Five Element Acupuncture Theory

Acupuncture


Description

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.

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
  • Course Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever