Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for an array of digestive complaints involving inflamed intestines such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of these conditions can range from mild to severe, and often involve excessive bowel movements,...
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One of the things about moving into a new clinic space is the need to make new everything-that-had-the-old-address. For example my business cards, which Lorianne masterfully drafted last week, and they have arrived off the presses. There’s a new item on these ones: Craniosacral therapy, for which I was trained through the Upledger Institute. It’s something I practice with my patients sometimes, but I’ve never put it on my business cards.
BC spring is confusing isn’t it? This brief window of warmth that we got a few weeks ago made me crave salad weather. Here is my recipe for kale caesar salad that is so easy to whisk up as a side to any dish or as a main course for lunch (just add salmon or chicken on top!).
At Acubalance we believe in a simple equation. Healthy sperm + healthy egg + healthy uterine environment = a healthy baby. Endometrial health and receptivity is crucial for the implantation process to occur whether in a natural pregnancy or in a pregnancy following any type of assisted reproductive technology (IUI, IVF).
The term “anti-aging” pops up everywhere. You’ll find it in the skincare isle, across media platforms, in the bookstore; even lingering here on the Acubalance website for various reasons I’d love to see change.
If you have been diagnosed with Endometriosis, you don’t need to be told how painful it can be. Many women I treat hope for a weekend period so they don’t have to keep making excuses to miss work, meetings, and parties. Endometriosis is not simply painful periods, although it is that. It is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age in Canada. We offer endometriosis treatments in Vancouver.
Frozen shoulder is a mysterious condition with a notoriously long healing process. Mysterious because the cause is most often not understood or identifiable, and a notoriously long healing process since the recovery process is slow and can often take anywhere from 18-24 months to regain range of motion and reduce pain.
Spring is in the air! And so is spring detox season. We loved this post in 2014 so are revising it and re-sharing it! Speaking with patients over the years, I’ve been reminded that ‘detox’ or ‘cleansing’ can involve many different things, depending on who you ask. I wanted to write a blog post for those people who’d like to do a very gentle, supportive, spring detox that wouldn’t require medical supervision.
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility.
Lets say you are heading into another IVF cycle, and trying not to let your mind think about how afraid you are of another unsuccessful outcome. Or you are newly pregnant, and trying hard not to worry about what could go wrong again. Or perhaps your period is due, and you are feeling hopeful, but also afraid because you don’t want to endure another let down. It’s distressing, because you can’t stop the fearful thoughts but you don’t want to be negative or pessimistic, and you’re afraid of being too hopeful, because you want to protect yourself from disappointment. In any case, you don’t want to stress about it, because you’ve heard that stress has a negative impact on fertility. ...Sound familiar?
Believe it or not we are officially into the 3rd month of 2018 and just two weeks away from Spring! The freezing cold temperatures and snowy, icy weather are (hopefully) beginning to thaw and give way to a beautiful West Coast Spring.