Presymposium - Fertility: The Shao Yin for Fertility and Pregnancy

Sharon Weizenbaum, Dipl. Ac., Dipl C.H
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Herbal Course

This 6 hour class will take the participants into the clinical relevance of the Shao Yin conformation.  We will begin by learning the physiology of the Shao Yin and it’s relationship with the other conformations.  From here the practitioner will learn to be clear as to how to diagnose a Shao Yin patterns.  This leads directly to treatment options.  We will use case studies from our predecessors as well as from Sharon’s practice to illustrate the breath of use of the Shao Yin.  Though we will focus on the use of Fu Zi, we will also look at ways to treat the Shao Yin with other herbs as well.  The focus of the treatment examples will be related to fertility and women’s health. 

Learning Objectives

A. To understand the physiology of the Shao Yin confirmation

B. To be familiar with the main Shao Yin clauses in the Shang Han Lun

C.  To understand how to recognize Shao Yin patterns

D. To understand how to avoid misdiagnosing a pattern as Shao Yin

E. To learn to safely and confidently use Fu Zi and other Shao Yin herbs and formulas

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.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held exclusively online. The IFSymposium is geared towards Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach. IFS 2021 date TBA

Symposium Location

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