Presymposium - Pregnancy: Maternity Acupuncture Care: Problem Solving Through Clinical Scenarios

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:30 to 16:30
Speaker: 
Claudia Citkovitz, MS, L.Ac., PhD, Debra Betts PhD, BHSc Acup, RN, Sarah Budd RN, RM, Dipl. Ac.
Lecture Type: 
Pre-Symposium
Lecture Day: 
Pre-Symposium
Room: 
Segal Conference Room 1400 to 1430
Credits: 
6.00

A joint workshop with Debra Betts and Claudia Citkovitz exploring acupuncture treatment for birth preparation, medical induction, miscarriage and stillbirth and breech.  This session will use clinical sketches to facilitate small group discussions about specific areas of clinical practice. Following an introduction on the topic by Claudia and Debra, participants will be divided into small groups and given different scenarios to devise treatment plans for.  These scenarios will illustrate the realities of clinical practice, red flags that require special attention, and Chinese medicine considerations for clinical practice. After groups have discussed the case and come up with treatment plans, Debra and Claudia will lead a feedback session, adding suggestions and illustrating what they see as essential safety considerations when treating difficult and high-risk cases:

·      Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour. 

·      Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and  polyhydramnios.  

·      Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth.

·      Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies.

Learning objectives - Workshop participants can expect to 

  1. improve their labor preparation treatment planning based on TCM pattern differentiation as well as medical complications and risk factors
  2. learn approaches for working with adverse outcomes such as miscarriage, fetal demise and stillbirth
  3. deepen their understanding of UB67 moxa in breech, including issues of dosage as well as twins and other complications

 

First session:  (1 ½ hours). Birth preparation. What separates birth preparation from induction of labour and examining how individual constitutional treatment impacts on labour. 

Break 

Second session: (1 ½ hours).Working to enhance Medical induction. Working with women when a medical induction is necessary: including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), Gestational diabetes, Premature rupture of membranes (PROM) and  polyhydramnios.  

Lunch 

Third session: (1 ½ hours). Dealing with adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth 

Break 

Fourth session:  (1 ½ hours). Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatment s to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies. 

Debra Betts PhD, BHSc Acup, RN
Location: 
New Zealand

Debra graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in pregnancy including her 2006  text book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” which has subsequently been translated into German and French. Dr Betts completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014. She is currently a Adjunct Fellow  at the National Instiuite Complementry Medicine at the University of Western Sydney and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes for an online Masters course through the New Zealand School Acupuncture.

She also supervisors a hospital maternity acupuncture clinic in New Zealand, has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in maternity care. She currently resides with her husband in Wellington, New Zealand.

Plus several free one online lectures on Medigogy.com

 

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.

Sarah Budd RN, RM, Dipl. Ac.
Location: 
London, England

 

Sarah Budd trained as a general nurse and midwife, then as an acupuncturist in London and Nanjing from 1985 to 1988.

She set up an acupuncture service in Plymouth Maternity Unit, then completed a degree in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University. She was given the first and only full time post as acupuncturist midwife in the UK National Health Service. Over 8,000 pregnant women have been treated with acupuncture in Plymouth, and the service was joint winner of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health Award in 2001.

Sarah worked as a Research Assistant in the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre. She has contributed to text books and journals and continues to teach in acupuncture colleges / universities, at conferences and via Webinars. She recently retired from the NHS but still has a private acupuncture practice and runs courses for midwives and couples on the use of Acupressure for preparation and pain relief in labour. She also set up the first TCM acupuncture course exclusively for midwives in the UK. She is currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine.

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