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Effectively Deciphering the Hot Flash Utilizing Chinese Medicine

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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!

We need to think and look beyond “thermo-regulation” and “yin deficiency.” After all, the source and cause of a hot flash can often times be a complex cascade or series of events which can make it difficult to diagnose and treat. In the acupuncture clinic, it is far too easy to treat hot flashes by naively nourishing yin or trying to clear a pathogenic heat. To truly be able to help the difficult hot flash case, we must see and understand how the hot flash is presenting as a symptom by examining the internal environment.

We will start the lecture by first asking the questions: “What is a hot flash?” “What causes a hot flash?” We will discuss, the western and eastern medicine definitions, perspectives, and medical treatments of the hot flash. We will then leap from this point into a vast ocean of Chinese medicine theory to discuss the possible core ideas surrounding what is a hot flash.

Our discussion will look at the hot flash from many angles, including: Classical Chinese medicine theory, Shang Han Lun, Pi Wei Lun, and Fu Qing Zhu Nu Ke. We will cover 24 herbal formulas and 60 acupuncture points that will deepen our understanding and clinical treatments of hot flashes.

By discussing and interpreting these various resources, we will gain a clearer understanding and start seeing many new and possible root causes and mechanisms, ultimately gaining an entire new understanding of the hot flash. Finally, as our result, we will be able to discuss how we can utilize this new knowledge to modify and finely tune our clinical treatments for each individual patient to obtain improved clinical success.

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 of treating the menopausal transition patient.

4. You will learn to avoid common treatment pitfalls and clinical setbacks with your menopausal transition patient.

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
Catalog: 
Pending: 
NCCAOM AOM-AC: 
3.00
NCCAOM AOM-CH: 
2.00
NCCAOM AOM-BIO: 
1.00
Texas General Acupuncture: 
3.00
Texas Herbal: 
2.00
Texas Biomedicine: 
1.00
Massachusetts Core Knowledge: 
4.00
Massachusetts Herbal Knowledge: 
2.00
Florida General: 
5.00
Florida Biomedicine: 
1.00
California Category : 
Category 1

Dr. Brian Grosam graduated with a PhD in Acupuncture from the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009. He studied under Dr. Fudong Wu, a leading neurological acupuncture expert in China and his clinical professor, Dr. Qiuhua Shan, a distinguished acupuncture clinician and auricular acupuncture expert in China. Alongside his studies in acupuncture, Dr. Grosam fulfilled clinical studies in gynecology and neurology.

In 2008, he organized and completed his doctoral clinical research on “The Effects of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Perimenopausal Symptoms.” His clinical results showed a promising reduction in the overall symptoms that accompany menopausal transition.

Dr. Grosam held a professor position at American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from 2008-2015, and the Clinic Director position from 2011-2012. He continues to write and give lectures on acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and menopausal transition.

Dr. Brian Grosam is a member of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota, a Diplomate of Chinese Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a member of the North American Menopause Society. He has served as a board member on the Minnesota Acupuncture Association and currently works with the legislative committee.

Along with his wife Pam, Dr. Grosam owns and operates Sun Acupuncture, a full-service acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, where he specializes in menopause.



$150.00 USD

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