Many Western women are leaving childbearing later than biology intended; their hormones and their husband's sperm counts are affected by modern lifestyle and environmental pollutants; and metabolic syndromes, rapidly becoming epidemic in affluent societies, are damaging ovary function. In many cities numbers of "assisted reproduction technology" clinics are multiplying in response to a large and growing demand by these couples unable to have children."However their success is limited and many women are requesting help from doctors of Chinese medicine who offer a gentler and more holistic approach in addressing infertility."
China has a long history of addressing fertility difficulties and using this knowledge and adapting it to our modern western situation TCM doctors have something very significant to offer.This course will cover the sort of approach and specialist knowledge a TCM practitioner needs in order to have a thorough understanding of the basis of infertility from a TCM and Western medical understanding. Diagnostic methods and treatment options will be discussed in detail, as will be the dilemmas and advantages of combining Chinese medicine with IVF programs.
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This complete on line series covers the following learning objectives:
- What does it mean to have a practice focus in infertility?
- Where is the best place to start? Knowing the ground thoroughly - the menstrual cycle in detail.What are the things I need to ask and be aware of when taking a case history?
- How does the patient chart her menstrual cycle and how does that help me?
- How do I diagnose female infertility using all this information (TCM analysis and western diagnostic reports)?
- How do I treat female infertility with herbs and acupuncture?Male infertility - how can we treat sperm disorders with TCM?
- Changes in lifestyle - are they necessary?
- What if there is endometriosis, polycystic ovary disease or other gynecological conditions?
- How do we prevent miscarriage once our patient is pregnant?
- How do we work with technological reproductive medicine, like IVF?
The seminar includes a power point presentation of over 300 slides and abstracts added to the attachment section.
The Course Includes:
- Introduction- Becoming a specialist in infertility
- Analyzing the menstrual cycle
- Information required for taking a complete case history
- Charting the menstrual cycle
- IVF and Chinese medicine
- Treatment of female infertility
- Case histories
- Male Infertility
- Lifestyle and Diet
Jane Lyttleton began her studies in science in NZ and then London with doctoral studies in genetics before succumbing to the siren song of Chinese medicine. She is author of the acclaimed Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine, published in 2004 (2nd ed 2013) by Elsevier Science and now in its 7th reprint in English, and several other languages.
She has lectured at universities in Australia and the UK, and has taught courses and seminars in the treatment of infertility to doctors in Australia, Canada, China, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand and Britain. She has presented at IVF conferences in California and Sydney.
She has always had a keen interest in the way Chinese medicine can be applied to gynecological disorders in a modern western context, and has run TCM clinics in women’s health centres and general medical centres since the early 1980s. In addition to her own busy practice she has established a number of clinics which work closely with IVF clinics and the University of Western Sydney, and are providing the platform for data collection and clinical research.
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This was a great course. Jane Lyttleton was so engaging and easy to follow.
I loved this course. Jane Lytteleton is an inspiring lecturer.I only wish I had done this course years ago! ~ Lisa
Jane is fantastic! ~ Gayatri
WONDERFUL JOB, GREAT CONTENT. ~ Deborah
Best course thus far. ~ Julie
This course was excellent and Jane's videos were fantastic. It is a great source of information and not to be missed if you are wanting to learn more about all aspects on TCM and infertility. A great foundation course especially if you are interested in preparing for the ABROM exam. ~ Heather
Excellent attitude and approach with an emphasis on continued development and research which is something we all need to do more of.
Very informative. A great prep for ABORM exam or practitioners specializing in IVF.
Great course I would highly recommend it.
I really learned a lot from this course. Jane is a fabulous speaker and so easy to listen to.
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