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Welcome to Yellow Path

Five-Element acupuncture with Gerad Kite & Johnny Childs

Your acupuncture career begins here

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

Why wait? You can sign up and start today!

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 relief, I quickly realised that I didn’t need to be well-educated or 'spiritual' to become a great Five-Element acupuncturist.

Surprisingly however, most acupuncture courses are taught as a three-year degree level education in a classroom setting.

What we offer is truly different.

Flexible online and in-person training

At Yellow Path we teach 'Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture' as a complete system of medicine. We keep the focus on the natural laws, 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 Q&A sessions and monthly in-person classes. The hands-on training teaches diagnosis and clinical skills and deepens your understanding of what you have already learned online.

How long you take to complete the training is up to you. Some people graduate within 18 months (minimum), others prefer to spread their study over 5 years (maximum).

Finding the best training for you!

Deciding where to train can prove difficult when there are so many other great options out there. It's important to make personal contact with the people who will inspire and teach you. For that I reason I suggest you digest the detailed information on our site and then set up a time to speak to me, Johnny or one of the Yellow Path team. Please email your request to

Please 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 right 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 of treatment

  • 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

  • Highly experienced and inspiring teachers bringing this magical tradition to life

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

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Introducing the Five Elements

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.

What's on offer

  • 24/7 Learning

    Our digital platform offers 24/7 access to 100+ original online training films and peer/teacher support. You don't have to wait for a start date. Sign up now and start your learning today!

  • Multi-disciplinary Teaching

    Original online training films, live Zoom Q&A sessions, in-person workshops, academic support and face-to-face events.

  • Payment Plans

    Our flexible payment plans allow you to spread the cost of each module of your entire training. Our easy to use online postgraduate packages are costed to make your CPD, CEUs and NDAs accessible, affordable and fun.

  • Experienced Teachers

    With a combined total of 75 clinical, and 45 teaching years, our teaching team are experts in the Five-Element acupuncture tradition and dedicated to passing this on to you.

Take the plunge!

Sign up now for one of the fastest-growing careers in health-care!

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It's late summer!

Enjoy this 30-minute film and learn about the earth element

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