Afternoon Symposium - CSRM Symposium: The Interaction Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine

Date:October 21, 2014

Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location:HCC311 - Hawaii Convention Center


Jie Qiao, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair), Peking University Third Hospital

Zi-jiang Chen, M.D. (Chair), Shandong University

Dongzi Yang, M.D., Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital

Xuehong Zhang, M.D., Lanzhou University

Xiaoke Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine

Needs Assessment and Description
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a complication of ovarian stimulation. Depending on the severity, symptoms range from mild abdominal discomfort to ascites and renal dysfunction and reflect the pathophysiologic extravasation and increased leakage of follicular blood and fluid into the abdominal cavity. This session for reproductive health care clinicians will explore the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Chinese herbs and acupuncture, in the prevention and treatment of OHSS. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 

  1. Discuss the concepts and diagnostic methods used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 
  2. Describe the role of Chinese herbs and acupuncture to decrease OHSS risk and relieve symptoms. 
ACGME Competency
Patient Care 

What are the four diagnostic methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
a. Observation, questioning, laboratory testing, and tasting
b. Auscultation, questioning, palpation, and a trial of herbal therapy
c. Observation, auscultation and olfaction, questioning, and palpation and pulse-taking
d. Temperature-taking, auscultation, palpation, and pulse-taking
e. Balance assessment, auscultation, questioning, and palpation and pulse-taking


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