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Add value to artificial reproductive treatments   

This is one of the first courses where I took the opportunity to measure the amount of research and writing time which was involved. In preparing for this module, I read more than 25 books and 32 articles. It took me over 125 hours in total to prepare; four months researching, 3 months writing and an additional 7 hours preparing handouts and reading over all my personal clinical audits so I was sure to be relating the research back into a clinically accurate and applicable context. It then took me several days to record and edit this module, and several more to edit following feedback from beta testing and prepare the quiz and feedback forms.

At the end of this process, I am confident that what you have to listen to and learn from is clear and easily understood information on the subject of ART – all aspects of preparation, execution and aftermath – which also encompasses epigenetic discussion and the ensuring lifestyle and psychological implications.

This course will also help you understand exactly what your clients are going through from a diagnostic and medication point of view, and help you to spot what might have been missed or what can, perhaps, be improved. It will also help you to support them in choosing a clinic that is right for them, and empower them to ask the questions of that clinic which will ensure a good level of personal care.

This is a biomedicine-heavy module, as the procedures are so complicated, and there is a necessary equal emphasis on male infertility. However, at each stage I break down the possible TCM diagnosis, treatment patterns, translate the biomedical actions in the body into an accurate TCM pathological explanation, and give point suggestions which enable you to treat accurately.

This course complements the parts of the PCOS and OHSS course which explains how to get the best out of an ART cycle when hormone levels are less than ideal.

This is the fourth module in the
Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture

Course contents

Clinical Statistics
Female Infertility
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Investigations and Assessments
  • DHEA & Melatonin
Male Infertility
  • Investigations and Assessments
  • Terminology
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Surgical Sperm Removal
Ovulation Induction
  • Risks of Treatment
  • Sperm Wash
  • Natural and Mild Cycle IVF
  • IVM
  • Statistics and Success Rates
  • BMI
Adjunctive Therapies
  • Auricular Acupuncture
Treating during IVF
  • Questions from Practitioner to Patient
The IVF Drugs Regime
  • Down Regulation Drugs
  • Follicle Stimulating Drugs
  • The Oral Contraceptive Pill
  • Luteal Phase support
IVF Phases & Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment
  • Scanning through the cycle
  • Stimulation Phase
  • Uterine innervation areas
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Egg Maturation Protocol
  • Trigger Injection
  • TVOR – trans-vaginal oocyte removal otherwise known as egg collection
  • Post TVOR
  • Fertilisation
  • Transfer
  • The Implantation Window
IVF and the Laboratory
  • ICSI
  • Assisted Hatching
  • The Laboratory in an IVF Unit
  • Let’s look at the eggs
  • ICSI eggs
  • Embryo Terminology
  • The embryo fertilisation journey
  • Grading the sperm
  • Freezing and Thawing
  • One or Two?
Next Steps
  • The Two Week Wait
  • Implantation Timeline
Frozen and Donor Cycles
  • IVF Failure – why does it happen?
  • IVF – what’s the problem?
IVF and Lifestyle Implications
  • Adrenalin
  • Cortisol
  • Stress and hormones
  • The Stress Cascade
  • The Repair Programme

 Earn continuing education credits:

This course is accredited for professional development credit from the following accreditation bodies:

  • NCCAOM: 10.5 PDA points
  • ABORM: 10.5 CEU points
  • California: 10.5 (Cat1) credits
  • Florida: 47 CE points for the full Diploma
  • Texas: 41 CAE hours for the full Diploma

10.5 hours of continuing education credits in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and many other countries.

  What people say about this course

“The depth of content was amazing, and it was put across in a really easy to understand manner.”

“I really loved this ART module and I know it will support my day to day clinic interactions – you have done an amazing job."

“I feel like I got so much more in terms of content depth than was marketed.”


My guarantee to you is that all content on the platform has been either created by me or commissioned by me to ensure the highest level of quality:

Lecturers are always leaders in their specialism and engaging in their presentation

Image and sound quality are high quality and always clear

Slides are understandable and properly assist in understanding the topic

Downloadable handouts are relevant and up-to-date