Metabolic Syndrome is associated with obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and cardiovascular illness and insulin resistance. In western cultures it is on the rise and in our Chinese medical clinics, it is something we see every day.
How do with think about this from a Chinese medical perspective? Are there common diagnostic trends we can recognize in these patients?
Using her “clarifying diagnosis” methods, Sharon Weizenbaum has observed that the diagnosis for most of these patients includes blood pathology. In this half-day course, Sharon will explain exactly what she sees in these patients that led her to this conclusion. She will also explain the concept and diagnosis of systemic, rather than local, blood stasis in which the blood, in general, becomes too viscous. Then she will offer the patho-mechanisms from which this viscous blood leads to obesity, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Of course, the proof is in the pudding so she will then share the Chinese medical blood treatments that have given the results of lower blood pressure, blood insulin levels and blood cholesterol.
This course was presented at the ICCM Conference. Pro D Seminars would like to thank the ICCM Conference for allowing us to host their lectures on our site.
Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 30 years. Her first gynecology teacher was Dr. Zhu Shu-rong from Shang Hai. In 1990 she traveled to Hang Zhou where she studied herbal gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-mei as well as Chinese language. She continued her language study at Mt. Holyoke College and translates much of her own teaching materials. In 2007 she traveled back to China to study classic formulas with Dr. Huang Huang, who continues to be one of her teachers. She studied and apprenticed with Kiiko Matsumoto for 12 years and developed Integrative Mandala Acupuncture as a synthesis of her study with both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture teachers. Sharon is the director of White Pine Healing Arts clinic and educational facility. She teaches the Graduate Mentorship Program and Integrative Mandala Acupuncture nationally as well as shorter courses. Her articles have been published in The Lantern and in the North Amercan Journal of Oriental Medicine. She is known for her engaging, clinically relevant and clear teaching style.