A 10 day residential intensive course and
clinic in Bali, Indonesia
From Thurs. Jan 15th, thru Sun. Jan 24th, 2009

Come experience the magic of the island of Bali and gain an incredible experience in treating pediatrics and women's health with sho-ni-shin, acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

This intensive course will give you the opportunity
to treat infants, children, women and mothers from local villages
and give you credits for both the NCCAOM and
California license renewals.

The course will be divided into morning lectures and afternoon clinics.

For the afternoon clinic, we will bring in Balinese village women and children to be treated. You’ll be able to treat a high number of patients and see a wide variety of conditions and some quite amazing cases. We will be offering these free treatments with the help of translators to the local population. The clinic will be held in a large open hall which is also used for yoga and meditation. The clinics will give you the hands-on experience to put into practice the topics from the morning classes. Each week there will be 2 pediatric clinics and 2 women’s clinics.

The women's health classes will cover:

  • Syndrome differentiation, acupuncture point prescription and Chinese herbal formulas for menstrual and pregnancy related problems ( morning sickness, edema, hypertension…)
  • Post-partum ailments (lactation problems, pain, depression…) and long time range disorders originating from unhealed deliveries, or depletion from nursing time, which often affect mothers.
  • Perimenopausal and menopausal disorders.

The pediatric classes will cover:

  • Learning the sho-ni-shin method and practice time with the tools. During clinic time, Soma will demonstrate the use of sho-ni-shin on children and you’ll perform your own treatments under her supervision.
  • Diagnostic methods unique to babies and children and the importance of the right diagnosis
  • Acupuncture points, herbal formulas and homeopathy for acute disorders which form the core of pediatric practice such as fevers, respiratory infections, and digestive problems
  • Mental and behavioral disorders such as mental retardation, autism and hyperactivity.
  • Dietary and lifestyle recommendations

Soma Glick will be your teacher and clinic supervisor. More information about Soma is available at: http://somadevi.com/

Pediatric classes:Week 1:Thurs and Sat, Week 2:Wed and Fri, 10 AM to 1PM
Pediatric clinics: Week 1; Thurs and Sat, Week 2:Wed and Fri 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Ob-Gyn classes: Week 1: Fri and Sun, Week 2 Thurs and Sat, 10 AM to 1 PM
Ob-Gyn clinics: Week 1: Fri and Sun, Week 2: Thurs and Sat, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Lunch break: 1 PM to 2 PM

This course is approved for 20 AACMA (AUS) CPEs


and for 46 California CEUs


There are 2 options for accomodation: Standard and Garden View

Standard Room: large room with a Bali style outside bath, with queen size or 2 twin beds, air-conditioning, and mosquito net.

Garden View Cottage: larger room in a separate bungalow, includes all of the above with queen size bed, and mini-fridge.

All the rooms have a nice porch with a beautiful view of gardens and include breakfast. You can check out the hotel at: http://www.balitamansari.com/

This intensive 2-week course will include a 2-day break on Jan 19th and 20th where we will offer you a special optional group boat trip to Menjangan Island for breathaking snorkeling. Details will follow.


You’ll need to arrange your own airfare. We can refer you to inexpensive travel agents or places to find inexpensive flights, if you so need.

The cost is for a 15 night package commencing Jan 12th and ending Jan 27th. As all of you will be arriving on separate flights, it is suggessted that you arrive in Bali by Monday Jan 12th or Tuesday Jan. 13th and leave on Tuesday, Jan 27th, or Monday Jan 26th. You will be picked up at the airport and spend the first two nights at Puri Taman Sari in the village of Umabian, not far from Ubud. The town of Ubud is considered to be the artistic and cultural capital of Bali. During your time off you can visit museums and all kinds of artists workshops ranging from wood carvers, stone sculptors, painters, silver and gold smiths, and do some fabulous shopping… In the evening you can attend performances of traditional dances or theatrical plays.

On Jan 14th, you will all be taken by van for a beautiful scenic 3 1/2 hour drive through the Balinese mountains and ricefields to Taman Sari Bali Cottages on the Northwest coast of Bali where the course will be held. On Jan 25th you will be taken by van back to Puri Taman Sari for the last two nights before your various departures.

Please note that for a stay up to 1 month, you can just get a visa on arrival in Bali, however you cannot extend this visa if you decide to stay longer than 1 month in Bali.

The total cost for the 15-night stay includes accommodation, breakfast and coffe/tea break with snacks, tuition, translators to understand your patients who may only speak Balinese or Indonesian, transportation to and from the airport, and to and from the resort where the course will be held, a gala farewell dinner with a performance of traditional Balnese Dance by the children of the nearby village ( some of whom you may be treating) and more.

US $ 2,900 for Standard Room
US $ 3,150 for Garden View Cottage

5% discount for members of AACMA

US$ 900.00 non refundable deposit due by Nov 15th, 2008. Balance in full paid by Dec 15th, 2008. Space is limited to 10 people. This will be an intimate training where you will get a lot of personal attention.

Sho-Ni-Shin kits can be ordered from Tony at Helio.

Tony Chianese
Helio Supply Co
Phone :
1800 026 161
61 2 9698 5555

Extensive Range of Pediatric Books available from CHINA BOOKS: Contact Georgina on 02 9280 1885

Soma Glick D.O.M. (NM) - http://www.somadevi.com