DescriptionBeing diagnosed with cancer entails one of the most difficult journeys that a person will embark on. Providing a cancer patient with vital support is crucial as this disease has deep physical and emotional effects. For individuals undergoing Western treatment, the integration of East Asian medicine can alleviate symptoms and increase efficacy.
Provide your patients with the comfort and support they need.Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for people. People who have been diagnosed with cancer need a tremendous amount of support from many different realms. Traditional Chinese medicine can be one major support system. There is a full set of tools to help people who have been diagnosed with cancer and who are enduring one of the most difficult experiences of their lives. In this course, Dr. Cohen will explore the theory and practice of supportive treatment with Chinese medicine. In addition, the scope of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture practice includes requires development of a knowledge base to help refer to Western practitioners. There will be a focus on practical protocols, treatment plans, provider referrals and safety issues for supporting people diagnosed with cancer that come to your practice. Appropriate acupuncture treatment as well as supportive herbs and herbal formulas will be discussed for adjunctive cancer support.
Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc, is recognized internationally as a practitioner, lecturer, researcher, and leader in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. She has practiced Asian medicine for more than 32 years. She is the author of The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness, The HIV Wellness Sourcebook, and The Hepatitis C Help Book. She is Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Research and Education Chair of Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, Research Specialist at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging, and Research Consultant to the UCSF School of Medicine Cancer Research Institute, all in San Francisco. She is a principle investigator in herbal studies for viral-related cancers and cancer prevention in HPV, HIV, and hepatitis C.