Laura* a teacher from London was struggling to conceive naturally. Being over the age of 40 she was aware that age played a part in her struggle however, she had read many success stories online about how alternative medicine, Chinese Medicine, in particular, has helped many women become pregnant even over the age of 40 and some even without IVF. She decided to visit our clinics in London and in just under 3 months we were able to help her get pregnant! Take a look at Laura’s story and which treatment plan we used in helping women over the age of 40 to get pregnant naturally. 

getting pregnant over the age of 40 with chinese medicine

Laura had been experiencing irregular period cycle and over the last 6 to 7 months she only had her period twice. She also experienced extreme fatigue, headaches and cramps before the start of her period. Her test for menopause and fertility showed that her FSH levels were extremely high and detected no ovulation.

Female, age 42

Chinese medicine accompanying with acupuncture, cupping and herbal tea to increase the chances of conceiving naturally – for over the age of 40. 



Western Medicine Diagnosis

FSH high and no ovulation


Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

Qi Deficiency and blood deficiency, Qi stagnant and blood stasis, Spleen Kidney Yang Deficiency


Examination according to Chinese Medicine: 

Tongue: Red Blue and Small body 

Pulse: Weak and Thin


Treatment Plan for Laura:

Acupuncture: Twice a week, 30 minutes per session

Cupping Session 

Natural Chinese Herbal Medicine: Twice a day, 100ml each time 30 minutes after a meal

Herbal Tea 


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Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang 

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The aim of the treatment

Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine we recommended some dietary changes along with some lifestyle changes to help get her body prepared. 



In Chinese Medicine, it is believed that when we consume on day to day basis will alter our body temperature. To improve fertility we always recommend eating warming foods, the philosophy behind this is that a warming diet builds the body’s qi and blood and gives your body strength to conceive. 

 For example, it is good to consume vegetables but refrain from eating cold salads instead we recommend choosing cooking your vegetables. In line with the temperature of the food you consume. We also recommend eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating fish especially oily fish, at least twice a week ( about 8 ounces/ week). Limit intake of saturated fats, oils and sugars. 

Tea and coffee should also be avoided if you are trying to conceive, instead, we recommend having tea made from Ginseng slices – Ginseng slices can be purchased here

It is also best to avoid alcohol, however, red wine is small amount is considered acceptable but better avoided to see the best results. 

We also recommended consuming red meat frequently, foods that are dark, red like blood are blood-building foods and are good for fertility. 



Try to exercise regularly, we encourage more gentle exercise such as foam rolling and dynamic stretching.  

When you feel like your body needs a rest, rest – it is easy to fall into the trap of talking about resting instead of actually resting. Relaxation exercises such as qi gong, tai chi, meditation along with yoga and pilates foster yin and  help to recharge and rebuild your body’s energy, 

A rested body is better prepared for the herbal supplement programme, go to bed early and have a good nights sleep. If you are always on the go schedule some time each day for you to rest. A relaxed body on a supplement programme increases your chances of conceiving.  

*name of the patient has been amended for privacy purposes 


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Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang


Zhi Bai Di Huang Tang is prime products to eliminate excessive heat toxic of Liver and Kidney nourishment of Kidney and Liver Yin. It helps Yin deficiency or toxic heat caused hormone imbalance. 




Tao Hong Si Wu Tang

Tao Hong Si Wu Tang


Tao Hong Si Wu Tang enrich Blood and regulate periods, helps abdomen cramps pain during periods, irregular period, short periods, high FSH or low AMH, hormone imbalance, infertility, facial paralysis, poor memory.







Women Over 40 & Infertility Kit

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Ginsen’s Women’s Over 40 & Infertility kit only includes 100% food-based ingredients that will help support your body and reproductive health. This kit includes supplements that are specifically targeted at supporting the reproductive health of women over the age of 40 who are looking to conceive naturally.





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