A 2-week intensive course and clinic in Bali, Indonesia
From Monday, December 3rd to Friday, December 14, 2007

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

This course will give you the opportunity to treat infants, children, women, and pregnant women in a fast paced clinical setting. About 20 to 30 children including new-borns are seen in the course of a morning. Along with the common childhood disorders, you’ll be able to treat conditions that you’d only see in a hospital in the West.

The clinic is located in a birthing center where women in all stages of pregnancy, pre-birth and post-partum are being treated with conventional as well as traditional medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, homeopathy and chiropractic care.

The motto of the clinic is to promote natural and safe deliveries. The clinic is proud of its water births but professional midwives are always ready to take the woman to the hospital if complications arise.

For more information on the Bumi Sehat clinic, follow this link: www.bumisehatbali.org

Soma Glick will be your teacher and facilitator. During the pediatric clinic you’ll be able to observe Soma treating the children and to perform your own treatments under her supervision. Please bring a sho-ni-shin kit with you.

The lectures on pediatrics will focus on improving your diagnostic skills by understanding children’s unique features and going over major point strategies and herbal formulas for the treatment of both acute and chronic childhood disorders. There will also be time to answer questions from the clinic and to learn how to use or improve your skills with the sho-ni-shin tools.

The clinic and lectures on obstetrics will give you a hands-on experience and the knowledge of acupuncture points and herbal formula selections for problems during pregnancy (such as morning sickness, edema, hypertension), problems during delivery (such as premature rupture of membranes, slow or arrested labor) and a host of post-partum problems. Happy baby and acupuncture pre-birth treatments are also a regular feature of obstetric care in the clinic.

You will be given the opportunity to be present during a delivery and help the birthing process with acupuncture. However, note that most births take place in the middle of the night.

All the treatments will take place at the Bumi Sehat clinic.

Pediatric clinics: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Obstetric clinics: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Pediatric classes: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Obstetric classes: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM to 1 PM.

NCCAOM PDA’s for this course are pending.


Soma Glick is a D.O.M. (New Mexico), a L.Ac (Colorado) and a diplomate in acupuncture and Chinese herbology (NCCAOM). She graduated from the I.I.C.M in Santa Fe, NM in 1993 and completed internships in Beijing, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

She opened up her first acupuncture practice in the island of Bali in 1993 and traveled extensively through India and South-East Asia because of her interest in both Oriental medicine and spirituality.

During that time, she took several seminars on pediatric acupuncture with Julian Scott, Jake Fratkin, Miki Shima and Alex Tiberi.

She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1998 and joined the faculty of the Southwest Acupuncture College. She developed and taught the pediatric class and taught many other core curriculum courses. She supervised student clinics and ran the professional pediatric clinic.

In 2003, she started teaching weekend seminars on “how to treat children with sho-ni-shin and Oriental medicine” in Boulder, Santa Fe, Hawaii and San Francisco. Since resettling in Bali, she has been invited to teach pediatric acupuncture in Sydney, Australia and has given talks on healing in India and Singapore.

In 2005, she resettled in the island of Bali. She has a private practice and donates one day a week to treat local Balinese infants and children at a birthing center in the town of Ubud.

Soma Glick has been published in Acupuncture today and in the journal of Chinese Medicine: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/archives2002/oct/10glick.html


There are 3 options for accommodation: budget, comfort and luxury.

  • Budget: sharing the same bathroom in a 2-storey bungalow with 2 spacious bedrooms on each floor. Fan and no mosquito net: US $ 25/day
  • Comfort: large room and bath with queen size or 2 single beds, air-conditioning, fan and mosquito net: US $ 35/day
  • Luxury includes all of the above plus mini-fridge and TV: US $ 45/day

All the rooms have a nice private porch with a beautiful view of gardens or rice-fields and include breakfast. The accommodations, restaurants and lectures are all within walking distance of the clinic.

The town of Ubud is considered to be the cultural and artistic capital of Bali. During your time off, we can arrange visits to museums and all kinds of artist workshops, ranging from wood carvers, stone sculptures, painters, silver and goldsmiths.

In the evening, you can attend performances of traditional dances or theatrical plays.


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. You arrive in Bali on Saturday, December 1st and leave on Monday the 17th. For a stay up to 1 month, you can just get a visa on arrival. (note that you cannot extend this visa if you decide to stay longer)

The total cost for the 17-day stay includes tuition, translation, accommodation (with breakfast at your hotel/ organic sumptuous vegetarian lunch 5 days a week/ tea, coffee and light snacks during the lectures) and transportation from and to the airport and within the town of Ubud:

  • US $2,500 for budget
  • US $2,700 for comfort
  • US $2,900 for luxury
Non-refundable deposit due by November 1st: US $ 750
Space is limited to 10 people

For additional information and payment details, please contact Soma Glick at: somadevi@yahoo.com


2 optional ventures are available for the weekends:

On the first week-end, experience a very special resort in the village of Uma Bian, in the district of Mengwi with a famous temple located on breath taking royal grounds, ( an hour’s drive from Ubud ) where time is not run by the clock and life is untouched by the modern world.

On the second week-end we’ll go to an ocean resort in the North shore of Bali where you can swim and snorkel amidst a newly revived coral reef, right off the beach or go diving just an hour’s boat ride away to an island famed for its reefs and old sunken shipwreck.

Follow this link, http://www.balitamansari.com/, for more info on the resorts and the cost.


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