Women’s Health: Eastern

Date: Jul 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Online bookings are not available for this class, please see registration info below.


Class One: July 8th, 10am-2pm
Class Two: July 22nd, 10am-2pm
Class Three: August 5th, 10am-2pm
Class Four: Aug. 19th, 10am-2pm
Class Five: Sept. 2nd, 10am-2pm
20 CE hour NCBTMB certified

Advanced Study of Women’s Issues from a Bodywork Perspective:

The assessment of fertility, pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause from a Traditional
Chinese Medicine perspective and the treatment of such conditions through the use of
massage therapy, cupping, guasha, moxibustion and self-care.

This 20-hour workshop will be divided into four sections, each geared toward efficacy
in the treatment of Women’s Issues.

First, students will be taught how to assess the patient’s chief complaint,
distinguishing a well-defined condition within the filters of the 8 guiding principles: Interior/Exterior, Deficiency/Excess, Cold/Hot, Yin/Yang and the 3 Jiaos- Upper,
Middle and Lower Burners.

Once the patient’s condition is clearly documented, set protocols will be demonstrated
and practiced, specifically designed to treat the defined condition (fertility,
pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause).

Treatment modalities will include: acupressure, tuina massage, cupping, guasha
and moxibustion.

Informed consent both verbal and written will be reviewed and discussed.
By the end of the series, students will be well prepared to educate their own
clients with respect to informed consent and the above outlined treatment modalities.

Within each of the 4-hour modules, students will be shown self-care techniques
specific to Women’s Issues and will be required to first practice the techniques
on themselves. Then the class will practice these self-care exercises within a
role-playing model. Each participant will have the opportunity to explain the
details of the exercise as if they were speaking with a patient. This will allow
students to first digest the exercise from his/her own personal perspective and
then immediately be challenged to teach the exercise to another.

abbeyseidenIn 1995 Abbey Seiden began her career in complimentary medicine transitioning from a research position in the psychology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center, to a shiatsu massage therapist and a whole foods counselor. In addition to practicing massage in the Philadelphia area, Abbey facilitated body image workshops for female adolescents and taught Qi Gong and self-cultivation at ActionAIDS. In 1999, Abbey relocated to New York City to complete a Masters of Oriental Medicine at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2002. She has clinical experience working with clients at Friends Indeed, NY Columbia/Presbyterian Children’s Hospital Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer and is currently a faculty member at the Tri-State College, teaching classes in acupuncture, qigong, lifestyle counseling and treatment planning. Abbey is the owner of Life in Balance Acupuncture, LLC where she treats patients using a blend of acupuncture, massage and lifestyle counseling.

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