In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to adjust Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment plans for Controlled Endometrial Development (CED) cycles such as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) or Fresh, Donor IVF ET cycles. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin’s clinical research and experience is the foundation for this course. Upon completion, students will be able to identify common WSTCM patterns, develop treatment plans employing treatment principles and methods, adjust for risks, and improve outcomes.
Goals and Objectives
Briefly review CED and natural cycle methods
Identify key differences between CED and COH cycles, and understand how TCM theory can explain differences
Identify commonly seen WSTCM patterns
Apply effective WSTCM strategies to improve patient outcomes with case examples
Learn strategies to prevent adverse outcomes like failed endometrial development, miscarriage, side effects from medications
- Overview of Fresh and Frozen cycles
- Risks with Controlled Endometrial Development
- WSTCM treatment strategies for CED cycles as FET or Fresh, Donor IVF-ET.
- Case examples
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). With more than 14 years experience, 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 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and 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 (www.pdxacustudio.com)