A joint workshop with Debra Betts, Claudia Citkovitz, and Sarah Budd exploring acupuncture treatment for birth preparation, medical induction, miscarriage and stillbirth and breech. This session will use clinical sketches to facilitate small group discussions about specific areas of clinical practice. Following an introduction on the topic by Claudia and Debra, participants will be divided into small groups and given different scenarios to devise treatment plans for. These scenarios will illustrate the realities of clinical practice, red flags that require special attention, and Chinese medicine considerations for clinical practice. After groups have discussed the case and come up with treatment plans, Debra and Claudia will lead a feedback session, adding suggestions and illustrating what they see as essential safety considerations when treating difficult and high-risk cases:

  • Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour.
  • Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and polyhydramnios.
  • Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth.
  • Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies.

Outline

  • Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour.
  • Working to enhance Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and polyhydramnios.
  • Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth
  • Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies.

Objectives

  1. improve labor preparation treatment planning based on TCM pattern differentiation as well as medical complications and risk factors
  2. learn approaches for working with adverse outcomes such as miscarriage, fetal demise and stillbirth
  3. deepen understanding of UB67 moxa in breech, including issues of dosage as well as twins and other complications
This Course Includes:
Herbology, TCM Theory
Pending Approval:
None
California
California: 
Category 1
Florida
General CEUs: 
6.00
NCCAOM Details
Core Knowledge, Skill, Ability: 
6.00
Texas Details
General Acupuncture: 
6.00

Claudia Citkovitz

Presenter: 

Claudia Citkovitz, L.Ac. has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran since 2004, supervising 12 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in the areas of neurological and orthopedic management, rehabilitation, labor and delivery, pain management. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture at the Pacific and Tri-State colleges in New York. An internationally known lecturer on acupuncture practice and research methodology, she lectures regularly for the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the University of Westminster in London and the British Acupuncture Council. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first conducted in the United states, as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during labor and delivery. Dr. Citkovitz is a frequent peer reviewer and Editorial Board member on journals including Acupuncture in Medicine, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Explore, and Meridians.

Claudia Citkovitz

Debra Betts

Presenter: 

Debra gradu­ated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetric practice including the text book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” in 2006, which has been translated into German and French.

Debra completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014 through the University of Western Sydney and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Programmes for an online Masters course through New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She is also a clinical supervisor at a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic in New Zealand, and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in obstet­ric care. She currently resides with her husband and three children in Wellington, New Zealand.

Debra Betts acupuncture in pregnancy online courses

Sarah Budd

Presenter: 

Sarah Budd has a background as a Midwifery Sister and subsequently trained as an acupuncturist in London and China. She set up an acupuncture service in Plymouth Maternity Unit in 1988, then completed a degree in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University. In 1991, where she won a Churchill Fellowship, and then went to China again to study acupuncture anaesthesia. She was given the first and only full time post as acupuncturist midwife in the UK, then had a family, and now works one day per week in Plymouth, and privately at home. Over 6,000 pregnant women have been treated with acupuncture on the NHS in Plymouth, and the service was joint winner of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health Award in 2001.

Sarah co-authored a report for the Department of Health with Simon Mills, "Professional Organisation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom 2000" and worked as a Research Assistant on the Regulation of Complementary Medicine, and in the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre. Over the years, Sarah has contributed to text books and journals and continues to teach in acupuncture colleges / universities.

“It is a joy to offer help to women struggling in pregnancy, who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment.” Sarah Budd.

Sarah Budd

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