The treatment of infertility
- Amersfoort: za 25 november 2017 en zo 26 november 2017
- Adres: Berghotel, Utrechtseweg 225
- Tijd: 12:00-18:00 uur
- Docent: Kiiko Matsumoto
- Taal: Engels
- Kosten: € 285,00
- Erkend: NVA (AT), NWP, VBAG, VNT, Zhong (Cat. 1)
- Vereiste vooropleiding: TCM therapeut
- Inschrijven: Klik hier om u in te schrijven.
For whom is this workshop?
Certified acupuncturists, tuina therapists and shiatsu therapists that want to work in a palpation-based way and have an interest in treating patients with infertility.
What about the subject?
Infertility is failure to achieve pregnancy despite one year of frequent unprotected sex. It is important to consider many systemic imbalances that can be contributing factors in the failure to conceive. Kiiko Matsumoto recommends eliminating all pressure pain at the abdomen, neck, and back to ensure free flow of Qi and blood. Infertility can also be caused by neurovascular compression of the inner thigh. Structural imbalances of the hip, pelvis and sacrum influence the position of the ASIS and pubis bone, thus changing tension at the inguinal ligament and disrupting the free passage of blood and lymph. The ankles should also be checked for fulcrum imbalance, which can indirectly impact fertility. In Japan, the piriformis muscle is called the “muscle of pregnancy”, and it should be checked for tightness. Disturbance of blood and lymph returning to the abdomen may be the underlying factor of many OB/GYN problems, as well as affecting sperm count and male fertility. Another approach is the treatment of hormonal imbalances through regulation of the pituitary gland. Finally, alleviating emotional stress can improve the likelihood of conception. There is a direct connection between the uterus and the heart via the Bao Mai vessel, so emotional disturbance can affect menstruation and vice versa.
What will you be able to do after this workshop?
Kiiko is extraordinary practical in her teaching: she demonstrates on real, live patients what she does in her own clinic in Boston. This is not a theoretical workshop, the focus is on demonstrating real clinical practice. Like many Japanese teachers, Kiiko demands full attention from her students, to follow what she is doing. The reward, however, is that you will go home with treatments that you can apply in your own clinic, and verify that they work.
Why this workshop?
Infertility is a fast-growing problem in the modern world. Modern Industrial Medicine’s treatments are invasive, and don’t always work. Traditional Medicine has much to offer to patients that suffer from infertility and many workshops are offered. However, so many options are possible, what is the best course of action for this patient? Also, because the treatment of infertility can take a long time, it is very important to keep checking that the treatment is making a difference for the patient’s body, and that we do not get lost in esoteric theories that may have little connection to the patient in front of us.
Can you give me some examples of how Kiiko Matsumoto teaches?
A few short clips of past workshops are available on YouTube:
So is this a course in “Japanese acupuncture”?
Yes and no. Kiiko Matsumoto studied and graduated in Japan, and her main influences are from Japanese teachers. However, she has an extraordinary knowledge of the classics, and has the ability to demonstrate her interpretation of Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Jing directly on the patient.
Who is the teacher?
Presenter Kiiko Matsumoto is considered by many a "living Master of Acupuncture". A world-renowned teacher and author, she has integrated the works of important Japanese acupuncture masters such as Master Nagano, Master Kawai and Dr. Manaka into a coherent and clinically powerful system. Kiiko Matsumoto presents at seminars worldwide and runs a private practice in Newton Highlands, MA.
Can I bring my own patients so Kiiko can demonstrate on them?
Absolutely! Four patients per day can be brought in, through Qing-Bai after signing up. The confirmation contains a link.