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Supporting Fertility with Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Course

By October 4, 2017 No Comments

Certified CEUs by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)

April 21 – Jun 23.  CEUs: 28.0  (ABORM and NCCAOM pending)

Clinically oriented, this course, held over 4 Saturdays, is tailored for the practicing acupuncturist-herbalist or advanced student of Chinese medicine who is seeking to develop and deepen their understanding and ability to provide effective care for male and female fertility patients.

The treatment of fertility patients requires a wide range of skills and understanding of both TCM and Western perspectives.  Learn to address a comprehensive range of disorders with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, understand how to provide integrative support for IVF, treat according to basal body temperature charting, and learn about fertility labs and how to counsel your patients on preconception care. In this course, you will greatly enhance your clinical skill in providing effective support and treatment to help healthy moms to bring healthy babies into the world!

We will address the Western physiology, Chinese medicine diagnosis, and detailed treatment perspectives with both acupuncture and herbs. Students will learn to interpret and treat to regulate basal body temperature charts, how to counsel patients on preconception and pregnancy care, and address the Heart-spirit issues so commonly encountered in this group of patients.

Join us in learning to dialogue with your patients about important nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle issues affecting fertility, understanding relevant lab testing for fertility issues, and learn perspectives from current research. Throughout the course, there will be emphasis on taking time for questions, discussion and case analysis, in order to understand the clinical application of the material presented.

Some topics included in the course include:

➢ TCM approach to basal body temperature assessment and regulation
➢ Regulating the menstrual cycle and treating by the 4 cycle phases
➢ Egg quality issues, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve
➢ Disorders of ovulation, PCOS, blocked tubes, endometriosis
➢ Implantation problems, threatened miscarriage, habitual miscarriage, post or incomplete miscarriage
➢ Male fertility, sperm analysis and function tests and treatment
➢ Procedures, medications, and treating in conjunction with IVF, IUI, genetic testing
➢ Preconception care, endocrine disruptors, environmental and nutritional concerns
➢ Relevant Western and Western-TCM fertility research

 

For more information, please see our website with more course info.