Morning 1hr Talk
The Endometrium from a Chinese Medicine Perspective
The endometrium is an important element of the female reproductive system, playing key roles during the menstrual cycle as well as during pregnancy. The endometrium is made up mostly of mucosal tissue and has two layers; 1) the stratum basalis, attaches to the layer of smooth muscle tissue of the uterus called the myometrium serves as an anchor for the endometrium within the uterus and stays relatively unchanged, and 2) the stratum functionalis, which is a dynamic layer that changes in response to the monthly flux of hormones that guide the menstrual cycle and is the layer of the endometrium where a fertilized egg (or blastocyst) will implant if conception takes place. In order to generate a healthy, strong and vital uterine lining it is important to clear the old lining in order to regenerate a new lining. Many woman may encounter conception/implantation issues relative to the quality of their lining and as a result experience problems with successful conception that may result in spontaneous recurrent miscarriage. This morning session will review and explore the factors that influence the uterine lining from a Chinese medicine perspective.
Afternoon 3hr talk
Building the Wall – Strategies & Insights in Managing and Building a Healthy Uterine Lining with Chinese Medicine
Building on the review session of the morning, the afternoon session will explore the main causes and etiologies of an inadequate/incompetent uterine lining from a Chinese medicine point of view. Employing Chinese medicine strategies to efficiently clear a lining during the menstrual phase are the first step that will be explored. Following the clearing of the endometrium different strategies are employed in the follicular phase to regenerate a competent and healthy uterine lining in anticipation of conception. Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional strategies are powerful strategies to assist in achieving and optimal endometrial lining.
- Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
- Speaker: David Bray
- CEUs/PDAs: 4
- Modality: Acupuncture, Herbs, Lifestyle
David Bray, CMD, D.Ac. & Dipl.C.H., trained at and graduated from the Guangzhou University of TCM in 1980. He did his post-graduate specialist studies in TCM Gynecology at Hunan Regional Hospital in Changsha, China. David maintains a very busy private practice in Toronto, Ontario focusing specifically on women’s health issues and principally reproductive wellness and fertility, and has been in continuous clinical practice since completing his studies. David is active in the development of regulatory standards for TCM. He has been a student and instructor of Chinese internal martial arts and therapeutic exercise for over 35 years.