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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.

Price: $45.00
NCCAOM, California [Until 2023/03/23]*, IVAS, Standard Certificate
Length: 1.5 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
Access Period: Lifetime
Prerequisites: { "Detecting and Removing Energetic Blocks - Course 1" }
Notes: Notes are provided with 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.


0 hrs - 15 minThe Umbilical Pulse — description, when and how to test and correct

15 min - 30 minThe Akabani Imbalance — description, when and how to test and correct, including point location and needle technique

30 min - 1 hrsEntry/Exit Blocks — how to detect on pulses, technique for resolving, including needle technique and point location of selected points

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsSpirit Level Block — how to identify and resolve, including specific points



In practice for 40 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. is Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. An accomplished author and international lecturer, he has taught at Yo San University, Emperor's College and SAMRA University. Read More »


I think this course is a must for all acupuncturists. He makes it so simple to follow for things that are so complex. Fantastic speaker and good for all TCM as a reminder of how to care for patients.Kathy K.Canada

Solid information. I plan on using these techniques in practice.Aaron V.United States

Neil is a fantastic teacher: clear, well prepared, and passionately dedicated to this system of medicine.Leonard K.United States

I highly recommend this course to clearly understand the Five Element acupuncture. Hideko P.United States of America


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The Spirits of the Points - Course 1
By Neil Gumenick
CEUs/PDAs: 1
The Spirits of the Points - Course 2
By Neil Gumenick
CEUs/PDAs: 2
The Spirits of the Points - Course 3
By Neil Gumenick
CEUs/PDAs: 2
The Spirits of the Points - Course 4
By Neil Gumenick
CEUs/PDAs: 2

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