TENS & Acupressure for Labor & Delivery
Managing pain in later pregnancy and during delivery can be key to a successful birth for both mother and baby. In this badge, practitioners will be able to define different types of pain, the neurological signaling mechanisms involved in pain interpretation and pain gaiting.
Date and Location:
December 2020 hybrid asynchronous and synchronous online.
100 % asynchronous online lectures with recorded demonstrations and a final examination.
At the end of this Microcredential the student will be able to:
- Define different types of pain, the neurological signaling mechanisms involved in pain interpretation and pain gaiting.
- Define and practice two mechanisms of pain reduction - application of a TENS unit and acupressure for labor and delivery.
- State the theory of how the services work in pain reduction, uses and contraindications with each modality specific for common problems in labor and delivery.
Instructor(s) name and credentials:
Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM
Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CACCP, CIFM©: Dr. Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association's. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014. She has completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric and is a trained post-partum doula. She also successfully completed training to become a practitioner in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She teaches continuing education to healthcare practitioners of all types on the topics of acupuncture, dry needling, pregnancy, nutrition and pediatric care. She is presently the Director of the School of Emerging Education at Resurrection University and is working toward her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
4 hours of Nursing and Doula CEU; Chiropractic (PACE and ICS), Acupuncture and Medical CEU may be awarded upon request - please contact our office. Upon completion of all modules, a badge will be awarded and a transcript sent to your registered e-mail address.