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Welcome to Yellow Path

Five-Element acupuncture with Gerad Kite & Johnny Childs

Your acupuncture career begins here!

At Yellow Path we give you the best available training in Five-Element acupuncture

Can I become a successful acupuncturist?

This was my first question when I thought about training. I was searching for a vocation; something that would ignite my passion, be of help to others and I could truly master. Much to my relief, I very quickly realised that I didn’t need to be well-educated or 'spiritual' to become a great Five-Element acupuncture practitioner.

Yet the surprising thing is that most acupuncture courses are taught as a three-year degree level education. They cover a wide range of subjects relating to Chinese and Western medicine, clinical research and most commonly taught in a traditional classroom setting.

What we offer is different

At Yellow Path we concentrate on 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 is a unique programme of professional study that delivers the entire curriculum online. You learn with our original filmed lectures but also attend in-person classes and weekly online Q&A sessions where we explore and deepen your understanding. You can either fast-track your training and complete in a minimum of one year, or take the 'country route' and complete in any amount of time of up to five years. And you can change your rate of progress at any time. It’s up to you!

Graduate Case Study

In 2016, Georgie and Grace were looking for a fulfilling vocation and came to us to start their training. On graduation they partnered up to create ‘The Elements Project’.

Let’s look at 5 factors that helped them successfully complete our course and go on to create a thriving practice.

1. 24/7 access to all online lecture material and weekly online and in-person clinical skills classes

2. A professional education taught by experienced teachers and working acupuncturists delivering a practical 'how to' training

3. Regular encouragement from the Yellow Path mentors and academic support. Limitless email contact, phone and in-person meetings and our online student/graduate forum providing answers within 24 hours

4. Regular opportunities to shadow our mentoring team in a clinical setting and receive a comprehensive clinical training

5. A clear and effective system of medicine, taught by my experienced team and myself


It was fantastic to see how the reputation of ‘The Elements Project’ grew quickly amongst their 'anxious' peer group struggling to find the right kind of help. Marie Claire Magazine were quick to pick up on news of Georgie and Grace’s success and published an article under the headline, “Meet the women using acupuncture to keep Millennials’ minds in check.”

Seeing these two budding acupuncturists join our profession and build a loyal following with tangible results is heartening and the best example of what Yellow Path can offer you. I very much hope you will join us on a truly wonderful, personal and professional life- journey.

Gerad Kite, October 2020

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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 stimulates acupuncture points with warmth and fine needles to restore the natural order.

Undergraduate Programme

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

What's on offer

  • 24/7 Learning

    Our digital platform offers 24/7 access to 100+ original online training films and peer/teacher support. Sign up 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 your training and our no hassle postgraduate packages are costed to make your CPD, CEUs and NDAs affordable and fun.

  • Experienced Teachers

    With a combined total of 50 clinical, and 45 teaching years, our teaching team are experts in the Five-Element acupuncture tradition and dedicated to passing this on to you.

What are the gifts of being a Five-Element Acupuncturist?

  • A deeper understanding of who you are, how the world works and the impact you can make in life

  • A passion that allows you to play an important role in the transformation and healing of others

  • All the tools to create a successful business that works around you

  • A fulfilling career that never gets boring

  • Become part of a diverse community of like-minded individuals

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