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Case studies are included, and students will learn the specific acupuncture and moxibustion treatments that were given - how, and why they were chosen.
Students will also get an overview of specific acupuncture points and point combinations, including Source points, Junction points, Horary points, Element points, Tonification points, Entry and Exit points, Associated Effect points, Windows of the Sky, points used to resolve specific energetic blocks (such as Possession, Aggressive Energy, and Husband/Wife Imbalance), as well as points used to treat the Spirit level directly.
The essential diagnostic skill of pulse reading in the Classical Five-Element tradition, with practical application will also be covered.
Guest teachers that are included in this course are Mary McCullough, BS, MSOM, L.Ac., Brian Bender, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., and Lindsay Kohn, MSTOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Introduction, Fundamentals of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, The Causative Factor, The Body, Mind, and Spirit, Points for their Spiritual Connotations1 hrs - 2 hrs
The Five Elements, 12 Officials and their Diagnostic Correspondences2 hrs - 4 hrs
Pulse Diagnosis, Stage 1; Patient: Examination, Discussion, Treatment4 hrs - 5 hrs
Pulse Diagnosis, Stage II; Interviewing and Rapport Skills; Introduction to Treating the Causative Factor using Source Points and Tonification Points; Review; Causative Factor; GV 19 and 20; Diagnostic Skills Exercises - Touch and Odor5 hrs - 6.5 hrs
Review; Differentiating Between the Two Sides of Fire; Law of Cure; Identifying the Level – Body, Mind, or Spirit – of the Imbalance; Points Commonly Used to Benefit the Patient’s Spirit; Treating Acute Conditions; Pulse Taking6.5 hrs - 7.5 hrs
Diagnosing and Treating Possession7.5 hrs - 8.75 hrs
Blocks Continued: Aggressive Energy; Husband/Wife; Odor Exercises8.75 hrs - 10.5 hrs
Blocks (continued); Exit/Entry; Centering the Umbilicus; Akabane; Treatment Strategies (continued); AEPs; Horary Points; Junction Points; Windows of the Sky
Classical Five-Element Acupuncture: Beginning the Journey
About Neil Gumenick
Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), C.T. (Adv.), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) is the Founder, Director, and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Inc. and has been in private practice since 1981. He holds three degrees, including Master of Acupuncture (UK) and Advanced Teacher certification from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK), awarded by Professor J.R. Worsley. Neil was a ten-year participant and senior coach in the Worsley Institute Master Apprentice Program™. He has served as Professor at Yo San University, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and SAMRA University, guest instructed at UCLA and USC Schools of Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, TAI Sophia, Pacific Rim College, New England School of Acupuncture, and SCUHS. Neil has been a featured presenter at the Pacific Symposium, CSOMA Expo, AOM Alliance, AAMA Symposium, Southwest Symposium, Supply Center Expo, SCHUS Extravaganza, Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium, and the Five Element Acupuncture Symposium. Neil has been published in the European Journal of Oriental Medicine, California Journal of Oriental Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Meridians Magazine, T’ai Chi Press, L.A. Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and has been a columnist for Acupuncture Today since 2000, with over 70 articles published to date. Neil received the AAAOM award: Pioneers and Leaders in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2007.
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