Having a baby at age 42 with the help of Chinese Medicine

Are you or someone you know struggling with getting pregnant for the first time or for a subsequent time? Or do you get pregnant and then lose the pregancy?  If you do, then you might want to check out this seminar by Dr. Lorne Brown, Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver.  When I tried to get pregnant after the age of 40, I was struggling.  Time was not on my side.  I went to fertility specialists who told me that my eggs were old and that with in vitro, my “chances of success were 2 in 10 – in other words, 8 out of 10 times you will fail .”  How encouraging is that? (heavy sarcasm).  Someone suggested chinese medicine and acupuncture and I thought that it sounded interesting and that I would try it instead of flushing $20,000 down the toilet for 2 rounds of in vitro that didn’t sound like it was going to be that successful for me.  So I went to a doctor of Chinese medicine and I wasn’t happy with her. Then I found Acubalance and Dr. Lorne Brown.  Dr. Brown and his staff are exceptional.  The Chinese doctors don’t consider your eggs old at age 40.  I am happy to report that I had great success.  Within 4 months of regular visits, I was pregnant.  And at age 42, I had my beautiful baby boy.  So if you know someone struggling or it’s you yourself, take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the process.  I highly recommend it.

AGE & FERTILITY – Can You Turn Back Your Biological Clock?

Are you wondering what you can do to optimize your chances of getting pregnant?  Join Lorne Brown, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and clinical director of Acubalance  Wellness Centre to find out more about:

•    What reproductive treatments can you do to help you conceive.
•    Current research on the effect of the natural supplement C0 Q10 on egg quality.
•    The benefit of acupuncture, diet & a mind-body approach for optimizing fertility.

Dr Brown will be pleased to answer your questions.

Tuesday January 10
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Acubalance Wellness Centre
Suite 120 – 250 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission is FREE, but seating is limited and reservations are required.

To book your spot, please call
604 678-8600,
or email us,


  1. I’m glad you were successful in having a baby over 40. I, too, went to Accubalance for almost a year but did not get any results. Your story is not the norm and I caution readers not to get their hopes up. I found Accubalance overbooked and overhyped. Don’t waste your time, money and emotions. I went to another acupuncturist (Chinese) and received no nonsense, traditional, cheaper service that I found worked for me.

    • Hi Pat.

      Thank you for your comment regarding Chinese Medicine and Acubalance. You are right, there is no guarantee and I would not want to give anyone false hope. It’s interesting that you had a difference experience with Acubalance. That happens to me too sometimes – when a friend raves about something and my experience ends up being very different. I appreciate you sharing your experience and I am glad that you found someone that worked for you.

      Take care and Happy New Year!


      • Leanne Pawluk says:

        Hello ladies. I am happy to say that I have had a very positive experience at Acubalance. I have found the entire team to be genuine and caring and extremely knowledgable. I also highly recommend the new Acubalance Studio where clients can obtain additional acupuncture treatments at no extra cost. It’s a gentle, relaxing spa-like experience and has quickly become the best part of my day. They also have a lending library with a host of fertility and holistc health books and offer suppliments below retail cost.

        I have worked with other acupuncturists and DOAMs so have a good pool of comparision to draw from.

        I am just begining my fertility journey at age 45. I was told by Western doctors that I had a snowball’s chance in hell of ever having a baby. Acubalance had a different perspective. I encourage women who have been given similar prognoses to explore alternatives including the doctors at Acubalance. I will post an update with my progress and look forward to announcing my pregnancy.


    • I am the founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre. I came across this blog and its comments because I know Marcie and we are a big fan of Lovey’s products.

I am very sorry to read that your experience at our clinic was not a positive one. We know how difficult the fertility journey can be and, at Acubalance, we are dedicated to doing everything we can to help couples navigate that journey and not only conceive and have a healthy baby, but feel better both physically and emotionally. 

      And I can see by your post that we didn’t succeed in providing you with the excellent patient care and support we strive to give each and every patient. I believe that we often learn more from our mistakes than our successes, and would appreciate any constructive feedback you have for me on how we could improve the patient experience. I encourage you to get in touch with me any time. My personal email address is:  lorne@acubalance.ca

      Lorne Brown