According to The American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. A meta-analysis has also revealed a prevalence rate of thyroid dysfunction of about 7% among the adult population in Europe. One woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. It is clear that the cases of thyroid diseases are in the western developed countries are growing. Thyroid disease has severe impacts on quality of life. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the etiology and the pathological mechanisms of the diseases in both Western medical and Chinese medical points of view for today’s TCM practitioners.
The following topics will be discussed in this lecture:
- The 6 most common thyroid diseases, such as Hashimoto’s Disease, Graves’ disease, Goiter, Thyroid nodules, Thyroid cancer and Thyroid inflammation will be discussed.
- Today’s western life style and environmental factors, such as emotional stress, diets, medications, vitamin and mineral imbalances, and viral infection, and the development of the diseases will be analyzed.
- In CCM (Classical Chinese Medicine), Thyroid diseases are named as Ying Luo Diseases. In this lecture, Dr. Li Jie will explain the pathological mechanisms, the differentiation and diagnosis, the causes, the development and the prognosis of the diseases in details according to CCM.
- How to use Jing Fang (Zhang Zhong Jing’s Classical herbal formulas) and Ling Shu Jing Classical Acupuncture to treat today’s thyroid diseases will be introduced.
- The CCM pulse and Tongue Diagnosis for different patterns of thyroid diseases will be explained.
- Dr. Li Jie will also share his clinical experiences with you.
Dr. Jie Li
Sat. & Sun., May 14th
9:30-12:00 / 13:00-15:30 CET
Training in TCM (Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The treatment methods discussed will focus mainly on Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture will also be discussed)
Please note: you will be required to pass a short multiple-choice quiz after the webinar to receive a certificate.
Since we offer webinars in different languages from speakers with different accents, we encourage people to listen to the speaker first to make sure that that you can understand them well.
Click here to watch a short interview with Dr Li Jie on YouTube