March 21 - 23, 2014
April 25 - 27, 2014
August 15 - 17, 2014
2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

September 19 - 22, 2014
October 17 - 19, 2014
November 14 - 16, 2014
December 12 - 14, 2014


January 16 - 18, 2015
February 20 - 22, 2015
March 20 - 22, 2015
April 17 - 19, 2015
August 14 - 16, 2015

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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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The Five Element Acupuncture Symposium 2013
"Continuing the Journey™"

Join us as we bring together a team of experienced, innovative, and inspiring teachers from Five Element schools and programs from around the country. This fantastic event will be a time to learn and share with each other, earn CEUs and PDAs, foster our community, and promote our medicine. Whether you're a Five Element practitioner or not, you will gain priceless skills that will enhance all aspects of your personal and professional life.

September 27-29, 2013 in Culver City, CA

CEUs: 20.5 CA & FL CEUs and 20.50 NCCAOM PDAs Pending.

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THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL FIVE-ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE INC.
2926 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90404-9900
www.5elements.com
(310) 453-2235