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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and the Art of TCM Integration


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This course will examine diagnoses that often/always require allopathic intervention, including structural abnormalities, age-related infertility, POI as well as hypothalamic and pituitary issues. Detailed instruction will include what a western infertility workup consists of, how key tests are performed, and how to interpret them. Strategies and guidelines for how and when to provide acupuncture, herbs, and supplements will be discussed.

Goals and Outlines

  • Learn when to refer fertility patients out for more extensive testing
  • Understand the indications for IUI and IVF for males and females
  • Learn an integrative approach to treating women of advanced maternal/paternal age
  • Understand the role of integrative medicine in immunologic infertility
  • Learn how IVF is performed and how acupuncture and herbs can help
  • Get a basic understanding of third-party parenthood, including egg/sperm/embryo donation, surrogacy, and adoption.
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    Laura Erlich, LAc, FABORM, has practiced Integrative Chinese Medicine since 2007, in West Los Angeles and Silver Lake, CA. She also maintains a labor support practice, having accompanied hundreds of women through the journey of pregnancy and childbirth as a doula.

    Laura is the founder and owner of Mother Nurture Wellness, a clinic dedicated to supporting women through the journey of fertility, the childbearing cycle and all areas of health and wellness. Her areas of specialty include women’s health, fertility enhancement (with or without ART), conscious conception, prenatal and post-partum care, gynecological disorders and menopause. In addition to practicing, Laura is passionate about teaching and writing. She offers continuing education courses on infertility, obstetrics and women’s health to acupuncturists all over the world through Healthy Seminars, in person at her clinic, and to the doctoral cohort at Yo San University.

    Laura offers a 6 month Fertility Mentorship through Healthy Seminars as well. Through this mentorship, participants can gain confidence and deep insight into both eastern and western approaches to the treatment of infertility, with an emphasis on integrating holistic and allopathic modalities.

    She is the co-author of Feed Your Fertility, a guide to optimizing fertility through nutrition and Chinese Medicine, with Emily Bartlett, LAc, (Fair Winds Press 2015). You can also find her writings through multiple guest blog posts and her website,

    While out of the office, Laura enjoys a great life with her wonderful husband and son.

    Laura presented at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.

    $160.00 USD