Point Location Series: Advanced Level - Course 1

Point Location on Video: The Command Points Distal to Elbow and Knee

There is an old saying, "If you missed the point, you haven't done the treatment". In the first of this series, Prof. Neil Gumenick will explain and show, on an actual patient, how to precisely find all points distal to the elbow and knee.

Neil Gumenick
Neil Gumenick

Course Overview

The Command Points distal to the elbow and knee are among the safest, most effective, and commonly used in acupuncture. They include the Source (Yuan), Junction (Luo-Connecting), Horary, Tonification and Sedation points, the Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood points of all meridians, Antique (Shu-Transporting) points, Xi-Cleft points, Master and Coupled points of the Eight Extra Meridians, many Entry and Exit points, as well as points used for their profound spiritual connotations.


Accurate point location is essential for successful treatment outcomes. In this presentation, Prof. Neil R. Gumenick, drawing on over 40 years of clinical experience, will explain how to find each of these points with precision. He will cover proper positioning of the patient, locating the appropriate anatomical landmarks, measuring, and accessing the exact point. The live video presentations will be supported by photos and anatomical renderings to facilitate the learning and retention of this essential material.


  • Learn to properly position the patient.

  • Learn to locate appropriate anatomical landmarks.

  • Learn to accurately measure distances.

  • Learn to feel to locate the exact point.


  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Point Location Meridians distal to elbow and knee: Fire Meridians (HT, SI, PC, SJ)

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Point Location Meridians distal to elbow and knee: Earth and Metal Meridians (ST, SP, LU, LI)

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Point Location Meridians distal to elbow and knee: Water and Wood Meridians (UB, KI, GB, LV)


Neil Gumenick

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.


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    Approved By: NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1), Florida (1), California [Until 2024/07/05]* (1)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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