Dr. Brandon Horn, PhD, JD, LAc, FABORM is a lecturer, researcher and clinician. He received his bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees from the Ohio State University, his master's degree in oriental medicine from Samra University and his PhD in classical Chinese medicine from the American University of Complementary Medicine, where he currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer.
|New Insights into the Eight Extraordinary Channels in the Treatment of Infertility and Miscarriage||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
The eight extraordinary channels contain some of the most powerful means to influence our fertility and our overall health. While knowledge of these channels predates the Nei Jing, the perspective on what these channels are and what they do has evolved. While this evolution resulted in the introduction of some useful treatment strategies, it unfortunately did not retain the most important part: a fundamental understanding of these energetics. As a result, we are only tapping into a small portion of these channels’ potential.
- Understanding conception: Discussion of conception in terms of Jing Qi and Shen and applying a protocol for facilitating conception via the entrance and assimilation of the Hun and Po.
- Exploring the concept of Qi and why the eight extra channels are not meridians.
- Exploring the genesis of the eight extra channels from both structural and functional perspectives.
- Case study on recurrent pregnancy loss.
- Exploring blood physiology and misconceptions regarding Chong mai
- Exploring the eight extra channels from an energetic perspective and exploring how the theory is applied in multiple situations.
- Derivation of the eight extra channel coupled points through a 5 element mapping.
- Exploring diagnostic evaluation by looking, including bone structure, teeth and tongue diagnosis.
- Exploring diagnostic evaluation by listening and examining how personality traits can be diagnostic of eight extra channel pathology.
- Exploring diagnostic evaluation of the pulses with a discussion of both the standard Wang Shu He and Li Shi Zhen pulse configurations, as well as several alternate pulse configurations.
- Case study: Infertility in a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and MTHFR polymorphism.
- Exploring palpation including a discussion of the triple heater, back shu points, source points, mu points, etc. and how to evaluate the dynamics of jing through palpation.
- Exploring needle techniques used in the treatment of the eight extraordinary channels and how different techniques can activate different aspects of the channels.
- Case study of patient with amenorrhea and PCOS that conceived after not having had a menses in over 9 months.
- Discussion of aging and protocol for reversing damage caused by aging.
- Discussion and protocol for improving oocyte integrity.
- Discussion and protocol for prevention of aneuploidy.
- Discussion and protocol for the treatment of uterine polyps (includes case study).
- Discussion and protocol for the treatment of ovarian cysts (includes case study).
- Discussion and protocol for the treatment of early stage endometrial cancer (case study).
- Discussion and protocol for the treatment of breast cysts (includes case study).
- Discussion and protocols for the prevention of common causes of miscarriages.
- Live demonstration of intake, treatment and needle techniques.
- Summary of lecture.
|Acupuncture strategies to dramatically improve IVF success||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
While there are many studies showing acupuncture can have significant benefits, there are many others that show no effect.
Finally, This course shares acupuncture strategies developed by acupuncturists based on Chinese theory and not only western science. The incorporation of acupuncture into IVF is both challenging and rewarding. In this course, Dr. Brandon Horn and Wendy Yu will share their experience with over 1,000 IVF cycles.
|Optimizing Ovarian Reserve||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
This online course presents a comprehensive approach to treating patients with declining ovarian reserve. In the past, it has been assumed that women with declining ovarian function cannot get pregnant or that they should consider donor eggs. In fact, there are many reversible factors that can cause premature ovarian failure. There are also strategies that can be used to improve ovarian function in women with advanced maternal age. This online course covers the causes and treatment strategies for improving ovarian reserve.
- Introduction & Physiology– Overview of Western concepts of ovarian function and measuring reserves.
- Discussion of the physiology of folliculogenesis: recruitment, signaling molecules,
- Discussion of factors influencing recruitment: environmental factors, dietary, lifestyle, genetics.
- Discussion of how Western Medicine defines poor ovarian reserve –FSH, E2, LH, P4, Inhibin B
- Understanding what the tests really mean.
- Pathogenesis of Ovarian dysfunction leading to poor ovarian reserve
- Overview of research on toxicological factors affecting ovarian function: internal and external factors.
- Overview of immunological factors affecting ovarian function: discussion of specific microorganisms
- Overview of genetic factors affecting ovarian function
- Overview of emotional factors and physiological bases for the interference with ovarian function
- Overview of the influence of dietary and lifestyle factors on ovarian function
- Overview of the concept of Jing and the use of the divergent, 8 extra meridians and luo channels to affect jing.
- Advanced diagnostic procedures for working with poor ovarian dysfunction.
- Overview of specialized diagnostic procedures to identify causes and develop effective treatment plans.
- Review of pulses (both radial and non-radial), palpation, auricular diagnostic procedures and tongue qualities.
- Demonstration of Diagnostic Procedures
- Taking live cases to demonstrate how to go through a diagnostic algorhythm using the techniques learned in the previous session.
- Developing effective treatment plans
- How to choose the most appropriate modalities.
- Research on acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition and their effects on ovarian function (genetic, cardiovascular, immunological, etc.).
- Discussion of needling techniques and point selection for improving ovarian function and how to determine whether the points you want to use will be effective.
- Ovarian restoration Diet
- Case studies to demonstrate how to combine diagnosis and treatment.
- Closing comments