Many pregnant people come to acupuncturists having heard that moxibustion is useful to help turn their baby. But is that the only useful technique we have? Is there use to applying needles too? Are there any considerations for people who are also doing chiropractic or osteopathic treatment? These questions and so many more will be answered in our roundtable on breech presentation with Jani White and Laura Erlich.
Emilie Salomons is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DR. TCM) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC and has been practicing for over a decade. Emilie is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a co-founder and board member of the Obstetrical Acupuncture Association (OBAA), she co-developed the first program in Canada for training midwives in Obstetrical Acupuncture for pain in labour. She also works with the Dept. of Medicine at the University of British Columbia on a project aimed to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India. Emilie currently works out of Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver, Canada.
Jani White is a writer and lecturer, an acupuncturist, doula and antenatal teacher with over 24 years’ experience of UK maternity and gynaecology services.
In London she practices in Mayfair and Harley St, and runs both a Fertility & Pregnancy clinic as well as a dedicated Men’s Health Clinic for reproductive, sexual and uro-genital issues.
Jani teaches extensively in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Fertility, and Andrology, both nationally and internationally, based from the MA degree program she wrote for Oxford Brookes University. She is the Founder and was Chair of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN) 2006-2014, and she set up and chaired ACT London (Acupuncture for Childbirth Team) 2006-2013.
She also teaches courses for midwives and fertility practitioners, as well as teaching fertility awareness and antenatal classes for prospective and expecting couples.
Jani has supported hundreds of couples through their pre-conception, assisted conception, pregnancies and childbirths and has attended many labours, at home, in community units, at midwife-led units and in hospital. Jani has extensive experience of high risk pregnancies.
Jani strongly advocates an integrated approach to treatment and her company Naturechild is dedicated to providing quality integrated education, emphasising the balance between Safe Practice, Informed Choice and Supportive Care.
She is currently writing a 4-book series called ‘The Fertile Fizz’.
Jani is also one of the international speakers at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.
Laura Erlich, LAc, FABORM, has practiced Integrative Chinese Medicine since 2007, in West Los Angeles and Silver Lake, CA. She also maintains a labor support practice, having accompanied hundreds of women through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth as a doula.
Laura is the founder and owner of Mother Nurture Wellness, a clinic dedicated to supporting women through the journey of fertility, the childbearing cycle and all areas of health and wellness. Her areas of specialty include women’s health, fertility enhancement (with or without ART), conscious conception, prenatal and post-partum care, gynecological disorders and menopause. In addition to practicing, Laura is passionate about teaching and writing. She offers continuing education courses on infertility, obstetrics and women’s health to acupuncturists all over the world through Pro D seminars, in person at her clinic, and to the doctoral cohort at Yo San University.
She is the co-author of Feed Your Fertility, a guide to optimizing fertility through nutrition and Chinese Medicine, with Emily Bartlett, LAc, (Fair Winds Press 2015). You can also find her writings through multiple guest blog posts and her website, www.mothernurturela.com/
While out of the office, Laura enjoys a great life with her wonderful husband and son.
Laura presented at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada Recordings available here.