The overarching objective of this 16 hour, 4 module series, is to provide the acupuncturist with a clear understanding of the allopathic care a pregnant woman undergoes, and to work alongside her prenatal care provider to support and prevent common pregnancy issues.
Pregnancy is a time when virtually all women are receiving allopathic care, and in order for the patient to be best served by the acupuncturist, an understanding of said care, and a means for working within its structure is vital for ensuring the healthiest possible outcome for mother and baby.
Utilizing the eight extraordinary meridians provides an excellent structure for addressing all obstetric patterns and conditions. Know as the ancestral vessels, these channels are the only ones activated during gestation, thus allowing the practitioner a means to influence fetal growth and development. Additionally, the eight extras are the perfect vessels for supporting the process of conception, implantation, gestation through all three trimesters, and childbirth itself. For the neonate and new mother, the eight extras provide a perfect vehicle for treating common post-partum complaints, including bonding, lactation and post-partum depression.
In this course, we will break down the Childbearing cycle into four stages:
Module 1) Conception and the first trimester,
Module 2) the second trimester,
Module 3) the third trimester,
Module 4) labor and the immediate post-partum period.
Four hours are dedicated to each stage, including treatment protocols, herbs, allopathic care and more.
NOTE: 4 CEU (only) approved by the ABORM.