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.
AcupunctureAcupuncture is an ancient system of health care effective in treating many conditions. It’s based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine.
Chinese Herbs & SupplementsChinese herbs are a very healthy choice for many health issues, as they harmonize the systems of your body naturally, they are gentle and are something you can implement daily. We also carry a wide range of supplements.
Acupuncture Point InjectionPoint Injection Therapy is the injection of sterile botanical substances such as herbal extracts, homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
FertilityFrom getting your body in balance to begin your fertility journey, to regulating your menses, to supporting you during the IVF process. We have many ways to increase your chances of success.
Women’s HealthWe provide comprehensive, personalized women's care at every stage of life. Our staff is ready to help you explore the full range of options so you can choose the treatment that's right for you.
Stress & AnxietyWe provide state-of-the-art treatment for the full spectrum of stress and anxiety related conditions.
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