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In this webinar, Professor Gumenick will present the components of a Classical Five-Element Acupuncture initial interview. Attendees will learn about the specific areas of inquiry that constitute a medical history, personal history, and systems review. Attendees will learn the skills of looking and questioning deeper than surface responses to glean the diagnostic information as to the underlying elemental imbalance (AKA Causative Factor), which is the key to Classical Five-Element treatment.

Price: $45.00
CEUs/PDAs: 1.5 Approved: Florida, Standard Certificate, California, NCCAOM
Length: 1.5 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Seminar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • Attendees will learn how to question at a deeper level than simply obtaining information, and how to use questioning to elicit the elemental Causative Factor, or root cause of the patient’s imbalance.
  • Attendees will learn to reach and evaluate the state of a patient’s mental and spiritual levels.
  • Attendees will learn to listen with the whole of themselves – to more than just data, but to the needs of the patient who has the symptoms.


0 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe entire 90 minutes will be spent on the diagnostics of the initial examination, beginning with the first contact (by phone, upon arrival at the office), including suggestions as to the optimal arrangement of the seating and physical setup of the treatment room, through the entirety of the interview process, up to the insertion of the first needle.



In practice for over 30 years, 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. An author in numerous puclications, Neil has taught at various institutions including Emperor's College and SAMRA University and lectures internationally as well. Read More »


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Unlimited Access & CEUSYou will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.

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NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


The Spirits of the Points - Course 1
By Neil Gumenick
CEUs/PDAs: 1