- Combining TCM and Functional Medicine for Hypothyroid and Adrenal Fatigue
- April 14, 2012 9:00 - 5:00
- OCOM - Room B, Clinic Building - Portland
- Continuing Education
Combining TCM and Functional Medicine for Hypothyroid
and Adrenal Fatigue
Advanced TCM practitioners in North America often value the perspective of Functional Medicine when studying health and disease. Functional Medicine utilizes recent discoveries of Western physiology and diagnosis to understand mechanisms by which a disorder happens, and offers nutritional medicine as the primary treatment. Dr. Fratkin has found that one can use the diagnostic and physiological models of Functional Medicine to help guide selection of Chinese herbal formulas, as well as support herbal therapy with selected nutritional medicines. This approach can enhance success with difficult cases. in this seminar, we will discuss Western physiological mechanisms, TCM energetic physiology, TCM herbal applications and nutritional therapies with rationale. Throughout, we will demonstrate the use of lab tests (blood, stool and saliva) and therapeutics within the context of real case histories.
JAKE PAUL FRATKIN, OMD, L.Ac. is considered one of the freshest and exciting teachers of Chinese herbal medicine and Japanese acupuncture. Known for emphasizing clinical relevance in his talks, he is much sought after as a teacher at national and state conventions and acupuncture colleges. Dr. Fratkin trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. He is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products available in the United States, and the editor-organizer of Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Paradigm Publications, 1997. He is the recipient of ACUPUNCTURIST OF THE YEAR, 1999, by the AAAOM and TEACHER OF THE YEAR, 2006, American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM).
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- 10525 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
Room B, Clinic Building