Dissecting The Research: Understanding In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)

Lee Hullender Rubin is clearly a decorated mover and shaker. She is playing such a huge role in furthering the understanding and dissecting the research of how TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as a whole (which includes but is not limited to acupuncture) can help improve IVF success rates.  Her research is pioneering and is the first to attempt to capture the true holistic essence and power of Chinese medicine, so that healthcare providers and women struggling to get pregnant can more deeply trust and embrace this wonderful resource.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find yourself a Chinese medicine doctor with experience in reproductive health.  Watch / Listen now.  ~ Spence

Interview with Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM discuss the research and success rates with in vitro fertilization (IVF) & acupuncture (TCM).

Podcast Excerpt:

“Lee is here today to help us better understand research and in regards to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM) or more accurately what we just discussed before pressing record, was the research with IVF and Chinese medicine, which acupuncture is a part of. And that’s language I think we all want to change because acupuncture is much more than just the insertion of needles into points, and Lee has been building the Trojan horse to try and create change in that respect. And I’m super honoured to have someone so dedicated in our industry, which would be Chinese medicine, that is so committed to helping everyone better understand what Chinese medicine is doing for them and how it can benefit them on their journey to babies basically.”

About Lee Hullender Rubin



Professional Achievements
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, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM). 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 cohort study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She recently completed a pilot study investigating the effect 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 is relocating from Portland, Oregon, and her practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio and Oregon Reproductive Medicine to San Francisco to pursue her dream job at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF.