When our diagnosis is clear and well-articulated, determining the correct treatment follows rather seamlessly. Proper diagnosis is also our best way to ensure safety in our work. When we are confident that our diagnosis is correct, we can easily stand behind stronger and more focused methods, herbs, and formulas. To diagnose with confidence, we must begin with a proper understanding of physiology.
|Heart Shock: Diagnosing and Treating with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine||immediately after purchase||until 12/08/2021 - 23:59|
The impact of shock and trauma has been on the rise over recent years, with little to no understanding of the complexity of its underlying mechanisms or treatment strategies and treatments with which to address it. Using theories of Chinese medicine, Daoism, and Pulse Diagnosis, Heart Shock can be understood in its fullest complexity, thus enabling a comprehensive treatment strategy and treatment plan. This course will detail the underlying mechanisms and multiple treatment options for Heart Shock and trauma.
- Introduction to the idea of Heart Shock and its importance
- Diagnoses of Heart Shock within Chinese medical paradigm
- Etiologies of Heart Shock
- Pulse configurations
- 11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
- Acupuncture and Herbal treatments
- Case Studies and Q&A
Goals & Objectives
- Understand the myriad Chinese medical diagnoses under the umbrella of Heart Shock;
- Understand and identify the characteristic pulses and objective findings that Heart Shock patients present with;
- Become familiar with acupuncture and herbal medicine strategies for treating Heart Shock;
- Be able to advise Heart Shock patients with lifestyle modifications, exercise, diet, etc.
|When Emotions Impact Fertility: Treatment with Acupuncture Point Combinations||immediately after purchase||until 11/03/2021 - 23:59|
The key focus of this online course is to demonstrate how to use acupuncture point combinations to treat emotions associated with women’s/men’s health, including fertility. There has been a noticeable increase in patients seeking relief for anxiety and other mental health issues. Even if their main complaint is pain, they often disclose issues around sleep and/or feeling stressed, depressed, anxious in the first few sessions.
Introduction and Emotions section 1 (and how to treat) using specific acupuncture point combinations
- Heart Shén – including definition, analysis, discussion, Confucius and Mencius historical view, acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
- Emotions of anger, joy, mania, pensiveness and worry – including Zàng Fǔ patterns, Wǔ Xíng imbalances and acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
- Emotions of frustration and stress – including acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
Emotions section 2 (and how to treat) using specific acupuncture point combinations and men’s health and emotion regulation
- Manopause/Andropause, premature ejaculation, impotence and low libido (including women) – including Zàng Fǔ patternsand acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
- Mental health.
Women’s health and emotion regulation section 1
- Endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – including Zàng Fǔ patternsand acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
- Menstrual disorders of pre-menstrual tension or stress (PMT/PMS), amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea – including Zàng Fǔ patterns and acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
Women’s health and emotion regulation section 2
- Menopause, infertility (including men), labour induction and morning sickness– including Zàng Fǔ patternsand acupuncture point combinations/explanations.
- Mental health.
- Problem based learning using case studies to illustrate point combinations
|Acupuncture and Acupressure for Perinatal Care||immediately after purchase||until 11/23/2021 - 23:59|
This course for acupuncturists introduces a toolkit of bodywork, auricular and needling approaches for use in pregnancy, during birth, and postpartum. Flowsheets for differential diagnosis and treatment planning are provided for normal labor preparation, postpartum care and Cesarean section recovery, as well as disorders and complications of pregnancy including breech presentation, musculoskeletal pain, PUPPP rash, postdates, oligo- and polyhydramnios.
- Pregnancy and Pre-Labor
- Breech, musculoskeletal pain
- Oligo/Polyhydramnios (too little or too much fluid)
- IUGR (small for dates babies)
- Intrahepatic Cholestasis (ICP) vs. PUPPPS
- Intrapartum depression
- Labor Preparation and Postdates
- Differential diagnosis and treatment (not just ‘all the contraindicated points)
- Special approaches to preparing for early medical induction or VBAC
- Home care packages of constitutionally and situationally appropriate acupressure, exercises and activities
- A few quick tips for birth
- Tuina and acupressure approaches for family and friends’ births
- Identifying and working with bony obstruction, slow dilatation, inadequate contractions, spirit/emotional challenges
- C/S recovery, Symphysis Diastasis, tears, coccyx injury
- Lactation, Constipation
- Sleep/Energy, “Baby Blues” vs posptartum depression
|Practical Maternity Acupuncture - Part One||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key issues relating to the clinical practice of treating women in pregnancy and the postpartum. This includes western medical concepts impetrative for safe practice as well as experienced treatment suggestions for difficult cases from experienced practitioners. This module includes understanding the treatment of nausea, hyperemesis, threatened miscarriage Pre-labour rupture of membranes, anxiety and depression and postpartum.
Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to:
- Treatment of nausea in clinical practice
- Treatment of hyperemesis in clinical practice
- Treatment of threatened miscarriage in clinical practice
- Treatment of Pre-labour rupture of membranes in clinical practice
- Red flag for nausea, hyperemesis and Pre-labour rupture of membranes
- Treatment of anxiety and depression in clinical practice
- Treatment with acupuncture in postpartum period
|Research Literacy in Maternity Acupuncture||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key research issues for reading and understanding research papers in perinatal acupuncture. This includes understanding key research terms with using examples from papers relating to perinatal acupuncture and being able to complete checklists to assess the quality of RTC’s, qualitative and mixed methods papers as well as case histories.
Goals and Objectives
- Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to:
- Understand key research terms to use when discussing research with medical colleagues to promote professional credibility
- Understand how to use key research terms from the evidence base when advertising or promoting their pregnancy practice
- Identify quality studies that they can share and discuss with medical colleagues and the public
- Understand how to write a case history from clinical practice for publication
- Why research – initial concepts
- Why becoming research literature has value and looking at the concepts of statistical and clinical significance
- Using the critical analysis checklist for an RCT
- Understanding different types of research: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods research
- Considerations for reading a RCT paper
- Understanding terminology around pragmatic trials and the difference between effectiveness and efficacy
- Research in practice – findings from PhD research: The use of Acupuncture in threatened miscarriage – a mixed methods study
- Academic writing: Case histories
- Understanding Systematic Reviews
|Triple Burner: Central Mechanism of Development||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
The Yin/Yang-Five Phase paradigm is, at its core, a description of human development from the embryonic stage to adulthood. Within this paradigm, the San Jiao (Triple Burner) emerges as the central mechanism that organizes and guides growth and development. Using this model helps us understand the trajectory of both healthy development and how distorted patterns manifest as illness in childhood. Illustrative case examples will demonstrate a practical, systematic methodology for evaluating a child and formulating an effective treatment strategy.