Where did the name 'Yellow Path' come from?

The “Yellow” in our name refers to the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) who was born around 2700BC and began his rule in 2697BC. He was the first emperor and leader of China. He is recognised as the originator of the centralised state, as a cosmic ruler, a patron of esoteric arts and and most importantly for us, the author of the Huangdi Neijing. This authoritative text informs the philosophy theory and practice of Five-Element acupuncture from antiquity through to today.

The “Path” is another word for the Tao (Dao). It defines the natural order of the universe and our natural intuitive knowing of “life” that cannot be grasped as a thought or concept. It must be lived, like walking a path.

At Yellow Path we value and respect this ancient lineage and its relevance and value for all of us today.

For more information, please listen to the audio presentation The Foundational Roots of Five-Element Acupuncture in the free film bundle in the film shop.

Who is Gerad Kite?

Gerad Kite Ac.M (Acupuncture Master). Book a treatment directly with Kite Clinic

Gerad Kite is an Acupuncture Master (Ac.M), teacher and author with 30 years clinical experience. He founded and now runs Yellow Path with the vision of sharing Five-Element Acupuncture with as many people across the globe as possible.

In 1993 he started the first ever NHS acupuncture service in the UK based at Kings College Hospital (London) predominantly working with patients with AIDS and terminal illnesses. He also ran a successful private practice on London’s Harley Street where he gained his reputation as the “Daddy of all Fertility Experts”.

In 2006 he opened Kite Clinic where he led a team of 12 practitioners performing over 10,000 treatments a year and in 2007 he founded the London Institute of Five-Element Acupuncture (LIFEA) where he personally trained his current team of practitioners and new apprentices.

In 2011 Gerad opened his Wimpole Street practice where he currently practices and teaches. In 2016 his first two books ‘Everything You Need You Have’ and ‘The Art of Baby-Making’ were published by Short Books. In October 2020 Gerad launched Yellow Path, his new training programme with original, online lecture material covering his entire training curriculum.

What is the vision for Yellow Path?

Yellow Path is Gerad's realised dream of sharing this ancient wisdom and practice with as many people as possible. Having spent over 30 years studying, practising and living this system of medicine, Gerad knew that Five-Element Acupuncture plays a dynamic and impactful role in dealing with the problems we face in the world today. Each one of us is part of the solution and when we help an individual to heal, that individual returns to balance and helps another. There is an urgency at this time for us all to heal and that is why Gerad founded Yellow Path.

Our goal at Yellow Path is to take this oral tradition and its message of love, hope and wholeness to as many people around the globe as possible. We provide filmed lectures that deliver this oral lineage in a format that resonates with this technological age, which allows our community of international practitioners to come together to hold the spirit of this medicine and deliver its power.

What is the Yellow Path promise?

  • Provide clear, dynamic and accurate information and transmit the spirit of this ancient oral tradition

  • Provide a strong and supporting community for students, practitioners and patients

  • Encourage the humility of life-long learning and create a positively challenging environment for practitioners to grow and thrive

  • Have a true and sustaining impact on the world


to uphold the virtues of the Five Elements

  • Benevolence

    Commitment to education is at the forefront of our ethos

  • Propriety

    Our doors are always open and we are committed to being fully transparent whilst maintaining clear boundaries with our students

  • Integrity

    By ensuring every promise made on this site is kept, all students that come through our (online) doors are supported

  • Righteousness

    To respect the lineage and pass on the ancient teachings of the Yellow Emperor in an honest and undiluted fashion

  • Wisdom

    We acknowledge that we don’t know it all, but will do our bit to ensure these virtues are upheld and Five-Element Acupuncture is protected in this lifetime

The Teachers

Gerad Kite

Director & Acupuncturist

Gerad Kite is an Acupuncture Master (Ac.M) with 30 years clinical experience. He is a recognised leader in the field of infertility, an author of two (health related) books and is an internationally respected practitioner and teacher of Five-Element Acupuncture.

Johnny Childs

Clinical Director and Acupuncturist

Johnny is a licensed acupuncturist (Lic.Ac) and apprenticed under Gerad Kite. He currently works alongside Gerad at the Wimpole Street clinic, and while welcoming patients with all kinds of symptoms, he is an expert in providing acupuncture treatment for people looking for help with fertility.

Caroline Hammond

Academic Support

After having witnessed the rewards of Five-Element Acupuncture treatment, Caroline decided to move her skills towards this system of medicine, training in Five-Element Acupuncture with Gerad Kite at LIFEA. Caroline is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

The Supervisors

Mia Kawada


Mia Kawada graduated with distinction from the London Institute of Five-Element Acupuncture (Lifea) where she trained under Gerad Kite for 3 years. After the graduation Mia was one of the graduates hired to work at the Gerad Kite clinic and has been a full time member of the team ever since. She is part of the teaching team and a mentor to past and current students

Grace Elliston


Grace trained as a Five Element Acupuncturist in 2016 on the first of Gerad & Johnny's new licentiate course. She has since gone on to found The Elements Project with her partner and friend Georgie Ireland. Together they run a burgeoning practice in South London dealing primarily with the mental and spiritual wellbeing of millennials. Furthermore, Grace helped turn the dream of Yellow Path into a reality by spearheading the creation of this very site.

Georgie Ireland


Georgie trained as a Five Element Acupuncturist in 2017 on the second of Gerad & Johnny's new licentiate course. She has since gone on to found The Elements Project with her partner and friend Grace Elliston. Together they run a burgeoning practice in South London dealing primarily with the mental and spiritual wellbeing of millennials.