While there are many studies showing acupuncture can have significant benefits, there are many others that show no effect.
Finally, This course shares acupuncture strategies developed by acupuncturists based on Chinese theory and not only western science. The incorporation of acupuncture into IVF is both challenging and rewarding. In this course, Dr. Brandon Horn and Wendy Yu will share their experience with over 1,000 IVF cycles.
As usual, they will not only share their wealth of experience, but will discuss the data so that you will have the tools to address questions about acupuncture's efficacy in IVF.
More importantly, they will demonstrate how they apply the protocols to maximize their effects. They will discuss when to use the actual protocols and when and how to modify them. There are also cases where protocols would not be appropriate and these are also discussed along with techniques to manage complications that can occur during an IVF cycle. Some of the topics that will be covered include the management of patients with: poor endometrial lining, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, poor ovarian response, poor oocyte maturation, low antral follicle count and high FSH.
Dr. Brandon Horn, PhD, JD, LAc, FABORM is a lecturer, researcher and clinician. He received his bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees 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 currently serves as Clinical Supervisor and Deputy Director of the acupuncture program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Brandon is also on faculty at UCLA Medical School.
Brandon also offers the following online courses through Pro D Seminars
• Acupuncture strategies to dramatically improve IVF success (12 CEU/PDA)
• Optimizing Ovarian Reserve (10 CEU/PDA)
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Holy buckets. Brandon Horn really is amazeballs. He's a fantastic presenter and teacher. Admittedly, I'm going to have to go back and watch everything over a few times to really absorb all of the information (this course is extremely dense). But nonetheless, it is still packed with useful information which has helped deepen my understanding of hormones, their function in the body, how IVF works, and how to best prepare all of my patients for it, regardless of what type of responder they may be. Beyond this, my patients have also found some of this information useful. This course is highly worth the investment. Two days after finishing it, I found myself in an IVF suite with a patient about to have a transfer who had elected acupuncture before and after. She was a smart woman and asked me how she was supposed to benefit from acupuncture. Thanks to this course, I was able to cite studies, describe how it was going to help her, and what advantage it gave her in terms of conceiving. Also I was able to do that in a way that sounded erudite and confident, which set her at ease and put her in a good place for her transfer. I totally recommend this course!! ~ Mary
This was a great course, very informative, good mix of background information/review of cycle/hormones, then practical application. ~ Gianna
This is such an interesting course, I learned a lot though first I had to pause it continually. I wish there were an introductory course to cover the western science pertaining to fertility as he was teaching to a more advanced audience than I expected. ~ Kristin
Really liked this course!
I was surprised at how much time was put into the studies. If I had known this to start with, I would have purchased a different pregnancy seminar.
Presentation was excellent and I was impressed by the knowledge of instructor. However, based on the title of course, I expected more about acupuncture treatment strategies in this course.
Great class. Lots of useful info!
Excellent lecture series providing more in depth knowledge regarding IVF and acupuncture, including the complications that can occur if the correct protocol is not chosen and how to remedy this. Great to have insight directly from those who have conducted research into the area. Brandon Horn is clearly well educated and has an abundance of knowledge in this area, as does Wendy Yu.
I was expecting this to be more heavily weighted on discussing different Acupuncture protocols for IVF treatments and it was more heavily weighted in the Western theory of infertility. If you spent more time on the acupuncture protocols with better quality videos, and also gave us a flow chart for different conditions that are causing the patient to be infertile, and provided us with detailed herbal and treatments options, that would be great!
Brandon Horn generously shares his wealth of information with enthusiasm and wit.
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