Podcast  Course

Women's Health Medicine from Zhejiang

Fertility. Empower more than just eggs. The power of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
(number of) NCCAOM PDA
It’s not uncommon for children of doctors to also become doctors. Sometimes there will be a string of docs that run for a number of generations. Which can be a good thing as you can learn at lot at your grandparents knee.
In today’s conversation we talk about a lineage of practice that goes not just a few generations, but a handful of centuries. 

Zhejiang province is well known for its fu ke, gynecological doctors. There are actually several streams of doctors that have attended to women’s health over the centuries. Listen in to this conversation on women’s health and pick up a few easy to employ in your clinic tips for making your herbal prescriptions both more effective and tasty as well. 
Goals and Objectives
  • Zhejiang province’s deep, rich and useful lineages such as the infamous Song family gynecological tradition, as well as others 
  • Using Mai Ya for lumps and cysts
  • The vital importance of the uterine lining in fertility cases
  • The problem with “evidence based” medicine
  • Role of placebo in clinic is different than in research
  • Treating dampness when there is yin deficiency
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

Steve Clavey

I headed off to Taiwan in 1977 to learn acupuncture after meeting someone at a martial arts camp.
I didn't actually know anything about Chinese medicine and had never even heard of Chinese herbs, but for some reason I thought it would be a good idea. I'd done a bit of Chinese at college, but the first acupuncture teachers I approached let me know right away that it was not good enough. So for the five years in Taiwan I continued my language studies. 
The language foundation was crucial for the next two years in mainland China, first in Nanjing and then in Hangzhou, where I followed Professor Song Guang-Ji, the 37th generation of Song family gynecology.
Leaving China and moving to Australia, in 1986 I set up a Chinese medicine gynecology practice in Melbourne, and have been practicing here ever since. Chinese medicine in Australia has a long and illustrious history, the itinerant Chinese doctors serving all and sundry around the gold fields, and embedding the impression in the Australian mind that Chinese medicine is safe, effective and cheap. It's been a great place to practice.

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