Case Studies: Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Partum with Classical Chinese Medicinewith Genevieve Le Goff, L.Ac.
October 5th, 2014 ~ 9am to 6pm
This class is the sequel to the previously offered “Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Partum with Classical Chinese Medicine” class.
We will review the physiology and pathology of pregnancy in the introductory part. Then we propose to explore over 25 case studies illustrating the treatment of pregnant, parturient and post-partum women with formulae from the Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, and Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang. We will amply discuss theory, treatment principles and herbal safety for each case study. Through these case studies will emerge a picture of where and how the mother’s life cycle intersects with the baby’s development, as well as the importance of female Blood and how to nurture mother and baby by nourishing this life giving liquid. The best fetal-maternal care comes out of the deep understanding of this relationship, as well as a solid grasp of herbal methods and appropriate and safe formulation.
The students will:
be familiarized with the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments of pregnancy and post-partum;
- gain an understanding of the normal physiology of pregnancy, birth and post-partum from a classical, 6 Conformation and 5 Movement perspective;
- gain insight into classical formulation and the safe application of classical formulae in order to achieve the well-being of mother and baby;
- be introduced to the cosmological dimension of Chinese medicine and herbalism at large, and more specifically in this context, of the physiological development of the fetus.
For more information, you may call (415)250-8508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herbal methods and safety
Pre-natal development month by month according to Wang Shuhe’s Mai Jing, the Tai Chan Shu, Xu Zhi Cai and Zhang Zhong Jing’s Jin Gui Yao Lue.
12-1:00 pm: LUNCH
Afternoon: Case Studies
1pm-2:00pm: 1rst trimester case studies
1. morning sickness
2. 1rst trimester fatigue- twins, one not growing due to placental insufficiency - jueyin dryness and cold
3. endometriosis, hyperemesis gravidarum, charlie horse-
4. incomplete miscarriage
5. gan mao, shaoyang in 1rst trimester jueyin xu,blanched nipples and colic
6. subchorionic bleeding, 1rst and 2nd trimester, bi polar, post dates, shaoyin xu and reckless ministerial fire
7. ying wei disharmony in early pregnancy
2pm-3:00pm: 2nd and 3rd trimester case studies
1. severe asthma in pregnancy
2. pneumonia in 3rd trimester
3. premature contractions in 8th month
4. cholestasis and diabetes, early medical induction, premature birth
5. breech baby - shaoyin xu and yang not submerging
3pm-4:00pm: end of pregnancy case studies
1. pre-term labor
2. pre-eclampsia: water overtaking fire 1
3. pre-eclampsia: water overtaking fire 2
4. pre-eclampsia: water overtaking fire 3, with ministerial fire losing its
5. past due labor: shaoyin xu
6. past due labor: yang ming blockage
7. past due labor: cervical lip due to trauma of cerclage- stalled labor: shaoyin/jueyin xu
8. stalled labor: yangming rebellion
5pm-6:00pm: intra and post-partum case studies
1. stalled labor: shaoyang obstruction and shaoyin xu
2. intra-partum hemorrhage, shock, neonatal distress, insufficient
3. post-partum depression - shaoyin xu
4. post dates, intra-partum hemorrhage and arrhythmiae, post-partum
5. post-partum hysteria - jueyin dryness and bao mai rebellion into the
6. jueyin xu and hysteria, baby Gan Cao Xie Xin Tang
About Genevieve Le Goff, L.Ac.
Genevieve Le Goff, L.Ac., is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She practices an ancient form of Chinese medicine that has its roots in the Classical Era of Chinese history (Han dynasty and prior). She specializes in applying classical Chinese medicine to pregnancy and birthing in partnership with several local midwives.
Classical Chinese medicine views the human body as a microcosm of the universe. Therefore the health of the planet is inseparable from ours. In keeping with the highest precepts of the classical Chinese medical canons, a good doctor seeks to understand physiology in an ecological fashion, and to honor the roots of these insights by the observation and protection of natural rhythms.
After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Environmental Studies & Ecology, and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences with a MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Genevieve received special training in midwifery and gynecology, as well as extensive post-graduate training in Classical Herbal Formulation from the Institute of Classics in East-Asian Medicine. This formulation system is in the lineage of Tian He Ming, who practiced in the tradition of Zhang Zhong Jing's Shang Han Za Bing Lun. She is constantly engaged in research and study to further her ability to help her patients, and is now pursuing a second post-graduate degree at the Hunyuan Institute. She also directs a State accredited Continuing Education Program for licensed acupuncturists, bringing prominent scholars, sinologists and clinicians to the Bay Area to teach seminars.
Genevieve Le Goff is the mother of two wonderful girls, both born at home. She has run the Between Heaven & Earth Community Supported Acupuncture (CSA) program, a cooperative of Marin Organic Farms, since 2002.