What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 1.5
Approved: California [Until 2024/07/05]* (1.5), IVAS (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5), Standard Certificate (1.5)
LENGTH 1.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Part Two of this two-part series will discuss additional energetic blocks, or hindrances to successful treatment.

The following is included:

The Umbilical Pulse - its importance, symptoms indicating when testing would be appropriate, how to test for its centeredness, and the technique for resolving if found off-center. The Akabani Imbalance - its importance, when and how to test each meridian, how to correct using acupuncture points, how to re-test to determine if the correction was successful and, if not, what to do as a further protocol. The Entry/Exit block - the most common of all blocks - how it will prevent treatment from being effective, how to detect the block on the pulses, how to resolve with acupuncture, including point location and needle technique. The Spirit Level block - its presence, usually as a result of trauma, can substantially prevent treatment from being effective. Participants will learn how to detect this block and points to resolve it.

Please note that Detecting and Removing Energetic Blocks - Course 1 is a prerequisite to this course.
  • Participants will learn to treat and, if applicable, center the Umbilical Pulse of a patient.
  • Participants will learn to perform the Akabani test on each meridian, record results, and the protocols for correcting any imbalances found.
  • Participants will learn to detect entry/exit and the appropriate points and technique for correcting.
  • Participants will learn how to detect and resolve a Spirit level block and specific points for resolving.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    The Umbilical Pulse — description, when and how to test and correct

    15 min - 30 min

    The Akabani Imbalance — description, when and how to test and correct, including point location and needle technique

    30 min - 1 hrs

    Entry/Exit Blocks — how to detect on pulses, technique for resolving, including needle technique and point location of selected points

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Spirit Level Block — how to identify and resolve, including specific points

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    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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