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Welcome to Yellow Path

Learn Five-Element acupuncture with Gerad Kite and Johnny Childs

Your acupuncture career begins here

We'll give you everything you need to become a great Five-Element acupuncturist. Undergraduate and postgraduate training

Next Open Day and Undergraduate Induction Day, December 18th, 2021.

Can I become a successful acupuncturist?

This was my first question, too! I was searching for a vocation. Something that would ignite my passion. Something that would enable me to help others. Something that I could truly master.

Much to my surprise, Five-Element acupuncture fitted the bill and I quickly realised that I didn’t need to be well-educated or 'spiritual' to become a Five-Element acupuncturist.

There are many different ways (and places) to learn acupuncture. The training here, at Yellow Path, is truly unique.

Flexible online and in-person training

At Yellow Path we teach 'Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture': a complete system of medicine. We keep the focus on natural law, developing your innate capacity to work with your senses and how to pay attention to what nature is telling you to do in the treatment room.

Yellow Path makes available the entire curriculum online (200 films!) through our original high quality filmed lectures. This material is brought to life with weekly online (Zoom) Q&A and 'Pop Quiz' sessions and monthly in-person classes at our central London training site. Hands-on training teaches diagnosis and clinical skills supporting your online learning.

How long you take to complete the training is up to you. Some people graduate within 2 years (minimum), others prefer to spread their study up to 5 years (maximum).

Finding the best training for you!

It's important to make personal contact with the people who will inspire and teach you. For that reason, please take time to read the information on our training programmes and when you're ready, set up a time to speak to me, Johnny or one of the Yellow Path team to see if we're right for you. Please email your request to

Explore our site and watch the 'free taster classes'. I know you'll enjoy them. Hopefully you'll discover our unique approach to training is the one for you.

My very best wishes,

Gerad Kite

Undergraduate Programme

Our training covers the theory, philosophy and clinical skills required to become a professional Five-Element acupuncturist

Stand out from the crowd

Our groundbreaking approach to training will give you the edge when it comes to offering the highest quality treatments

  • A training true to the ancient teachings, passed on to you in the original oral tradition

  • High quality filmed content covering our entire curriculum available 24/7

  • Duration of training determined by you and your life situation

  • Weekly online Q&A Sessions and your own personal mentor

What is Five-Element acupuncture?

Five-Element philosophy, theory and practice (acupuncture) is a spiritual tradition and a system of medicine that maintains the balance of the body, mind and spirit. This balance sustains our natural intelligence and promotes a peaceful and harmonious way of life.

The underlying philosophy understands that the entire universe is made up of one vital life force (qi) manifesting as five distinct elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. When the elements are balanced, order is maintained. When there is an imbalance, symptoms appear. By diagnosing the cause of imbalance in an individual, the Five-Element acupuncturist affects the flow and strength of energy found at the acupuncture points. The use of warmth (moxa) and fine needles restores the natural order.

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Our training explained

Undergraduate and postgraduate studies

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Enjoy this 30-minute film and learn about the metal element and what this season offers you

Graduate Testimonials

“The teaching you have created online comes across as a life’s work. Phenomenal. It is inspiring and so powerful. A gift really, of which I feel extremely humbled to be on the receiving end. Already I feel my perspective is shifted...and to do it in the format you have created is something I couldn’t have imagined having the flexibility to do. ”

Vian Sharif

“This course has truly changed my whole perspective on life. There are few teachers that can hold their students for hours on end but Gerad is a natural communicator who is clearly a master of this tradition and what he and the team have managed to impart to us during our time together, is incredible.”

Alex Charles

““Gerad’s teaching is passionate, simple yet extremely profound and practical. The learning style is so experiential - it’s such a treat for the heart. I am still in awe at how it has helped me build confidence with hands-on skills in the shortest possible time. This intensive course is truly one of a kind! I am very grateful!””

Yiye Zhang