on-demand Course • Shen nong Collection

Developing Meta-Practice in the Treatment of Menstrual Disorders

(number of) NCCAOM PDA
Learn how the theory of meta-practice can help you gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese medicine anatomy, physiology and pathology of menstruation in a clinically centered manner focusing on the treatment of menstrual disorders. 
Diagnostic and therapeutic methods that build from the simple to the complex to which you will be able to add further elements from your own individual therapeutic toolkit and as your skills as a practitioner develop.
Volker Scheid draws on his extensive knowledge of the historical development of East Asian medicine, experience from almost forty years of clinical practice, and a deep engagement with trans-disciplinary knowledge throughout his academic career.
Goals and Objectives
  • How does the uterus relate to the liver, the sea of blood, the chong mai, ren mai and the other extraordinary vessels? What changes when we think menstruation through the vessels and not the organs? 
  • How does menstruation tie in with the physiology of qi, blood and body fluids and how does that impinge on treatment?
  • How has our knowledge of Chinese medicine changed over time? How does it differ from and links to biomedical knowledge?
  • How meta—practice can help you in the development of clinical mastery over time

Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%.
Meet Your instructor

Volker Scheid, PhD

Prof. Volker Scheid PhD, FRCHM, FBAcC has a unique status in the field of Chinese medicine as an accomplished practitioner with almost forty years of clinical experience but also as one of the foremost academic scholars in the field of East Asian medicines.

He has lectured internationally and is the main author of Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (2nd edition) and Handbook of Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has published two influential monographs on the history of Chinese medicine in late imperial and contemporary China as well as over twenty papers in peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from depression and menopause to changes in Chinese medical understandings of the body.

He was the first western historian to have his work translated into Chinese and the first professor of East Asian medicines in the West at the University of Westminster, London.

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