2nd Annual Five Element Acupuncture Symposium 2010
Continuing the Journey™ another huge, awe-inspiring SUCCESS!

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With nearly 70 participants, this second Symposium, featuring a stellar cast of
senior practitioners, teachers, and leaders in the field, was received with rave reviews.
We are already planning next year's event. We hope you will join us!

Please read the testimonials below, as well as this great article on the entire event by Alan Chang, L.Ac.

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For detailed information about the 2010 Symposium,
please view the Speakers and Topics and Symposium Schedule pages.

The 2011 Continuing the Journey Symposium
is set for September 9-11, 2011 in Santa Monica.
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The second annual Symposium confirms that there is a new wind blowing in the Five Element community, filled with respect for each other, without judgement but rather the willingness to share our individual experience of the learning from this great master and doctor JR Worsley. Excellent, very inspiring again. Long overdue and needed. Needs to become a tradition.

~ Dirk Hein, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Founder and Director, Wu Hsing Tao School, Seattle, WA  

Magical moments and fabulous presenters. This is exactly what I have been needing. Communion, reinforcement, a reminder of what we all share and some really fantastic suggestions on how to develop my skills.

~ Rachel Harrison, L.Ac., Minneapolis, MN  

The Symposium was fantastic. Excellent mix of perspectives and broad range of information and experience. Plenty of material immediately available to enhance my practice.

~ Andrea Kachuk, M.D., Los Angeles, CA  

This medicine struck a chord in me so loudly that I am planning on taking Neil's Five Element Acupuncture Program so that I may continue this amazing journey!

~ Richele Walters, L.Ac., San Diego, CA  

This was a wonderful conference. It was deeply nourishing, helpful, and inspiring.

~ Moira Opalka, N.P. L.Ac., Fairfax, CA  

This was in the true spirit of the word "Symposium:" a feast of education!

~ Elaine Shiramizu, L.Ac., Denver, CO  

I feel so connected to my community, the community, to it all. So grateful. Wonderful!

~ Beth Spangler, RN, L.Ac., Springfield, MO  

Superb! I an so grateful to all of you for making this possible. It was wonderful to be here. I learned so much. The diversity of participants and common interest to provide excellent care was deeply inspiring and exiting to behold.

~ Linda Simons, RN, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Bethesda, MD  

I have gained a renewed confidence in what I know to be true. Thank you all!!!

~ Jennie Diggs-Makihara, L.Ac., Harwich, MA  

I am thrilled I came and would gladly come again next year and years after. This was a wonderful weekend to reconnect, rejuvenate, and reawaken my passion for this work.

~ James Christopher Dapper, L.Ac., Denver, CO  

Wonderful to be with the community. Provided much needed reminder of how to be in the state of grace that allows connection with the energy of healing.

~ Kathleen MacGregor, L.Ac., Ojai, CA  

Awesome conference, really addressed the heart and soul of 5 Element Acupuncture.

~ Mary Maul, M.D., Reno, NV  

It has been a pleasure and a delight to participate with such knowledge and beauty for this splendid medicine.

~ Gwen "Cal" Millar, L.Ac., Ketchum, ID  

I loved it. It was the most meaningful and valuable training I've taken since the last Symposium. There were many surprises - all enhancing my skills as an acupuncturist. This event is a gathering of many of the "Elders" of this tradition and it is a delicious treat to meet and learn from the Elders who are embodying and practicing this most ancient and important work. Do it again, Neil!

~ Stephen "Tuna" Flores, L.Ac., New York, NY  

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Symposium Presenters and Staff (left to right): George Rodriguez, Khosrow Khalighi, Niki Bilton,
David Ford, Neil Gumenick, Margaret Olmsted, Brian Bender, Eliot Ivanhoe, Stephen "Tuna" Flores,
Chuck Graham, David Goodell, Linda Simons (not pictured: Marilyn Allen, Dirk Hein, Pat Gorman)

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