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Certificate Course Overview

In-person cohort begins September, 2024!


The full JingShen Pediatric Acupuncture Certificate Course provides high-quality post-graduate education for Acupuncturists.

Course Overview:

  • Five in-person modules (75 hours - details below)

  • Senior Mentorship w/ Moshe Heller and Dr. Stephen Cowan (16 hours)

    • Wednesdays 12-2pm EST (lunch + learn) - exact dates TBA

    • Senior Mentorship sessions are for case presentations + discussion, follow-up from weekend immersions, and more

  • Graduate Mentorship w/ JingShen Alumni 

Tuition: $3,250 Early-bird tuition paid in full by December 15, 2023. $3,500 full tuition. If you need a payment plan, please contact us by email -

Location: Montvale, NJ (25 miles outside NYC)

CEUs: 70 NCCAOM CEUs* (pending)



MODULE 1: Basics of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics and Non-needling Techniques

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2024

  • Embodied assessment: Looking, Listening, Asking, Palpating

  • Pediatric Chinese Medicine: Developmental cycles + constitutional assessment

  • Hands on technical training: Shonishin + Tui Na + more

  • Qi gong practice for practitioners + patients

October - Senior Mentorship 1 (live-online)

October - Senior Mentorship 2 (live-online)

MODULE 2: LUNG + SPLEEN + Treatment techniques
NOVEMBER 9-10, 2024

  • Tai Yin-Yang Ming system physiology in Children

  • Common Tai Yin-Yang Ming Pathology and Patterns in Pediatrics

  • Treatment Strategies: Acupuncture + Herbs + Diet + Lifestyle

  • Shonishin Part 2

  • Grand rounds with live patients

  • Special Topic (Guest lecturer tba)

November - Senior Mentorship 3 (live-online)

December - Senior Mentorship 4 (live-online)

January - Senior Mentorship 5 (live-online)

February - Senior Mentorship 6 (live-online)

MARCH 8-9, 2025

  • Jue Yin-Shao Yang system physiology in Children

  • Trauma in Pediatrics (Guest lecturer tba)

  • Introduction to complex cases of the Neuro-Gastro-Immune network

  • Grand rounds with live patients

March - Senior Mentorship 7 (live-online)


APRIL 5-6, 2025

  • Shao Yin-Tai Yang System in Children

  • Physiology + treatment of Adolescents

  • Special Topic (Guest lecturer tba)

  • Menarche + Menstruation (special guest lecturer TBA)

  • Grand rounds with live patients

April - Senior Mentorship 8 (live-online)

MODULE 5: San Jiao + Difficult Diseases

MAY 3-4, 2025

  • San Jiao/Triple Burner understanding of Pediatric Chinese Medicine

  • Complex and Difficult Diseases in Pediatrics and their treatment

  • Special Guest Lecturer tba


We are honored to present our faculty for the

JingShen Pediatric Acupuncture Certificate Course

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Lead Instructor & Senior Mentor


Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with over 30 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and is a member of the American academy of medical acupuncture. Dr Cowan is author of Fire Child Water Child and has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders.

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Lead Instructor & Senior Mentor


Moshe Heller is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. He is the former academic dean and chair of the department of oriental medicine at Pacific College, New York. Moshe has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine for the past 24 years. He taught at the Hebrew University, Medicine College, and the Israeli College of Complementary Medicine. He has been teaching Pediatrics at Pacific Collage, NY and developed a postgrad program for Chinese Medical Pediatrics and lectured at the Pacific Symposium in San Diego.  Moshe currently maintains a busy practice in NYC.

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Special Guest Lecturer

Efrem Korngold

Efrem Korngold is one of the leading traditional Chinese medicine teachers and practitioners in America. He is co-author of the widely read Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine as well as many articles. He began his studies at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England in 1972 and studied herbal medicine at Kunming Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute and Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shu Guang Hospital. 

Efrem will be teaching San Jiao Pediatric Development in the program. 


Special Guest Lecturer

Gali Stoffman, MD

Gali Stoffman, MD, is an integrative medical doctor, specializing in Pediatric Integrative Chinese medicine. At present, Dr. Stoffman is the head of the Integrative In-patient Services of Barzilay Hospital, and is medical director and owner of a large multidisciplinary clinic in Rehovot, Israel.
In addition to her clinical activities, for the past twelve years, Dr. Stoffman has been teaching Pediatric Chinese Medicine in Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University Schools of Medicine as well as leading one year long post-graduate programs of Pediatric Chinese Medicine, in collaboration with Mr. Julian Scott (England) and Dr.
Elisa Rossi (Italy).

More special guest lecturers to be announced soon!


Check back for updates! 

Graduate Mentor
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  • Christine van toor-zaalberg, L. Ac (Hague)

  • Jenn Gibbons, A-CFHC, MSTOM, LAc (PA)

  • Kenna Bouvet, L.Ac (NY, NY)

  • Dr Daryl Thuroff, DACM, LMT (NY, NY)

  • Qihui Jin LAc (Hudson Valley, NY)

  • Liz Appel, L.Ac (Chicago)

  • Juliane Rojas, MD, LAc, FMP (Mexico)

  • Michelle Bombacie, LAc, LMT (NY, NY)

Graduate Mentors for 2024 Cohort
(more details coming soon) 

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