PROFESSOR WINDER ZHANG
Naava Carman is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist and herbalist who has specialised in treating female and male fertility, gynaecology and obstetrics for over 20 years. Her London practice is focused on women who are 38-45 years old with complex, multifaceted fertility issues, such as autoimmune disorders, unexplained infertility, failed IVF, recurrent miscarriage, hypermobility, PCOS, endometriosis and other inflammatory conditions.
Naava is also a committed educator, having run training courses and given lectures across the UK and internationally for a number of years. Last year she launched her own online training platform for practitioners wishing to gain an Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture. Naava is a member of the RCHM, a registered Supervisor for the British Acupuncture Council and a Mentor for Doula UK.
Lecture Choice 1a
Lichen Sclerosus, Autoimmunity and Fertility - a Medical and Psychological Connection
1:30pm - 3pm, Saturday 20th June
Lichen sclerosus is a genital condition characterised by patchy white skin which is thinner, drier and more painful than normal. Although it is relatively rare that practitioners will see this in clinic, it is important for us to be equipped to treat it, and to understand its far-ranging implications. Naava's talk will cover how the condition is connected to infertility through its impact on the immune system and through the psychological impact on the well-being of women wishing to become pregnant. Naava will also discuss the impact of gut health on the ability to manage and/or eradicate the condition.