Video-recording: Treating gynaecological disorders with essential oils and single herbs
Peter Holmes, LAc, MH, Santa Rosa/USA – German translator: Daniela Henning
05.06.20 bis 31.12.20

Course description of the live online-course (with zoom)

Treating gynaecological diseases determine a large part of modern Chineses Medicine practice. Many of them are not simple ailments such as menstrual pain or PMS, but diagnoses of complex endocrine or hormonal conditions, e.g. estrogen or progesterone excess or deficiency, hypothyroidism. According to the diagnostic frameworks in Chinese Medicine there is an underlying imbalance of jing present with specific endocrine syndromes. These can be directly addressed with certain essential oils and herbs that are known to modulate specific hormones. In addition, with the inhalation of essential oils, we can balance the Shen aspect of endocrine imbalances. Taking emotional problems into account is often the key to a successful treatment.

This systemic, functional approach presented during this seminar holds several key benefits in everyday clinical practice: First, understanding the endocrine dynamics of a disease can dramatically improve our treatment strategy, giving us an excellent and not just acceptable treatment outcome. Secondly, it offers much more targeted treatment options, including essential oils such as geranium, clary sage, rose, ylang ylang, black spruce and herbs such as Vitex, black cohosh, white peony, rhodiola / rose root and ashwaghanda. In addition, educating our patients through this integrative perspective strengthens their confidence in a positive treatment outcome.

This innovative seminar will cover topics such as:…

  • Why the systemic treatment of hormonal imbalances is crucial for all women, regardless of age, symptoms or disease.
  • How to recognize and treat systemic patterns of functional endocrine imbalances as a pattern in Chinese Medicine’s framework.
  • Using the concept of the ‚6 pernicous influences‘ and their impact on for example pelvic neuralgia, estrogen and progesterone deficiency / excess, hypothyroidism and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Selection and administration of essential essential oils, herbs and nutrients for all of the discussed syndromes – with the application of oils to acupuncture points.
  • Safe and effective external applications such as vaginal serums, sponges, pessaries etc.
  • The systemic analysis and treatment of many important clinically relevant symptoms and disorders including menstrual disorders, PMS, fibroids, PCO, menorrhagia, menopausal syndromes.
  • Summary profiles of essential oils and herbs used in the treatment of hormonal imbalances such as black cohosh, saw palmetto and many others.

Some feedback from previous participants ..
„Peter’s extensive knowledge base and synthesis of various treatment approaches is invaluable, with a focus on the Shen component in treating women’s diseases and their treatment with essential oils.“ (Lauri McKean Lac)

„Thank you for the tremendous amount of information and the detailed handout.“ „The clinical applicability of the oil-to-point protocols that can be used in practice on the very next Monday has been very valuable to me.“ (Beth Farrar Lac)

„I am very impressed by Peter’s incredible knowledge, experience and depth of understanding – thank you for your research and insights, and for the easy-to-understand organized handout of the gynaecology seminar.“ (Amielle Moyer Lac)

„Above all, I like the great, detailed information on common gynaecological hormonal syndromes, which really helped me to understand these common illnesses in my patients.“
(Tracy Soltesz Lac)


Knowledge in chinese medicine and acupuncture, completion of Level 1 of Aroma Acupoint Therapy is optional.


All participants will receive a certificate of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und TCM e.V.”


English with German translation. The course documents are in English.

The lecturer


Peter Holmes L.Ac., M.H.
Peter Holmes is a medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with over 30 years‘ experience of using botanical remedies and essential oils in clinical practice. He has focused on both the physiological and psychological aspects of using essential oils, and in particular has pioneered the use of essential oils with acupuncture and bodywork. His original training included studies with medical herbalist and pharmacist Henri Verdier in Paris, France; medical herbalist Christopher Hedley in London, England; and Chinese medicine practitioners and experts such as Naburo Muramoto, John and Angela Hicks, Ted Kaptchuk, Elisabeth Rochat and many others.
Peter brings to his courses and seminars many years of study, clinical practice, teaching experience and field research. He is author of several acclaimed textbooks on herbal and essential oil medicine: The Energetics of Western Herbs (2 vols.), Jade Remedies (2 vols.), The TCM Materia Medica Clinical Reference and Study Guide, Clinical Aromatherapy and Aromatica (2 vols.). Peter lives near San Francisco and divides his time between teaching, writing and practicing.


Ausbildungszentrum Mitte
Frankfurter Str. 59
63067 Offenbach
Tel: 0049 69 / 82 36 14 17, Fax: 0049 69 / 82 36 17 49

Date of the live-online-course
May 30th and May 31st 2020
June 05th and june 06th 2020

Time schedule – central european summer time (CEST) of the live-online-course
05.30 am – 10.30 am

Credits: 20

Costs: 362,50 €
AGTCM-members: 290 €
TCM Fachverband Schweiz-Members: 326,25 €

You can register online in English for the course.

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