Acubalance in Print

by Charlie Smith
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Research links herbal remedies and acupuncture to more live births

The odds of having children seemed to be stacked against Lower Mainland research scientist Rajwinder Panesar-Walawege.

Over the phone, she told the Georgia Straight that she had twice conceived naturally. “But I had ectopic pregnancies, which means that I ended up losing both my tubes,” Panesar-Walawege said.

by asingh
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Asian Pacific Post

Acupuncture and Fertility Treatments Give Couples Hope

by published by asingh Asian Pacific Post
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Asian Pacific Post

Infertility in Canada has nearly doubled in the last two decades with more than one in six couples struggle with infertility, according to a recent study co–authored by Dr. Albert Yuzpe, medical co-director at the Vancouver based Olive Fertility Centre.

by Jen St. Denis
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Business in Vancouver

Acubalance's clinical director, Dr. Lorne Brown, Vancouver's first Fertility Acupuncturists is featured in Business in Vancouver

by David Paterson
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Grid Toronto

Dr. Lorne Brown talks to Grid magazine journalist David Paterson about how a Western diet loaded with unhealthy fats and refined carbs can bring about hormonal chaos and wild changes in blood-sugar levels, causing women to age prematurely.

by Adriana Ermter
Thursday, January 10, 2013
CA Magazine
by Leslie Grant Timmins
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Globe and Mail - Health
by Leslie Grant Timmins
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Alive Magazine
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Alive Magazine
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Province

One in six couples in Canada have trouble conceiving, but there's hope

The couple decided on IVF after medical tests determined that his sperm had poor motility. During her first IVF cycle, she was converted to a different treatment when doctors found she was unresponsive to fertility drugs. Either way, it didn't work.

Monday, May 16, 2011
The Province

The following is a newspaper article featured in the Vancouver Province on May 16, 2011, about integrating acupuncture with Western medicine to improve both fertility & pregnancy outcomes and the couples experience going through IVF. "My goal was not to just get pregnant but to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Integrating both treatments takes the best of both worlds, and it also helped me go into the whole IVF process in the best shape possible."

Download the PDF of the article below.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Georgia Straight

The following story was featured in the Vancouver Georgia Straight paper in May, 2011. The story was featured as part of Infertility Awareness Week. Acubalance was interviewed for this story on how we integrate acupuncture into the IVF process as well as our goal of helping couples have healthy babies:

by Gail Johnson
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The Georgia Straight - Health Features

Like a lot of women, Karen Barré had always had irregular periods, but she never gave them much thought. At least, the Langley resident didn’t worry about them too much until she wanted to have a baby. After more than a year of trying to conceive, Barré went to her doctor and found out the explanation for her wonky menstrual cycles and her inability to get pregnant: polycystic ovary syndrome.

by Lucy-Claire Saunders
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The Asia Pacific Post

After two years of desperately trying to have a baby, Suzanne Reichenbach was told she would never produce enough eggs to conceive. At age 34, her hormone levels were virtually premenopausal.

Like millions of other modern women who have pushed back motherhood into their mid-30s and beyond, Reichenbach jumped at costly in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, the so-called petri-dish solution. But with too few follicles - the clusters of ovarian cells that house a woman's eggs - science was stumped and Reichenbach was frustrated.

by Gail Johnson
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The Georgia Straight - Health Features

For couples having trouble conceiving, infertility treatments get a boost from acupuncture and other Chinese medicine techniques.

Friday, June 30, 2006
West Coast Families
by Laverne Stewart
Monday, May 22, 2006
The Daily Gleaner
by Michelle Hancock
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Shared Vision

Dean and Aeri, a Vancouver couple in their mid-30s, tried to conceive naturally for two years. After getting medical check-ups and being told they had only a 2%-5% chance on their own, they opted for a mainstreammedical approach for revving up fertility. Basically, it would entail injecting Dean’s sperm into one of Aeri’s eggs. It’s highly invasive, involves powerful drugs, and costs about $10,000 a try. They made an appointment but had to wait several months.

by Cori Howard
Monday, January 23, 2006
MacLean's

After more than a year of trying to get pregnant, Vancouverite Karen Raceyfound herself having a Sex & the City moment. Like the TV character Charlotte, she was having trouble conceiving. But unlike Charlotte, Raceywas trying for her second child after an easy first pregnancy. Still, she was in her mid-30s and didn't want it to take too long. Then, just as Charlotte did and a growing number of women in North America are doing, Racey sought out an acupuncture clinic.