Instructor: Giovanni Maciocia
Approved for 7.5 PDAs for:
LAc NCCAOM PDAs,
LAc's in CA.
This package contains 8 audio CDs and a copy of the presenter's handouts on CD.
This seminar was originally recorded at Bastyr University in October 2009.
While Chinese medicine has a rich and abundant literature on gynecology, there are relatively few books (ancient or modern) dedicated the male problems. This course is dedicated to the discussion of male physiology and pathology and to the treatment of a few genital and sexual disorders. We will explore first the physiology of the male sexual system and, in this context, the role of the eight extra-ordinary vessels will be highlighted. We will then discuss the pathology of the male sexual system and some probably unfamiliar pathologies will be explained, e.g. stasis of Jing. The treatment strategies will discuss both acupuncture and herbal medicine.
We will discuss these topics:
Physiology of the male sexual system
Pathology of the male sexual system
Damp-phlegm and stasis of Jing
The role of the eight extra-ordinary vessels in male physiology and pathology
Male sterility and sperm abnormalities
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.
Giovanni Maciocia is one of the most highly respected practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Europe and the United States. Originally from a medical family in Italy, he trained in England at the International College of Oriental Medicine. He attended three postgraduate courses in acupuncture in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and in 1996, was appointed visiting professor there. Maciocia is the author of Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine; The Foundations of Chinese Medicine; The Practice of Chinese Medicine; Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine; and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, which have become textbooks for all major acupuncture colleges in the world.
In 1996 Maciocia produced 26 formulas for gynecological complaints (the Women's Treasure), the first line of Chinese herbal formulas dedicated exclusively to women's health problems. In 2000, he created seven new formulas to add to the Three Treasures collection and one new Women's Treasure formula.