Would you like to improve your clinical Acupuncture skills?


Classical Acupuncture Training & Mentorship

Practice the Classics as they were originally intended by learning the complete teachings of the Complement Channels of Acupuncture (Live-Streamed)

Sinews • Luo • Divergent • Eight Extraordinary Vessel

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Experience Extraordinary Clinical Results

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Feel Deeply Connected to a Lineage

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Confidently Diagnose & Treat Chronic Conditions

Do you feel that you're not good enough at Acupuncture?

You may not know this, but most styles of Acupuncture available today attempt to replicate the Classical practice of the Complement Channels as described in the Nei Jing, however they fall-short of being a complete healing modality

The Complement Channels will allow you to:

Perform powerful treatments that have your patients leave the table utterly transformed after every session

Confidently treat for the reversal of Chronic Degenerative Diseases

Have complete faith in the limitless potential of Acupuncture

After learning these Classical teachings,
you will NO LONGER have to:

Feel you don't know enough

Be uncertain in your diagnosis

Lack confidence in your treatments

Question whether you chose the right career

Perform treatments that don't help

Be insecure in your pulse & tongue diagnosis skills

Doubt your ability to truly understand the medicine

Welcome to The medicine portal
classical acupuncture training & mentorship

If you have been thinking, "I feel so deeply that there must be more to my practice of Acupuncture," I'd like to say to you that Acupuncture is a deep, startlingly complete, far-reaching healing modality and way of applying a profound philosophy.

And it's more relevant than ever.

And yes, Advanced Acupuncture can be learned and practiced by anyone

Hi, I'm Ann Cecil-Sterman!

I help Acupuncturists confidently treat chronic disease using the Complement Channels.

For two decades, it has been my mission to help return the practice of acupuncture to its rightful and original status:
a stand-alone, dazzlingly powerful, heart-centered practice that knows no bounds, bringing healing to countless people.

I have helped thousands of Acupuncturists fall deeply in love with their practice, and remove limitations to their capacity to help their patients experience profound healings.

If you're an...


• TCM Student

• Energy Healer

Aspiring Healer

(but don't know where to begin your training)

It's time to immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of the Classical teachings so that you can create profound change in the world

Introducing: the medicine portal

The Complete Classical Acupuncture Mentorship Program
(6 month course)

The Classical Acupuncture Mentorship for Acupuncturists, Energy Healers, TCM Students and people who want a training in energy healing

Weekly Live Lectures with 9 Detailed Modules and 25 Main Lessons. From pre-treatment to post-treatment, I’ll help you get your mindset right, refine your diagnostic skills, and treat any conditions with each of the complement channels

     VALUE $12,000 USD

Weekly Q & A’s, 24+ Sessions . This is the opportunity to have all your questions answered, so you can easily digest, assimilate and incorporate the theory and practice into your life

     VALUE $2,500 USD

Group Mentoring, 24+ Sessions . In this time, you will bring your case studies and clinical questions to the discussion to help you integrate the teachings into your clinical practice. This time will also be spent discussing pre-recorded live patient treatments, where you watch and ask questions about the art of practicing the complement channels.

     VALUE $2,500 USD

Food & Herbal Medicine Bonus, 7+ Lessons. Know how to pair the perfect Classical Food Strategy and Herbal Medicine Formula to your Classical Acupuncture treatment

     VALUE $1,500 USD

Private Mentoring Sessions. Enjoy 1:1 personal guidance throughout the mentorship with both Ann Cecil-Sterman and Cody Dodo, to help you unlock personal blockages that hold you back from being an extraordinary practitioner. 

     VALUE $450 USD

BONUSES. Including online live treatments, Channel Meditations, Entity Treatments, Complete tutorials on Needling Techniques for each of the Complement Channels of Acupuncture, Complete training in Remote Acupuncture, Complete tutorials on point Location for each of the Complement Channels of Acupuncture, Opportunities to present cases for treatment or discussion during extra scheduled time, Exclusive access to Advanced Ann Chat at the conclusion of the course, and to Qualify for Ann’s Teacher Training Course

     VALUE $5,120 USD

Recordings of the classes are available for viewing for a given period after the class

Total Value:

$21,600 USD

Tuition Fees

Once your application is approved, you will gain access to $21,600 worth of lectures, trainings, bonuses and mentoring  for $7970

$21,600 USD


$7970 USD



$997 USD

8 monthly payments of $997 USD (total $7970)

Here's what my students are saying...

Yanan Kim, Founder of Project Dao, attendee of the 2022 Divergent Seminar, Australia

“This workshop was nothing short of enchantment.. Ann’s teachings were humble and enlightening at the same time. I cried twice with joy of meeting this powerful medicine that I practice and I feel blessed to be doing what I do. I would recommend Ann’s teachings to anyone who seeks to be inspired to do deeper healing for their own patients as well as themselves as practitioners.”

Jordy Lo Piccolo, Founder of Classical Acupuncture Melbourne, 3 year student of Ann’s

“I was always filled with dread and guilt after TCM student clinic, and felt I wasn’t getting anywhere with my patients. It made me doubt my own skill, and killed my passion at the thought of practicing in such a repetitive and scientific way. After studying with Ann for 3 years, I’ve now transformed my practice into art, and I finish a long day of treating having witnessed true miracles take place. My practice fills me with energy and love, and I owe it all to Ann’s teachings. No matter who walks in the door, I’m always silently confident in my ability to diagnose the appropriate Complement Channel, and certain my treatments will be profoundly effective.”

Lois Nethery, Director of The Village Healing Centre

“I’m so grateful to be Ann’s student. Her particular strengths as a practitioner and teacher are the capacity to take in volumes of information and arrange it structurally into a matrix that is both theoretically consistent and enlightening, and perfectly applicable in practice. Added to this is a curiosity and empathy that invites her students into realms of practice that merge the sacred with the mundane in practice.” 

Look inside: the medicine portal

To see what you'll be learning.. *Note the lesson sequence is subject to change

In one of the most important modules of the mentorship, you will learn how to manage your thoughts, hold space, cultivate your state as a practitioner and show up consistently

  • Lecture 1 – Managing Your Mind
  • BONUS – How to Prescribe Food effectively in a therapeutic relationship

In this module you’ll learn how to work with patients in a way that guides them from the beginning to end of their condition. You will learn how to create genuine optimism, handle objections, and navigate difficult conversations.  

  • Lecture 2 – The Therapeutic Relationship

By the time you have finished this module, you will know how to treat conditions originating between the ages of 0-7 years

  • Lecture 3 – Chong Mai, Dai Mai, Da Bao & Bao Mai
  • Lecture 4 – Ren Mai & Du Mai
  • Lecture 5 – Yin Wei Mai & Yang Wei Mai
  • Lecture 6 – Yin Qiao Mai & Yang Qiao Mai
  • BONUS: Combining Food and Herbal Formulas with Eight Extraordinary Treatments 

In this module you’ll learn how to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions (both external and internal) and dermatological conditions.

  • Lecture 7 – Sinew Channel Theory
  • Lecture 8 – Sinew Needling Technique and Trajectories
  • Lecture 9 –Treating all conditions through the Sinew Framework
  • BONUS: Combining Herbal Formulas & Food with Sinew Treatments

By the time you have finished this module, you’ll know how to treat Psycho-emotional and Blood-related pathologies

  • Lecture 10 – Luo Channel Theory
  • Lecture 11 – Luo needling technique and Psycho-Emotional Pathologies 1
  • Lecture 12 – Psycho-Emotional Pathologies 2
  • Lecture 13 – Treating all conditions through the Luo Framework
  • BONUS – Combining Herbal Formulas & Food with Luo Treatments

In this module, you will reinvent your understanding of the Primary Channels through the Classical lens. You’ll learn the classical diagnostic parameters and organ functions, including the most important point functions, point locations and needling techniques

  • Lecture 14 – Classical Theory of the Primary Channels
  • Lecture 15 – Classical Point Functions and branch functions
  • Lecture 16 – Point locations and Needling techniques for key points on the primary channels 1
  • Lecture 17 – Point locations and Needling techniques for key points on the primary channels 2
  • BONUS – Ghost/Entity Workshop

In this crucial module, we will integrate all our previous lessons into the practice of Classical Pulse Diagnosis, where you will leave having confidence in your ability to understand the pulse and derive the most relevant treatment plan

  • Lecture 18 – Pulse Mindset & Pulse Qualities 1
  • Lecture 19 – Pulse Qualities 2, Directional Pulses, Complement Channel pulses
  • BONUS – Remote Pulse-taking
  • Lecture 20 – Pulse practice
  • BONUS – Identifying Dietary Imbalances through pulse diagnosis

In this module, you will learn how to confidently treat to reverse chronic degenerative disease

  • Lecture 21 – Divergent Theory
  • Lecture 22 – Divergent Trajectories & Point Functions 1
  • Lecture 23 – Divergent Trajectories & Point Functions 2
  • Lecture 24 – Treating all conditions through the Divergent Framework
  • BONUS – Combining Herbal Formulas & Food with Divergent Channel Treatments

In this last module you will learn to read the body’s response to pathology through tongue diagnosis so you can confidently perform remote treatments.

  • Lecture 25 – Theory & Case Studies 1
  • Lecture 26 – Case Studies 2
  • Lecture 27 – Case Studies 3
  • BONUS – Identifying Dietary Imbalances through Tongue Diagnosis

After this mentorship, you will NO LONGER need to:

Aimlessly complete courses in search for the deeper understanding that you seek

Piece together multiple different modalities in an attempt to form a unified practice

Believe that you're not smart enough to become a proficient practitioner

And you will enjoy:

Truly understanding the foundational Classical principles so you can feel confident when faced with complex conditions

Practicing from a single complete lineage that satisfies all your unanswered questions

Knowing what it's like to be a Han Dynasty practitioner with authentic shamanistic wisdom

Tuition Fees

Once your application is approved, you will gain access to $24,000 worth of lectures, trainings, bonuses and mentoring for $7970 

$21,600 USD


$7970 USD



$997 USD

8 monthly payments of $997 USD (total $7970)


To enhance your learning

Bonus 1 - Value $750 USD

Classical Food Principles & Dietary Strategies Course. 

If you’d like to know the exact dietary advice to give your patients after any Complement Channel treatment, this bonus course will help you maximize your patients long-term success. These teachings will help you know exactly which ingredients could be holding your patient’s condition in place, and what to do about it. This section is taught by Andrew Sterman, for 22 years, a student of Dr. Jeffrey Yuen’s in food, herbs and qigong

Bonus 2 - Value $750 USD

Classical Formula & Herbal Medicine Course. 

By the end of this bonus course, you will seamlessly compliment your Acupuncture treatments with a Herbal formula that perfectly aligns with your intention. This section is taught by Andrew Sterman, for 22 years, a student of Jeffrey Yuen’s in food, herbs and qigong

Bonus 3 - Value $2,000 USD

Needling Technique for points along the Trajectories. 

If you’re unsure on how to needle the Acupuncture points on any Complement Channel, these bonus tutorials will walk you through a thorough demonstration on how to location and needle every single point

Bonus 4 - Value $450 USD

1:1 Mentorship Sessions with Ann Cecil-Sterman & Cody Dodo

Toward the conclusion of your 6 month mentorship, you will be mentored directly by Ann in a 20 minute 1:1 consultation during which you will voice any doubt you have about your ability in the clinic that you did not feel comfortable raising in the group mentorship sessions. You will also have 3x 20 minute private sessions with Cody Dodo throughout the program. 

Bonus 5 - Value $120 USD

Ghost / Entity Workshop 

This bonus workshop will train you on the step-by-step Classical Protocols to diagnosing and treating entities, so you can feel equipped to deal with unusual and complex psycho-emotional conditions.

Bonus 6 - Value $500 USD

Channel Meditations

Experience a guided meditation on each of the Complement Channels with Ann live, so you can viscerally connect to the energetics of each trajectory when treating. 

Bonus 7 - Value $500 USD

Exclusive Access to Advanced Ann Chat

Enjoy 2 months free access to Ann’s newest Advanced Chat, exclusive to those that have completed the mentorship. In this bonus, you will gain complete access to live-courses, past classes, a private podcast and much more!

Bonus 8 - Value $2,000 USD

Course Material Discount

Each participant will receive discounts on required textbooks, and free access to bonus supplementary course material, live-demonstration recordings and module guides. At the completion of this mentorship, provided you have attended a minimum of 2 live seminars since 2021 with Ann, you will become certified in the practice of Classical Acupuncture. 

Enrolment Instructions

Application Form: Submit the application form on this page. After completing the form, you will receive an email with further instructions

Film a 2-3 minute Video: A short self-recorded video of you answering our interview questions is required, approximately 2-3 minutes in duration. DON'T OVERTHINK IT!! You will be provided with clear questions to answer, along with specific instruction on how to transfer the video to me.

Await Offer Letter: After submitting your recording, you will hear back from me within a week to confirm your enrolment.

Finalize Enrolment: Once your application is approved, you will be directed to finalize your spot in the mentorship by registering for the payment plan (8x monthly payments of $997 USD), or paying the upfront tuition fee of $7970 USD.

Certificate of completion

At the completion of this mentorship, provided you have attended a minimum of 2 live seminars with Ann since 2021, you will become certified in the practice of Classical Acupuncture

A Short History of Acupuncture

The Full Practice of Acupuncture requires the use of the Complement Channels.

After the Imperial Academy enforced the standardisation of Acupuncture during the Song Dynasty, the complete practice of the Complement Channels was lost from the Classical Texts. 

The only way to get access to the gaps in the Classical Texts was to have access to an oral tradition, and we are fortunate in the 21st century to have Dr. Jeffrey Yuen who can trace his lineage back to the Han Dynasty. 

As Dr. Yuen took a vow not to write down the medicine, I dedicated 22 years as his student, following him everywhere he went for over 15 years so that I could derive the practical application of the complement channels of Acupuncture. This can all be found in my red book, “Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual.”

The protocols in this book contain only a tiny percentage of the application of Classical Acupuncture. That is why I have created a mentorship program, where I can teach you so much more, and offer the step-by-step foundations of the road to becoming a proficient and respected practitioner. 


  • You know in your heart that there must be so much more to Acupuncture
  • You want to help your patients experience profound results
  • You feel your potential is not being met with the theory you currently have
  • You’re ready to go deeper with Acupuncture
  • You’re disappointed that Acupuncture hasn’t met your expectations as a profession
  • You’re considering giving up your practice, and need to be re-inspired
  • You know Chinese Medicine must have been a bigger practice than the way it is often practiced now
  • You’re ready to believe that Acupuncture is a primary medicine with no limitation to what it can help your patients achieve


  • You’re reluctant to reinvent the way you practice Acupuncture
  • You’re not ready to believe in the limitless possibilities you can help your clients achieve
  • You’re not ready to reprogram your mind to practice from your heart
  • You don’t feel called to practice the original essence of the Classics
  • You’re not willing to put in the time and effort to learn the material


  • This is a 6 month mentorship, beginning the first week of January, and ending the last week of June
  • Weekly Live-Streamed Lectures (2.5 hours each)
  • Weekly Q&A sessions (60 minutes each)
  • Weekly Group Mentorship sessions (60 minutes each)
  • Bonus Live-Streamed Lectures on Food & Herbal Medicine (7 Lectures total, 2 hours each, at the conclusion of each module)
  • ALL Live-Streamed Lectures, Group Mentorship sessions and Q&A sessions will be recorded, and available on the Online Portal within 48 hours


  • Weekly Lectures (2.5 hours) are run at 4:00 PM EST (EST) every Monday, beginning January 2nd
  • Q&A’s (60 minutes) are run at 4:00 PM (EST) every Wednesday, beginning January 4th  
  • Group Mentorship sessions (60 minutes) are run at 4:00 PM (EST) every Thursday, beginning January 5th
  • Food & Herbal Medicine Lectures are run at 4:00 PM EST (EST) on Saturday, beginning January 7th

Wednesday 4 PM EST = Wednesday 9:00 PM London Time = Thursday 8:00 AM Australia Time  

In a sense, the older you are, the better. If you have a lot of life experience, you know that all problems are surmountable and you can sit in that space with that wisdom

The Complement Channels appear deeply complicated when it’s believed that you must capture and retain their theory. But it’s the feeling of the channels that is important – far more important than book learning.

You would be very welcome. I am hoping that the course appeals to people who feel they have a natural ability to heal but don’t have a method.

Yes, if you haven’t learned another method of acupuncture, you don’t have to unlearn anything, or grapple with concepts that might challenge your existing knowledge. That’s a luxurious position to be in.

We will create a database of students and group them according to proximity to each other and encourage group gatherings. The course will train you to treat remotely anyone anywhere in the world and so in a sense there will be unlimited people for you to practice on.

No, the purchase of individual modules is not available. 

Once a year, beginning in the first week of January. 

The CEU application for this Mentorship & Training is currently pending, so you will be notified via email as soon as this is confirmed. 

This is why we created the 8 month payment plan, to make the mentorship more affordable. many past students have reported that after learning and practicing Classical Acupuncture, their patients results drastically improve, leading to more referrals, an excellent reputation, and the option to increase their prices.