Since the publication of the first research trials demonstrating dramatically higher pregnancy rates when acupuncture is combined with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) more than a decade ago, the demand for highly trained Oriental medicine practitioners knowledgable in the field of reproductive medicine has drastically escalated. Unfortunately, the demand for fertility specialists has outpaced available training in this specialty.
One consequence of this is that there are several licensed acupuncturists who boast a “Reproductive Medicine” or “Fertility” specialty with very little formal education in this field. Perhaps they attended a seminar or two… It makes me sad because I think it is misleading to the public to claim a specialty without the solid education to back it up. Additionally, on the whole, fertility patients are very vulnerable group. Over and over again I’ve seen them choose practitioners who claim a specialty in this area-usually-but not always based on price point of treatments only to waist time and money. Then a year or two later, they end up at my door. This is why I teach Reproductive Medicine in Five Branches University’s Doctoral Program. And we need YOU! Read more
I’m sorry to say it, guys, but its true: you are part of the fertility equation. In fact, you have just as much influence over conception, miscarriage and baby’s health as your partner. The good news is that you have enormous potential to change your fertility! Did you know that every three months you get a totally new crop of sperm? That’s right! Unlike women, who are born with all of the eggs the will ever have, you make new sperm constantly! Read to learn some simple things you can do to change your fertility, an excerpt from my book, Your Fertility Program.
The following is an excerpt from the “Challenges to Pregnancy Chapter” in my book, Your Fertility Program.
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Your Questions Answered!
Expert in holistic medicine, Dr. Maureen Rozenn, has been treating thyroid issues, from autoimmune thyroiditis to adrenal fatigue induced thyroiditis, for over a decade. In this podcast, Dr. Rozenn discusses thyroid dysfunction as it relates to women’s health. Listen to an interview with Dr. Rozenn and learn about thyroid disorders, how they manifest, and how thyroiditis can impact fertility. Click here to listen!
Come join me for a talk on holistic liver health! Sponsored by HELP! (Help & Education for Liver Patients). In my 8th annual HELP! talk we will discuss the beauty and wisdom of Chinese medicine theory as it pertains to the Liver Organ System.
My practical approach is aimed towards empowering people to change their health through education. Geared towards people interested in improving their liver health and those living with liver disease.
Where: SC Bible Church, 440 Frederick Street, Room WC-10
When: Monday, September 16th from 6:30-8:30
See you there!
Since graduating from Five Branches University over 10 years ago, Dr. Rozenn has taught in several clinical and academic settings. In fact, her teaching career began before she graduated, when her classmate hired her to tutor him for the California state board exam. Her upcoming didactic/clinical class is a part of the “Women’s Health” specialization component of Five Branches University’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program. The Western Artificial Reproductive Techniques (ART) aspect of the class will be taught by a Reproductive Endocrinologist, while Dr. Rozenn will teach students:
- How to enhancee fertility through normalizing the menstrual cycle
- How to teach patients the Fertility Awareness Method and incorporate that information into their treatment plan
- How to treat obstacles to fertility/pregnancy such as Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Unexplained Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriage, Fibroid/Cysts, Male Infertility Patterns and more
- Fertility promoting acupuncture treatments, herbal formulas, nutritional supplements and dietary guidelines backed by empirical and experimental data
- The latest Integrative Medicine Fertility Research
- How to help patients make ART more successful, including: hormone therapy, IVF, IUI and surgery recovery
The class will satisfy California state and The American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine continuing education requirements.
As part of the class, Dr. Rozenn will have the opportunity to treat patients on Sunday, May 11th and Monday, May 12th, from 2-6pm FOR FREE! Volunteers will have a class of licensed acupuncturists observing their treatment and as compensation, they will receive treatment for free. This is a $175.00-$100.00 value.
March 1 2009, Five Branches University held its first graduation ceremony conferring the degree Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, upon 36 graduates. Keynote speaker, Marilyn Allen, M. Sc., Editor of Acupuncture Today, announced that this first graduating class has become Traditional Chinese Medicine’s “Ancestors” in the West. While Five Branches University has offered a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine for 25 years, co-founders Ron Zaidman and Joanna Zhao recognized a need to offer a higher degree.
According to a new government survey, 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The survey results released in December 2008, in a National Health Statistics Report by the National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS a of the CDC, are based on data from more than 23,300 interviews with American adults. Read more
I am excited to announce that next weekend, 2/21-2/22, I will be teaching Masters students at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz a holistic approach to treating hepatitis C.
Topics include acupuncture treatment protocols, nutritional supplementation, herbal therapy and dietary regimens specific to hepatitis C. Common hepatitis C symptoms such as joint pain, digestive issues and fatigue will be addressed. Additionally, we will discuss illnesses related to hepatitis C such as fatty liver and diabetes. Last but not least, we will cover Western drug therapy and how to help patients though it by reducing the potentially overwhelming side effect of those drugs.
I am looking forward to being on the talk radio show The Balancing Point, hosted by my esteemed colleague John Nieters, LAC, DAOM/PhD (c). We will be talking about boosting fertility with Chinese medicine, the research I am doing with the Fertility Physicians of Northern California on acupuncture and IVF, and our upcoming study on acupuncture and unexplained infertility. Please feel free to call in with your questions! Looking forward to hearing from you.
The Balancing Point
KEST 1450 AM
Thursday 9-10 AM
I am looking forward to the annual free talk I deliver at HELP!’s September meeting. I will be speaking on liver health and answering your questions on acupuncture, liver function, herbal do’s and don’ts, diet and nutrition and integrated Eastern/Western hepatitis C treatment.
* HELP! is a group dedicated to providing support and education for people affected by liver disease.
Monday~September 15, 2008 from 6:30-8:30pm.
Location and HELP! contact information:
C.N. & Ed Gordon ~ 831.462.2979 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Cruz Bible Church ~ 440 Frederick Street, Room WC-10 ~ Santa Cruz, CA 95062