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.
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.
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.
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