PMDD – The EVIL twin sister of PMS

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). According to western medicine it is mostly caused by fluctuating hormones, let’s meet and ask: is it?

What is menstruation, What are the premenstrual symptoms and syndromes, why do they cause pain, suffering and discomfort?

Does it have to be this way?

Although PMDD shares many of the same symptoms of PMS — including irritability, depression, mood swings and fatigue — they’re much more severe. For many women with PMDD, symptoms are so intense, they report cyclical times in the monthly cycle in which they struggle to function, parent and preserve relationships. Some women say it’s as if, every month, prior to their period they feel suicidal or homicidal. Yes, that bad.  

In my talk we’ll explore the cycle, the emotional effect hormones have on us, we’ll see the similarities and differences between PMS and PMDD,   hint – they’re just names, when it’s bad it’s bad.

We’ll explore Chinese Medicine concepts regarding the cycle and its disturbances towards our bleeding and offer interventions and ideas of how to make our monthly cycle a friendly guide to our inner world instead of punishment.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

Learn about the hormone myth, the politics of menstruation, euphemisms and taboos. 

Learn about the effects hormones have on women’s bodies and souls. Is it true what they say?..

Explore the menstrual cycle in a seasonal model

PMS vs PMDD – differences and similarities – does it really matter?

How to help women get acquainted with their seasons and regain their feeling of control over their cycles  

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine: An Integrated Approach by Jin Yu and Chris Hakim

Period Power: Harness Your Hormones and Get Your Cycle Working For You by  Maisie Hill        

Lectures on Channel Therapeutics Illustrated Edition by Wang Ju-Yi

The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down by Robyn Stein DeLuca.

Red Flow: Rethinking Menstruation, Taylor, D.

The five elements and the officials, J.R. Worsley

Traditional Acupuncture The Law of the five elements, Dianne Connelly

Hun, Po, Shen and Ling, Jeffrey Yuen, Wendy Yu (lecture, 2000)

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off! Gloria Stenheim

The beauty myth, Naomi Wolf

A Woman’s book of life, Joan Borysenko

The Sexual Politics of Reproduction, London: Gower 

Eve’s seed: Biology, the sexes, and the course of history. Mc Elvaine RS

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Wild Power: Discover the Magic of Your Menstrual Cycle and Awaken the Feminine Path to Power by Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer and Alexandra Pope

 

Karine Kedar Dipl. Acu

Chinese and Japanese style Acupuncture practitioner, Chinese herbalist, birth assistant & Educator.


Founder and Partner of “Women’s Place” Clinic of Integrative Medicine for Women’s Health.
Board Member of “Briah” non-profit organization for Women’s Health in Israel.

 

ACADEMICS

B.A Far East studies Tel Aviv University 1998-2001 

Dipl. Ac. & C.H Medicine College, Tel Aviv 2000-2004

Birth assistance and Education studies, Medicine College, Tel Aviv 2003

Continuous Education in Japanese Acupuncture program – KMI- Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei and Mr. Ran Kalif, Israel and Germany – 2005-2007

Master Jeffery Yuen Continuous Education, Academy of classical Chinese medicine, Ireland, Dublin 2010-present

Japanese Acupuncture Seminars in Japan –Shudo Denmai Sensei, Yasuda Mukan Sensei, Youki Miyawaki Sensei 

Moxibustion Seminars – Suzuki Kojiro Sensei, Junji Mizutani Sensei 

Toyohari Japanese Needle Therapy – Postgraduate program Stephen Birch, Junko Ida 2000-present

 

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