SUCCESS STORIES

Acupuncture for fertility success stories

As an acupuncturist:

I have worked with Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin for 6-1/2 years. She provided us with acupuncture services for our infertility and IVF clinic. Lee is an outstanding acupuncturist both in terms of her clinical skills and her academic understanding of the field. 

Lee has been a leader in the community with regard to reproductive health acupuncture services. During the 6-1/2 years that we work together, Lee completed her education with a doctorate. We collaborated together on her research project and I found her dedication and skill to be of the highest quality. 

I have been so impressed with Lee’s skill as an acupuncturist that I also saw her as one of her patients. Thus, I can attest to her skills is an acupuncturist both as a colleague and as a patient. 

Our patients were uniformly pleased with her services. She is very good at explaining the role of Oriental medicine and how it can interact with Western medicine. She was very careful to work with us so that we had a truly collaborative approach to helping our infertile couples achieve a pregnancy with the use of both of our skills. Her desire to further this collaboration led to her moving and seeking an academic position. 

Lee is also a very warm and caring individual. These personality qualities certainly increased her effectiveness as a health care provider. I would be happy to communicate directly with anyone who would like more information about how Lee provided her acupuncture services to a state of the art infertility and IVF treatment center. – Michael Opsahl, MD, Poma Fertility

Dr. Hullender Rubin was my acupuncturist / herbalist for 6 months as I underwent ART. She provided outstanding counseling, support and empathy while I struggled with my infertility, and then helped me overcome it. I went through 2 cycles of IVF and one miscarriage, with her support, including day of transfer acupuncture. Her support and services were beneficial in reducing the stress of ART, and I know that our success is due in no small part to her services. She provides outstanding professional service with understanding and compassion, and I recommend her services to anyone lucky enough to work with her. – KM

Dr. Rubin has been such a wonderful person to work with. I was very, very skeptical, but figured it was worth a try. Within weeks the pain from my endometriosis was gone! -anonymous

She is a highly educated and skilled practitioner. She truly views patient care in a holistic way, and is very dedicated to her patients. – RD

I was surprised when my endocrinologist recommended acupuncture as an enhancement to the IVF protocol we were beginning and handed me Dr. Rubin’s card. My husband and I have ‘unexplained infertility,’ and without something specific to address, we found ourselves stressed out. The comfortable and relaxing environment in her office and her practical and kind approach really made a difference to how stressed I felt and viewed our situation. With that kind of support, it wasn’t surprising to me that we got pregnant in our first cycle. I would recommend her to anyone with fertility issues. – anonymous

As a teacher:
She is a leader, a visionary, a teacher and an inspiration to all those to know her, personally and professionally. Passionate about her field and deeply committed to the women and couples she serves, Lee is a unique and precious resource. – Corey Colwell-Lipson, author, speaker & psychotherapist

I have known Lee for many years, first as a young practitioner, where she worked in my clinic with my patients and later as a colleague and co-teacher for continuing education courses. I have the highest respect for her as a person, her skill as a practitioner, and her knowledge and skill as a teacher. You rarely find someone as dedicated as Lee to our profession and her patients. I would not hesitate to recommend her. – Christina Jackson, EAMP, Tiger Mountain Center for Acupuncture

As a researcher:
Dr. Hullender Rubin is not only an experienced acupuncturist, but an expert in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, particularly in the area of infertility and the use of Chinese Medicine to enhance conception. Her professionalism, clinical competence and compassion for the patient not only speaks highly of her as an clinician and person, but also as an example of what acupuncturist can bring to integrative healthcare. I would highly recommend her for any position in healthcare, academics, or research that seek clinicians who can set the highest standards of clinical competence and human compassion. – Fujio McPherson, ARNP, DAOM, EAMP, US Army Civilian Nurse Practitioner

I know Lee in several regards, and in all ways I recommend her very highly. I first met Lee in 2008, when she was my instructor at the Jade Institute. She is incredibly knowledgeable, organized, and an excellent teacher. We then became research colleagues and collaborated on several projects. She is a skilled academic writer, with a clear and precise writing style. I’ve often asked her to review papers I’ve written, because I know I can depend on her insightful constructive criticism. Overall, Lee is a gifted and insightful individual, and receives my highest recommendation. –Lisa Taylor-Swanson, MAcOM, EAMP, Abundant Health Acupuncture