2020 Pediatric Acupuncture Certificate & Mentorship Program

2020 Certificate & Mentorship Course

100 Hours of training and mentorship in Pediatric Acupuncture with some of the world's leading teachers


This course provides 100-hours of training and mentorship for licensed acupuncturists looking to specialize in pediatrics, from conception to adulthood. The mentorship program will be available to a limited number of participants to ensure that everyone gets proper attention and guidance.  

The course is full. Registration closed. 

The lead teachers and guest lecturers are world-renowned experts in the field and will provide in-depth instruction on many topics in Chinese Medicine, including:

  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine during gestation, neo-natal, infant and toddler, and child and adolescent stages

  • Needle techniques for children

  • Non-needle techniques: Shonishin, Teishin, Tui Na, and more.

  • Cycles of 7 and 8 and how they influence assessment & treatment at various ages

  • Physical examinations & assessment of children + identifying red flags

  • Common conditions in Pediatrics: respiratory, digestive, and dermatological

  • Grand Rounds with pediatric patients

  • Herbal strategies for children  

  • Clinical Case Analysis + Grand Rounds

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Lead Instructor


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


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

Frances Goodwin

Frances has had a family practice in acupuncture in New York City since 1991, with a focus on pediatrics.  In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese herbology.  She is a licensed massage therapist and has studied The Alexander Technique since early 1980s.  Located in Union Square her practice includes acupuncture, herbs, tuina, and movement therapy.

Frances will be teaching Pediatric Tui Na 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).

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Special Guest Lecturer

Robin Ray Green, L.Ac, MTCM

Robin Ray Green, L.Ac, MTCM is an author, speaker, and leader in the field of pediatric acupuncture. She is the founder of the Center for Acupuncture Pediatrics and has trained thousands of acupuncturists in her live and online classes. Her book Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids has helped thousands of children around the world. She maintains a clinical practice in Morgan Hill, California and sees patients in-person and remotely.


Special Guest Lecturer

Diana Gioioso, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Diane Gioioso is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and intuitive healer. She has a concentration on fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care. Her work emphasizes healing as a developmental process. Diane enthusiastically teaches courses to the Chinese medical and birth communities around the country. She has been a student of Master Jeffery Yuen for two decades. She formerly served as Chinese herbal and doctoral faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is the founder of Nine Stars, a company producing high quality Chinese herbal remedies.

Diana will be teaching about treatments during pregnancy in the program.

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Special Guest Lecturer

David Miller, MD, L.Ac

Dr. David W. Miller, MD, LAc is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. dually board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Dr. Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Vassar College, his M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.  He then completed his Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine with the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Miller will be teaching about evolutionary biology and 8 Extra Vessels in the course. 

Course Dates

The complete course is 70 hours in-person* + 30 hours online mentorship

Course Dates

  • March 7-8, 2020: Module 1

    • March-April: Five weekly 2-hour mentorship webinars ​

  • May 16-17, 2020: Module 2

    • May - June: Five weekly 2-hour mentorship webinars

  • June 27-28, 2020: Module 3

  • October 3-4, 2020: Module 4

    • October - November: Five weekly 2-hour mentorship webinars

  • November 14-15, 2020: Module 5 + Final Oral Practical Exam + Graduation 

*Modules will be taught on location and can be attended either in-person or watch online after. The final module must be attended in-person to complete the full certificate course. 


We are honored to introduce our faculty for the

2020 Pediatric Acupuncture Mentorship & Certificate Course

Course Details

The complete JingShen Pediatric Acupuncture Certificate & Mentorship Course is a 100-hour Certificate Course. Participation is limited to ensure quality.


The course is full and registrsation is closed for 2020.

Module 1 - Essentials of Pediatric Acupuncture

March 7-8, 2020  |  14 NCCAOM PDAs*

In this introductory weekend, we will explore the general principles, common patterns of disharmony, and causes of pathology that are unique to children. We will focus on the special considerations in treating children and how to understand and integrate basic Eastern and Western diagnostic approaches.


- Physiology of the cycles of 7 and 8

- Essential differences between children and adults in assessment of patients

- Physical exam for children

- How to take a history for children

- Introduction to needle & non-needle techniques

Module 2 - Fundamentals of Assessment and Treatment in Pediatric Acupuncture

May 16-17, 2020  |  14 NCCAOM PDAs*

During this weekend, we will focus special attention on child development from conception to adulthood. We will learn how to apply five-phase dynamics in mapping specific functions of physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. This model provides a holistic framework to generate parental guidance based on specific child temperament patterns. 


  • How to map a child’s development from Chinese Medicine perspective

  • Learn to identify red flags of disordered development and promote healthy outcomes

  • Point location in children (it's different!) 

  • Meridian Palpation

  • Needle and non-needle techniques

  • Grand Rounds & Case Analysis

Module 3 - Respiratory & Digestive Conditions in Pediatric Acupuncture

June 27-28, 2020  |  14 NCCAOM PDAs*

This weekend focuses in on common pathological patterns in Pediatric Acupuncture - looking into the Metal and Earth systems. On day one, we will explore common respiratory and skin disorders in children with special attention to managing common colds, flus, asthma, and eczema with acupuncture and herbs. The second day will focus on assessment and management of gastrointestinal disorders in children, including colic, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive, and IBS. 

  • How to understand the factors that contribute to healthy respiratory system in children

  • Learn to recognize and manage respiratory and skin conditions with acupuncture & herbs

  • Fundamentals of gastrointestinal health and treatment

  • Grand Rounds & Case Analysis

Module 4 - Neurological and Psycho-Emotional Conditions in Pediatric Acupuncture

October 3-4, 2020  |  14 NCCAOM PDAs*

The focus of this weekend is recognizing the common patterns of disordered neurological function in children and the treatment of neurological diseases including headache, seizures, and cerebral palsy. Special attention will be given to identifying patterns of ADHD and autism and understanding underlying causes. Case presentations will demonstrate how to integrate biomedical approaches within a framework of Chinese medicine treatments.

  • Learn to recognize patterns of headache, seizures, motor and sensory dysfunction

  • Learn approaches to preventing and managing neurologic disorders in children

  • Know how to identify and manage the five types of attention deficit disorders

  • Understand how to integrate biomedical approaches within a Chinese medicine framework in managing autism and ADHD.

  • Grand Rounds & Case Analysis

Module 5 - San Jiao in Pediatric Acupuncture

November 14-15, 2020  |  14 NCCAOM PDAs*

​The Triple Burner is a unique organ network described in Classical Chinese medicine that provides a holistic framework for managing chronic and developmental disharmonies in children. World-renowned Chinese medicine practitioner and author Efrem Korngold will participate in a special teaching during this weekend. He and Dr. Cowan will present a novel clinical approach to diagnosing and treating chronic pediatric disorders based on their collaboration over the past 20 years, they call “San Jiao Pediatrics.” Clinical case Presentations and demonstrations of treatment in pediatric cases will expand the teaching.

  • Learn the Triple Burner model and its application in Pediatrics

  • Assessment and treatment in complex Pediatric Cases

  • Learn to apply the principles of Triple Burner function in the treatment of childhood chronic disorders

Online Mentorship

Between the weekend modules, there will be fifteen 2-hour mentorship webinars. These online web conferences are facilitated by a Lead Instructor or Special Guest Mentor with the purpose of allowing the mentorship group to go deeper into topics and material, get expert guidance on challenging cases, and sustain a community of practitioners. Participation is expected, but web conferences will be audio recorded in case participants are not able to be present. 

Course Location

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Modules will be taught on location and can be attended either in-person or watched online after. Application is in process for NCCCAOM PDAs. 



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"I want to thank Moshe and Stephen for offering this course. Because of the training I received, I feel confident to welcome children into my practice. Moshe and Stephen continue to serve as invaluable mentors and teachers."

- Marika, Graduate of 2016 program

I loved the JingShen course, and I cried when it ended.  I still missing our monthly meetings so very much. We became a family - the JingShen family - and our learning encompassed medical knowledge, humane development, and compassionate treatment choices.


If you are being called to treat children, or if you are a seasoned Pediatrician for many years looking to learn new ways of perception and participation, JingShen is for you. I promise that you will be very happy for having  choose this course. It's a gift that you will give to yourself. And it's priceless..."

- Shoshana, Graduate of 2016 program



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