Treating Fibroids with Chinese Herbal Medicine Part II

Speaker: 
Sharon Weizenbaum, Dipl. Ac., Dipl C.H
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 1
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.50

Description

Many of our fertility patients are diagnosed with uterine fibroids. How do fibroids interfere with the process of becoming pregnant and with pregnancies in general? As Chinese herbalists, how do we work with women who have fibroids if they are trying to become pregnant or are already pregnant? How is our treatment of fibroids vary depending on whether the patient is entering the world of childbearing or not? Why are many of the protocols taught by modern Chinese medicine ineffective for treating fibroids? What is effective? These are the questions that Sharon will address in this 3-hour talk. She will teach practitioners how and when to work safely and effectively with uterine fibroids before, during and after pregnancy.

 

Learning Objectives

1. To learn how treatment principles for working with uterine fibroids vary depending on whether a woman is trying to become pregnant, pregnant, post pregnancy or menopausal.

2. To learn to differentiate various fibroids based on size, location and context.

3. To learn effective treatment methods for uterine fibroids in a variety of phases of a woman's life with an emphasis on fertility and pregnancy.

4. To learn the relationship between bleeding disorders and uterine fibroids.

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