In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to apply Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment plans for intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles with medications like ovulation induction or injectable gonadotropin medications. 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.
At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:
- Briefly review IUI procedures and medication combinations
- Identify key differences between IUI and IVF 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 hyperstimulation, ovarian cysts, failed endometrial development, miscarriage, side effects from medications.
- Overview of Fresh and Frozen cycles
- Overview and Risks with IUIs and medications
- Case Examples
- Question and Answer
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)