|Pregnancy: Maternity Acupuncture Care: Problem Solving Through Clinical Scenarios||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
A joint workshop with Debra Betts, Claudia Citkovitz, and Sarah Budd exploring acupuncture treatment for birth preparation, medical induction, miscarriage and stillbirth and breech. This session will use clinical sketches to facilitate small group discussions about specific areas of clinical practice. Following an introduction on the topic by Claudia and Debra, participants will be divided into small groups and given different scenarios to devise treatment plans for.
- Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour.
- Working to enhance Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and polyhydramnios.
- Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth
- Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies.
- improve labor preparation treatment planning based on TCM pattern differentiation as well as medical complications and risk factors
- learn approaches for working with adverse outcomes such as miscarriage, fetal demise and stillbirth
- deepen understanding of UB67 moxa in breech, including issues of dosage as well as twins and other complications
|Implantation to Birth: Acupuncture and Herbs to Support Better Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
Four leading women experts in acupuncture and TCM for pregnancy share their knowledge and clinical experience supporting women throughout their pregnancy
Sarah Budd has a background as a Midwifery Sister and subsequently trained as an acupuncturist in London and China. She set up an acupuncture service in Plymouth Maternity Unit in 1988, then completed a degree in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University. In 1991, where she won a Churchill Fellowship, and then went to China again to study acupuncture anaesthesia. She was given the first and only full time post as acupuncturist midwife in the UK, then had a family, and now works one day per week in Plymouth, and privately at home.
|Safety Issues in Pregnancy: The 'Red Flags' for Acupuncturists||immediately after purchase||for 2 years|
A seminar looking at the conditions in pregnancy which acupuncturists need to be aware of. There are many conditions in pregnancy which acupuncture can help, but some conditions can be dangerous for mother and baby, and it is important to be aware of these. The seminar is aimed at practitioners who are interested in, or already involved with, treating women in pregnancy. It assumes existing knowledge of the treatment with acupuncture of common complaints of pregnancy such as sickness and backache, taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Delegates will learn how to identify the main obstetric complications which could present in their acupuncture clinic.
- To recognize the importance of referring on to, or back to midwifery or medical staff.
- To understand the TCM aspects of some of these "red flag conditions".
- To look at TCM acupuncture treatment of these conditions that may be used if appropriate.
- It is hoped that delegates will feel more confident about treating pregnant women and more comfortable about going in to birthing units after the seminar.