Insomnia: TCM Experts Share their Unique Strategies for Treating Insomnia - Distance Education | Healthy Seminars

Insomnia: TCM Experts Share their Unique Strategies for Treating Insomnia - Distance Education

Insomnia: TCM Experts Share their Unique Strategies for Treating Insomnia - Distance Education

Please login or register to take this course.
CREDIT HOURS
8.00
COURSE TYPE
On Demand Video Course
DATE
Anytime
SPEAKERS
Hamid D. Montakab, Jonathan Shubs, Lorie Dechar, Sharon Weizenbaum, Yvonne Farrell
DESCRIPTION
Five TCM experts share their unique strategies for treating insomnia.   Part 1: Treating Insomnia with UAT: Using Saam 4 Needles and I Ching Patterns to treat sleeping disorders (Jonathan Shubs) Taking the most used patterns from the Unified Acupuncture Theory approach to treat sleeping disorders.  2 patterns from the Saam approach and 2 from the I Ching Ba Gua balance approach.    Part 2: Insomnia and the Modern World: Diagnosis and Acupuncture strategies (Hamid D. Montakab MD, LAc) Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, have been steadily increasing in numbers, affecting almost 40% of the population and disturbingly a large proportion of children. The epidemiology of insomnia is directly related to the degree of industrialization and urbanization, hence the modern lifestyle. This lecture will examine the impact of modern lifestyle on the energetics of various Zang-fu organic systems as well as on the internal synchronizers, the Extraordinary vessels.   Part 3: The Yang of Sleep: Using the Yang Qiao to Treat Insomnia (Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc.) This course will explore the functions of Yang qi, especially Wei qi, in healthy sleep. Sleep is dependent on a healthy heart and the appropriate state of Yin. If we practice good sleep hygiene and address our lifestyle choices many sleep problems will resolve. However, some sleep problems are very serious and life-long. To address these types of insomnia we may need to rectify the nature of wei qi before we can fully access Yin.   Part 4: Treatment of Insomnia with Classical Formulas (Sharon Weizenbaum, Lic. Ac., Dipl. OM) Each insomnia case I have treated in my clinic is different and hence, the formulas are as varied as the presentations.  Therefore, it would be impossible to teach a comprehensive course on the treatment of insomnia with classical formulas even if I had three whole days to do it!  However, there are some principles, and formulas related to those principles, that are key to working with this common and often recalcitrant issue.  This class will cover some of these key principles, giving the students some very effective tools with which to approach their patients.    Part 5: A Five Spirits Approach to Treating Insomnia and Anxiety (Lorie Eve Dechar, M.Ac, L.Ac.) We will approach the treatment of these common signs of shen disturbance through the lens of wushen, the Five Spirits of Chinese medicine. We will pay particular attention to the shen and the hun; however, the interaction of spirit and blood in the Heart and Liver will also be addressed. Specific spirit points and protocols will be offered along with meditations, breathing techniques, essential oils and flower essences that can enhance the effect of treatment with needles.