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Essentials of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics

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This course has two learning focuses: diagnostic and therapeutic tools for integrating pediatrics into clinical practice, and how ontology informs pathology. It integrates both Western and Chinese medicine perspectives on childhood illnesses and condition to provide a practical, systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment. It aims to educate practitioners in preventing and treating physical distress as well as aims to improve confidence to work with children of all ages and to spread the joy of pediatrics.



Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools for Integrating Pediatrics into Clinical Practice

  • How to identify a child's constitutional nature to promote healthy development
  • How to treat colds, coughs, earaches, indigestion, rashes, headaches, ADHD
  • The role of the San Jiao in human development from conception to adulthood
  • Both Western and Chinese medicine perspectives on childhood conditions
  • The joy of pediatrics and the confidence to work with children of all ages

How Ontology Informs Pathology

  • Each of us has an intrinsic organizing pattern known as our 'type'
  • Each phase functions as the source of a child's nature
  • Identify the Wood Child, Fire Child, Earth Child, Metal Child and Water Child
  • Each child's type persists and remain coherent over time
  • Recognize typical temperament, behavior, learning styles, strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Knowing type enables both prevention and treatment of physical distress




  • Introduction – Growing the Dao: Working with Children reveals the Developmental Process of health and illness
  • The Three Axes of Development: maturation, adaptation, coordination
  • The San Jiao principle
  • The Five Phases
  • The Five phase- the developmental path in childhood
  • Identifying Child typology: The Baby Videos case examples of clinical application
  • Mapping cases : History and examination considerations of children at different ages:
  • Lower burner (jing): GROWING THE PERSONAL BEING
  • Where do we come from and how do we take root in the world:
  • What does Embryology have to teach us? (eight extras and the TB)
  • Supporting the Base: birth and early childhood
  • Patterns of Sleep – Eating – Pooping
  • Congenital (jing) Disorders : Case discussions
  • The Middle burner- GROWING THE SOCIAL BEING
  • Acquiring Qi: Food as information and Food as medicine in the growing child
  • Managing digestive disorders in children: Managing Colic - an example of Basic principles
  • Managing cases of: Failure to thrive, reflux, diarrhea, celiac disease, Inflammatory bowel disease
  • The Upper burner- GROWING THE SPIRITUAL BEING expanding consciousness, insight, self-determination, imagination
  • The heart and lung and skin
  • Managing Respiratory problems in children. Colds, Coughs and Croups,
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Developmental and neurologic conditions in childhood
  • Managing Seizures
  • Managing ADHD
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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 established the acupuncture curriculum for the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1980. He is on the faculty of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has taught at San Francisco State College, all over the United States and in Europe. A Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), he has lectured at UCSF School of Medicine, Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine, and Beth Israel Hospital in New York.

Efrem is a founding member of the Holistic Pediatric Association and collaborates with neurodevelopmental pediatrician Stephen Cowan on Chinese medicine and pediatrics. He is a registered herbalist at the American Herbalist Guild. Efrem is engaged in an active practice at Chinese Medicine Works.

Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders. Considering the child as a reflection of the inter-related forces of family and environment is the central focus of his practice. This approach respects the inseparability of mind, body and spirit and promotes a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy.

Stephen has published a book called Fire Child Water Child: How Understanding The Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child's Self-Esteem and Attention

$300.00 USD

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