The Five Elements in 5-Element Acupuncture

This course is designed not just to educate but to equip you with the critical skills for diagnosing and treating the dysfunctions of the Elements in the practice of Five Element Acupuncture. He also delves into the emotional complexities often associated with these imbalances, known as Constitutional Factors (CFs). 

The Five Elements in 5-Element Acupuncture

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Taking this course, you will

  • Master the nature of each of the Five Elements and hone your skills in diagnosing a Constitutional Factor (CF).
  • Identify imbalances in an Element through key indicators with precision.
  • Uncover the ‘resonances’ associated with each Element and their implications.
  • Investigate the intricate relationships among the Elements for deeper understanding.

Course Overview

The Five Elements are an essential part of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Each of the Five Elements has its characteristic traits. To recognize and diagnose the dysfunctions of the Elements is a key skill in the practice of Five Element Acupuncture.

In this insightful course, Peter Mole expertly navigates the intricate ‘signs’ that identify the patient’s Constitutional Imbalance related to one of the Five Elements. He also delves into the emotional complexities often associated with these imbalances, known as Constitutional Factors (CFs). This course is designed not just to educate, but to equip you with the critical skills for diagnosing and treating the dysfunctions of the Elements in the practice of Five Element Acupuncture.

This course stands beautifully on its own, offering a wealth of knowledge and insights. Additionally, it’s an integral part of our comprehensive 5 Element Acupuncture Program. If you’re interested in deepening your journey in this fascinating field, click on the icon on the left. There, you’ll find all the details and enrollment options for the program. Whether you’re exploring this course individually or as a step in the broader program, we’re excited to support your learning journey.

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About the Teacher

Peter Mole

After finishing studying Modern History at Oxford University and living in India for over a year Peter started training to be an acupuncture practitioner in 1976. He studied and worked with JR Worsley until 1992, receiving his Master of Acupuncture qualification from him in 1984. Peter studied TCM in the 1980s. He has been teaching acupuncture since 1983, first in Leamington Spa at the College of Traditional Acupuncture and since 1993 at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where until 2003 he was the Dean. Peter is the author of a book for the general public, Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit, and he is the co-author of the text book Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture. He has lectured on Five Element acupuncture in Europe, the U.S. and Israel. He was a founding council member and is a Fellow of the British Acupuncture Council.

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  • 11 Hours Course Duration
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    NCCAOM Image NCCAOM14.5 CEU's
    Fachverband Image TCM FACHVERBAND14.5 Hours

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