(Sample course description, objectives, and outline)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and yet remains enigmatic.
Despite its high prevalence in the population, much controversy remains regarding its diagnosis, its etiology and the most appropriate treatment strategy.
In this class we will explore the signs and symptoms of PCOS from both a Western and TCM perspective. Risk factors, screening protocol, and Endocrine Society guidelines for diagnosis and management of PCOS are discussed. TCM syndromes associated with PCOS are presented as well as herbal treatment protocol.
On completion of this class, the participant will:
- Learn to differentiate the signs and symptoms associated with PCOS.
- Learn clinical guidelines for the diagnosis of PCOS as established by NIH and Endocrine Society.
- Learn Western and TCM treatment protocols to address PCOS.
Clinical Case Study: PCOS
What Is PCOS?
Epidemiology of PCOS
Prevalence of PCOS
Practice Key Points
Endocrine Society guidelines
Rotterdam Consensus of 2003
PCOS Signs and Symptoms
PCOS Family History
Hyperandrogenism Primary Sign and Symptoms
PCOS and Infertility
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
IR and T2DM
Sleep Apnea and PCOS
PCOS Physical Exam
Hirsutism and virilizing signs
PCOS Differential Diagnosis
Zang Fu Dysfunctions
About Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M., L.AC., PH.D, DIPL.C.H
Dr. Dao is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and is a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology NCCA. Dr. Dao has been active in the TCM profession as well as professional organizations. He was an examiner for the California Acupuncture Committee and also participated in the Chinese Herbology Exam development for NCCA.
Well known and respected for his special interest in reproductive and gynecological conditions, Dr. Dao is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Pacific Coast Fertility Society, and American Association of Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Dao is the author of Tao of Fertility and co-author of Sitting Moon: A Guide to Rejuvenation after Pregnancy.