Introduction To Basic Chinese Medicinal Understanding of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Birthing Hands of DC
(202) 236-1764

Birthing Hands of DC SM offers a full range of birthing care and related services to women preparing for birth and motherhood.

We follow time-honored traditions of total birthing care, coupled with sound medical protocols.

Our caring team of professionals ensures that all women and families receive the highest quality of available birthing options that meet their wellness, lifestyle and cultural preferences as a precious new life is brought into the world.

We sponsor workshops, classes and special events on issues of interest to soon-to-be expectant mothers, expectant mothers, mothers, birth care service providers and the local birthing community.

Birthing Hands of DC
Launches 2008 Workshop and Class Series

"An Introduction to Basic Chinese Medical Understanding of Gynecology and Obstetrics"

Instructor: Diane Gioioso
Certified by National Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomat in Acupuncture

Saturday, January 19, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid Street, NW
(Near Howard Univ. and Benjamin Banneker High School)
Washington, DC 20001

Who Should Attend?  
Class will be of special interest to doulas, midwife birth assistants, massage therapists, other birth care service professionals.

What Will Be Covered?
Class covers the practical knowledge of Chinese midwifery, historically separated from scholarly medical practice.  Learn techniques in acupressure and moxibustion. Examination of how lifestyle, diet and emotions affect conception, pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Includes hands-on lab work.

Topics include:

  • Imbalances that create barriers to conception
  • Ways to help relieve common symptoms during pregnancy
  • Energetic unfoldment of the fetus and its effect on the mother
  • Acupressure protocols for labor
  • Postpartum care and its importance in establishing the future of a woman9s health

Diane Gioioso has studied and practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the last 10 years. She holds a Master of Acupuncture degree and Certificate in Chinese Herbal Studies from Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She completed training in Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has a special interest in how Chinese medicine can improve women9s health through the life cycle. She has a concentration on fertility and peripartum care in her practice and has worked locally at Genetics and IVF using acupuncture with assisted reproductive technology. She maintains a private practice in Great Falls, Virginia.  

Registration Fee: $50.00


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Space is Limited. Early Registration Recommended.

Name Sales End Price
General Ended $50