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Classical Herbal Formulas: Understanding Physiology and Clinical Applications

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07-13-2018 to 07-13-2019
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Classical Herbal Formulas: Understanding Physiology and Clinical Applicationsimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This online course is made up from a six part webinar series taught by Sharon Weizenbaum. It is designed to bring light to some useful yet obscure herbal formulas from the Shang Han Za Bing Lun (Treatise on Damage From Cold and Miscellaneous Illnesses). Beginning with an orientation and introduction to the series, Sharon will then teach the 6 formulas listed below.

Goals and Objectives:

  1. To give students new tools to diagnose and treat common illnesses such as skin diseases, asthma, prolapse, and GI distress with some simple and accessible classic formulas.
  2. To teach some useful formulas that may otherwise be overlooked.
  3. To deepen understanding of classic physiology and patho-physiology.
  4. To deepen understanding of individual herbs within formulas.
  5. To inspire students to study classic formula theory as a profound way of approaching Chinese medicine.

Outline:

  • Introduction to the six part series.
  • Chi Xiao Dou Dang Gui San for allergic skin illnesses, eczema, late menstruation, and vaginitis.
  • Dang Gui Bei Mu Ku Shen Wan for urinary tract infections, inhibited urination in pregnancy, and constipation in pregnancy.
  • Ma Huang Fu Zi Xi Xin Tang for PCOS, thyroid cyst, uterine, anal or eyelid prolapse, and asthma & Ma Huang Fu Zi Gan Cao Tang for somnolence, bedwetting, and headaches.
  • Fu Zi Geng Mi Tang for diarrhea, abdominal pain, post-surgical or post-partum abdominal pain, and nausea in pregnancy.
  • Yi Yi Fu Zi Bai Jiang San for intestinal abscess, scaly skin conditions. Impetigo, and middle ear infection.
D7 Presenter: 
Sharon Weizenbaum

Treating Cancer Patients with Chinese Herbs

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07-13-2018 to 06-30-2020
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Treating Cancer Patients with Chinese Herbsimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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In this online class, Sharon will define “cancer” from a Chinese medical point of view, discuss how we diagnose and treat our patients so they have the best chance of thriving, present case studies and more.

 

Goals & Objectives
1. Understanding water metabolism in the treatment of pancreatic and prostate cancer
2. Understanding, diagnosing and treating the Shao Yang in the treatment of throat cancer
3. Understanding, diagnosing and treating the Yang Ming in the treatment of stage 4 lung cancer and more

Goals & Objectives
1. Understanding water metabolism in the treatment of pancreatic and prostate cancer
2. Understanding, diagnosing and treating the Shao Yang in the treatment of throat cancer
3. Understanding, diagnosing and treating the Yang Ming in the treatment of stage 4 lung cancer and more

Detailed Content
  • Define “Cancer” from a Chinese medical point of view (1.0 CEU HERBAL)

  • Discuss how What we offer can augment the effectiveness of the western medical treatments (1.0 CEU HERBAL)

  • Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment approaches for our patients to have the best chance of thriving (1.5 CEU HERBAL)

  • Differentiate between treating cancer and treating patients who have been diagnosed with cancer (1.5 CEU HERBAL)

  • Sharon Weizenbaum will use problem-based learning approaches to teach physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment:
    • Understanding how to diagnose and treat Shao Yin/Tai Yang in the treatment of a malignant breast lump. (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
    • Understanding, how to diagnose and treat the Yang Ming in the treatment of stage 4 lung cancer. (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
    • Illustrating the importance of understanding water metabolism in the treatment of pancreatic and prostate cancer. (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
    • illustrating the importance of understanding diagnosing and treating the Shao Yang in the treatment of throat cancer. (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
    • illustrating the importance of understanding, diagnosing and treating deficiency taxation in the treatment of sarcoma.  (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
  • Understand the physiology of the Shang Han Lun and its relevance for treating patients with cancer.  (1.0 CEU HERBAL)

  • Summary, Conclusion, Program worksheet (1.0 CEU HERBAL)
D7 Presenter: 
Sharon Weizenbaum

Treating male infertility with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

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07-13-2018 to 06-30-2019
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Treating male infertility with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicineimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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Male fertility is declining rapidly, and now accounts for 40% of couple’s infertility. These men are notably absent from the treatment room. They are frequently told their sperm is ‘fine’ or ‘normal’, and confuse sperm quality with virility. As practitioners treating female infertility, we are effectively working with one hand behind our back.

There is increasing clinical evidence showing the efficacy of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in improving semen profiles. Treating male factor infertility will significantly improve a couple’s chance of a successful pregnancy.

Outline:

  • 830 - 900 Spermatogenesis (0.5 CEU)
  • 900 - 930 Risk factors & lifestyle choices (0.5 CEU)
  • 930 - 1000 Semen testing (0.5 CEU)
  • 1000 - 1015 Conventional medicine (0.25 CEU)
  • 1015- 1030 break
  • 1030 - 1045 Case history taking (0.25 CEU)
  • 1045 - 1245 Chinese medicine 4 patterns - acupuncture, herbs, cases (2.0 CEU)

 

Goals & Objectives:

  • Learn the process of spermatogenesis
  • Understand risk factors - what helps and what hinders healthy sperm production.
  • Extend your case taking specifically for male infertility
  • Analyze semen test results, and understand how to use them to assist your diagnosis and subsequent treatment
  • Learn the main causes and Chinese medicine patterns associated with male infertility
  • Formulate treatment strategies, point selections and herbal prescriptions

This will enable you to:

  • Use both your TCM diagnosis and semen test results to create clear diagnoses and robust treatment plans
  • Explain normal vs. optimal sperm parameters to your patient
  • Offer simple lifestyle strategies to improve male fertility
  • Successfully improve sperm quality and quantity, thereby male fertility
D7 Presenter: 
Jill Glover

Effectively Deciphering the Hot Flash Utilizing Chinese Medicine

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06-21-2018 to 06-30-2020
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Effectively Deciphering the Hot Flash Utilizing Chinese Medicineimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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Our main objective is to gain a better understanding of the hot flash from both a Chinese and western medical perspective. Is it a zang-fu organ or five-phase problem? Is it a channel imbalance? Is it the blood? Is it a neurological hyper-stimulation? Or is it truly and simply a hormone fluctuation and that’s that!

Goals & Objectives

  1. You will learn how and why even experienced clinicians fail to effectively relieve hot flashes.
  2. You will learn how to simultaneously diagnosis and treat excess and deficiency patho-mechanisms in unison to give you better clinical results.
  3. You will understand and learn why treating the kidney is not always the most direct way to treating the menopausal transition patient.
  4. You will learn to avoid common treatment pitfalls and clinical setbacks with your menopausal transition patient.
  1. General Introduction
    1. General Introduction
    2. Main Objectives
    3. Learning Objectives

  2. Questions
    1. Treatment Success Rates
    2. Common ideas behind hot flashes

  3. Western Medicine Review
    1. Physiological Changes:
      1. Hypothalmus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis
      2. Ovarian Changes
      3. Adrenal Steroid Level Changes
      4. Endometrial Changes
      5. Central Thermoregulation Changes
      6. Cognitive Dysfunction
      7. Psychosocial Changes
      8. Urogenital and Libido Changes

  4. Classical Chinese Medicine Perspective
    1. Yi Jing (The Book of Changes)
      1. Yin & Yang Theory
      2. Water & Fire Theory
    2. Huang Di Nei Jing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor)
      1. The Balance of Kidney Essence
      2. Kidney & Heart Relationship
      3. Kidney & Liver Relationship
      4. Kidney & Spleen Relationship
      5. Kidney & Lower Jiao Relationship
      6. Herbal Formulas Discussion
      7. Acupuncture Formulas Discussion
  5. Classical Chinese Medicine Perspective
    1. Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage)
      1. Tidal Heat Effusion Theory
      2. Repletion Theory
      3. Herbal Formulas Discussion
      4. Acupuncture Formulas Discussion
    2. Pi Wei Lun (Treatise of the Spleen and Stomach)
      1. Spleen and Stomach Internal Damage Discussion
      2. Ministerial Fire Disruption Theory
      3. Yin Fire Theory
      4. Herbal Formulas Discussion
      5. Acupuncture Formulas Discussion

  6. Classical Chinese Medicine Perspective
    1. Fu Qing Zhu Gynecology
      1. Kidney Fire Theory
      2. Herbal Formulas Discussion
      3. Acupuncture Formulas Discussion

  7. With All This In Mind – Clinic Relevance
    1. Diagnostic Questions
    2. Clinical Pearls to Increase Efficacy
    3. Prevalence and Success Rates
    4. Conclusion
    5. Questions & Answer Session
D7 Presenter: 
Brian Grosam

2018 The Shen Nong Society presents: East Asian Herbal Medicine Conference

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06-21-2018 to 06-30-2020
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2018 The Shen Nong Society presents: East Asian Herbal Medicine Conferenceimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This is the second annual conference of the Shen Nong Society. We strive to present a combination of education, information, and updates on issues integral to our professional community. The Shen Nong Society particularly focuses on practitioners who individualize herbal prescriptions for their patients.

Speakers include Cara O. Frank, L.OM, Dipl O.M., Jean Giblette, MA Craig Mitchell, PhD Maryanne Travaglione DAOM, L.Ac, NCCAOM (OM) Sabine Wilms, PhD

Objectives

Goals and Objectives

At the completion of this symposium, the learner will:

  • Understand the challenges presented by examining the Shen Nong Ben Cao (Divine Farmer’s Classic of Materia Medica) considering contemporary perspectives on Chinese herbal medicine
  • Understand the basis on which the asserted distinction between classical Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese medicine leads to professional confusion and clinical narrowness
  • Understand the strategies used by High Falls Garden in developing a safe, economical, and resilient supply of Chinese herbs grown in the United States
  • Understand the appropriate clinical application of Ephedra Sinensis (Ma Huang) in gynecology
  • Understand the relevance and importance of maintaining NCCAOM herbal certification to the professional practice of Chinese herbal medicine in the United States

Detailed Content

  •  Overview of Goals of SNS
  • The Divine Farmer’s Message to Modern Practitioners of Chinese Medicine (Wilms)
  • A Frog at the Bottom of the Well: Why Siloing and Polarization in East Asian Medicine Leads to Poor Patient Outcomes (Mitchell)
  • Growing East Asian Herbs in the US: UPDATE (Giblette)
  • Opening the Door: The Use of Ma Huang in Gynecology (Frank)
  • “Can We Talk? On the Topic of Regulations and Credentials (Travaglione)
D7 Presenter: 
The Shen Nong Society

How Chinese Herbal Medicine Enhances Fertility Potential in Patients Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (Auto-Immune Hypothyroid)

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ACHB 553-461
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07-18-2017 through 06-30-2020
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Texas Provider CAE00011; 8 CAE (HERB) - Illinois (225.000020); 8 CEU
Alberta CAAA; 8 CEU - NZRA; 8 CEU - Massachusetts; 8 CEU
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How Chinese Herbal Medicine Enhances Fertility Potential in Patients Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (Auto-Immune Hypothyroid)immediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This course includes Chinese herbal formulas, TCM theory, and functional medicine.

Part 1 - Diagnosing, Differentiating and Discussion of Treatment options for the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns and their impact on Female Fertility.

Objectives

 

Part 1: Diagnosing, Differentiating and Discussion of Treatment options for the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns and their impact on Female Fertility.

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of thyroid physiology, thyroid hormone production, conversion and metabolism.
  • Learn how to differentiate the 6 main hypothyroid patterns and presentations most often encountered in functional blood work and clinic.
  • Learn about the common underlying causes contributing to the development of the various forms of hypothyroidism.
  • Learn how hypothyroidism impacts and disrupts other hormone pathways and the body’s overall physiology, specifically pertaining to female reproductive function.
  • Learn about herbal, dietary and nutritional supplement treatment options for the 6 main hypothyroid patterns discussed.

Part 2 - Hashimoto’s & Infertility

  • Learn about the patho-physiology of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and it’s impact on female fertility.
  • Learn the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation specific to the Hashimoto’s patient.
  • Understanding the Neuro-Endocrine-Immune” Axis interplay of Hashimoto’s.
  • Understanding the specific immune response at play associated with Hashimoto’s.
  • Learning about and understanding the laboratory immune markers associated with Hashimoto’s and their clinical relevance.
  • Learning about the common treatments for Hashimoto’s including, medical, surgical, herbal, dietary and nutritional supplement interventions.
  • Learning about the Chinese medical theory and pattern differentiations of the Hashimoto’s patient and the Chinese herbs and formulas commonly and traditionally used in the treatment and management of Hashimoto’s.

Outline

Part 1: Diagnosing, Differentiating and Discussion of Treatment options for the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns and their impact on Female Fertility.

  • Thyroid physiology, Thyroid Hormone production pathways, Thyroid hormone conversion and metabolism.
  • Thyroid hormone lab markers and Thyroid Antibodies, what they mean and how to interpret results.
  • Clinical presentation of the Hypothyroid patient.
  • Differentiating the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns.
  • Common Underlying Causes contributing to the development of the various forms of Hypothyroidism.
  • How hypothyroidism impacts and disrupts the body’s mechanisms specifically pertaining to female reproductive function.
  • HPA-HPT-HPO axis interplay.
  • Commonly prescribed Thyroid Hormone Replacement medications.
  • Dietary and nutritional treatment options for the different hypothyroid presentations.
  • Understanding Hypothyroidism through the Chinese Medical Lens
    • Discussion of Common Chinese Medical Patterns associated with the Hypothyroid patient.
    • Discussion of Chinese Herbal Treatment Options.

Part 2 - Hashimoto’s & Infertility

  • Understanding what Hashimoto’s is and the etiology and Immune patho-physiology underlying its development and progression.
  • Understanding the “Neuro-Endocrine-Immune” Axis interplay of Hashimoto’s.
  • Immune response associated with Hashimoto’s.
  • Understanding Immune Markers associated with Hashimoto’s and their clinical relevance.
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Hashimoto’s.
  • Clinical Presentation Specific to the Hashimoto’s patient and what to look for.
  • Patho-physiology of how Hashimoto’s and the associated hypothyroidism disrupts the body’s mechanisms, specifically pertaining to female reproduction and fertility potential.
  • Common Treatments for Hashimoto’s including, Medical, Surgical, Dietary and Nutritional interventions.
  • Understanding the shortcomings & side effects of medical treatments used to manage Hashimoto’s.
  • Chinese medical theory and pattern differentiations of Hashimoto’s.
  • Herbs and Herbal formulas commonly used in the treatment and management of Hashimoto’s.
  • Putting it all Together - Implications for Chinese Medical Practice
    • Learning about the herbal formulas and single herbs investigated in Dr. Gina’s research and how they are viewed according to their corresponding Chinese Medical diagnosis, in addition to their impacts on immune, fertility, thyroid, adrenals and gut markers.
D7 Presenter: 
Gina Mortellaro-Gomez

Simplified Herbal Prescribing for Complex Gynecological Conditions

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Simplified Herbal Prescribing for Complex Gynecological Conditionsimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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We commonly see in a fertility clinic repeating diagnostic patterns, and repeating treatment strategies. There are particular herbal formulations that might be useful for some patients fitting these categories.

• Prescribing for Endometriosis

• Prescribing for PCOS

• Prescribing for PMS

• Prescribing for Immune Infertility

• Prescribing for Menorrhagia

Learning Objectives

1. Recognizing common diagnostic patterns in Gynecological Disorders

2. Becoming familiar with herb actions and synergies, and using formulations.

Outline

• Prescribing for Endometriosis

• Prescribing for PCOS

• Prescribing for PMS

• Prescribing for Immune Infertility

• Prescribing for Menorrhagia

D7 Presenter: 
Jane Lyttleton

2017 Shen Nong Society conference: The Future of East Asian Herbal Medicine

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07-18-2017 through 06-30-2020
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2017 Shen Nong Society conference: The Future of East Asian Herbal Medicineimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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The Shen Nong Society, a professional organization for East Asian Medicine practitioners, held its inaugural conference in NYC March 19, 2017. The focus of the conference was the future of East Asian Herbal Medicine in the US. Topics included classical medicine, growing East Asian herbs sustainably in the US, how herb usage has changed over time. best study practices, and apprenticing.

Speakers include Sharon Weizenbaum, Z’ev Rosenberg, Jean Giblette, Eric Brand, Nigel Dawes and Frank Butler.

Objectives

Objectives

  1. To understand the thinking behind a classical approach to practicing East Asian Herbal Medicine
  2.  To understand the issues involved in the growing of East Asian medicinals in the US.
  3. To understand why medicinals have been substituted and their usage has changed throughout history.
  4. To understand how studying changes with different orientations to the material
  5. To understand the changing nature of apprenticeship in East Asian Herbal Medicine.

Outline

  •  Overview of Goals of SNS
  • From What Foundation Do We Grow? Toward the Future of Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Quality in Herb Production: The Dirt on Dirt"
  • Changes in Herbal Medicines from Ancient Times to the Present
  • Seasonal Qi, Epidemics, and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Treating Transmuting Patterns Effectively
  • How to Study Herbal Medicine in the 21st century
  • Training through Apprenticeship in Chinese Medicine 
D7 Presenter: 
The Shen Nong Society

Wu Shen – A Technology of Transformation

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Wu Shen – A Technology of Transformationimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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Wu Shen, the Five Spirits, make up the Taoist map of the human psyche. The system provides a mythical view of the nervous system and forms the basis of Chinese medical psychology. The Five Spirits also describe a precise and efficient technology for psycho-spiritual transformation. While this ancient system is recognized by scholars as an integral part of the cannon of Taoist and traditional Chinese medical literature, it is under-emphasized in standard TCM curriculum.

Objectives

  1. Be introduced to the theory and understand the clinical value of the system of Wu Shen: the Five Spirits
  2. Learn to recognize diagnostic indicators for Shen disturbances and specific strategies for each spirit
  3. Learn basic therapeutic responses to specific Shen disturbances including spirit points, essential oils and flower essences

Outline

  • Introduction to Wu Shen
  • The five attributes of the Shen
  • Identifying and treating Shen Disturbances
D7 Presenter: 
Lorie Dechar

The EmBODYment of Self- Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders due to Sexual Abuse and Trauma

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ACHB 553-465
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07-18-2017 through 06-30-2019
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During the past 30 years the approach towards different Eating Disorders started to change. it has finally been acknowledged that eating disorders are not “just” biological or “stand alone” disorders but stem and the consequence of a wide variety of complex traumas

Objectives

  1. Understanding the pathological dynamics of sexual abuse/trauma in the CCM perspective
  2. Drawing the line between Eating Disorders and Sexual abuse in terms of organ systems and vital substances disharmonies.
  3. Identifying and understanding the line of treatment in terms of approach, strategy and point/herbs selection

 

Outline

  • Overview of the psychopathological effects of sexual abuse and trauma
  • The effects of violating the ability to move freely between Heaven and Earth
  • Treatment and strategies
D7 Presenter: 
Vardi Benesh-Raviv