Five Element BioEnergetics II: Spiritual Pathways


This class will introduce you to Alchemical Acupressure and its roots in Daoist philosophy.

Develop your skills in the clinical application of the Five Elements and the Five Shen (Spiritual Qi) and learn how to apply effective kinesiology corrections for a deeper level of integration between biology, psychology, and spirituality.


For many kinesiologists first encountering Chinese medicine, one of the greatest attractions is that it addresses the whole person, seamlessly integrating body, mind and spirit within it’s understanding of human health and disease.

The goal of Five Element treatment is to enhance personal alignment with what the ancient Daoists called the Laws of Nature. When living in accordance with these Laws, the health of the body, mind and spirit is supported.

In the context of kinesiology, the Elements correspond to a matrix of specific muscles, organs, glands, meridians as well as emotions, attitudes, virtues and behaviours.

One of the underlying principles of acupoint selection is that each point on a channel has a unique effect on the Organ, much like each hole on a flute produces a different note.

Yin corresponds to the organs that store Qi.

The yin organs are more stable and constant, representing more of the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. As they work with maintaining the body’s foundation, they’re both more consequential and more vulnerable.

Each Yin organ also ‘houses’ a particular spiritual aspect of a human being.

  • Mind (Shen) – Heart
  • Ethereal Soul (Hun) – Liver
  • Corporeal Soul (Po) – Lungs
  • Intellect (Yi) – Spleen
  • Will-Power (Zhi) – Kidneys

Collectively these are referred to as the ‘Five Shen’, a complex of all five mental-spiritual aspects of a human being, i.e. the Shen itself, the Hun, the Po, the Yi and the Zhi. This is also often translated as the ‘Five Spirits’ or vital organ intelligences embodied in our heart, liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys.

Five Shen theory is the Daoist understanding of the working of ego, or personal self, called ‘heart-mind’ (xin) in Chinese. The Shen represents the forces that shape our personality including mental and spiritual aspects.

It is the most subtle and non-material type of Qi.

This course journeys through the Five Elements and within them the spiritual associations of key acupoints, exploring their names, functions, and practical healing use in the kinesiology environment.

You will gain strong foundation from both classroom instruction and practical application, along with being able to confidently apply the course material immediately in your own clinic.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding the Law of the Five Elements at its deepest level, including the spiritual pathways of the muscle-organ/glands associated with the primary meridians and how to use these in clinical practice to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Identify key areas of the body where tensions and constrictions may be associated with spiritual (Shen) imbalances.
  • How to apply advanced acupressure corrections through a clinical understanding of energy medicine to create a ‘flow state’ across the Ke and Sheng cycles.
  • Developed a deeper understanding of the theory and application for working with the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen), creating a new and deeper level of integration between the client’s biology, psychology, and spirituality.
  • How to identify key spiritual blocks to treatment and utilising specific evidence-based kinesiology protocols to improve treatment outcomes.
  • You will also receive real world examples of ‘treatment organisation’ and advanced pathways for your setup and corrections for even greater practice success.

Is the course accredited?

Yes. Five Element BioEnergetics II is accredited with the Australian Kinesiology Association for 29 hours of ‘Category B’ study. A certificate of proficiency is awarded on successful completion of the course assessments (practical, case studies, multiple choice and short answer exam).

Can the course be taken online?

At present the course requires you attend the scheduled 2-day program.

Does the course have pre-requsities?

Yes. Five Element BioEnergetics is a pre-requisite for this course.

Does the course have assessments?

Yes. In addition to the practical assessment (part of day 1 & 2) there is also 5 case studies, multiple choice and short answer assessments (open book) to be competed. A 75% pass mark required for all assessments to be deemed competent and awarded certification.

What method of payment do you accept?

The preferred method of enrolment and payment is via the secure online registration process. Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard and bank deposit. When paying via bank deposit you will be emailed an invoice for which full payment is required to secure your place in the selected course.

What are the enrolment T&C?

All cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing. In the event of a cancellation a refund is given on balance of payment as follows: More than 21 days cancellation notice, full refund less $150 administration fee; Less than 21 days notice, no refund.