By Popular Demand- A Weekend Course Presented by Jake Fratkin, OMD, LAc
Using Lab Tests in a TCM Clinic Practice &
TCM and Functional Medicine Endocrine Focus: Adrenal Fatigue and Hypothyroid
October 13 -14, 2012, 9am-5:30pm
CEU Hours: 15 CEU Units available for the weekend, 7.5 per day, registration priority given to those attending both days
For the Weekend: General Rate $300, ACTCM Alumni Rate $270, Students $150 (space limited for students)
Per Day: $170 (no discounts available for 1 day) Please specify Saturday or Sunday.
Using Lab Tests in a TCM Clinic Practice, October 13, 2012
This class reviews important lab tests that a TCM practitioner, particularly herbalists, should know and keep in mind. Besides standard “normal” readings, we will also introduce the tighter values used in Functional medicine. Tests will detail the how, what and why of the basic chemistry panel, complete blood count, lipid panels, thyroid and adrenal testing, common autoimmune markers and inflammatory markers. Knowing and interpreting these values can enhance a TCM diagnosis, monitor the progress of the patient, and raise warnings requiring medical attention. Special attention will be given to abnormal values in infection, thyroid and blood sugar disorders. Case studies will be used to illustrate the material.
TCM and Functional Medicine Endocrine Focus: Adrenal Fatigue and Hypothyroid, October 14, 2012
The endocrine system is a delicately balanced system that can be disrupted by various factors, especially with the advance of age. Learn how to tackle endocrine health with TCM treatments with Dr. Jake Fratkin. Bring your patients back to optimal adrenal and thyroid health! Adrenal fatigue, where the exhaustion of the adrenal glands leads to a set of symptoms related with inadequate levels of adrenal hormone, is the basis for a variety of health problems in people after the age of 40. Some of these problems may include low thyroid function, low immune function, improper blood sugar regulation, and fatigue. Use and interpretation of saliva and blood tests will be included.
Instructor Bio: Jake Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac. trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. Dr. Fratkin is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products available in the United States, and the editor-organizer of Wu and Fischer’s Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Paradigm Publications, 1997. He is the originator and program director for the Chinese herbal medicine programs at Bastyr University, Seattle (1984-1986), and Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe (1986-1990).
Jake is the recipient of acupuncturist of the year ,1999, by the AAAOM and teacher is the year, 2006, American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM). Dr. Fratkin lives and practices in Boulder, Colorado.
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