Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome
By Tech on March 05th, 2013 at 03:02pm
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 6:00am
With Mark Costello, L.Ac.
Thursday Evening, April 11th, 2013
6:00 – 10:00 pm 4 CEU/PDA credits
Insulin resistance may be the most prevalent chronic disease of our time. The list of signs and symptoms that can occur with insulin resistance is a list that looks like the typical patient load of most acupuncturists that I know: Infertility, migraine headaches, high blood pressure and fibromyalgia all have a common thread in that they can all be caused by a continuous condition of insulin resistance. This seminar will describe the mechanism behind insulin resistance and what signs and symptoms indicate its presence. The symptom picture associated with insulin resistance will be catagorized in terms of TCM diagnosis and then we will discuss clinical strategies for combating insulin resistance using lifestyle change, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Seminar Goals & Objectives:
After taking this class you should understand: How blood sugar is regulated // The disglycemia spectrum from Hypoglycemia to Type II Diabetes // The effects of hypoglycemia // Insulin Resistance // Blood sugar crash // The effects of insulin resistance on the brain // The effects of insulin resistance on sex hormones // The effects of inflammation on insulin resistance // Hidden causes of inflammation
Mark Costello, Master of Arts, Licensed Acupuncturist: Mark Costello was extensively studied in eastern philosophy and martial arts before attaining a Master’s of Arts in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996. He was the clinical director of acupuncture at three large multi-disciplinary pain clinics from 1998 until 2003 treating trauma patients in conjunction with MDs, DCs and PTs. In 2001, Mark trained with renowned addiction specialist George Lucio outside of Toronto to become a laser therapist with the focus on treating addictions. He also started studying endocrinology with Dr. Datis Kharrazian in 2006 and has taken over a hundred hours of detailed lectures on neurology, immunology and endocrinology. Mark is now treating patients at the Ancient Art Healing Center in Littleton, Colorado.