Pediatric Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine with JingShen Pediatrics - Course 1

Module 1: Essentials of Pediatric Acupuncture

Dr. Stephen Cowan, MD, and Moshe Heller, L.Ac share their decades of experience and clinical wisdom about pediatric acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Diane Gioioso
Diane Gioioso
Moshe Heller
Moshe Heller
Stephen Cowan
Stephen Cowan

Course Overview

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


  • Learns will understand the essential differences between children and adults in assessment of patients

  • Learners will have a fundamental understanding of the Wei Qi mechanisms and unique pathologies in pediatrics

  • Learners will be able to describe the physiology of the cycles of 7 and 8 based on Chinese Medical Theory

  • Learners will have a fundamental understanding of gestation and principles for treating pregnant mothers


  • 0 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Introduction to course, Introduction to history and current practice of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics, differentiate treatment philosophies between children and adult.

  • 1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Fundamentals of childhood development in Chinese Medicine pediatrics, basics of health for children in early childhood

  • 2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    Introduction to pathophysiology in Chinese Medicine pediatrics

  • 3 hrs - 4.5 hrs

    Epigenetic Mandala from a Wu Xing perspective, Yin and Yang balance and imbalance in children, Intro to San Jiao as NeuroGastroImmune Complex

  • 4.5 hrs - 5.5 hrs

    Introduction Lingering Pathogenic Factors and Echo Syndrome in children, effects of environmental influences

  • 5.5 hrs - 6.5 hrs

    Common patterns of disharmonies and pathology in children

  • 6.5 hrs - 7.25 hrs

    Establishing relationships with patients and parents, centering the heart, Chinese Medicine as nonlinear thinking

  • 7.25 hrs - 8.25 hrs

    Diana G. part 1: gestation and treatment of pregnant mothers and babies in utero

  • 8.25 hrs - 9.25 hrs

    Diana G. part 2: gestation and treatment of pregnant mothers and babies in utero

  • 9.25 hrs - 10.75 hrs

    Introduction to physical exam in children, taking a history, seeing children as unique and through a Chinese Medicine lens, seeing beyond data

  • 10.75 hrs - 12.25 hrs

    Ethics of practitioners in Chinese Medicine pediatrics, Taking a history and physical exam part 2: specific examinations of the face (eyes, mouth, nose) for pediatric assessment in Chinese Medicine


Diane Gioioso

Diane Gioioso is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and intuitive healer. She has a concentration on fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care.

Moshe Heller

Moshe, a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine for the past 24 years. He maintains a busy practice in NYC.

Stephen Cowan

Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with over 30 years of clinical experience working with children.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Standard Certificate (12), California [Until 2025/01/03]* (12.25), NCCAOM (12)

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 12.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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