In the mid 1980’s a group of acupuncturists and medical doctors participated in a series of weekend workshops on Classical Five Element Acupuncture that I was teaching in San Francisco. They became very excited about learning Five Element Acupuncture and approached me to train them to become practitioners of this unique approach. At that time there was no way to be trained in this system in California or on the West Coast. Acupuncturists and physicians had to leave their practices to go to Florida or to Maryland to study. This was not feasible for most practicing professionals.