REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY – UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
Western medicine is quick to decide that many couples have "unexplained infertility", invariably this reveals a lack of appropriate investigation and understanding of immunology
As little as eight years ago, I still believed that there was such a thing as “unexplained infertility”. But, as always, my clients are my biggest teachers.
I have come to believe there are six building blocks to good fertility:
- Mental health
- Metabolic health
- Hormonal health
- Environmental health
- Physical health (i.e. regular exercise)
- Epigenetic health
But, another factor was missing from this list: immunological health. This building block is tied up with all of the other elements, which are both influencing and being influenced by the immune system.
I had a client who had taken care of the first six elements to the best of her ability, but yet could not conceive – not even with a donor egg, which is extremely unusual. Her case forced me to think outside the box, to consider and explore areas in which I hadn’t previously worked.
I came across Dr Alan Beer’s book ‘Is your body baby friendly‘ and went to speak to a consultant I found who worked with this information. This was transformative for my client (who went on to conceive two children naturally), my wider practice, and I began a journey down a rabbit hole from which I still haven’t quite emerged!
This course is the outcome of my journey; my deep-dive into the world of the immune system and the systemic effect its function has on the body.
I believe that understanding the immune system gives us a lens with which you reconsider the whole body and its fertility journey, and the ability to treat it in a way that can change the outcome for our clients when nothing else seems to be working.
The immune system
Interpreting immunological testing
Th1 versus Th2 dominance
Western medical treatments for immunological imbalance
Autoimmunity and Recurrent Miscarriage
Western Medical testing for recurrent miscarriage
Connection to recurrent miscarriage
Diet and autoimmunity
Diet and the immune system
The role of Glutathione
Thinking outside the box
The role of fear in the treatment room
Classic versus my adaptive Traditional Chinese Medicine approach
Thyroid disorders and autoimmunity
The role of deiodinases
Endometriosis and reproductive immunology
An exploration of the Aetiology of Endometriosis and Pain
Western medication for Endometriosis
A brief word about Medical Mushrooms
This course is accredited for professional development credit from the following accreditation bodies:
- NCCAOM: 12 PDA points
- ABORM: 12 CEUs
- Florida Board of Acupuncture: 47 credits for the complete Diploma
- AACMA & ATMS: 12 credits
- New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority: 5 points
"This is the only course to really look deeply into the TCM pathology associated with reproductive immunology."
“I believe Naava is an invaluable resource and believe this course will make her knowledge accessible to other practitioners.”
“Content is way beyond my expectations.”