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(Full) ICS Acupuncture Seminar | February 24 - 25, 2018
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12-Hours CE -

 Export to Your Calendar 2/24/2018 to 2/25/2018
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:00 AM
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Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny
2405 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, Iowa  50021
United States
Presenter: Kristine L. Tohtz, DC, DABCA, MSAc, Cert.MDT, CACCP
Contact: Kristen Dearden
(515) 334-1482

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Registration Fees:

Early Registration by February 5th: $229.00/member, $329.00/non-member

$100.00/student member (must be a member to receive this rate)


Late Registration after February 5th: $279.00/member, $379.00/non-member

$100.00/student member (must be a member to receive this rate)

ICS Hotel Block:

Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny
2405 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021


ICS Room Block Rate for Friday night, 2/23/18, and/or Saturday night 2/24/18:  $112 (taxes not included)

Please call 515-422-5555 by 2/2/2018 and mention ICS as the Group Name


Dr. Kristine L. Tohtz, DC, DABCA, MSAc, Cert.MDT, CACCP

Serenity Family Wellness LTD

Chicago, IL


Treatment of Male and Female Fertility Using Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

In the West, women and men are choosing to have babies much later in life. For those who have decided to have children later in life, the combination of reproductive aging and the undesirable side effects of our modern world conveniences can have a profound impact on fertility. This course will focus on looking at both male and female normal physiology and how to support a couple using Traditional Chinese medicine (diet, lifestyle, herbs and acupuncture) to successfully achieve a pregnancy whether undergoing a natural cycle or supporting a medically assisted cycle. Common IVF medications and lab tests will be reviewed to better understand the medical work up done by a patient’s reproductive endocrinologist. 



Day 1: 8 Hours


8:00 –8:30 a.m.     

Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:30 –10:10 a.m. 

Normal male and female physiology in both western medicine and TCM philosophy – gamete production, normal hormonal cycles, menarche and menstruation; the balance of yin, qi, blood and fluids needed to make normal gametes and how to use fertility awareness method to look at a woman’s menstrual cycle in TCM


10:10–10:30 a.m.  



10:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

Common western medicine laboratory and diagnostic testing performed in a typical fertility work up – semen analysis, basic and hormonal blood tests, HSG, hypertoscopy, to name a few; discussing the abnormal findings of the testing results in a TCM model


12:10–1:15 p.m.  



1:15–2:55 p.m.  

Menstrual irregularities and treatment in TCM with diet, acupuncture and herbs for Amenorrhea, PCOS, Oligomenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Leiomyoma, Metomenorrhagia, Menorrhagia and Endometriosis; demonstration on the use of moxa, electroacupuncture and some visceral manipulation


2:55–3:10 p.m.    



3:10–4:50 p.m.   

Male Fertility treatment in TCM with diet, acupuncture and herbs for poor sperm quality or low sperm count and sexual dysfunction. Demonstration on the use of moxa, acupuncture and electroacupuncture. Instruction of IVF medication and procedure


4:50 p.m.                         

Adjourn: Day 1


Day 2:  4 Hours


8:00–8:30 a.m.      

Registration/Continental Breakfast


8:30–10:10 a.m.

In depth discussion of IVF medication classes and typical cycles that might be performed. How to support a patient on medication in an IVF cycle with acupuncture


10:10–10:30 a.m.



10:30 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

Hands on practice of techniques demonstrated on Saturday. Question and answers. Helping to sustain a pregnancy past the first trimester – common problem in beginning of pregnancy and TCM treatment – slippery fetus, hyperemesis, nausea and vomiting, etc.


12:10 p.m.                        

Adjourn: Day 2





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