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Menopause & The 8 Extras: Empowering Patients to Revel In Their "Second Spring"


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The objective of this course is to provide acupuncturists with a framework for understanding and treating the complex patterns and symptoms related to menopause via the far-reaching impact of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels.

The theories presented in this class are drawn from both ancient and modern scholars such as Li Shi Zhen, Jeffrey Yuen and others who have recognized the value of the 8 Extras in treating disorders related to the 7/8 year cycles of Jing.

Dr. Farrell will compare the Chinese and the Western theories of menopause. After re-framing the definition of menopause as a woman's "second spring," she will discuss the gifts of menopause.

She will then review signs and symptoms and diagnosis, explain how and why the 8 Extras can be helpful, and offer specific treatment protocols.

Finally, Dr. Farrell will share common herbal formulas and self-help techniques for changes in diet and lifestyle that will help patients achieve meaningful results.

  • Introduction, Theories and treatment of menopause: Chinese and Western
  • Re-Framing Menopause, The Gifts of Menopause Signs & Symptom/Diagnosis
  • How & why the 8 Extras can help/Treatments
  • More Treatments, Herbal Formulas, Diet & Lifestyle recommendations, Conclusion, Q & A
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Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for 24 years. In 1996, she graduated from Emperor’s College with a Master’s in Chinese Medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997. She was a member of the faculty at Emperor’s College for 13 years. In addition to her faculty duties at Emperor’s, Yvonne was also a clinical supervisor.

Specializing in the use of the Secondary Vessels in treatment, Yvonne has been teaching channel theory to students for many years. She has developed proficiency with these systems because she feels they are very effective in the treatment of psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual disorders.

Yvonne directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students with the hope that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. She believes that self-cultivation & self-knowledge are essential in developing capacity as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. To that end, she has also been on the leadership teams of many spiritual retreats and self-empowerment workshops.

In addition to teaching in the master’s programs of two schools, Dr. Farrell has been teaching CEU courses for several years. Her courses are lively¸ informative and clinically relevant. She is very passionate about the medicine and that is apparent in her teaching.

Yvonne received her doctoral degree (DAOM) from Emperor’s College in 2007. In 2009-2010 Yvonne was the Director of a team that was responsible for getting Yo San University’s first DAOM program up and running.

Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment of psycho-emotional disorders or stress induced illness.

$150.00 USD

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Course Reviews

I very much enjoy these online course. they allow me to review the material several times and pull a bit more information with each pass. and while i do miss engaging with my colleagues a few online course are a wonderful balance. ~ Bethany

I love Yvonne's blending of the emotional and physical aspects into her treatments. ~ Jennifer

I always love listening to Yvonne's presentations--she is not only a wealth of knowledge, but so intuitive and insightful in her approach. Very inspiring for me in my practice! :) Lisa P

I really loved this class. I am happy to have discovered Farrell and will look for more courses by her in the future.

This was my first course with Ms. Farrell and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her ability to synthesize personal experience, clinical experience, fluency with archetypes, and knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Extraordinary Vessel theory is both scholarly and engaging. I look forward to greater confidence in conceptualizing and generating effective strategies using Extraordinary Vessel treatments in my clinic.
~ Sheila

Yvonne presents the 8 Extras with depth and obvious deep knowledge, but also with generosity and humour. I really enjoy her lectures but the added bonus is that I learn such a lot!

LOVE YVONNE's classes here on Pro-D!! Amazing teacher and information presented in a way that is actually usable!
~ Amanda

Great Course. This was my first time with the live webinar and it was great, I will use them in the future as well.
~ Elena

My first seminar with Yvonne Farrell and I loved her! Very knowledgeable and easy to listen to.
~ Heather

It was a real pleasure taking this course. Yvonne is a brilliant presenter. I loved every minute of this course. The material was incredibly interesting and looked at every aspect of the process of menopause. A big Thank you to Yvonne and Lorne.
~ Elisabeth B