What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 2.5
LENGTH 2.5 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
REGULATIONS Approved: California (2.5), Florida (2.5), NCCAOM (2.5), Standard Certificate (2.5)
Course Overview
This two-part course is designed to develop an understanding of Yangsheng in the postpartum, the art of self-cultivation and taking the opportunity for change inherent in this life transition. Each module will be one hour long and will be illustrated with mothers' stories and footage from interviews with mothers. As this is intended for CM practitioners in a western setting with patients from many different cultural backgrounds, there will be an emphasis on understanding various different cultural practices in postpartum care from a Chinese medical viewpoint. There will be a discussion of how to help manage and support mothers' postpartum in a modern clinical setting.
  • Understand the physiology of the postpartum from the perspective of Western Biomedicine.
  • Understand the physiology of the postpartum from the perspective of Chinese Medicine.
  • Understand the benefits of a well-managed postpartum, including the concept of the Golden Month, as an opportunity for long-term health improvements in the mother.
  • Understanding the principles of managing the postpartum, as well as the following aspects of self care: Rest, Routine Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dietary Therapy, and Social Support.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction to the postpartum in the Yangsheng tradition. Cross-cultural perceptions of the postpartum.

    15 min - 45 min

    Postpartum physiology ? Chinese Medicine perspective. Postpartum physiology ? Western Medicine perspective. Benefits of a good postpartum: bonding, healing of old trauma and resourcing oneself for future good health.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Component 1 of good care, "Rest": energy output postpartum, what constitutes proper rest.

    1 hrs - 1.25 hrs

    Component 2 of good care, "Massage and Warmth": avoiding cold, mother warming, massage.

    1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Component 3 of good care, "Proper Diet": requirements and principles of the postpartum diet.

    1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Component 4 of good care, "Support": mothering the mother, honouring the mother, giving practical support.

    1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Three case histories.

    2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs


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    About Jenny Allison

    Jenny Allison is an acupuncturist and a graduate of Acupuncture Colleges Australia and the Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She has a BA in languages and a diploma of secondary teaching. Jenny is an acupuncturist whose passion for the last 25 years has been women’s health, studying, teaching, and working with women and mothers using acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She has trained in this area with traditional practitioners in London, Sydney, Nanjing and Hangzhou. Her interest in the care of mothers after childbirth began after she graduated, gave birth to her first child and discovered the postnatal traditions of her own multicultural family. She began talking with mothers and grandmothers from other parts of the world, and realised not only the importance of good care for the mothers and babies in these societies, but that her training in Chinese medical theory was indispensable in interpreting their practices. She decided to record her experiences so that women from all over the world could share their knowledge and learn from each other, and in 2016, she published the book ‘Golden Month, Caring for the World’s Mothers after Childbirth.’ Jenny continues to interview mothers and midwives from different cultures around the world as part of her commitment to preserving this heritage of women’s wisdom and improve the care of all mothers in the post partum. Jenny has two grown-up children, is a grandmother of new twin girls and practices acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Auckland, New Zealand.

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