Posted on 25 October 2013.
Join Laurie for a lively discussion with Debra Betts, RN, LAc and Sabine Wilms, PhD on the wealth of wisdom that Chinese medicine holds about having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Debra and Sabine have taught the world-over, bringing together Debra’s vast clinical experience with the use of acupuncture in pregnancy and childbirth, with Sabine’s scholarship on what the ancient Chinese sage-practitioners taught about nourishing the life of the mother, fetus, and newborn. The discussion wends from general lifestyle advice for women wanting to get pregnant, to what acupuncture has to offer women with threatened miscarriage.
Debra Betts is a registered nurse in New Zealand, who received a Diploma in Acupuncture from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. She is an internationally recognized expert in the use of acupuncture in pregnancy, and is the author of The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Sabine Wilms received her doctorate in East Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2002, and is a world-renown expert on the life and works of ancient sage- scholar Sun Simiao (581-682 A.D.). Known as the “King of Medicine” (Yaowang), Sun Simiao is revered not only for his medical acumen (especially in the realm of herbal prescription), but also for his deep knowledge of how to “nourish life”, emphasizing the health of women and children. (For more information, go to the June 7th, 2012 TNR interview with Sabine.)
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