This is a full day lecture with Professors Robert Yao, in partnership with Five Branches University, USA. This course will be taught in English and will not be translated.
Professor Robert Yao – Classic Formulas for Female Infertility & Blood Stasis
- The purpose of this lecture is to teach students how to identify various body patterns which present in infertile women and their manifestions in different formula indications.
From a TCM point of view, the causes of female infertility mainly cover Yang deficiency of the kidney, Yin deficiency of the kidney, Liver Depression, Phlegm and Dampness, and Blood Stasis.
From a Western Medicine point of view, the causes of female infertility involve ovulation disorders (including PCOS), fallopian tube damage, endometriosis, uterine or cervical disorders and unexplained infertility.
Various gynaecological disorders have been treated in practice with the formulas below and their modifications:
- Wen Jing Tang
- Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
- Si Ni San
- Dang Gui Shao Yao San
- Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang
- Dang Gui Si Ni Tang
- Zhen Wu Tang
- Shen Qi Wan
The pharmacologic properties of these formulas will be explored so that you are able to understand the mechanisms behind them. You will also learn how to adjust these formulas clinically according to each patient’s body pattern and formula indications. After this course, you will be able to expertly prescribe the appropriate treatment for different cases of infertility.
The latest research in this field, such as the role of autoimmunity in female infertility, will also be discussed.
For this class, we encourage students to bring their own clinical case studies. Towards the end of the day, we will present and discuss various cases amongst the group and with Professor Yao, who will give his expert analysis.
About Robert Yao
Prof. Yao has dedicated over 30 years to TCM and is now one of the experts of Jing Fang. Dr. Robert Yao is a professor at the Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Branches University in San Jose, California, USA. He is also a visiting professor at the International Institute of Jing Fang at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1991 to 1994.
He received his Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine from Capital Medical University then later received his PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University, California.
Prof. Yao was also awarded the ‘Lesley David Burgess Lifetime Achievement Award’, by the government of Santa Clara County, California USA for his “thoughtful, careful and comprehensive care to thousands of patients afflicted with HIV” using Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Professor Yao is also fluent in English and medical terms of English. He had majored in English at the East China Normal University in 1982. This course will be taught in English.