overall, very useful information and the speaker had great knowledge. my one critique would be to find a more engaging way to deliver the content. it seemed as if she was reading straight from her notes.
This class is the sequel to the previously offered Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Partum with Classical Chinese Medicine class. This class will focus on herbal case studies to help you integrate the material form the original online course.
Genevieve will review the physiology and pathology of pregnancy in the introductory part. She proposes to explore over 30 case studies illustrating the treatment of pregnant, parturient and post-partum women with formulae from the Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, and Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang. She will amply discuss theory, treatment principles, and herbal safety for each case study. Through these case studies will emerge a picture of where and how the mother’s life cycle intersects with the baby’s development, as well as the importance of female Blood and how to nurture mother and baby by nourishing this life-giving liquid. The best fetal-maternal care comes out of the deep understanding of this relationship, as well as a solid grasp of herbal methods and appropriate and safe formulation.
The original course is not required before taking this case study course but is recommended.
The students will:
- be familiarized with the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments of pregnancy and post-partum
- gain an understanding of the normal physiology of pregnancy, birth and post-partum from a classical, 6 Conformation and 5 Movement perspective
- gain insight into classical formulation and the safe application of classical formulae in order to achieve the well-being of mother and baby
- be introduced to the cosmological dimension of Chinese medicine and herbalism at large, and more specifically in this context, of the physiological development of the fetus
Genevieve Le Goff, L.Ac., is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She practices an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has its roots in the Classical Era of Chinese history (Han dynasty and prior). She specializes in applying classical Chinese medicine to pregnancy and birthing in partnership with several local midwives.
Classical Chinese medicine views the human body as a microcosm of the universe. Therefore the health of the planet is inseparable from ours. In keeping with the highest precepts of the classical Chinese medical canons, a good doctor seeks to understand physiology in an ecological fashion, and to honor the roots of these insights by the observation and protection of natural rhythms.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Environmental Studies & Ecology, and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences with a MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Genevieve received extensive post-graduate training in Classical Herbal Formulation from the Institute of Classical East-Asian Medicine. This formulation system is in the lineage of Tian He Ming, who practiced in the tradition of Zhang Zhong Jing's Shang Han Za Bing Lun. She is constantly engaged in research and study to further her ability to help her patients, and is now pursuing a second post-graduate degree at the Hunyuan Institute.
She also received special training in midwifery and gynecology, is a Reiki practitioner at the master level, has been an herbal apothecary since 1998, and directs a State accredited Continuing Education Program for licensed acupuncturists, bringing prominent scholars, sinologists and clinicians to the San Francisco Bay Area. Genevieve is the mother of two wonderful little girls. She has run the Between Heaven & Earth Community Supported Acupuncture (CSA) program, a cooperative of Marin Organic Farms, since 2002.