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Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support - Saturday 11th May 2024 and Sunday 12th May 2024

Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support with Paul Johnson

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2024, 10am– 5pm – £220

Accredited by the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)

This two-day seminar will review both the Western Medical and TCM understanding of the menstrual cycle and will cover ways of boosting natural fertility and supporting IVF with acupuncture. It will look at troubleshooting so-called ‘unexplained’ infertility, an area where TCM can be of great benefit. This seminar will also cover all the Western medical jargon and test results that you need to understand to be able to speak to your patients with confidence. Case studies will be used to consolidate learning.

Attendees of this course are eligible for membership of the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN).

This course is suitable for • Third year students and recent graduates who do not yet have much experience of this area • More experienced practitioners who may already be offering these services but who would like to deepen their knowledge (a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine is essential)

Day 1: Saturday 11th May 2024, 10am– 5pm

• Defining Infertility • Western Medical Review of the Menstrual Cycle o Common Tests, and an Introduction to Understanding Test Results • TCM Review of the Menstrual Cycle • TCM Infertility Patterns • Using a BBT Chart to Aid Diagnosis • The Emotional Impact of Infertility o The Importance of Treating the Heart o Cortisol – ‘Pregnancy Stress Syndrome’? • Preconception Care and Advice o Natural Ways to Boost Fertility o How to Plot Fertile Days

Day 2: Sunday 12th May 2024, 10am– 5pm

• ART Facts and Figures • Predicting Ovarian reserve • ART Terminology, Medications and Protocols o IVF 21Day Cycle Overview o Flare Overview • How To Combine Acupuncture and IVF o Pre IVF Care, During IVF Care/ The Paulus Protocol/ Waiting for the Pregnancy Test • The Safe Use of Acupuncture and Herbs During ART • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) • Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF) in ART • The Treatment of Male Infertility/ Sub fertility

Previous attendees say: • ” A relaxed and friendly deliverance of the material made it possible for people to contribute without feeling ignorant about the subject.” • “I had little knowledge of IVF protocols etc. previously, so I am a hundred times more confident to tackle the terminology and procedures now.” • “I particularly liked the discussions concerning experiences of the other course participants and additional information they added to the detailed course notes.”

Paul Johnson LicAc, MBAcC, LicOHM, MRCHM, BA (Hons), PGCertLTHE, AHEA, AFN wrote “Creating a New Life: the Uterus is the Second Heart” in the Spring 18 issue of Acu. He has taught acupuncture for 22 years and specialises in treating infertility and offering IVF support.

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