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Approved: Florida (3), NCCAOM (3), Standard Certificate (3) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 3 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Jake Fratkin uses his 44 years of clinical experience to present several lectures on Gynecological topics. Lecture 1 compares the Western biomedical understanding with the modern TCM approach. Also, an in-depth discussion of Irregular Menses, with pattern differentiation, and application of modern herbal formulas and modern herbal products. Custom formulas and case histories from Jake's clinical practice will be included.
  • Learn Western biomedical organization of female hormones affecting gynecological issues.
  • Learn TCM organization of gynecological energetic physiology.
  • Learn TCM patterns causing Irregular Menses. These include patterns contributing to early, late and erratic periods.
  • Learn relevant herbal formulas and products to address various TCM patterns behind Irregular Menses. Discussion will highlight the herbal compositions of each formula. Class discussion will allow herbal modifications and substitutions.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    We review the Course organization, what topics will be covered, and in which order. We also review our list of Recomended Books, and their relevance to the course.

    15 min - 45 min

    An Overview of Menstrual Cycle in Modern Biomedicine. Details include discussion of individual hormones involved. We then talk about the three phases of the menstrural cycle: Follicular, Ovulatory, and Luteal phases.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Overview of Menstrual Cycle in Modern TCM looks at relevant patterns: Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Qi, and Blood patterns. Signs and symptoms are included.

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Overview of Irregular Menses in Biomedicine includes a discussion of hormones that are involved, other causes for irregular periods, and relevant medical treatment. Lab diagnosis is also discussed.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Patterns for Early Menses in TCM describes patterns found in Early Menses, Delyed Menses, and Erratic Menses. Relevant treatment formulas are then discusses.

    2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Patterns for Delayed Menses in TCM offer descriptions for Excess Cold, Deficicency Cold, Blood Deficiency, Qi Stasis. Relevant formulas are given and discussed.

    2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    Patterns for Erratic Menses include Qi Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, and Kidney Yin Deficiency. Relevant formulas are given and discussed.

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    About Jake Fratkin

    Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac. is considered an exciting and well-prepared teacher of Chinese herbal medicine and Japanese acupuncture. Known for emphasizing clinical relevance in his talks, he is sought-after as a teacher at national and state conventions and acupuncture colleges. Dr. Fratkin trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. He is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines: A Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products, Essential Chinese Formulas, and he is the editor-organizer of Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the recipient of Acupuncturist of the Year (1999) from the AAAOM and Teacher of the Year (2006) from the American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM).

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