Cysts Happen - Anovulation and Menstrual Irregularities

Coleen Smith EAMP FABORM RN DAOM, Sadhna Singh MD, L.Ac, FABORM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 1
Segal Conference Room


Understanding cysts and their impact on menstrual cycles. We will discuss the different types of cysts through pictures and examples while looking at their overall interference with ovulation and fertility. An in-depth snapshot of neuroendocrinology and western pathology will provide a backdrop for treatment options, and how we can integrate eastern medicine, supplements and environmental changes to resolve them. This is a quick overview and informative session integrating care and treatment options for the lumps, growths, tumors, bubbles or what we call “cysts.” 


Learning Objectives

  • Irregular menstruation and cyst formation from a western perspective, pathology and treatments will be reviewed
  • The etiology of menstrual irregularities and associated symptoms from traditional             Chinese medicine and how to best handle these issues to regulate with acupuncture    and herbs.
  • The benefits of acupuncture treatments which assist in improving the menstrual cycle and integrative protocols for treating cysts
Sadhna Singh MD, L.Ac, FABORM
Texas, USA

Dr. Sadhna Singh graduated from medical college in India, 1983. She has practiced medicine for over 10 years in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and internal medicine. She completed her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. With her vast background in both western and eastern medicine and her compassion and concern for patients, she is dedicated to providing effective, comprehensive and exceptional care. 
Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and, currently serves on the governing board. She is a professional member of Resolve-The National Infertility Association & The American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She has interned with Randine Lewis (author of The Infertility Cure) at several Fertility Retreats and is a charter member of the Fertile Soul Clinical Excellence in Fertility program. 
She has lectured extensively for acupuncture practitioners at continuing education seminars and annual symposiums, the Southwest Symposium Austin 2008 and 2009: AAAOM (American association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) in Chicago and Albuquerque 2009 and 2010. Sadhna has also co-taught seminars with Dr Randine Lewis for acupuncturists specializing in fertility over the last few years in Austin, Houston and Denver. Sadhna is currently pursuing her DAOM (Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. This program specializes in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for Gynecology and Pain Management. Click Here for a listing of Dr. Singh's talks and seminars.
Dr. Singh holds a Doctorate in Traditional Oriental Medicine with an emphasis in Women's health from American College of Traditional Chinese medicine (ACTCM). The degree of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is a newly accredited, advanced doctorate degree for licensed acupuncturists. Sadhna is one of the select few Doctorates of Acupuncture in the US and is considered a specialist in the area of women's health related matters, including fertility enhancement. 
Dr. Singh is also President Emeritus of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group - CAM SIG for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

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515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC