The Spirits of the Points

By Neil Gumenick

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Total CPDs: 13
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Total CPDs: 13
NCCAOM (13), IVAS (13), Standard Certificate (13)
Access Period: Lifetime
Series Length: 13hrs

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.

Introduction

Neil Gumenick discusses about the Spirit Points and how they affect the mind and spirit of the patient.
Total CPDs: 1
NCCAOM (1), IVAS (1), Standard Certificate (1)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 1hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
KD24: Spirit Burial Ground, KD25: Spirit Storehouse
15 min - 30 min
CV1: Meeting of Yin, CV6: Sea of Chi
30 min - 45 min
DU12: Body Pillar, DU14: Great Hammer
45 min - 1 hrs
UB38: Rich for the Vitals Correspondence, UB39: Spirit Hall

The Fire Element, Part 1

Neil Gumenick discusses the Spirit Points of the Fire Official Organs (Heart and Small Intestine) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
Standard Certificate (2), NCCAOM (2), IVAS (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
Understanding the Fire Element and its diagnostic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Heart – its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected Points on the Heart Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Small Intestine – its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected Points on the Small Intestine Meridian

The Fire Element, Part 2

Neil Gumenick discusses the Spirit Points of the Fire Official Organs (Pericardium and San Jiao) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
Standard Certificate (2), IVAS (2), NCCAOM (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
Review of the Fire Element and its diagnostic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Heart Protector (Pericardium) – its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected points on the Heart Protector Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Three Heater – its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected Points on the Three Heater Meridian

The Earth Element

Neil Gumenick explores the Spirit Points of the Earth Official Organs (Stomach and Spleen) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
IVAS (2), NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
The Earth Element – basic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Stomach - its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected Points on the Stomach Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Spleen - its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected Points on the Spleen Meridian

The Metal Element

Neil Gumenick explains the Spirit Points of the Metal Official Organs (Lung and Large Instestine) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
NCCAOM (2), Standard Certificate (2), IVAS (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
The Metal Element – basic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Lung - its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected Points on the Lung Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Large Intestine – its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected Points on the Large Intestine Meridian

The Water Element

Neil Gumenick teaches the Spirit Points of the Water Official Organs (Urinary Bladder and Kidney) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
NCCAOM (2), IVAS (2), Standard Certificate (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
The Water Element – basic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Urinary Bladder – its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected Points on the Urinary Bladder Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Kidney Meridian – its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected points on the Kidney Meridian

The Wood Element

Neil Gumenick discusses the Spirit Points of the Wood Official Organs (Gall Bladder and Liver) and their functions.
Total CPDs: 2
NCCAOM (2), IVAS (2), Standard Certificate (2)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Length: 2hrs
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Course Overview

In this two-hour recorded webinar, Professor Gumenick will teach the Spirits of the Points of the Wood Officials (Organs): The Gall Bladder, or Official of Decision Making and Judgment and Liver, or Official of Planning. 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 Gall Bladder and Liver meridians.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 min
The Wood Element – basic correspondences
30 min - 1 hrs
The Gall Bladder – its job within the body/mind/spirit
Spirits of selected Points on the Gall Bladder Meridian
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
The Liver – its job within the body/mind/spirit
1.5 hrs - 2 hrs
Spirits of selected Points on the Kidney Meridian
Neil is a very good speaker and does an excellent job of articulating the information. It can be confusing, but he does a great job of getting to the point, but also explaining the varied nuances of each point. I have a much clearer understanding of how I could use these points.
Susan W. - United States
Excellent presentations with both descriptive communication and appropriate, inspirational graphics
Susan R. - Canada
I LOVE learning more about the Spirit of the Points. They are so valuable to my practice. The course was fantastic in deepening my understanding of them. My only wish is to take the whole 5 Element curriculum in person someday!
Stacy K. - United States
As with every seminar done by Neil, the language was perfect. The presentation meaningful and deep.
Stacy K. - United States
Enjoyable and full of great information regarding the spirits of the points.
Linda A. - United States
Great review of 5 Element theory; I have been practicing 25 years and picked up loads of priceless info.
William D. - Canada
Tremendous information, delivered with clarity and passion.
Leonard K. - United States

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Taught by Neil Gumenick

In practice for over 30 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), C.T. (Adv.), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), is the Founder, Director, and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Inc. An author in numerous puclications, N
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