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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2023

Neil Gumenick

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Neil Gumenick
Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Inc, United States
Title : Classical five-element acupuncture


This presentation will cover the basics of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, with emphasis on how this system of medicine uses the sensory skills of the practitioner to determine the principal elemental imbalance of a patient's symptoms: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, or Wood. This primary imbalance, known as the "Causative Factor" becomes the thrust of treatment. Once this Causative factor has been identified and restored to balance, symptoms tend to clear naturally at the physical, mental, and spirit levels. The use of points for their spiritual connotations will also be discussed.


Professor Neil R. Gumenick is Founder and Director of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, which offers training in this profound system of body/mind/spirit medicine. He has maintained a private practice in Santa Monica, CA since 1981 and has served as Professor at YoSan University and Emperor’s College. Neil holds three degrees and an advanced teaching credential from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) awarded by the late Professor J.R. Worsley. Neil was recipient of the 2007 AAAOM Pioneers and Leaders in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Award, and is one of the world’s foremost practitioners, teachers, and writers on the subject of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.