Treating advanced maternal age and egg quality with the 8 extraordinary vessels

Speaker: 
Brandon Horn, PhD, L.Ac, FABORM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Segal Conference Room
Credits: 
1.25

In this lecture we will explore some of the common challenges faced by women with advanced maternal age and the importance of the 8 extraordinary vessels in successfully treating these women. In particular, this discussion will focus on the preservation and restoration of ovarian and uterine patency.

Lecture will cover:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of age-related oocyte depletion 
  • Introducing concepts in how the 8EV can be used to affect egg quality 
  • Exploring common diagnostic signs and sample protocols. 
Brandon Horn, PhD, L.Ac, FABORM
Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Brandon Horn, PhD, JD, LAc, FABORM is a lecturer, researcher and clinician in the fields of acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition. He received his bachelor's degree and juris doctorate degree from the Ohio State University, his master's degree in oriental medicine from Samra University and his PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine from the American University of Complementary Medicine, where he currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer.

Brandon is a recognized authority in the fields of infertility and gynecology. He has publications in journals such as Fertility & Sterility, Alternative Therapies in Women's Health, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Journal of Chinese Medicine. He lectures both in the United States and internationally on topics such as the treatment of women with poor ovarian quality, the use of acupuncture to improve uterine receptivity, the use of acupuncture in support of in-vitro fertilization, and integrative approaches to the treatment and management of autoimmune conditions. Venues have included Columbia University, UCLA, LAC + USC Medical Center (Grand Rounds) and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Grand Rounds).

In researching how to help couples have healthy babies, Brandon developed an interest in fetal development and pediatrics. He accepted a position at Children's Hospital Los Angeles as Clinical Supervisor and Deputy Director of the acupuncture program. He also supervises Master and Doctoral level students working in the Pain, Rheumatology and Endocrinology departments alongside some of the top pediatricians in the country.

In addition to working at CHLA, Brandon is also on faculty at UCLA Medical School where he teaches third year medical students. He also maintains a private practice at the Lotus Center for Integrative Medicine, where he sees patients in the Los Angeles office.

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Symposium Location

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

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