Interesting seminar though not informative from a TCM perspective.

This course has been retired and is now replaced by an updated course with new material and to help you prepare for the ABORM exam (

The new course that replaces this one by Dr Paul Magarelli is Key Aspects of Western Reproductive Medicine for CAM Practitioners

Learn western medical knowledge pertaining to the concepts related to the cyclic changes of ovarian and pituitary hormones and growth factors, and what governs those changes. Acquire knowledge pertaining to the concepts related to how reproductive events are perceived, integrated, and acted upon by the central nervous system:


  • Nomenclature
  • Lipoproteins and Cholesterol
  • Steroidogenesis
  • The Two-Cell System
  • Blood Transport of Steroids
  • Estrogen, Progesterone, and Androgen Metabolism
  • Excretion of Steroids
  • Cellular Mechanism of Action
  • Mechanism of Action for Steroid Hormones
  • Agonists and Antagonists
  • Mechanism of Action for Tropic Hormones
  • The Follicular Phase
  • Ovulation
  • Luteal Phase
  • The Luteal-Follicular Transition
  • The Normal Menstrual Cycle
  • Hypothalimic-Hypophyseal Portal Circulation
  • The Neurohormone Concept
  • Prolactin Secretion
  • The Hypothalamus and GnRH Secretion
  • Pituitary Gonadotropin Secretion
  • The Intrapituitary Autocrine-Paracrine System
  • The Endogenous Opiates
  • Catecholestrogens
  • Control of GnRH Pulses
  • GnRH Agonists and antagonists
  • Tanacytes
  • The Posterior Pituitary Pathway
  • The Brain and Ovulation
  • The Pineal Gland
  • Gonadotropin Secretion through Fetal Life, Childhood, and Puberty
This Course Includes:
Pending Approval:
Category 1
General CEUs: 
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Paul C Magarelli


Paul Magarelli, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.O.G

If you ask anyone in Colorado about Dr. Paul Magarelli they will tell you that he makes babies for a living. Dr. Magarelli and his RMFC Team have served Colorado and the Western Region as a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist since 1998. Over 1,000 babies are part of his legacy, and he has only just begun. His motto of practice began as “High Tech with a Personal Touch” then evolved to “We Heal by Creating Families in an Affordable way”. Recently Dr. Magarelli decided to spearhead a change in how Reproductive Medicine is practiced in the United States. He did this by creating HQA-Fertility Care (said HiKu). High Quality Affordable Fertility Care is a revolutionary approach to helping infertility patients get access to all types of fertility care, including High Tech in the forms of IVF/ICSI and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS/PGD), at incredibly affordable prices. He changed the average fee for IVF from $ 13,000 to $ 4,800 and the typical fees for CCS/PGD from over $ 36,000 to $ 8,000. This is a major shift in the accessibility and affordability of infertility care. He did this while preserving his signature 5 Star service guarantee: he and his staff will provide care in a pleasant, compassionate, competent and respectful fashion. He also created a program in which patients with cancers that may make them permanently infertile, can have an IVF cycle at no fee and this includes medications. He is now advancing care for our military with his Compassionate Corps™ program in which soldiers that have injuries that may affect their fertility can have their IVF medications for two IVF cycles … free.

Dr Magarelli and his wife, Diane K Cridennda, L.Ac., Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NMex), of East Winds Acupuncture in Colorado Springs originated the research to incorporate Acupuncture into IVF treatment cycles. Their C-MAP protocol (Cridennda Magarelli Acupuncture Protocol) is used worldwide to help infertility patients create “One Healthy Baby™”. Both Dr. Mag and Dr. Diane founded and serve on the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and both are invited lecturers worldwide on topics that range from infertility to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Menopause, Andropause and the treatment of Insulin Resistance.

Dr. Magarelli designed the nation’s first comprehensive clinic to treat Insulin Resistance and its sequelae of diabetes, hypertension, low testosterone, depression, andropause, fatigue and more in his clinic called the Institute for Sustained Health™.

Dr. Magarelli remains the only RE in the city with the ability to diagnose and treat folks both locally, nationally and internationally. He is a graduate of Duke University Health Sciences Residency and UCLA RE Fellowship program. He earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology at the University of Arizona. Recently he was elected President of the nations’ oldest regional fertility organization, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

Dr. Magarelli will presenting the Key Note talk at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium

Dr. Magarelli offers the following online fertility courses through Pro D Seminars approved for CEU/PDA/CPD

Paul C Magarelli


Interesting seminar though not informative from a TCM perspective.