Chinese Medicine Treatments for Before, During and After Birth

Bone, Sinew and Spirit – Chinese Medicine insights and treatments for before, during and after birth

Open to students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine, as well as birth professionals of any discipline.

Date & Time: February 2-3, 2013, 9:00am-6:00pm

CEU Hours: 15

Location: ACTCM, 455 Arkansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, Classroom C

Price: General Chinese Medicine Practitioner Rate $300, ACTCM Alumni and Licensed Midwives $270, Students, Doulas and non-licensed birth professionals $150. 10% Early Registration Discount if your payment is received by January 18th, 2013.

Course Description: 

This class serves two purposes…

First, to teach a reliable repertoire of non-needling approaches to commonly encountered patterns of disharmony in the perinatal period, including heartburn and swollen ankles, cervical ripening and preparation for labor, pain, lactation and C-section recovery.

Second and equally important, the class aims to foster communication between CM and birth professionals.

The roles of bone, sinews and spirit in birth (as well as Yin and Yang, Qi and Blood) will be taught in plain language that has proved useful in a decade of explanations to patients, MD’s, nurses, midwives and doulas.  Small group exercises will also pair birth and CM professionals to identify challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary understanding.

CM students and practitioners can expect to leave the class with reliable needle protocols as well as a non-needling toolkit for perinatal care that can be practiced and taught to family in home or hospital care, in the context of existing certification or as a labor companion.

Birth professionals can expect to learn a powerful new perspective on information they already know, greatly expanding their own toolkit for helping moms and allowing more effective and confident referral for difficult cases.

To register, download the registration form.

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About American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.