HQ27 – Fertility for Over 40s with Lorne Brown

How best to support your patients in their 40s – whether they are doing IVF with their own eggs, or donor egg IVF or trying naturally? Biological age is the main factor that determines fertility in women of any age, but particularly in those above the age of 40. Lorne discusses the integrative approach used in his clinic, and goes into detail about how he runs his fertility clinic – from talking with his patients about their expectations, their treatment timeframes and how best to discuss the types of treatments they are considering.

When the IVF window closes, the Chinese medicine window remains open. Our medicine helps in cultivating the soil: enhancing the uterine environment, improving blood flow to the ovaries and protecting the Jing – improving her fertility potential and overall health and vitality.


Lorne Brown is the clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver, and the Founder of Pro D Seminars, Medigogy and the Integrative Fertility Symposium. After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lorne has extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine. Internationally known for his ground-breaking work as an educator and advocate for integrated fertility care, Lorne was the first Canadian to be a certified fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).

Here is the link to Leon Hammer’s medigogy episode on treating infertility.

Lee Hullender Ruben’s study on whole systems traditional Chinese medicine in 3 months leading up to IVF leads to increased live birth rates.

One of several studies by Elisabet Stener-Victorin’s on acupuncture for PCOS.

More information about the Kavish Method of hormone balancing.

Happy listening! We’d love to hear from you too. Please comment on our facebook page if you’d like to ask Lorne a question, or want to share your own insights on fertility for over 40s.