Treating Pivot to reverse infertility

Yaron Seidman, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 1
Fletcher Challenge Theatre

Lecture Description

What is pivot? If we ask a simple question as follows: Were we to remove a living embryo from the mother and place it on a table, this embryo will shortly die. If we were to transfer this embryo back into the uterus it will not live again. So what just happened on the table as life vanished from the embryo? This is the topic of this talk. Dr. Seidman will share his perspective on how life commences and perishes according to classical Chinese medicine. The term Seidman uses is 'Pivot'. What is Pivot? How is Pivot related to egg quality and fertility? What can a Chinese medicine practitioner do to increase Pivot in the egg? These questions will be answered during this talk.

Learning  Objectives:

1. Introduce classical concept for infertility

2. Explain the new findings related to pivot

3. Give practical advise of treatment and diagnosis

Yaron Seidman, D.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Yaron Seidman, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., a scholar of Chinese Medicine for the past 25 years, an international teacher and lecturer. He authored A Voyage Through Humanity: Poems of the Heart(2001), The Hunyuan Method for Fertility-The Chinese Medicine Cure (2005), Curing Infertility: The Incredible Hunyuan Breakthrough (2010), Hunyuan Fertility: Conception, Babies, and Miracles(2012), Hunyuan Xinfa: The Lost Heart Of Medicine (2013) and Chinese Medicine Liberation: Inner Documents (2015). 


Originated the Hunyuan version of Chinese medicine and Hunyuan Fertility Method in 2002, using his knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine, the accomplished acupuncture practitioner developed a treatment that is both forward-looking and grounded in the ancient past. 


A native of Israel, Seidman began his studies in modern Chinese medicine from 1989 until 1993 in Israel and New Zealand. Recognizing the deficiencies in the contemporary approach he resolved to Chinese medicine’s classical approach. In 1994 he moved to Freiburg, Germany to study classical Chinese language and literature, and began taking frequent trips to China to explore the classics. Among his mentors were celebrated physicians and masters such as Liu Lihong, Feng Zhiqiang and Chen Zhonghua. In his decades of medical research Seidman immersed in the Fire Spirit and Huai Xuan schools of Western Sichuan. Inspired, Seidman set out to rediscover the incredible clinical power of classical Chinese medicine. This resolve gave birth to Hunyuan Medicine and Hunyuan Fertility Method and its remarkable success in treating infertility. After founding the international Hunyuan Research Institute for Chinese Classics, Hunyuan medicine began spreading around the world by many of Seidman's graduate fellows.

Seidman was awarded A Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree by Five Branches University in San Jose, CA, following a 2-year fellowship and a 300-hour IVF clinic internship.


Honorary titles: Associate in Research, Harvard University.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held exclusively online. The IFSymposium is geared towards Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach. IFS 2021 date TBA

Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC