PLEASE NOTE: We have a hard cap on seats due to the hands-on nature of the training and mentorship and once all available seats are filled, we will close enrollment until fall of 2022 at the earliest.
In order to preserve the quality and effectiveness of the program, we only accept a limited number of new certification students every year, selected based on those we feel are:
1) Ready to start now (if everyone feels it is a good fit, of course ).
2) Serious about becoming REAL experts in the areas of Functional Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine.
3) Have a strong desire to grow their practice OR, if practice growth is not the goal, to learn and implement systems that make practice more fun and efficient.
4) Able to commit to attending the live training sessions (dates and times below).
5) Able to attend at least ONE Clinical Rounds every month AND…
6) Committed to submitting a minimum of TWO cases annually for review during Clinical Rounds, and attending those review sessions live to discuss your cases.
You’ve already filled out the application and booked your Interview – this is a 15-20 minute interview where we can go a little deeper and explain the details of the program to you and answer any questions you may have.
Again, slots are limited so to ensure we are speaking to seriously interested candidates only, we would like to verify your level of interest at this time.
ONCE YOU ENROLL and OFFICIALLY BECOME A STUDENT IN THE PROGRAM, you will essentially have a team of expert clinical mentors available to you 24/7, 365 (including Chris and his top students) AND be part of our highly motivated and unconditonally supportive student community (which is second-to-none in the industry) where you will receive the following benefits:
On top of this there are a couple of special features we ONLY discuss with people who are serious candidates for membership. These features include in-person training and other unique aspects not offered anywhere else in our industry.
Also please make note of our cancellation policy. No exceptions can be made to this policy:
Fundamental Concepts of 5-Element Functional Medicine (5EFM)
5EFM Physiology / Bio-Spiritual Cosmology
5EFM Etiology / Origination of Disease
5EFM Pathomechanisms and Disease Progression
5EFM Therapeutic Model and Process
5EFM Essential Practitioner Self-Cultivation Rituals And Practices
5EFM Functional-Elemental Spheres
5EFM Generating Axes
5EFM Regulating Axes
5EFM Suppressive Cycles
Once you officially join the fall 2020 cohort for our Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine Certification, you’ll also get access to these courses designed to give you a massively unfair advantage in growing your practice to where you want it to be both professionally and financially…
These are Chris’ secret meditations he’s used personally to hone his own mental and emotional focus and control and they are the SAME meditations he and his students use clinically with patients.
Each meditation is delivered as an audio track to be followed. Some are simple breathing exercises, others are visualizations. All of them are powerful “Qigongs” that develop skills of intentional energy transformation and cultivation.
A searchable index of the supplements we use in 5-Element Functional Medicine, classifying them so you can always find what you’re looking for based on a range of criteria
Not only incredibly useful in clinic but also an invaluable study tool the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else.
Raw and unfiltered, this is an in-your-face, tough-love journey designed to break you out of low-vibration states that keep you from showing up as the most awesome, powerful, joyful version of you.
Packed with not only motivational and inspirational words, but also practical visualization and meditation exercises, this is one of the most loved trainings inside Chris’ “War Room” practice management program.
This is Chris’ step-by-step blueprint for running SUCCESSFUL ads on Google and Facebook.
In Chris’ clinics, there is never a worry as to whether new patients are coming or not. That’s because not only are patients constantly referring, they’ve been running ads on Google and Facebook for over a decade and those ads bring in 10-20 new patient inquiries EVERY SINGLE WEEK on autopilot.
You’re going to get the strategy from start to finish, with a step-by-step walkthrough on how to set up your own autopilot patient attraction system.
Take a front-row seat at the annual event that (pre-corona) was the in-person intensive Chris hosted for his high-level “War Room” clients.
A combination of strategy and mindset around practice growth, marketing, and practice management with a healthy dose of community and camaraderie. You’ll find tons of gold nuggets throughout this amazing weekend intensive.
A fully sequenced and step-by-step process designed to help you uncover and then release the mental blocks that are keeping you from experiencing the kind of success and abundance you are capable of.
This challenge was pivotal for dozens of people who took it back in 2019, and you’ll have full access to all the recordings, exercises, and visualizations so you can start experiencing amplified growth on both personal and professional levels.
Biggest savings. No additional payments.
Initial payment at enrollment, 2nd payment 90 days later
+ 11 monthly payments of $650
However, if you are ready, then you are invited to proceed with your interview, so we can go into more detail to ensure it’s a good fit and to help you MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION for yourself on whether or not to join our program.
We want to respect your time as well as ours.
If we do NOT hear back from you within the next 24 hours, we will cancel your session and assume your level of interest is insufficient to warrant a call.
With gratitude and appreciation for your time and for your service in the healing arts.
Chris Axelrad, M.S.O.M., L.Ac. – Founder and Creator of 5-Element Functional Medicine
YES. We are set up with the following certifying bodies, and we will gladly apply with any requested certifying body (we cannot guarantee approval, but we’ll try):
TOTAL PDA/CEU FOR THIS CERTIFICATION:
Core Foundations I & II combined = 20 PDA / CEU + each weekend module = 14 PDA / CEU for a combined total of 20 + (4×14) = 76 PDA / CEU.
Due to ongoing concerns with the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided that for 2020-2021 we will do all courses ONLINE, via Zoom.
The best way to truly master this method is to put it into practice. If you are consistent showing up for once weekly Clinical Rounds (via Zoom) where we work actual cases together, you will likely gain significant skill with minimal extra study.
Personal study time varies but a couple of focused hours a week to review recordings and read Chris’ materials should suffice to gain a significant grasp of the framework and process of 5EFM.
YES. We will have an exam at the end, however it will be a self-paced exam and you will do it on your own at home. You will be free to use the reference materials in completing the exam.
This is a certification program, meaning Chris is going to sign off on your expertise and promote you as one, as well as refer patients to you when the need arises (he already has one book generating a lot of interest from all over North America and there are a couple more in the pipeline).
Therefore, we expect you to attend live and be present for the training on the specified dates.
Absolutely. We have THREE avenues for receiving mentorship and guidance both directly from Chris and senior practitioners and from the community at large:
Weekly Clinical Rounds (attendance is required at least twice a month during the academic year you are in the program)
Conducted via video conference, these are in-depth case reviews where you get to submit cases for review and watch as Chris interactively works with other students to unpack and decipher root cause, then apply 5EFM therapeutics to the case.
When your case is scheduled for review, you will have the opportunity to be part of the dialogue and have any questions answered.
These calls have become quite legendary, as together with students Chris has been able to solve very difficult cases and recommend very compact treatment plans that have led to major breakthroughs for patients.
A BONUS for certification students – Chris will set aside two shifts per month for 5EFM students to come to Houston and shadow him in clinic. A calendar to schedule your shadowing dates is provided inside the secure student portal.
Feedback from the dozens who have already shadowed has been consistently positive. You get to see firsthand both the clinical flow of Chris’ process, but also how the entire patient experience is structured in a way that inspires and motivates them to take their process seriously and follow clinical guidance set by the clinician.
This shadowing day alone is worth the price of the entire program, TBH. You’ll see why should you choose to take advantage of it.
We have a closed Facebook group where students ask questions, share discoveries, and help each other gain clarity on cases as well as cross-refer to each other. You’ll love the “tribe” we’re assembling. It’s truly a group of like-minded and like-hearted practitioners looking to serve with integrity and lovingkindness.
Yes. You are required to submit 2 cases and complete the review of each in order to get your certification.
If for some reason you do not submit your cases or you do not complete the review of each case, you will still receive your CEU but you will not receive certification at the end of the year and will have to wait until the following year to get your certification (you will not have to retake the classes, but you will have to complete your case reviews before the end of the next academic year).
If, after 2 academic years, a student has not completed their required 2 case reviews, they will become ineligible for certification without re-registering for and re-taking the course.
You must attend at least 2 calls per month, however we strongly encourage you to attend as often as possible. These calls are roughly 1-2 hours in length (depending on how many cases are scheduled for review that day), and attending them regularly will lead to a siginificant acceleration in your progress as a clinician and clinic owner.
We have a list of books in the secure member portal. These books will serve to inform and guide but they are not manuals of the 5EFM system.
The 5EFM Clinical Manuals will be compiled and released sometime between 2021 and 2022.
We simply require that you are either:
Exceptions MAY be made for special circumstances however these exceptions are at the sole discretion of the program directors and faculty.
Yes. You will receive access to a detailed reference guide outlining the exact supplements (including exact manufacturers) used in Chris’ clinic, along with general dosing guidelines.
On clinical rounds calls, you will become familiar with the supplement selections and dosing as applied to real-world cases as well.
Once you have paid the required fees, here’s what you receive:
Other benefits may be added as we go along, so don’t be surprised if we over-deliver. 😉
5-Element Functional Medicine is about simplicity and clarity and there is no reason why you will not be able to begin implementing the strategies and processes right away.
The whole point of this program is to empower us to help more people in more powerful and effective ways.
So… you are not only allowed, you are ENCOURAGED to start implementing and using this as soon as possible in your clinic.
We have a very active and engaged community in our private Facebook group. Just drop your question or concern in there and you’ll receive positive, helpful support every time.
At this time we do not have a scholarship program. It’s something we will definitely look at in the future.
Here is our cancellation policy. No exceptions can be made to this policy: