Eight Extras and the Childbearing Cycle: The Second Trimester

1. What is the mechanism (feedback loop) that leads to macrosomia (big baby) when a woman has gestational diabetes?

2. Discuss the two types of headaches most common during pregnancy, and write an eight extra’s point prescription for each. Explain your point selections.

3. How would you go about treating a patient who presents at 24 weeks gestation with a severe headache, visual disturbances, nausea and hypochondriac pain?

4. Write an eight extra’s point prescription for IUGR and explain your choices. What other modalities (ie. moxa, gua sha etc.) might you employ and why?

5. At what point (s) in pregnancy is the “golden needle” treatment given? Which point is used, and why?