Cesarean Section Recovery: Four Critical Treatment Strategies

Speaker: 
Claudia Citkovitz, MS, L.Ac., PhD
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 3
Room: 
Labatt Hall
Credits: 
1.50

Description

Cesarean section is epidemic in current society, approaching 1/3 in some countries and over 40% in high risk populations (including many fertility patients).  As much as we try to prevent Cesarean section, we can also be of tremendous help to patients who have undergone this routine but highly invasive abdominal surgery.  Practitioners attending this class can expect to learn a set of four key treatment strategies (and their appropriate time windows) to help reinstate normal qi and blood flow in the lower abdomen, reduce adhesions and prevent subsequent Cesarean sections (as well as reduce danger of uterine rupture).

Learning Objectives

Practitioners attending this class will be able to:

  • Describe to patients and medical providers the four distinct types of treatment given post Cesarean section
  • Explain Chinese and Western rationales for these treatments, along with best available evidence for their use
  • Describe point selection strategies for each of these types of treatments, along with moxa and hand techniques
Claudia Citkovitz, MS, L.Ac., PhD

Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc., has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran since 2004, supervising 8 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.  She is a past member of the NCCAOM’s Task Force on Hospital-Based Acupuncture, the Tri-State College Advisory Board and the Touro College Institutional Review Board, and is currently a Commissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

778-861-3826