Bring harmony to body-mind-emotion-spirit

The 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine provide a pathway of connection to the Universe around us and within us. By understanding this ancient perspective you are able to improve your ability to assess energetic imbalances within yourself and others, align your activities with the seasons for better health, and offer meaningful lifestyle adjustments to others.
This is a Level 1 course.

What you will learn:

  • Characteristics, qualities and associations of each Element

  • Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics of each Element

  • Origins of the 5 Elements - introduction to Taoist Cosmology

  • Yin & Yang in relationship to the 5 Elements

  • Generating and Consolidating Cycles of the 5 Elements

  • How to recognized the balance of Elements in yourself and others

Course curriculum

  • 1

    School is Closing August 1, 2022

    • Big Tree School of Natural Healing is Closing August 1, 2022 - Please read

    • Private Facebook Group for Big Tree Students and Grads!

  • 2

    How to Keep this Course Forever

    • How to download course content onto your local device and keep it forever

  • 3

    *Important CEU update* (CEUs will not be available after June 1, 2022)

    • CEU Update - Massage Therapists please read

  • 4

    Orientation

    • Welcome!

  • 5

    Class 1

    • Class 1: Worksheet

    • Class 1: Origin of the 5 Elements & The Wood Element

    • Class 1: Self-study Exercises

    • Class 1: Quiz

  • 6

    Class 2

    • Class 2: Worksheet

    • Class 2: The Metal Element & The Earth Element

    • Class 2: Self-study Exercises

    • Class 2: Quiz

  • 7

    Class 3

    • Class 3: Worksheet

    • Class 3: The Fire Element & The Water Element

    • Class 3: Self-study Exercise

    • Class 3: Quiz

  • 8

    Class 4

    • Class 4: Worksheet

    • Class 4: Dynamics of the 5 Elements & Theory of Root and Manifestation

    • Class 4: Self-study Exercises

    • Class 4: Quiz

  • 9

    Final Exam

    • Final Exam

    • Review of Quizzes and Final Exam

  • 10

    Class 5: Course Integration and Q&A

    • Class 5: Q&A 1 - Associating the Elements and the Seasons

    • Class 5: Q&A 1 - Presentation Slides

    • Class 5: Q&A 2 - Review Emotion, Mindset, Spirit of each Element

    • Class 5: Q&A 2 - Presentation Slides

  • 11

    2022 Q&As

    • Q&A Jan 10, 2022

    • Q&A Jan 12, 2022

  • 12

    Course Survey

    • Course Survey

Tuition

$125

Your tuition includes immediate access to the entire course, the ability to download and keep all of the content, and email support for any questions you may have along the way.
(Online Certification Students also have 24-hour access to the Student Forum for posting questions, and Mastermind Meetings for deeper discussions regarding all aspects of the theory and practice.)

Meet Your Instructor

Founder

Cindy Black, L.Ac.,LMT

As both a Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist, I have been weaving the theory of Chinese Medicine and western massage therapy into the Meridian Massage Approach.  Meridian Massage is a holistic, hands-on approach that anyone can use to support the health of themselves or others.I am the founder of the Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. I appreciate the opportunity to share the wisdom of this work with you.

Student Experiences

5 star rating

well organized

Eric Bereit

Coming through a bit of a rough time, this class helped to put things in perspective. It was well organized and the content flowed very well.

Coming through a bit of a rough time, this class helped to put things in perspective. It was well organized and the content flowed very well.

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Five Element Course

Catherine Velde

Another beautiful presentation by Cindy Black. After practicing for almost 40 years I still found it deepening, simplifying and integrating. The Five element...

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Another beautiful presentation by Cindy Black. After practicing for almost 40 years I still found it deepening, simplifying and integrating. The Five elements, along with Yin & Yang, are the cornerstone of the philosophy of Chinese Medicine/Practice and one of the most worthwhile studies anyone could undertake in terms of understanding Life itself.

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Elementary and Vast

Laura Boyden

I love, love, love this course. It has changed my life. I apply the 5 elements to my thoughts, emotions, massages, what I say and what I hear how I approach ...

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I love, love, love this course. It has changed my life. I apply the 5 elements to my thoughts, emotions, massages, what I say and what I hear how I approach my body, mind and spirit. The elements live in me.

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guide to the five elements

Fran Mac

I take time to comprehend new material, readings..but the course was thorough, fun, and I feel again a better understanding of Chinese Medicine. Looking for...

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I take time to comprehend new material, readings..but the course was thorough, fun, and I feel again a better understanding of Chinese Medicine. Looking forward to my next course. Thank You Cindy and friends.I am Grateful. FranMac

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Awesome stuff

Eva Servais

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