Lee did a great job at covering the material in an even way. Spending just the right amount of time reviewing basic concepts and explaining more advanced concepts in a clear and interesting way.

This is the third in a series of five modules presented by Lee Hullender Rubin L.Ac, FABORM. To see them all, click here.

In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to adjust Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) treatment plans for Controlled Endometrial Development (CED) cycles such as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) or Fresh, Donor IVF ET cycles. 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.

Goals and Objectives

Briefly review CED and natural cycle methods

Identify key differences between CED and COH 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 failed endometrial development, miscarriage, side effects from medications


  • Overview of Fresh and Frozen cycles
  • Risks with Controlled Endometrial Development
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for CED cycles as FET or Fresh, Donor IVF-ET.
  • Case examples
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Lee Hullender Rubin


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). In practice since early 2002, 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is 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) and Oregon Reproductive Medicine.

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The presenter clearly knows her subject well. Entering the course, I didn't know what all of the fertility-related Western acronyms stood for, so it took me part-way through the presentation to know what she was referring to with all of the acronyms. I also quickly realized this was part 3 of a series of courses, and I felt a brief intro to terms at the beginning might have been helpful.

Lee did a great job at covering the material in an even way. Spending just the right amount of time reviewing basic concepts and explaining more advanced concepts in a clear and interesting way.

This course had a great fast pace and lots of good information. If I were to change anything, I would add the acronym slide up to the front of the powerpoint for quick reference because sometimes all of the acronyms got a little confusing. ~Anne

Good specific information regarding diagnosis and treatment of IVF/FET patients ~Cynthia

Amazing course! The instructor is incredibly knowledgeable. It is exactly what I would want for this course. ~ Christina