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, most acupuncture courses are taught as a three-year degree level education in a classroom setting. What we offer is different.
Flexible online training
At Yellow Path we teach 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 pay attention to what nature is telling you to do in the treatment room.
Yellow Path delivers the entire curriculum online through our original high quality filmed lectures and weekly online Q&A sessions. We also offer in-person classes where we teach clinical skills and deepen your understanding of what you have 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). It's up to you.
Deciding where to train can prove difficult when there are so many other great options out there. Explore the site and please watch our free 'taster films'. I know you'll enjoy them. Hopefully you'll discover our unique approach to training is the right one for you.
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
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 stimulates acupuncture points with warmth and fine needles to restore the natural order.
“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