Chinese medicine offers hope to women of advanced maternal age who are trying to conceive

Chinese medicine offers hope to women of advanced maternal age who are trying to conceive

Written by: Randine Anderson Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac., Author of The Infertility Cure, The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, and The Way of the Fertile Soul, Ten Ancient Chinese Secrets to Tap Into A Woman's Creative Potential

The largest population seeking assistance from Chinese medicine is women of advanced maternal age who are trying to conceive. This can be a very rewarding or extremely frustrating aspect of your practice, depending on your level of expertise in working with them. If you have been following protocols to assist with IVF,  Chinese medicine's effects can be frustratingly dismal. While we can sometimes help women become pregnant, we often have to deal with great disappointment, frequent pregnancy loss, and age related panic.

There is hope. Classic Chinese medicine provides very sophisticated ways of addressing some of the nuances of advanced maternal age. What happens at this delicate junction where the chong mai and ren mai "dry up", and one is more subject to reproductive excesses like ovarian cysts? This is where our medicine can outshine everything Western medicine has to offer. This is where we can transform a panicking professional having a life crisis into a blooming spirit of vigor. Victor Hugo supposedly called 40 “the old age of youth.” This is a tremendous opportunity for resolution and transformation. Needles, herbs, and your clinical experience can become the tools for transformation, or they can leave you frustrated and bordering on burn out.

Different rules apply when one is heading down the right side of the reproductive curve.  Pushing kidney yang can show up in short cycles and FSH elevations. The jing-shen axis is tipped to the shen side. The HPO axis is far more delicate, but also more responsive to shen based treatments. When you are comfortable with what ovarian markers and hormonal fluctuations mean energetically, you can play within some of the psycho-spiritual realms of the eight extraordinary meridians. This is the realm of where women in their forties with high FSH, low AMH and poor ovarian reserve are equally capable of reproductive miracles.

I'm looking forward to sharing what I have found to be the deepest and most exciting specialty, which can transform you and your practice personally and professionally.  

Randine Anderson Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac. - Author of the Infertility Cure

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Live webinar May 17&18, 2014

Addressing Fertility Issues in Women of Advanced Maternal Age 

You also receive access to recording when you register for live webinar so you can still earn continuing education credits if you miss watching live webinar

Randine Lewis is offering an online workshop (approved for 14 CEU/PDA/CPD)  for Chinese medicine practitioners for treating Women of Advanced maternal Age.- Addressing Fertility Issues in Women of Advanced Maternal Age

Course Description:

The course will:

  • focus on nuances in addressing advanced maternal age; why including some of the more esoteric branches of TCM, and Taoist healing processes are more effective than strict physical approaches such as the esoteric aspects of the eight extraordinary meridians
  • broaden and deepen your understanding of why women in their later reproductive years require a different approach than their younger counterparts;
  • teach how to interface deep healing processes with reproductive medicine;
  • teach working with the esoteric aspects of the eight extraordinary meridians, with special emphasis on the Chong Mai

Course Outline: 

The TCM Energetic Look at the Reproductive System; Differences between a younger woman’s fertility cycle and a woman in her later reproductive years; A Classical Approach to the Jing-Shen Axis through the Chong Mai Bell Curve of Aging – according to the Su Wen

Western Medicine Assessment of Reproductive Function; the process of folliculogenesis, fertilization, implantation, and early embryology; an Energetic Look at each of the parameters of ovarian aging; changes in the HPO Axis from menarche through menopause; Interfacing with Western reproductive medicine

Differences between the energetics of the endocrine system (forward sheng cycle), and the gynecological system (reverse sheng cycle); dealing with Western diagnoses through a TCM approach

Psychospiritual issues associated with the reproductive system and how shen takes form as jing; A Shen based approach to reproductive aging – how to maximize the jing-shen relationship with particular focus on the shen

Esoterics of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians; Utilizing Issues of the Du, Ren, Chong, Dai, Qiao and Wei Mai to overcome impediments to reproductive healing TCM Theory and Acupuncture.

Live webinar May 17&18, 2014

Addressing Fertility Issues in Women of Advanced Maternal Age 

You also receive access to recording when you register for live webinar so you can still earn continuing education credits if you miss watching live webinar