The practice of medicine is now at a crossroads: there are countless patients taking prescription drugs who wish to be treated with a more natural approach. In this class, Dr. John Chen will focus on the topic of menopause – the definition, the signs and symptoms, and treatment methods. Dr. Chen will discuss treatment options for menopausal symptoms, comparing and contrasting the benefits and risks of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will learn how to co-manage patients using herbs as an alternative to commonly prescribed drugs. You will also be given proper protocols for the time frames and herbal dosages leading to the safe reduction of pharmaceutical usage.
Upon completion of this course, practitioners will:
Know the cause, and signs and symptoms of menopause
Be familiar with the different Western treatment options of menopause, and their benefits and risks
Understand the TCM differential diagnosis of menopause
Know the different herbal formulas to use for menopause base on the TCM diagnosis
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