Frozen Embryo Cycles – Effective Strategies to integrate Whole Systems TCM

Speaker: 
Lee Hullender Rubin DAOM LAc FABORM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.50

The field of in vitro fertilization is rapidly changing with new technologies developed every year. Many clinics are now moving away from fresh embryo transfers and shifting more and more toward frozen embryo cycles. Does this change the adjuvant Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment? In this session, learn how frozen embryo IVF cycles differ from fresh embryo IVF cycles, how these differences can be interpreted by WSTCM, and through a case example, learn how to effectively apply WSTCM to FET cycles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast fresh versus frozen cycles
  • Interpret differences between fresh and frozen cycles through the TCM lens.
  • Present case describing TCM’s impact on FET outcomes

Outline:

  • Overview of Fresh versus Frozen IVF cycles
  • TCM Interpretation
  • Case example
Lee Hullender Rubin DAOM LAc FABORM
Location: 
Portland, Oregon

Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). In practice since early 2002, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio (http://www.pdxacustudio.com) and Oregon Reproductive Medicine. 

Lee offers the following online reproductive medicine courses through Pro D Seminars approved for CEU/PDA/CPD:  

Whole Systems TCM (WSTCM) for Assisted Reproduction (5 modular series) presented by Lee Hullender Rubin

  1. Assisted Reproductive Technology Overview for the Chinese Medicine Professional (3 hours CEU/PDA) 
  2. Improve IVF or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM (4 hours CEU/PDA)
  3. Improve Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) or Fresh Donor Cycles Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM –  (4 hours CEU/PDA)
  4. Improve Medicated and Natural IUI Cycles Outcomes With Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM (3 hours CEU/PDA) 
  5. Learn How Acupuncture Improves IVF Success and How To Effectively Communicate the Research to Patients and Doctors (5 CEU/PDA/CPD)

 

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