What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 3.5
Approved: Florida (3.5), NCCAOM (3.5), Standard Certificate (3.5) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 3.5 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
The clinical practice series on gynaecology and female health addresses the most common issues encountered in clinic. The course on Dysmenorrhoea, Endometriosis and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding covers the many presentations of painful menstruation and excessive menstrual bleeding that are suffered by women who seek help from us in our clinic.

Topics of discussion include:

(1) Chinese medicine physiology of the relevant vessels and the interrelationship of the Ren, Chong Du and Zangfu
(2) A discussion of Tian Gui
(3) Patterns of pain, excessive bleeding (AUB and DUB), disordered menstruation
(4) Mechanisms of pain in Dysmenorrhoea
(5) Mechanisms of pain in Endometriosis
(6) The various patterns of AUB: Excessive bleeding, Beng Lou (Flooding and trickling) and disordered menstrual cycles
(7) 7 genuine case studies – with the usual complexities encountered in the clinic
(8) Information on herbs, formulas, modifications and patent alternatives
  • Understand the functions and interrelationships of relevant vessels and zangfu including the concepts of Zigong, Tian Gui, Shao fu and Xiao fu and their implications for treatment decisions, so as to determine appropriate, effective treatment
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of dysmenorrhoea: presentations, patterns, treatment, effects of progesterone, prostaglandins, prostacyclin, and the physiological effects of linolenic/linoleic acid, evening primrose oil, vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium.
  • Understand the clinical features and causes of endometriosis, its mechanism of pain, the mechanical and chemical factors affecting fertility, its emotional impact, Western treatment options and outcomes, and Chinese medicine treatment options.
  • Understand the range of diagnostic options for endometriosis and dysmenorrhoea with treatment approaches via discussion of genuine case studies including formulas
  • Understand various types of excessive uterine bleeding, the role of progesterone, the association with fibroids and the range of Chinese medicine patterns and fine-tuned treatment options via discussion of genuine case studies including formulas
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Fundamental functional concepts of Chinese medicine pertaining to menstruation and reproductive health, including the interrelationship and mutual support of the Zangfu, Jingluo, extraordinary vessels and the significance of Tian Gui.

    15 min - 45 min

    Explanation of dysmenorrhea, its incidence, clinical presentation, patterns, treatment, the mechanisms pf pain and effects of progesterone, prostaglandins,linolenic/linoleic acid, evening primrose oil, vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium.

    45 min - 1.5 hrs

    The difference between endometriosis and adenomyosis, the specific mechanism of pain, the mechanical and chemical factors affecting fertility, the emotional effects, Western treatment options, and the clinical approaches of Chinese medicine.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Discussion of genuine clinical case histories of dysmenrrhoea and endometriosis with herbal and acupuncture formulas

    2 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Definition of AUB and DUB, the different patterns of excessive uterine bleeding in clinical practice, the treatment of a range of patterns, including disordered enetrual bleeding, and how not all patterns fit into the pattern of “Beng Lou”.

    What People Are Saying

    Great course, very well presented and full of helpful information that is able to be applied in a clinical setting.

    Lisa M.- Australia

    I found this course very informative not only from a TCM point of view but also from a western scientific standpoint and can definitely see it being utilized in my practice.

    Jennifer J.- Canada

    The information provided in this course was in depth from a western medical and TCM perspective. The teacher was extremely knowledgable and made the course easy to listen to and follow. I felt I gained a lot of new knowledge from the course.

    Sandra K.- Canada

    Great course. Improved my understanding of dysmenorrhoea and endometriosis and how to treat it more effectively.

    CARRIE ANNE F.- Canada

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    About Robin Marchment

    Robin Marchment BA (Hons), BHSc (Acup), Adv Dip HS (TCM), Cert Gyn (China), Dip Lang (Chinese) Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynaecology. She has over 20 years’ clinical experience, running a private practice that centres on women’s and children’s health and attendance in childbirth. She has lectured in Chinese medicine at major Australian universities and colleges, and worked in various capacities for Australian government authorities in the regulatory area of health practice and Chinese medicine. She is the author of Gynaecology Revisited, a text addressing the need for Chinese medicine practitioners to better understand Western medical approaches to gynaecology and obstetrics whilst maintaining the integrity of the Chinese medicine paradigm. She also authored Chinese for TCM Practitioners and co-authored Shang Han Lun Explained, which is a translation and discussion of the seminal text on Chinese medicine written by Zhang Zhong Jing in the 2nd century AD. Robin is passionate about supporting women through every phase of life, sharing her advanced knowledge and clinical experience in the field of Chinese medicine, and advocating for the profession.

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