• How many CEUs for this course?

    We are approved for 2 CEUS by ABORM and California Acupuncture Board, Category 1. We are also approved by NCCAOM for 2 PDAs.

  • Is this a live or recorded course?

    This is a distance learning, pre-recorded course.

  • Who is the instructor?

    This course is taught by award winning and internationally recognized fertility expert and researcher, Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, MS, LAc, FABORM. See her bio below.

Course description

This is the much-anticipated update to my previous online lectures on this topic form 2016. In this course, we will review the latest research on acupuncture to support reproduction or as a supplemental treatment to IVF. You will become confident in communicating the evidence and answering questions about its strengths and limitations. Finally, you will gain strategies to build relationships with key reproductive medicine stakeholders: IVF clinic staff, doctors, and community fertility professionals. This course is also an important course to prepare you for ABORM certification.

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 Housekeeping and Terms of Course

    2. 1.2 Do you need CEUs? Please complete this survey.

    3. 1.3 REQUIRED Pre-Test -- Acupuncture for Fertility: What’s the Evidence? Please complete this before you start the course. It is ok to write "I don't know" and move on if you don't know the answer.

    1. 2.1 VIDEO: Background

    2. 2.2 VIDEO: How acupuncture might work - eggs

    3. 2.3 VIDEO: How acupuncture might work - sperm

    4. 2.4 Background check in #1 - OPTIONAL

    1. 3.1 VIDEO: Does acupuncture improve birth outcomes in RCTs

    2. 3.2 Overview check in #2 - OPTIONAL

    3. 3.3 VIDEO: Does acupuncture help patients cope with the burden of infertility?

    4. 3.4 Overview check in #3 - OPTIONAL

    5. 3.5 VIDEO: What does the observational research tell us?

    6. 3.6 Overview check in #4 - OPTIONAL

    7. 3.7 VIDEO: How can we think about what the research tells us from an EAM lens?

    1. 4.2 VIDEO: Evidence Summary

    2. 4.3 Summary check in #1 - OPTIONAL

    3. 4.4 Point of influence: what is the role of acupuncture in IVF outcomes?

    4. 4.5 Summary for sharing - updated March 3, 2021.

    5. 4.6 Reference List

    6. Reference List for download

    7. 4.7 Blog post: Does acupuncture improve IVF success rates?

    1. 5.1 VIDEO: Course Worksheet (Pre-Test) Review

    1. 6.1 Course evaluation - Acupuncture for fertility: what's the evidence?

About this course

  • $65.00
  • 24 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Your instructor

Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, MS, LAc, FABORM

Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, MS, LAc, FABORM, is an award-winning and internationally recognized provider and researcher of acupuncture and integrative medicine treatments to support in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility, pelvic pain and cancer-related symptoms. 

She has spent 22 years studying, practicing, and researching acupuncture, integrative, and eastern medicine in private practice and alongside doctors, reproductive endocrinologists, oncologists, obstetricians, and gynecologists. She is currently on staff part-time at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and splits her time between Rosefinch Health and her hospital-based practice. She uses she/her(s)/ella pronouns. For more information, read her full bio or her list of publications.

Become a fertility acupuncture specialist!

Learn the latest research evidence on how acupuncture can support fertility.