Chinese medicine works by re-establishing balance and harmony within the mind/body/spirit. Acupuncture stimulates the flow of Qi, allowing the body to heal itself and balance the body’s energy. Acupuncture and herbal remedies are very effective in treating a variety of health concerns, including during the reproductive journey. From an East-Asian Medicine point of view, women may be at higher risk of developing symptoms of postpartum depression due to the loss of blood, energy (Qi) and fluids during birth and during lactation. Join us for this webinar where we will learn the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) during the perinatal period from Dr. Minich, who integrates Eastern and Western practices with perinatal communities to support their mental, physical, and spiritual health.
CEUs will be offered for this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and can be accessed for 1 week following the live-broadcast. If you are unable to attend live, please still register and the link to the recording will be e-mailed to you following the webinar.
After completing this webinar participants will be able to…
-Identify 2 East-Asian treatment therapies that are restorative and healing during the perinatal period.
-Discuss the importance of integrating East/Asian Medicine with Western Medicine in the treatment of Perinatal Mental Health.
-Discuss 2 causative factors of Antepartum and PPD and why certain birthing people are at greater risk for developing these conditions.
-Identify 2 modalities to assist birthing people with the transition to parenthood.
Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is the sponsor of continuing education for this learning module and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW as the sponsor maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Susan Minich, CNM, MSN, MSOM, LAc (she/her)
Dr. Minich attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Nurse-Midwifery Program and received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Midwifery in 1981. She had a full-time, hospital-based Nurse-Midwifery practice for many years before Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles recruited Susan to come and work there. Dr. Minich has been involved in healthcare for 40 years as a Certified Nurse-Midwife working in women’s health providing care to women and their families, including gynecology, pregnancy, and childbirth. She believes in the prevention and maintenance of our health and well-being through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Susan completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS) in San Diego, California. With her many years of experience in Western Medicine, Dr. Minich now integrates Eastern Medicine into her women’s health practice.