In Women’s Health & Hormones Part I: Hormonal Balance and Stagnation, we explored how women’s primary hormones and most gynecological conditions and experiences can be sorted into two categories, using a perspective that combines Ayurveda, nāḍi theory, Chinese Medicine, and Western science. The first category we saw to be hormonal imbalance and the second, stagnation. We explored how to address these disorders through lifestyle and diet and simple home remedies.
In Women’s Health & Hormones Part II: Srotorodha & The 6 Therapeutic Principles, we go deeper into, and assign clinical terminology of Ayurveda to these categories. We explore treatment strategies and case studies to better understand how to apply the theory and resolve disorders. While we emphasize using the six therapeutic principles of Ayurveda to resolve stagnation, simply the exploration their curious aspects is helpful to learn or explore in addressing any disorder.
This course is designed to complement the information presented in Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, but it is not necessary to have read the book before taking the course.
- We very highly, strongly and thoroughly recommend you take Women’s Health & Hormones Part I: Hormonal Balance And Stagnation before taking this course, even if you are a seasoned Ayurvedic practitioner. You might be quite lost if you do not. If possible, it would be good to take this course–Part II, while Part I is still fresh in the memory.
- While Women’s Health & Hormones Part I: Hormonal Balance and Stagnation was designed and delivered to be accessible to anyone, regardless of medical background, Part II has been designed and presented specifically for Ayurveda clinicians that have taken Women’s Health & Hormones Part I and that are already familiar with tridoṣa theory, sub doṣa theory, theory of dhātus, srotāṃsi, saṃprāpti and other fundamental and clinical principles of Ayurveda. If you are unfamiliar with such principles, we suggest taking our Foundations of Ayurveda Parts I & II courses or equivalent, and undergo further clinical training and experience.
- If you are already familiar with the fundamental and clinical principles of Ayurveda but would like to brush up on certain subjects either in preparation for, or as you progress through this course, you could consider taking one of the stand alone lessons from Foundations of Ayurveda Parts I or Part II.
Both this course and Women’s Health and Hormones Part I are prerequisites to taking Dr. Welch’s Mentorship program, even if you are a seasoned Ayurvedic professional.
Note on the difference between the Healthier Hormones online course and this one: There is little overlap between the two. If you are an Ayurvedic practitioner that has taken either Healthier Hormones or Women’s Health & Hormones Part I, this would be a good course. Women’s Health & Hormones Part I is especially good, as Part II–this course– was taught live the day after Part I ended, so it was specifically designed to follow that specific course. But Healthier Hormones does have the prerequisite information.
Much gratitude to Qumaru Nisa for shooting and editing the video for this course, to Allison Morse and the staff of The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont for hosting the live workshop in May 2019, and to Barn2 for helping us navigate the complexities of delivering a smooth online educational experience.