Welcome to something different — the transformational world of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.

The Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) offers the degree Master of Acupuncture in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (CF-EA). This discipline is the Taoist healing tradition brought to the west by the late Professor J. R. Worsley, and is also known as Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture. The oral tradition, taught to small, close-knit student groups, produces practitioners of great understanding, knowledge and depth. The program is overseen and taught in part by the daughter of J. R. Worsley.  Students work with the energy of the body, the mind and the spirit to guide their clients toward living their full potential.

Students at ITEA are individual.

ITEA’s program supports students’ unique path of learning, allowing them to progress at their own pace and maximize their individual potential. Our international faculty are experts in their field, and all CF-EA faculty have been expertly trained to teach this oral tradition.

We are looking for students who are unique!

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 willing to take the challenge?


The Master of Acupuncture in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture program of the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. For more information about ACAOM please visit acaom.org.

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