Five Element Acupuncture Theory

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Tutor: Michael Baker

Price: £325

The Five Element Acupuncture Theory online course is both written and taught by experienced acupuncturist and lecturer Michael Baker Post Grad Dip (HPE). BAc. MBAcC. Dip in Life coaching. 2nd Dan.

Michael was fortunate enough to study with Professor J. R. Worsley and his inspirational team at The College of Traditional Acupuncture, (CTA) in Leamington Spa, UK, becoming a member of faculty in 2001. In 2012 he was invited to join the faculty of The Acupuncture Academy (TAA), UK.

Course Aims
The aim of this course is to be inclusive and, as such, it is hoped it will be of interest to the following range of practitioners:

Five Element Practitioners: It is our wish that this material will support, enhance, strengthen, and refresh your present knowledge. We hope that you will find that the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) aspect of the course broadens your horizons and stimulates your enthusiasm to explore the essence of TCM, thereby providing mutual respect.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners: It is our wish that the Five Element (5E) aspects of this course will enhance your work and by sharing the very essence of 5E that your knowledge will be broadened and mutual respect will be achieved.

Western Acupuncture Practitioners: It is our wish that by enhancing your understanding of Five Element theory, your acupuncture knowledge will be strengthened. Since this course is also sprinkled with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture theory, it is our aim that your skills will be further broadened. We hope that you enjoy both the Five Element and TCM styles of acupuncture that are introduced in this course and that you feel encouraged to include this holistic approach in your work.

Certification
On successful completion of this course, you will receve a certificate in Five Element Acupuncture Theory. It is understood by completing this program that, unless already fully qualified as a Five Element acupuncturist, you have been introduced to the theory of Five Element Acupuncture only and will not be able to claim to be a Five Element practitioner. As your own professional training consisted of your completing a three to four year course, as indeed is the case for the practitioners who study Five Element Acupuncture. This course is intended as a first step, albeit a comprehensive one, on the journey.

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Content

Introduction: Essence of the Five Elements
Introduce Yourself
Glossary of Terms
Keeping a Season’s Diary
Section A: The Essence of the Wood Element
Section A: The Essence of the Fire Element
Section A: The Essence of the Earth Element
Section A: The Essence of the Metal Element
Section A: The Essence of the Water Element
Section A: Test
Section A: Assignment
Section B: The Wood Element – Functions of the Liver
Section B: The Wood Element – Functions of the Gall Bladder
Section B: The Fire Element – Functions of the Heart
Section B: The Fire Element – Functions of the Small Intestine
Section B: The Fire Element – Functions of the Pericardium
Section B: The Fire Element – Functions of the Triple Heater
Section B: The Earth Element – Functions of the Stomach
Section B: The Earth Element – Functions of the Spleen
Section B: The Metal Element – Functions of the Lung
Section B: The Metal Element – Functions of the Large Intestine
Section B: The Water Element – Functions of the Kidneys
Section B: The Water Element – Functions of the Bladder
Section B: Test
Section B: Assignment
Section C: 1. The Clinical Implications of Treatment and use of Points
Section C: 1.1 Treatment Guidelines
Section C: 1.1.1 Possession
Section C: 1.1.2 Aggressive Energy
Section C: 1.1.3 Husband/Wife Imbalance
Section C: 1.1.4 Umbilical or Central Pulse
Section C: 1.1.5 Akabane Imbalance
Section C: 1.1.6 Exit/Entry Blocks
Section C: 1.1.7 Treatment Planning
Section C: 1.1.8 Ren/Du Blocks
Section C: 1.1 Test
Section C: 1.2 Treating and Nourishing the C.F.
Section C: 1.2 Test
Section C: 1.3 Command Points
Section C: 1.3.1 Source Points
Section C: 1.3.2 Horaries Points
Section C: 1.3.4 Elemental Points
Section C: 1.3.5 Junction Points
Section C: 1.3.6 Accumulation/Xi Cleft Points
Section C: 1.3.7 Five Transporting Points
Section C: 1.3.8 Transfers
Section C: 1.3 Test
Section C: 1.4 Use of and Combination of Points in Clinical Practice
Section C: 1.4.1 Points to Help the Elements – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.2 Points to Help the Wood Element – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.3 Points to Help the Fire Element – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.4 Points to Help the Earth Element – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.5 Points to help the Metal Element – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.6 Points to Help the Water Element – Deficiency of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.7 Points to Help the Elements – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.8 Points to Help the Wood Element – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.9 Points to Help the Fire Element – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.10 Points to Help the Earth Element – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.11 Points to Help the Metal Element – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.12 Points to Help the Water Element – Stagnation of Qi & Blood
Section C: 1.4.13 Points to Help the Elements – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.14 Points to Help the Wood Element – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.15 Points to Help the Fire Element – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.16 Points to Help the Earth Element – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.17 Points to Help the Metal Element – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.18 Points to Help the Water Element – Heat in the Blood
Section C: 1.4.19 Points to Help the Elements – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.20 Points to Help the Wood Element – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.21 Points to Help the Fire Element – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.22 Points to Help the Earth Element – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.23 Points to Help the Metal Element – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.24 Points to Help the Water Element – Body Fluids, Phlegm & Damp
Section C: 1.4.25 Points to Help the Elements – Enhance Jing (Essence)
Section C: 1.4.26 Kidney and Ren Chest Points
Section C: 1.4 Test
Section C: 1.5 Conclusion
Section C: Assignment
Section D: The Five Elemental Associations of Colour, Sound, Odour and Emotion
Section D: Colour as a Diagnostic Tool
Section D: An Exploration of Each of the Elemental Colours
Section D: Introduction to Dynamics of Sound
Section D: Sound as A Diagnostic Tool
Section D: An Exploration of Each of the Elemental Sounds
Section D: Odour Dynamics
Section D: Odour Elemental Association
Section D: Emotion Dynamics
Section D: Test
Section D: Assignment
Section E: Foods for the Five Elements and Officials
Section E: Macrobiotics and its Influence on our Health
Section E: Exploring Classical Links to the Tastes of the Five Elements
Section E: How Foods Influence our Health
Section E: Test
Section E: Assignment
Course Conclusion
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