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Acupuncture Articles by Neil R. Gumenick

Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (U.K.), C.T. (A), L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

Neil R. Gumenick is the founder and Director of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. Neil is a Worsley certified advanced teacher of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and a practitioner with over 27 years of private practice experience. Neil holds three degrees from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (U.K.), and he participated for 10 years in the Master Apprentice Programô, led by Profs. J.R. & J.B. Worsley. Neil has taught at the USC and UCLA Schools of Medicine, the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, the Traditional Acupuncture Foundation, California Acupuncture College, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has been a Professor at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine. Neil is co-author of The Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care Practices

Articles by Neil R. Gumenick


Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Case Study

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture: Dispelling the Myths

Historical Leaders in Oriental Medicine

The Spirit of the Water Element: Why weren't we taught this in school?

Healing the Mind and the Spirit with Acupuncture

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 9

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 8

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 7

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 6

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 5

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 4

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 3

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 2

The Initial Consultation: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part 1

Using the Spirits of the Points: The Lung Official

The Teachings of Professor J.R. Worsley, Part Two

The Teachings of Professor J.R. Worsley, Part One

Entry and Exit Points and Blocks

Diagnosing the Three Levels of Imbalance

The Spirits of the Points: The Bladder Official, Part Two

The Spirits of the Points: The Bladder Official, Part One

Using the Spirits of the Points: The Small Intestine Meridian, Part Two

Using the Spirits of the Points: The Small Intestine Meridian, Part One

Using the Spirits of the Points: The Heart Meridian

Symptoms: Distress Signals, and Nothing More

Oriental Medical World Mourns Professor J.R. Worsley

Practitioner/Patient Rapport: Developing Rapport with the Emotion of the Water Element, Part Two

Practitioner/Patient Rapport: Developing Rapport with the Emotion of the Water Element, Part One

Practitioner/Patient Rapport, Part Five: Developing Rapport with the Emotion of the Earth Element

Practitioner/Patient Rapport, Part Four: Developing Rapport with the Emotion of the Earth Element

Practitioner/Patient Rapport, Part Three

Practitioner/Patient Rapport, Part Two

Practitioner/Patient Rapport, Part One

The Holy Land is Within

The Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care Practices

The Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care Practices

What you will find in this book is a specific, comprehensive approach that gets to the root cause of success in practice.
This new book presents acupuncture practice as art from the standpoint of centering, qi, and wholeness. It builds on the premise that practices succeed from bridging inner and outer aspects of the self. It is an inquiry into the self and addresses clear understandings and approaches to reputable patient care and practice qi. It brings in the five elements and work with the seasons of practice from training and start-up to growth, stability, expansion and transformation. The authors artfully bridges the essence of both patient and practitioner well-being without excluding the practicalities of financial well-being. This book very specifically and extensively shows how the different parts of practice nourish and feed one another and are interdependent on one another for the qi to flow synchronistically.
It explores the dual nature of procedures that work and those which do not in acupuncture health care practice, returning again and again to the delicate balance of practicality and spirituality.