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Sat, Sep 17



Classical Five-Element Acupuncture with Neil Gumenick

with Lindsay Kohn, MAOM, L.Ac.

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Classical Five-Element Acupuncture with Neil Gumenick
Classical Five-Element Acupuncture with Neil Gumenick

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2022, 9:00 AM MDT – Sep 18, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT


About the event


Beginning the Journey: An In-Depth Introduction into the Heart and Soul of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.

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. Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, in the Worsley tradition, is one of the most complete, comprehensive, and far-reaching systems of medicine in the world. There are no shortcuts or magic formulas. You will not be able to fully practice this system after one weekend, but you will learn to identify and resolve potentially lifethreatening energetic blocks, any of which, until removed, will hinder or prevent your patient from getting well. You will learn to develop and use your senses, pulse taking, and rapport skills as powerful diagnostic tools, and you will come to understand and manage your patients in a whole new way.

The Seminar Will 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

Professor Neil R. Gumenick is Founder and Director of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, which offers training in this profound system of body/mind/spirit medicine. He has maintained a private practice in Santa Monica, CA since 1981 and has served as a Professor at Yo San University, SAMRA University, and Emperor’s College. Neil holds three degrees and an advanced teaching credential from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) awarded by the late Professor J.R. Worsley. He was recipient of the 2007 AAAOM Pioneers and Leaders in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Award, and is one of the world’s foremost practitioners, teachers, and writers on the subject of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture with over 70 articles featured in Acupuncture Today. He can be reached at 

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