Gynaecology and Chinese Medicine: PCOS and OHSS
In this weekend-seminar, we will be talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).
This course at a glance
15./16. June 2019
About this course
In this weekend-seminar, we will be talking about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). This seminar is for experienced practitioners.
In this integrated medicine course, we will be examining these subjects from both a biomedical and a TCM point of view. Suitable for practitioners with 5 years or more clinical experience, practitioners will be able to leave this weekend with new clinical treatment strategies, a deep understanding of the hormonal and metabolic mechanisms underlying these syndromes, and tools to read blood tests as well as give effective lifestyle advice to their clients.
About the Teacher
Whilst I treat all kinds of fertility issues, the clients who make me run to work feeling excited and intellectually stimulated are those who are 38-45 years old with complex, multifaceted fertility issues. I’ve been in practice since 1999 and am an experienced fertility, gynaecological and obstetric acupuncturist and Herbalist specialising in complex autoimmune disorders such as unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility in pregnancy, PCOS, Endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions. I have also undertaken further specialist training in the area of female pelvic and sexual pain including Vulvodynia and Dyspareunia.
I’m a fully qualified member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and of the British Acupuncture Council and a Recognised Doula (birthing assistant) and Doula Mentor with Doula UK.
I provide a range of training courses for acupuncturists and herbalists to help them develop their professional expertise and their business skills. Over the last few years I have led courses around the UK, wherever there has been a minimum of 10 practitioners prepared to attend the course. I also provide one-to-one mentoring for practitioners to develop their technical knowledge and business skills.
In 2017, in response to the demand for more advanced training for acupuncture practitioners in treating fertility issues, I launched Fertility Support Training as a separate company. Since then I have developed educational content on complex fertility issues that are not included in the training provided to most acupuncturists when they qualify.
In May 2017 I was invited to address the 48th TCM World Congress in Rothernburg, Germany, where I spoke on The Diagnosis and Treatment of Habitual Miscarriage in Relation to Complex Gynaecological Disease. In April 2018 I will be providing a pre-symposium lecture to the Integrated Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, on Recurrent Miscarriage and Reproductive Immunology: Connections between PCOS, Thyroid & Endometriosis, and in 2019 I will be addressing the 16th International TCM Kongress in Austria in a full day lecture on TCM and Autoimmunity.
In 2017 I launched the UK’s first Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture, accredited by the UK’s International College of Oriental Medicine and the Northern College of Acupuncture. The Diploma course was in such high demand from practitioners all over the world that I am now working on an online version of the Diploma, with CPD accreditation, so that the knowledge and skills of the Advanced Level Diploma will be available to practitioners everywhere