The Chinese Medical Treatment of Pre-eclampsia - Part I

Speaker: 
Sharon Weizenbaum, Dipl. Ac., Dipl C.H
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.50

Description

In this 3-hour presentation, Sharon will first discuss the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia with an emphasis on Chinese medicine.  Once we understand the nature of this imbalance, we can then understand the early warning signs for this disease.  Chinese medicine can be extremely helpful for women who are at risk for this illness or who have been diagnosed with it.  We will learn some key treatment methods in terms of herbs and diet.  

 

Learning Objectives:

The practitioner will learn to:

  • To understand what pre-eclampsia is from a western and Chinese medical perspective
  • To learn to identify the potential for pre-eclampsia before it manifests 
  • To learn to take appropriate measures to prevent pre-eclampsia
Sharon Weizenbaum, Dipl. Ac., Dipl C.H

Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 30 years. Her first gynecology teacher was Dr. Zhu Shu-rong from Shang Hai. In 1990 she traveled to Hang Zhou where she studied herbal gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-mei as well as Chinese language. She continued her language study at Mt. Holyoke College and translates much of her own teaching materials. In 2007 she traveled back to China to study classic formulas with Dr. Huang Huang, who continues to be one of her teachers. She studied and apprenticed with Kiiko Matsumoto for 12 years and developed Integrative Mandala Acupuncture as a synthesis of her study with both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture teachers. Sharon is the director of White Pine Healing Arts clinic and educational facility. She teaches the Graduate Mentorship Program and Integrative Mandala Acupuncture nationally as well as shorter courses. Her articles have been published in The Lantern and in the North Amercan Journal of Oriental Medicine. She is known for her engaging, clinically relevant and clear teaching style.

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Symposium Location

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

778-861-3826