CLASS SCHEDULE

1. Basic Oncology Acupuncture Certificate Course

The 36-hour specialist certificate course in Basic Oncology Acupuncture is divided into six modules.  The six modular courses must be completed together in order to earn your certificate. However, any of these courses can be taken separately. 

For the list of course topics for each module, please see our Course Topics page.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute sponsors the six modules of this specialty Oncology Acupuncture certificate course, and designates this part online learning/part live activity for 36 continuing education credits. Credit application to the Florida Board of Acupuncture for Acupuncture Physicians is under application.

Fees

Total Course tuition is $590.00. Modules may be purchased individually as follows:

  • Is a Career in Integrative Medicine for You? – $50
  • Evidence-Based Practice of Oncology Acupuncture – $190
  • Fundamentals of Conventional Oncology for Acupuncturists – $110
  • Biomedicine of Oncology Acupuncture – $20
  • Safe Practices in Oncology Acupuncture – $50
  • Integrating Traditional Methods in Oncology Acupuncture – $70
  • Oncology Acupuncture Practical – $100

Refund Policy

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the course commencement will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to the course commencement will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 15 days of the course commencement will not be eligible for a refund.

To Register

To register for this Basic Oncology Acupuncture Certificate Course, please call the 5 Element Institute at 904-296-9454.

For more information about this course, you may Contact Us By Email, or call the 5 Element Institute at 904-296-9545.


2. Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture

Course Description

This inspiring 2-day workshop introduces the Five Element Acupuncture methods to diagnose and treat the whole person. This course will provide health care professionals with a theoretical overview and basic practical skills used in the practice of Five Element Acupuncture. Participants will begin to develop subtle diagnostic and rapport skills, in order to identify the underlying cause of a person’s illness according to this profound system of Oriental Medicine.

For a list of course topics, please see our Course Topics page.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates this live activity for 15 continuing education credits approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture for Acupuncture Physicians.

The 5 Element Institute has partnered with the University of North Florida’s College of Health for continuing education credit for this course for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses.

Please check back for information on continuing medical education (CME) credit for physicians and other licensed healthcare professions.

Fees

Early Bird tuition is $215.00 and the regular tuition is $265.00. The Early Bird discount of $50.00 is available up to 21 days before the class begins.

Refund Policy

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the course commencement will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to the course commencement will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 15 days of the course commencement will not be eligible for a refund.

To Register

For more information or to register for classes offered in the Class Schedule above, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at 904-296-9545.


3. The Five Element Acupuncture Training Program

Course Description

Our year-long training in Five Element Acupuncture is the first of its kind in the Southeast US. It is designed so that physicians, nurse practitioners, TCM acupuncturists, and other licensed health care professionals may maintain their current practice while preparing for a new, more satisfying career.

Our program is directed by Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dr. Ac., and a team of other well-qualified 5 Element Institute faculty practitioners. The on-site training consists of 10 months of 4-day sessions, combining didactic and clinical work. There are also 120 additional hours of clinical observation and supervised practice with approved 5 Element practitioners. The Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture weekend course hours are transferrable into this program. This program has been approved for 330 hours of continuing education credit by the Florida Board of Acupuncture.

For a list of program topics, please see our Course Topics page.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates this live activity for 330 continuing education credits approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture for Acupuncture Physicians.

Please check back shortly for information on continuing education credit for other licensed healthcare professionals for this 330-hour training program.

Fees

The non-refundable Application Fee is $100 and Tuition is $8000. Payment plans are available.

Refund Policy

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the program commencement will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to the program commencement will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 15 days of the program commencement will not be eligible for a refund.

To Register

For more information or to register for classes offered in the Class Schedule above, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at 904-296-9545.

Special Accommodations

For all our courses, please notify the 5 Element Institute a minimum of ten working days prior to the class so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.


4. Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care Workshop

Course Description

Many cancer centers are hiring acupuncturists to treat a variety of side effects which arise during their patients’ treatment. And many more cancer patients are surviving their cancer, and seeking acupuncture for the lingering symptoms of their chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care Workshop consists of three courses over two days. 

“Integrative Acupuncture Cancer Care for TCM Acupuncturists” is a one-day course that introduces key Five Element diagnostic and treatment methods that are not only applicable to the needs of cancer patients, but are applicable to any patient that is not improving with your TCM treatment. Participants will gain the tools to effectively diagnose and treat specific blocks to treatment such as Aggressive Energy and Husband-Wife imbalance that occur more commonly in cancer patients. Participants will also learn the Five Element method of pulse taking, as well as how to diagnose and treat Exit and Entry blocks to treatment. Participants will learn how to effectively integrate these Five Element treatments into a TCM practice. 

“Integrating Five Element and Evidence-Based Cancer Treatment” is a 4-hour course that addresses special Five Element acupuncture treatment considerations specific for cancer patients, and how to combine Five Element treatment with Evidence-Based acupuncture protocols for many of the common symptoms of cancer treatment. It is designed to follow Amy Sears’ 4-hour morning course entitled “Practical Aspects of Integration in a Hospital Setting”, taught on the same day.

Participants will apply their knowledge of Five Element treatment of blocks to treatment progress such as Exit/Entry blocks, Aggressive Energy, and Husband-Wife imbalance to cancer patients. Participants will also learn how to integrate Evidence-Based protocols with Five Element treatment to better manage the symptoms of cancer treatment into an integrated “root and branch” treatment approach. Many common symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation will be correlated with specific acupuncture points with proven efficacy. Participants will learn how to integrate these different treatment methods for the best patient outcomes.

In this 2-day workshop, 1 1/2 days are taught by Michael Kowalski A.P., Dip.Ac. (NCCAOM), and 4 hours are taught by Amy Sear A.P., Dip.OM.. The whole weekend workshop is approved for 16 CEU’s in total by the Florida Board of Acupuncture. If you have already trained in Five Element acupuncture, you may skip Saturday and attend Sunday only.

For a list of program topics, please see our Course Topics page.

CE Credit

The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture and the 5 Element Institute designate this live activity for 16 continuing education credits approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture for Acupuncture Physicians (8 CEU’s per day for licensed acupuncturists).

Fees

The non-refundable Application Fee is as follows:

More than 3 weeks prior to course: 1 day, $125, 2 days $215*

Less than 3 weeks prior to course: 1 day $175, 2 days $265* 

*10% off for all FSOMA members

Refund Policy

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the program commencement will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 15 and 30 days prior to the program commencement will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 15 days of the program commencement will not be eligible for a refund.

Upcoming Course

CLICK HERE for our upcoming course, scheduled for August 27 and 28, 2016.

To Register

For more information or to register for classes offered in the Class Schedule above, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at 904-296-9545.

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