Events:
  • Veterans and First Responders Clinic
    Free on Wednesdays
    430 – 6 pm

  • Spirits of Points Online
    Hilary Skellon
    February 2023

  • The Wisdom of CF-EA
    Santa Monica, CA
    March 2023

Empower Yourself
Empower Your Community
Transform with Nature

As a premiere Classical Five-Element Acupuncture school in the United States, students at ITEA are individuals ready to power their potential.

We welcome students who are unique and want to do something different! 

Our program is for students who take responsibility for learning — students who are not only eager to learn academically, but who are also eager to learn:

  • through their senses
  • through all the subtle aspects of nature
  • through relationship with others, and
  • through their own personal transformation

Are you ready to empower the world with this transformative medicine?

The ITEA educational experience encourages personal development and transformation. Our program supports unique paths of learning, allowing every student to maximize their individual potential.  

Nationally accredited by ACAHM, the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) offers the Master of Acupuncture in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (CF-EA) degree at our centrally located Boulder/ Denver area campus.

We prioritize limited class sizes to foster close-knit student groups, ensuring the highest quality learning environment.

An oral tradition, brought to the West by the late Professor J.R. Worsley, Classical Five-Element Acupuncture assists nature to bring a person back into balance on all levels – the body, the mind, and the spirit. This system of medicine stands out in that it works to transform people at their deepest level of imbalance. 

Our international faculty are leaders of this medicine, and all CF-EA faculty have been expertly trained to teach this oral tradition. The program is directed and taught in part by Hilary Skellon, President of ITEA and daughter of J.R. Worsley. 

“ITEA is totally unique in that it is the only school offering a Master of Acupuncture in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.
Our program, to the best of my knowledge, includes the acupuncture curriculum as taught by my father, J.R. Worsley, during my initial training and continued studies with him until his death in 2003. I moved to Colorado to be Director of ITEA over 22 years ago and love being able to share this incredible medicine.
My love for CFEA continues to grow as I see the incredible transformations it can make to the lives of both our clients in the clinic, and our students and faculty. If you share a passion for the natural world, want to work with people, helping them attain their full potential and in a conscious way, then this is the program for you!”
Hilary Skellon, ITEA President
Our Clinic

Student Clinic
Improve overall wellness, quality of life and increase vitality with affordable acupuncture treatment at ITEA

Veterans Clinic
In service to U.S. veterans and active military, we offer free, weekly AcuDetox treatment on Wednesdays

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

Studying Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is an incredibly exciting journey, fostering inner transformation with both personal and professional growth and encourages trust in the continual exploration of nature. There is always more to learn — a greater depth of understanding to be explored.

Power Your Potential