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SERIES OVERVIEW

In this online series made up of six two-hour recorded webinars, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of Points of one element and its Officials (organs/functions). In the case of the Fire Element, two sessions are devoted to its study. Participants will learn the meaning of the point name, the special gifts each is capable of bringing to a patient, and in what kinds of situations one might choose the point.

The presentation features Neil on camera accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy.  Notes on each point discussed are available for downloading.

Price: $312.00
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CEUs/PDAs:
13
Approved:
NCCAOM, IVAS, Standard Certificate
Pending:
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 13 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSES IN THIS SERIES

1. The Spirits of the Points - Course 1

Title: Introduction

CEUS/PDAs: 1
Approved: NCCAOM, IVAS, Standard Certificate
Length: 1 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-hour presentation begins with the basics of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture practice, including diagnosis of the elemental Causative Factor and the various energetic blocks that must be identified and resolved for any treatment to be effective. The presentation discusses some of the most powerful spirit points on the whole of the body. Featuring beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of fantasy and mythology, Neil explains the uses of points from the upper Kidney chest region, outer Bladder line on the back, Conception Vessel (Ren), and Governor Vessel (Du). These very special points provide gifts to the minds and spirits of patients that cannot be accessed by any other meridians, and can be conjoined with points of any element.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the spiritual connotations and uses of specific points on each of the 12 meridians, the Governor Vessel (Du), and Conception Vessel (Ren).
  • To provide an overview of the concepts that will be covered in the series, 'Spirits of the Points,' consisting of 6 sessions.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 15 minKD24: Spirit Burial Ground, KD25: Spirit Storehouse

15 min - 30 minCV1: Meeting of Yin, CV6: Sea of Chi

30 min - 45 minDU12: Body Pillar, DU14: Great Hammer

45 min - 1 hrsUB38: Rich for the Vitals Correspondence, UB39: Spirit Hall

2. The Spirits of the Points - Course 2

Title: The Fire Element, Part 1

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: Standard Certificate, NCCAOM, IVAS
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of the Points of two of the Fire Officials (Organs): The Heart, or Supreme Controller, and Small Intestine, or Separator of Pure From Impure. The presentation features Neil on camera, accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy. Notes on each point discussed will be available for downloading.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the mental and spiritual connotations, meanings, and uses of acupuncture points on the Heart and Small Intestine meridians.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minUnderstanding the Fire Element and its diagnostic correspondences

30 min - 1 hrsThe Heart – its job within the body/mind/spirit. Spirits of selected Points on the Heart Meridian

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe Small Intestine – its job within the body/mind/spirit

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSpirits of selected Points on the Small Intestine Meridian

3. The Spirits of the Points - Course 3

Title: The Fire Element, Part 2

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: Standard Certificate, IVAS, NCCAOM
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick teaches the Spirits of the Points of the two remaining Fire Officials (Organs): The Heart Protector (AKA Circulation/Sex, Pericardium) and Three Heater (AKA San Jiao) Meridians. The presentation features Neil on camera, accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy. Notes on each point discussed will be available for downloading.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the mental and spiritual connotations, meanings, and uses of acupuncture points on the Pericardium (aka Heart Protector) and San Jiao (aka Three heater) meridians.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minReview of the Fire Element and its diagnostic correspondences

30 min - 1 hrsThe Heart Protector (Pericardium) – its job within the body/mind/spirit. Spirits of selected points on the Heart Protector Meridian

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe Three Heater – its job within the body/mind/spirit

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSpirits of selected Points on the Three Heater Meridian

4. The Spirits of the Points - Course 4

Title: The Earth Element

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: IVAS, NCCAOM, Standard Certificate
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of the Points of the Earth Officials (Organs): The Stomach, or Official of Rotting and Ripening and Spleen, or Official of Transportation and Distribution. The presentation features Neil on camera, accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy. Notes on each point discussed will be available for downloading.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the mental and spiritual connotations, meanings, and uses of acupuncture points on the Stomach and Spleen meridians.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minThe Earth Element – basic correspondences

30 min - 1 hrsThe Stomach - its job within the body/mind/spirit. Spirits of selected Points on the Stomach Meridian

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe Spleen - its job within the body/mind/spirit

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSpirits of selected Points on the Spleen Meridian

5. The Spirits of the Points - Course 5

Title: The Metal Element

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: NCCAOM, Standard Certificate, IVAS
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of the Points of the Metal Officials (Organs): The Lung, or Receiver of the Pure Chi From the Heavens and Large Intestine, or Drainer of the Dregs. The presentation features Neil on camera, accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy. Notes on each point discussed will be available for downloading.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the mental and spiritual connotations, meanings and uses of acupuncture points on the Lung and Large Intestine meridians.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minThe Metal Element – basic correspondences

30 min - 1 hrsThe Lung - its job within the body/mind/spirit. Spirits of selected Points on the Lung Meridian

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe Large Intestine – its job within the body/mind/spirit

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSpirits of selected Points on the Large Intestine Meridian

6. The Spirits of the Points - Course 6

Title: The Water Element

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: NCCAOM, IVAS, Standard Certificate
Length: 2 Hrs
Access Period: Lifetime

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of the Points of the Water Officials (Organs): Urinary Bladder, or Controller of Storage of Water and Kidney, or Controller of the Waterways. The presentation features Neil on camera, accompanied by a new power point slideshow utilizing beautiful images from nature and from the worlds of mythology and fantasy. Notes on each point discussed will be available for downloading.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To learn how treatments are strategized in the Classical Five-Element tradition.
  • To learn how to select points to reach the needed mental and spirit levels in a patient by understanding the Spirits of the Points.
  • To learn the mental and spiritual connotations, meanings and uses of acupuncture points on the Urinary Bladder and Kidney meridians.

COURSE OUTLINE

0 hrs - 30 minThe Water Element – basic correspondences

30 min - 1 hrsThe Urinary Bladder – its job within the body/mind/spirit. Spirits of selected Points on the Urinary Bladder Meridian

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsThe Kidney Meridian – its job within the body/mind/spirit

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsSpirits of selected points on the Kidney Meridian

7. The Spirits of the Points - Course 7

Title: The Wood Element

CEUS/PDAs: 2
Approved: NCCAOM, IVAS, Standard Certificate