Two of our hospital-practice Acupuncturist colleagues, Stefanie Beniek, LAc. and Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc, are teaching a course for practitioners on Birth Basics in Minnesota, June 24th - 25th, 2017.
You can register for Birth Basics: Acupressure, Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Diagnosis in Birth online.
In this class, a practitioner would learn how to
"Use acupressure and acupuncture . . . to facilitate labor progress and comfort during a normal labor"
"Help patients prepare for labor with acupressure and acupuncture . . . Chinese-medicine based movement, imagery and self-massage"
See the full course description at Family Tree Acupuncture website.
Stefanie Beniek, L.Ac, works with Allina Health at Mercy Hospital's MotherBaby Center in Minnesota, where she provides care to inpatients in Labor and Delivery and Postpartum. As founder and clinician at Family Tree Acupuncture in South Minneapolis, she specializes in fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. She has great passion for teaching patients and other medical providers to understand the breadth Traditional Chinese Medicine has to offer in obstetrics and gynecology.
Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, L.Ac. is one of the nation's foremost authorities on acupuncture treatment for Labor and Delivery as well as patients recovering from stroke. Claudia is the director of the acupuncture program at NYU Luthern Medical Center, a 466-bed community hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Through the program, she provides care to inpatients in the Neurological/Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Labor and Delivery units, hosting licensed practitioners, PCOM Master's students, and ACTCM and OCOM doctoral students for didactic and clinical intensives.