Today, there is tremendous demand for acupuncturists who can work competently and effectively with patients seeking treatment for reproductive disorders/infertility. Because a large percentage of patients who are seeking treatment for infertility with TCM are also utilizing western assisted reproductive techniques (ART), it is imperative that acupuncturists are able to quickly and confidently translate their patient’s western reproductive diagnosis and treatment into a safe and effective TCM pattern-based treatment using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle recommendations. This course is designed to offer treatment strategies and clinical pearls for TCM practitioners working with infertility patients.
In this Part I lecture, Ray Rubio will focus on the discussion of western disease diagnosis for reproductive disorders. Furthermore, he will share his knowledge with you on how to identify the major causes and types of reproductive disorders commonly seen in industrialized nations.