Taught by Dr. Claudia Citkowitz, Ph.D., L.Ac.
This course for acupuncturists and perinatal care providers introduces a toolkit of bodywork, auricular and acupuncture approaches for use in pregnancy, during birth, and postpartum. Hands-on instruction and detailed treatment planning guides are provided for a range of techniques from simple exercises and acupressure that can be taught to family members, to specialized perinatal tui na techniques, ear acupressure seeds, body needles that can be securely taped, and finally electrical stimulation on auricular and/or body needles for difficult cases. 15 NCCAOM PDAs pending.
Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, MS, LAc., is a Research Assistant Professor at NYU Medical School. She has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in Labor and Delivery, Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and pain management. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture and herbal medicine New York. An internationally known lecturer, she is adjunct faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first in the U.S., as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during Labor and Delivery. Dr. Citkovitz is a frequent peer reviewer for numerous journals, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturestsi; she is also a Commissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her book, Acupressure and Acupuncture during Birth, will be published by Singing Dragon press in December 2019.
Learn more or register by contacting the Jung Tao School at (828) 297-4181 or email CE@jungtao.edu.