Contemporary Acupuncture Specialty Courses
By Maria DiDanieli
Sept. 20, Hamilton, ON –The Contemporary Acupuncture program at McMaster University announces two specialty
courses to be offered in November 2010.
Contemporary Acupuncture for Stress Related Problems,
Nov. 20-21, 2010
Stress naturally prepares the organism for an emergency, but chronic and
cumulative stress impairs health and increases the chance of illness.
Psychological, social and genetic factors play important modifying roles in the
development of these stress-related health problems. However, more important
than the amount of stress is one’s reaction to it. That reaction is influenced
by many factors, and is modifiable by knowledge and coping skills that you can
learn and teach to your patients.
The utilization of contemporary acupuncture, acupressure, and mind body
relaxation techniques (such as visualization, breathing exercises, yoga
movements) has proven very useful in decreasing the patient’s stress reaction
and in the prevention of disease.
In this two day workshop, you will experience a balanced combination of
informational and engaging presentations, needling workshops, live case
presentations, and mind-body techniques to elicit the relaxation response. This
learning will provide you with practical blueprint strategies and precise tools
to deal with internal medicine and stress related conditions in your patients
and is also an opportunity for you to learn to manage your own stress and stay
healthy and balanced.
Integrative Health Strategies in The Management of
Women’s Health from Puberty to Senescence, Nov. 27-28, 2010
This course will incorporate Acupuncture and Contemporary Acupuncture (CA) with
exercise, mind-body (MB) techniques, appropriate dietary choices, as well as lifestyle
adjustments that will support and assure smooth sailing from puberty through
motherhood and menopause. With these strategies, women could gracefully reach a
ripe age and maintain full function.
This two-day workshop will introduce and expand your knowledge and skills with
new strategies to help you effectively use CA, acupressure, and MB techniques
combined with nutrition advice and exercises for functional problems such as
dysmenorrhea/decreased libido, skin problems/acne, mood swings/food cravings,
weight fluctuation, headaches/insomnia, hormonal dysfunctions, polycystic
ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility/conception, and more.