Chinese Medicine can help pregnancy after 40

Although it is well known to Chinese medicine practitioners that herbal therapies and acupuncture has been successfully used to support a wide range of gynecological issues, including infertility, for thousands of years, it has only been more recently that much of the Western world has gained access to such important information. This has indeed been timely, as more people are seeking information for alternative options that not only heal their ailments, but transforms their relationship to the concept of medicine and wellness overall. 

We are fortunate to be in an era where practitioners are able to apply scientific tools to traditional practices to treat women’s health disorders, such as fibroids, infertility, and delayed pregnancy. In the last ten years specifically, there have been an increased number of clinical trials involving herbal formulas utilized for the regulation of  women’s endocrine systems and hormone levels in the effort to promote ovulation, regulate blood flow, and fortify ovarian and uterine health.  

As the numbers rise of women waiting until later in life to have children, therefore, it only makes sense that there is more research coming out focusing on how Chinese medicine helps with conception and the promotion of postponed pregnancies, along with studying how practices such as herbal remedies and acupuncture can support those those with a history of fibroids and other gynecological concerns that could interfere with a successful natural birth.

Here at Ballard Acupuncture Center, we aim not only to support our patients in their wellness goals, but also help to further educate our community through sharing case studies found in medication journals, having one-on-one clinic room discussions, and providing annual workshops. Today, we are sharing with our community a recent medical publication covering how clinical researchers found that a combination of acupuncture and herbal therapy was able to be utilized to help support the pregnancy of a 43 year old woman who had uterine fibroids, as well as a history of failed IVF. The article below is a worthy read for anyone looking to conceive after 40, as it discusses how upon the individualized treatment provided through Chinese medicine intervention, she was not only able to conceive, but also have a successful natural birth!

 To read and learn more, click the link below to access the full article! 

Successful Pregnancy after Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in a 43-Year-Old Woman with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and Multiple Uterus Fibroids: A Case Report

At Ballard Acupuncture Center we tailor all our herbal formulas to every patient, customizing them for each individual’s specific case, health, and physiology. Having been supporting women’s health and fertility for 20 years, we continue to be one of the premier clinics in North Seattle for those looking for an alternative approach for female health and fertility support.  

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