Jake Fratkin uses his 44 years of clinical experience to present several lectures on Gynecological topics. Lecture 3 focuses on 3 common gynecological conditions: Infertility, and Menopausal Syndrome. We will compare the Western biomedical understanding with the modern TCM approach. The in-depth discussion will include pattern differentiation, and application of modern herbal formulas and modern herbal products.
The student shall review basic biomedical understanding of infertility, menopausl disorder.
The student will learn the TCM overview for patterns and formula/product treatment for infertility.
The student will learn the TCM overview for patterns and formula/product treatment for menopausal disorder.
0 hrs - 30 min
Discussion of Infertility in modern biomedicine, including ovarian factors, uterine factors, and cervical factors; the role of various hormones; and modern diagnosis. A brief overview to IVF is included.
30 min - 2 hrs
Discussion of infertility in modern TCM, focusing on common patterns for Liver stasis, Blood stasis, Kidney deficiency, Blood deficiency, Spleen qi deficiency, and Phlegm-dampness. Detailed descriptions of relevant herbal formulas will be discussed.
2 hrs - 3 hrs
Overview of TCM patterns for menopausal disorder, including kidney deficiency, and liver stasis of qi and blood. Detailed descriptions of relevant herbal formulas will be discussed.
Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in Chinese herbal medicine and Japanese acupuncture; a recipient of the Acupuncturist of the Year award, he maintains a private practice, teaches internationally, and is the author of several books on TCM and Chinese herbal formulas and products.
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