1. Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture Program

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • Spirit of Nature: The Five Seasons, The Five Elements, and Natural Laws
  • The Causative Factor, Levels of Disease, Color/Sound/Odor/Emotion
  • Inner Development of the Practitioner
  • Color/Sound/Odor/Emotion Exercises
  • Five Element Correspondences
  • Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Practical
  • The 12 Officials, Chinese Clock, Law of Midday-Midnight
  • The Meridians & Point Location
  • Command Points & Their Functions
  • The Traditional Diagnosis
  • Physical Examination: Three Jiao, Umbilical Pulse, Alarm Points
  • Treatment: Clean, Five Element Needling Techniques
  • Moxibustion Practical
  • Treatment Planning Concepts
  • Spirit of the Points
  • Treatment Patterns: Dragons, AE, Husband/Wife Imbalance, Akabane, Four Needle Technique
  • Special Point Groupings: AEP’s, Windows, Seas & Oceans
  • Diagnosing and Treating Patients in Front of Class
  • Clinical Intensives I & II: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning/Treatment of Patients (on-site)
  • Clinical Observation (on-site or off-site)

2. Five Element Acupuncture for Physicians Certification Program

Course Topics

In addition to all of the topics in the Certificate Program (#1 above), the Physicians Certification Program includes in-depth clinical training in the following topics:

  • The Acupuncture Meridians & Point Location
  • Five Element Needling Techniques
  • Clinical Observation (on-site or off-site)

3. Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture: Home Study Course

Course Topics

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is Five Element Acupuncture?
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • Qi Energy
  • The Five Elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water
  • Key Elemental Associations – Color, Sound, Odor, Emotion
  • The Causative Factor
  • The 3 Levels of Dis-ease
  • The 12 Officials
  • Diagnosis – To See, To Hear, To Ask, To Smell, To Feel
  • Acupuncture Pulse Diagnosis

4. Five Element Acupuncture Advanced Training Program

Course Topics

  • Advanced 5E Traditional Diagnosis 
  • Advanced 5E Clinical Skills
  • Advanced 5E Treatment Planning

5. Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care Workshop

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care
  • History of Five Element Acupuncture
  • Evidence-based Protocols
  • Treating Blocks: Aggressive Energy, Husband-Wife Imbalance 
  • Diagnosing Exit and Entry Blocks to Treatment
  • Pulse Taking
  • Integrated “Root and Branch” Treatment Approach
  • Managing Cancer Treatment Symptoms

To register for this course, please visit our Registration Information page.

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