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The Integrative Healing Institute

At the Integrative Healing Institute we believe that transformative healing occurs through the connection of the body, mind and spirit and by understanding this connection more deeply we have an opportunity to help humanity grow and experience more peace and harmony in all aspects of our being. Our mission is to create more awareness and deeper understanding of the connection of the body, mind and spirit in healthcare through complimentary and alternative medicine research and affordable education for providers. Advancing humanity through transformative healing. Visit our website to learn more and for more courses:

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About this course

Beginning the Journey - with Professor Neil R Gumenick, MAc, LAc, DiplOM

Live Webinar Saturday & Sunday January 14-15, 2023 9am-6pm PST  // Early Bird Discount Ends 1/6/23

15 CA & NCCAOM CEUs CA #1650 / NCCAOM #9191

This course is an in-depth overview of the Classical Five-Element Acupuncture tradition. The course will cover the concepts of Causative Factor, the levels of disease: physical, mental, spiritual, the five elements, and the twelve organs/functions and their correspondences. Rapport/interview skills will be practiced, as well as a demonstration of diagnosis and treatment of  actual patients (case studies on video). We will cover pulse diagnosis, as well as specific blocks to successful treatment: Possession, Aggressive Energy, Husband/Wife imbalances, and Entry/Exit Blocks. The course will cover the uses of Source, Junction, Horary, and Tonification Points, Windows of the Sky, and the spiritual connotations of selected, commonly used points.

Who this is for: Students, graduates, and practitioners of East Asian Medicine who are seeking a deeper understanding of Five Element Acupuncture.

Course Objectives:
The webinar is an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.

  1. Participants will learn the 5 Elements and 12 Officials at the levels of body, mind, and spirit. 

  2. They will learn the diagnostic correspondences of the elements and how to use their own senses to see, to hear, to feel, and to smell as diagnostic tools. 

  3. They will learn the concept of the Causative Factor and how to identify it. 

  4. They will learn and gain greater proficiency in pulse diagnosis. 

  5. They will learn diagnosis and treatment of energetic blocks:Possession, Aggressive Energy, Husband/Wife Imbalance, Exit/Entry Blocks, and Akabane Imbalance. 

  6. They will learn treatment planning and the use of specific categories of points: Tonification, Source, Junction, Horary, Exit and Entry, Associated Effect (Back Shu), Windows of the Sky, and the spiritual connotations of selected points from all meridians.

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The Integrative Healing Institute

Refund Policy: Full refund given if requested 7 days prior to course start. Partial refund (75%) given if requested within 7 days of course start. No refunds offered on or after course begins.

About the presenter - Neil R Gumenick, MAc, LAc, DiplOM

Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), C.T. (Adv.), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), Founder and Director of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. Neil is a Worsley certified advanced teacher of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and a practitioner with nearly 40 years of private practice experience. Neil holds three degrees from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (U.K.), and he participated for 10 years in the Master Apprentice Programâ„¢, led by Profs. J.R. & J.B. Worsley. Neil has taught at the USC and UCLA Schools of Medicine, the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, the Traditional Acupuncture Foundation, California Acupuncture College, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has been a Professor at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, YoSan University, and SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine. Neil is co-author of The Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care Practices, a frequent contributor to the California Journal of Oriental Medicine, and a distinguished columnist for Acupuncture Today. Neil maintains a full time practice in Santa Monica, CA. For more on Neil, read his full bio here.