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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Brandon and Wendy always have massive amounts of data, so much so that it can be a bit overwhelming to try to keep up. That said, I appreciate the thought and experience they put into their classes. Great job.
One of the more useful courses, even if some beginning material was included.
Great content, and can apply this to my patients immediately!
Rich with pertinent allopathic and specific TCM protocols
Simply excellent course.
This is an excellent course. Mr. Horn has the unique ability to explain complicated things in an accessible way, a quality of a true teacher.
Very detailed about Western point of views of IVF. Lots of great, useful information.
Brandon is a great lecturer, I learned so much and, before I knew it, time had flown by!
Very Informative. Especially enjoyed comments by students in part four. A subject I would like to see in another class or incorporated into this one, would be a treatment protocol when using only TCM for a donor ET, and/or best treatment protocol for frozen embryos transfer.
I appreciated the clinical relevance of the course and the pearls of wisdom I can now integrate into my practice.