shoshanna's present & past

Founder and Director of Red Bank Acupuncture & Wellness Center

27th Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey

Author of “Qigong for Staying Young”, Avery/Penguin Group

Producer of “Qigong for Staying Young” DVD with Mad Dog Films Inc.

Co-author of "Feeling Light", Avon Books

National Qigong Association Advisory Council Chairperson

Natural Awakenings Magazine Contributor


NCCAOM National Certification in Acupuncture, 1984

NCCAOM National Certification in Chinese Herbology, 1986

State of New Jersey Acupuncture License, 1988

State of New Jersey Chinese Herbology Certification, 2014

The Christine Schenk Institute for Applied Energy Body Medicine, Master's Student Graduate, 2007

National Qigong Association, Level IV Qigong Teacher Certification, 2006


Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture, NYC, 1999

Tri-State College of Acupuncture, Bachelor Degree in Professional Studies in Acupuncture, NYC, 1988

Guatama Institute, Chinese herbal studies with Ted Kaptchuk, Philadelphia, 1988-89

California State Acupuncture Tutorial Program, under the direction of Michael Tierra, Santa Cruz, CA, 1981-84

East West School of Planetary Herbology, under the direction of Michael Tierra, Graduate, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984

Miriam Lee, Acupuncture apprenticeship, Palo Alto, CA, 1983-84

The Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care, under direction of Subhuti Dharmananda, Santa Cruz, CA, 1981-83

Platonic Herbal Academy under direction of Paul Lee, Santa Cruz, CA, 1981

Larry Johnson student in Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu, San Francisco, 1980-86

San Francisco State University, Master Degree in Sports Medicine, 1981

Fong Ha student in Tai Chi and Qigong, San Francisco 1976-78

Bing Gong student in Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu, San Francisco 1974-80

San Francisco Massage Institute, under the direction of Margaret Elke, Graduate, 1974

Adelphi University, Masters' level courses in social work, Garden City, New York, 1972

Hofstra University, Bachelor Degree in Sociology, Hempstead, New York, 1971

University of Bridgeport/Arnold College, Associate Degree in Physical Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1969

past endeavors:

New Jersey State Acupuncture Examining Board Member and Chairperson, 1999-2017

New Jersey Holistic Magazine, Quarterly contributor, 2006-13

The Christine Schenk School of Applied Energy Medicine®, US Representative, 2010-2013

Body & Soul Magazine, now Martha Stewart's Whole Living Body + Soul in Balance, Editorial Adviser, 2005-2010

Veria Television Network: What's the Alternative? with Portland Helmich. Feature segment: “Qigong to Strengthen Your Immune System”, 2006

Brookdale Community College, Adunct Professor, Lincroft, NJ, 2002-03

Co-creator of Annual "Women Healing Women" Conferences, NJ, 1996-2003

Featured in The Woman Doctor's Guide to Health and Healing, Oxmoor, 2003

Featured in Alternative Cures, The Most Effective Natural Home Remedies for 160 Health Problems, by Bill Gottlieb, Rodale, 2000

East West Herbal Products Ltd, owner, 1986-89

Five Branches University, Adjunct Professor, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984-86

Chabot College, Adjunct Professor, Hayward, CA, 1981-83