AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Cara Frank

Cara Frank

Understanding and Treating Acute and Chronic Rhinitis and Sinusitis

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Course Description:

At some point in every person’s life, young and old alike, will suffer from rhinitis and sinusitis. According to Medscape, it is estimated that 1 in 7 adults will suffer from sinusitis in a year, totaling 35 million people. Learning to accurately diagnose and treat ubiquitous conditions, which affect every demographic of your practice, forms an important foundation for effective clinicians.

In this practical workshop, students will gain a deep understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of sinus conditions commonly encountered in clinical practice. Careful discrimination of symptoms, combined with an understanding of the affected channels allows us to accurately diagnose patterns, select formulas and then modify them to maximize clinical results. Treatment strategies to treat the branch symptoms as well as the root causative factors will be discussed

The topics covered in the workshop include Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Rhinitis, Acute and Chronic Sinusitis, as well as related topics, including the treatment of nasal dryness and snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Speaker Bio:

Cara Frank has been a practitioner and teacher of Acupuncture and Chinese herbology for more than 28 years. She is a popular lecturer, known especially for her clear and irreverent teaching style. Cara has demystified Chinese Herbology for acupuncturists, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, botanists and researchers. For eight years, Cara was the Director of the Department of Chinese Herbology at the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts, located in Laurel MD.

Cara’s initial training was at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her herbal training was done with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, Simon Mills and at the Xi Yuan Hospital in Beijing, China. It was there, in China, that her love affair with Chinese herbs took root, and still flourishes.

While Cara works with a multitude of health problems, she has a special focus on internal medicine. Among the varied problems that Cara’s patients seek relief from are: allergies, musculo-skeletal disorders, digestive problems, headaches, pediatric complaints, PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalance, infertility and side effects of cancer treatments. Using acupuncture, herbs, NAET, nutrition, and exercise, Cara ‘s treatments help to relieve the stress and suffering of those who seek her help. She is committed to empowering people to make positive life changes that benefit their health.

In the summer of 2007 Cara relocated to a beautiful treatment space in Center City Philadelphia. In 1991, she, founded the China Herb Company, which has grown to become the premier Chinese herbal pharmacy in the USA.

Learn more about Cara on her clinic website.