Acupuncture Continuing Education

PID Acupuncture CEU Webinar & Research

HealthCMi presents a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) acupuncture and herbal medicine live webinar on Saturday, June 14th at 10am, Pacific Time. Get licensed acupuncturist CEUs (continuing education units) and NCCAOM PDAs valid throughout the USA and Canada. Valid for California Acupuncture Board in-person CEU credit. This image depicts acupuncture points on the anterior of the female body. Learn how to treat leukorrhea, lower abdominal pain, cervicitis, endometritis, oophoritis, salpingitis and many other types of inflammation and infections related to PID.

To register for the webinar, visit the live webinar page: Live CEUs.

HealthCMi also offers instant-anytime acupuncture continuing education courses that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HealthCMi (Healthcare Medicine Institute) is a premier publisher of acupuncture and herbal medicine news and research. Let’s take a brief look at a recent study on acupuncture for the treatment of PID.

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 2,280 patients treated with both acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic PID. The researchers discovered that acupuncture and moxibustion patients demonstrated significant positive patient outcomes. The TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment groups scored significantly better than control groups. Additionally, the recurrence rate of PID was significantly lower for patients receiving acupuncture and moxibustion. 

PID is the inflammation of the pelvic organs and/or connective tissues including the broad ligament. PID is often caused by infections such as those due to STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasms and other viral and bacterial intravaginal microorganisms. The main symptoms are lower abdominal pain and vaginal discharge, leukorrhea. In TCM, differential diagnostics classify the onset of PID as the invasion of damp-heat toxins causing qi and blood stasis in the lower jiao. The biomedical equivalent is an intravaginal infection causing scarring of the reproductive organs and surrounding tissues. Infertility and ectopic pregnancies are often caused by the tissue damage from PID. For example, fallopian tube inflammation (salpingitis) due to PID may lead to permanent blockage of the tubes.

Acute PID may present as a medical emergency and may require hospitalization. Chronic PID is often unresponsive to long-term antibiotic use and multiple exploratory surgical procedures. Licensed acupuncturists are equipped to treat many insidious and pernicious cases of PID with both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In many cases, long-standing PID may be resolved in a short period of time. The herb hong teng is depicted in this image.

Over 750,000 women have an episode of PID in the USA annually. Over 100,000 women in the USA become infertile due to PID every year. Over 150 women die from PID and its complications in the USA every year. In some cases, PID may be completely asymptomatic. Chlamydia screenings are important for those who are sexually active and may help to prevent undetected PID from becoming a serious medical problem.

HealthCMi offers several courses on the treatment of PID. The instant-anytime courses include two formats. The first format is the downloadable eBook and the second format is the instant video display. HealthCMi also offers live webinars on the treatment of PID. Learn more at www.healthcmi.com .

Reference:
Fan, L. L., W. H. Yu, X. Q. Liu, Z. Cui, J. Ma, and C. P. Li. "[A meta-analysis on effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic pelvic inflammatory disease]." Zhen ci yan jiu= Acupuncture research/[Zhongguo yi xue ke xue yuan Yi xue qing bao yan jiu suo bian ji] 39, no. 2 (2014): 156-163.


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