Instructor: Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc, Dipl.Ac., Dipl. CH.
7 PDAs/CEUs approved for:
LAc NCCAOM PDAs,
LAc's in CA,
NDs (except CA).
This package includes 7 audio CDs and a copy of presenter's handouts on CD.
This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in October 2011.
Cardiovascular disease, leading to heart attack and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the developed world. In the morning’s lecture, we will detail the physiology and etiology of cardiovascular disease according to modern biomedicine, and the effects of diet and lifestyle. We will then discuss treatment with Chinese herbal medicines for the various TCM differentiations, as well as important nutritional medicines. In most cases, patients can avoid pharmaceutical control with statins that have a negative affect on the liver.
Later in the session, we will cover the causes and treatment of hypertension with Chinese herbal formulas. Treatment using naturopathic therapies and nutritional supplements will be included.
Upon completion of the home study you will be able to:
Identify the causes of cardiovascular disease according to modern biomedicine.
Explain the effect of diet and exercise on heart health
Describe at least three TCM herbal formulas for treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Describe at least three nutritional supplements for treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Describe at least three treatments of hypertension used in modern biomedicine.
Describe at least three TCM herbal formulas for treatment of hypertension.
Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.
Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc, Dipl.Ac., Dipl. CH (NCCAOM), has trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. Dr. Fratkin is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines - The Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products available in the U.S. He is the editor-organizer of Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine,authored by Wu and Fischer, and is currently at work editing a book on autoimmune diseases for People’s Medical Publishing House. He is the recipient of Acupuncturist of the Year (1999) from the AAAOM, and Teacher of the Year (2006) from the American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM).