COURSE OFFERINGS:

1. Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture Program

Course Description

Our 10-month Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture training program is the first of its kind in the Southeast US. It is designed for busy TCM acupuncturists and TCM acupuncture-certified physicians who wish to maintain their current practice while training in this holistic and rewarding style of Five Element acupuncture.

Our program is directed and primarily taught by Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), along with other well-qualified 5 Element Institute faculty practitioners. The 10-module, 175-hour certification begins with four convenient online modules, followed by three live onsite 2-day weekend (Saturday/Sunday) modules, finishing with two onsite 4-day Clinical Intensives,. These modules are intersperses with a 15-hour Clinical Observation module, scheduled with approved 5 Element Institute practitioners.

The first module of the Certificate program is the “Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture” course (listed as course #3 below).  If you take this Introductory course prior to enrolling in the Certificate program, your 10 CEU credits from this course transfer into the Certificate  program, and your enrollment fees for the program are reduced by the full $150 tuition amount.

For more information about this Certificate program, please see our Courses page.

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

Application and Enrollment Dates

Applications are being accepted now, and the first home study module is available now for enrolled students. The Program commences in January 2021, and admission is rolling now through January 31, 2021. To receive an application, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at (904) 296-9545.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates this live activity for 175 continuing education credits, approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture.

Tuition and Fees

Total Program fees are $4900. The non-refundable application fee is $500, due with the application. Tuition is $4400. After submitting the application with the $500 fee, there are 3 options to pay the tuition:

1. Full tuition Option:

Full $4400 tuition for the Program, due by or before January 4, 2021. (FSOMA members receive 5% discount = $4180 tuition if paid by January 4, 2021).

2. Early Bird Discount:

To receive an Early Bird (10%) discount, student shall pay $3,960.00 tuition in full (in addition to the application fee) by or before November 30, 2020.

3. Installment Plan Option:

For an additional $100 administrative fee, the student may choose to partial-pay $4500 tuition as they go, according to the following schedule:

Installment One – $900.00 (to be paid by November 30, 2020)

Installment Two – $900.00 (to be paid by January 31, 2021)

Installment Three – $900.00 (to be paid by March 31, 2021)

Installment Four – $900.00 (to be paid by May 31, 2021)

Installment Five – $900.00 (to be paid by July 31, 2021).

Please Contact Us to discuss payment options if you need further help.

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.

Special Accommodations

For all our courses, please notify the 5 Element Institute a minimum of 30 days prior to the first class date so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.


2. Five Element Acupuncture for Physicians Certification Program

Course Description

Our 11-month Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture for Physicians Program is designed especially for MD/DO physicians who are new to the field of acupuncture and wish to maintain their current practice while preparing for a more satisfying career in Five Element acupuncture. Whether you are new or have recently begun your acupuncture practice, whether you intend to integrate acupuncture into your current practice or change from the conventional medical model to solely practicing Five Element acupuncture, this program is for you!

This program builds on the base Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture Program (see Course #1 above) by adding 45 hours of practical work. There are 15 additional Clinical Observation hours, and 30 additional hours of practical instruction in acupuncture point location, Chinese pulse diagnosis, and Five Element needle technique. These practical hours are divided evenly into 3 modules, for busy physicians who have little or no prior training in acupuncture. The total program hours are 220, including 175 hours of the base Certificate Program.

Application and Enrollment Dates

Applications are being accepted now, and the first home study module is available now for early-enrolled students. The Program commences in January 2021, and admission is rolling now through January 31, 2021. To receive an application, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at (904) 296-9545.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates this live activity for 220 continuing education credits, 175 hours of which are already approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture and 45 hours pending approval.

Tuition and Fees

Total Program fees are $5900. The non-refundable application fee is $500, due with the application. Tuition is $5400. After submitting the application with the $500 fee, there are 3 options to pay the tuition:

1. Full tuition Option:

Full $5400 tuition for the Program, due by or before January 4, 2021.

2. Early Bird Discount:

To receive an Early Bird (10%) discount, student shall pay $4,860.00 tuition in full (in addition to the application fee) by or before November 30, 2020.

3. Installment Plan Option:

For an additional $100 administrative fee, the student may choose to partial-pay $5500 tuition as they go, according to the following schedule:

Installment One – $1,100.00 (to be paid by November 30, 2020)

Installment Two – $1,100.00 (to be paid by January 31, 2021)

Installment Three – $1,100.00 (to be paid by March 31, 2021)

Installment Four – $1,100.00 (to be paid by May 31, 2021)

Installment Five – $1,100.00 (to be paid by July 31, 2021).

Please Contact Us to discuss payment options if you have further questions.

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.

Special Accommodations

For all our courses, please notify the 5 Element Institute a minimum of 30 days prior to the first class date so that adequate consideration may be given to your request.


3. Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture Home Study Course

Course Description

This inspiring 10-hour home study course 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.

This convenient on-demand home study course can be taken as a stand-alone course for anyone interested in gaining an overview of the key principles and diagnostic methods of Five Element acupuncture. It is also the first module in the Certificate in Five Element Acupuncture program, for students who wish to continue with their Five Element acupuncture training. All fees and CEU hours from this course are transferrable into the Certificate program.

For more information about this Introductory course, please see our Courses page.

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

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates this home study course for 10 continuing education credits approved by the Florida Board of Acupuncture.

Fees

The course fee is $150.00. FSOMA members receive a 10% discount, by mentioning FSOMA when they register.

To Register

For more information or to register for the Introduction to Five Element Acupuncture course, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at 904-296-9545.


4. Five Element Acupuncture Advanced Training

Our Advanced Five Element Training program is held live on 4 weekends (Sat/Sun) over 8 months. It is designed for practitioners of Five Element Acupuncture who want to deepen their skills in Five Element diagnosis, and to advance their knowledge of Five Element treatment planning.

CE Credit

The 5 Element Institute designates the four modules of this Advanced Five Element Training course for 60 continuing education credits. Credit application to the Florida Board of Acupuncture for Acupuncture Physicians is pending.

Fees

Total Course tuition is $1500.00.

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 for courses offered in the Five Element Advanced Training, please Contact Us by email, or call the Institute at 904-296-9545.


5. 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.

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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