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For online courses by Yvonne Farrell inclusing her Mentroship program: Acupuncture for Surviving Adversity  please visit Yvonne's course page

For online courses by Laura Erlich including Laura's  Integrative Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Mentorship Program please visit Laura's course page


Join us as we explore an approach which emphasizes the body-mind connection in the treatment of infertility, with special emphasis on the spiritual and emotional impact of this journey on a woman and her partner. The Eight Extraordinary Vessels provide a unique opportunity to combine both the physiological and psycho-spiritual aspects of this condition in an elegant, simple and effective system.

We will review the common gynecological conditions that may be the etiology of infertility, including PCOS, endometriosis, advanced maternal age, diminished ovarian reserve, hypo-thalamic amenorrhea, fibroids and cysts. We will suggest 8 Extra treatments for the above conditions and provide case studies as examples. We will also touch on third party reproduction options and the way that we can support women and their partners through this transition.

Module 1: Infertility and the Psyche
Module 2: Using the 8 Extraordinary Vessels in treating the physiology of infertility
Module 3: Parallel care and treating common causes of infertility with the Eight Extra's
Module 4: ART and 8 Extra Acupuncture protocols

Dr. Farrell has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Channel Theory since 1996.

She directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students with the hope that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. Dr. Farrell believes that self-cultivation, self-knowledge and critical thinking are essential in developing capacity as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. To that end, she teaches dynamic, informative and thought-provoking live CEU courses and webinars through LA Herbs and Acupuncture and Healthy Seminars.

Yvonne earned her doctoral degree in 2007. Her first book, "Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels" was published by Singing Dragon in 2016.


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 Pro D seminars, in person at her clinic, and to the doctoral cohort at Yo San University.

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 Recordings available here.

$350.00 USD

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Course Reviews

This is incredibly helpful for my practice - thank you!

Terrific and very interesting. Clinically relelvant.

Awesome course! I've been using the info for all of my clients, not just fertility cases.

This was a fantastic course. The information was so relevant, well laid out & presented, easy to understand & very applicable to everyday practice. ~ Belinda

This was a great course, a little overwhelming. There is a ton of information that may take a bit to digest and perhaps watching it again may help. Another seminar going into the herbs they commonly use may be helpful. ~ Lauren

This is actually the first continuing ed I have done after graduating, overall was very impressed with this course. Yvonne and Lauren are clearly both very knowledgable and seem to have a passion to share it with other acupuncturists. This is also my first recorded webinar (for education) and I wasn't sure what to expect- would I be engaged, would I be bored, would it be difficult to learn as I would not be able to ask my own questions? Turns out I need not have been concerned. The information provided was clear and concise, the majority of my questions were answered within the course material, leaving little remaining. What questions remained the other students usually brought up, or I was able to rewind for more clarity. The pace of the presentation was such that it was easy to get "sucked in" and not be bored or distracted by things going on at home.

After the first module I was able to apply the knowledge I gained in my own practice with excellent results both to fertility patients and patients with general concerns. After completing the entire program I am able to see many things with more clarity and treat with more certainty.

Very clear and informative. I was able to apply in my practice- and see results- before I even finished watching the complete webinar!
~ Annye

Really great course!
~ Yvonne C

Best class I have taken, ever! So useful.
~ Julie

LOVED this course!!!!!!!! Was sooooo awesome, usefull, interesting.
~ Jessica