Menstrual Related Disorders – an in depth discussion on PMS


This lecture is based on the wonderful work of the late Dr Yi Tian Ni, the first of a line of influential women practitioners who have influenced and inspired me in life and in clinic

In this lecture, we will discuss PMS (or more accurately “menstrual related disorder”) in a slightly unconventional fashion, expanding the phenomena away from the general TCM “liver qi stagnation” diagnosis

Learning Objectives

Discuss the physiology of the premenstrual phase

Introduce new categories to define the various pathologies of PMS (digestive disorders, water metabolism, emotional aspects, heat in the blood and counter flow, and fever/cold/flu)

Learn key diagnostic symptoms and signs accompanying each category

Learn main herbal formulas and acupuncture patterns accompanying each pattern

Discuss treatment protocols – when to treat and how frequently


Dr Yi Tian Ni postgraduate gynecology studies (handouts and notes from class)

Sharon Weizenbaum GMP studies

Personal clinical experience

Keren Sela L.Ac, MSc

Keren is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and has been in practice since 1999. Keren is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California and a registered NCCAOM practitioner. She specialized in woman's disorders in the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Keren headed and managed in the Unit of Complementary Medicine in the Fertility Research Center of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Hospital for 14 years, Her retrospective study on Chinese Medicine and medicated IUI, research conducted at the hospital, was published in European Journal of Integrative Medicine

Keren teaches a yearly post graduate gynecology course, and has a private practice specializing in gynecology and infertility. She frequently lectures in many symposiums both in Israel and abroad 

She is a co – author of the "Clinical Handbook of TCM Gynecology and Obstetrics" (in Hebrew) ,“ Li Shi Zhen’s Pulse Book” (in Hebrew) and has co-written the  chapter 

 “Slippery Fetus”: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in Traditional Chinese Medicine published in the second edition of the book “Recurrent Pregnancy Loss – Causes, Controversies, and Treatment Edited by Howard J. A. Carp, MB BS, FRCOG Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical 

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