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Live Seminar - Classical Five-Element Acupuncture: Beginning the Journey - February 3-4, 2018

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Your Price CAD$425.00/15 hours
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With Neil Gumenick.
Dates: Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm; Lunch: 1 hour + 15 min. morning and afternoon breaks
eLearning locaion icon for small table Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, 711 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC (View on Map)
Need a Room? $130/Night until January 3, 2018
Please call: 
604-707-1939 and mention Eastern Currents when booking

CEUs Grapic
Standard Certificate, California, Florida, NCCAOM, IVAS
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Course Type: This is a Live In-Person Seminar event.
Early Bird Pricing Early Bird Pricing: Save when you register by December 11, 2017

Overview of the Weekend

This seminar is a complete experience of the practice of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, as taught by the late Professor J.R. Worsley, who brought this tradition to the Western World. In the seminar, students will learn the fundamentals of the practice. This will include the concept of diagnosing and treating the elemental Causative Factor of disease. They will learn how this system addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. They will learn the diagnostic correspondences associated with each element and how to use their senses of smelling, seeing, hearing, and feeling to diagnose the Causative Factor. They will experience a profound and effective practical exercise to awaken the vital diagnostic sense of smell. They will learn the interviewing skills so essential in truly knowing the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of a patient and translating those needs into a specific and individualized treatment plan.

To this end, they will watch Professor Gumenick demonstrating these skills and giving live feedback to students who wish to volunteer. They will view Professor Gumenick on video with actual patients – before and after treatment - and will learn the specific acupuncture and moxibustion treatments that were given, how and why they were chosen.

They will learn the uses 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.

Participants will learn the essential diagnostic skill of pulse reading in the Classical Five-Element tradition, with practical application and direct feedback from Professor Gumenick.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding of the methods of sensory diagnosis of a patient’s elemental Causative Factor.
  2. Identification of the essential energetic blocks to treatment efficacy and how to clear them.
  3. Increased ability to effectively interview patients – how to make rapport and to use the interview as a diagnostic tool to assess the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of a patient.
  4. Learning/honing of pulse diagnosis
  5. Learning of the uses of specific points – individually, and in combinations

Course Outline

Day 1

9:00am Welcome, Orientation, Introductions
9:30  Fundamentals of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (including concept of Causative Factor, Body/Mind/Spirit, and overview of 5 Elements, 12 Officials, and the diagnostic correspondences
10:45am Diagnostic Correspondences (continued)
11:45am Rapport/Interviewing Skills
12:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Fundamental of Treatment Planning (priorities, choice of points, Patients on Video
3:45pm Pulse Diagnosis (Stage 1)
4:30pm Fundamentals of Treatment Planning (continued)
5:30pm Review of Day, Q & A
6:00pm Close

Day 2

9:00am Review and Q & A from Day 1
10:00am Pulse Diagnosis (Stage 2)
10:45am Possession
11:30am Husband/Wife Block
12:30pm Lunch
2:00 Sensory Exercise: to Smell
2:30 Aggressive Energy
3:45 Exit/Entry Blocks
4:30 Windows of the Sky
5:30 Review, Q &A, Evaluations
6:00 Close

Cancellation Policy:

  • $50 fee for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
  • 50% refund on course fees up to two weeks prior to course start date.
  • No refund on course fees within two weeks of course start date.

Eastern Currents reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. We suggest that you register as early as possible to improve the likelihood of courses proceeding as planned. If Eastern Currents is forced to cancel an event, a full refund of course tuition only will be granted to those already registered.


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