Success Stories

History of Ectopic Pregnancies

I first saw Lorne at the Acubalance Wellness Centre on February 23rd, 2004. After a couple of ectopic pregnancies, my OB/GYN had recommended that I go to see a fallopian tube specialist at UBC: Dr. Tim Rowe. I was nervous to go to the Infertility Clinic, and had read that acupuncture sometimes helped couples that had difficulty achieving a viable pregnancy.

Pregnant at age 39 - naturally

I wanted to share my good news with you!! In less than two months (due date Dec 10th, 2004), we will be expecting our new baby!! I am 38, soon to be 39 years old. I am very thankful for the acupuncture, Chinese herb tea, and advice that I received from Lorne Brown. I came into Acubalance last January to "tweak" my body into optimal fertility! Through acupuncture and the herbal tea, I know my body was enhanced for receiving our pregnancy.

A natural gift for healing

I know acupuncturists. I have suffered from three cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and IVF treatments. For five years of my life, I lived on and off in Los Angles to receive acupuncture from one of the best. When I came back to Vancouver, I hopped back and forth from different acupuncturists, but no one had the “it” factor. Then I found Raeghan. Raeghan’s treatments were the best since L.A. She knows how to find your Chi (energy). Beyond...

Thank you for helping us become pregnant

Darryl and I just wanted to write to you and say “thank you” for helping us become pregnant with our little miracle. From the time I wrote you, Lorne, and spoke to you on the phone, I felt that we were in good hands. During our first consult with the IVF clinic, we were told that due to my ovarian cysts and my husband’s male factor issues, our chances weren’t good. I needed to get those cysts removed before we would be allowed into the...

Close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy!

We are now getting close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy and want to reflect on the experiences leading up to our positive result. As you know, this was our 4th IVF cycle and only during the last cycle did we see you for acupuncture treatment.

It was such a relief to be treated as a whole person

When I discovered Lorne's approach at Acubalance, it was such a relief to be treated as a whole person after encountering the detachment of the Western medical approach. I had been trying to conceive for three years when I decided to try acupuncture after having some small spots of endometriosis removed. My gynecologist had told me that I had a 6-month window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy if this was the problem. I wanted to optimize my...

I have a history of miscarriages

I have a history of miscarriages, having had one miscarriage attempting to conceive my first child, then another three miscarriages attempting to conceive our second child. After the last miscarriage, we found ourselves unable to conceive for over a year (which was a needed break from the miscarriages, but we were growing desperate that we would ever be able to have a second child). Quite conservative by nature and training, I did not "buy in...

As a family doctor, I knew that the statistics indicated it would take 6-12 months for my husband and I to conceive.

I wanted to take the opportunity to prepare my body for conception and met Lorne Brown. Lorne taught me many things concerning fertility that I did not learn in medical school. I began charting my temperature, getting regular accupuncture, and taking the herbs provided by Lorne. To my surprise, we became pregnant in two months! I had an uneventful pregnancy despite long work hours and many call nights. We now have a happy, healthy one-year-...

“Karen, it’s a GIRL!!”

“Karen, it’s a GIRL!!” Those were the first words that my husband spoke when little Rachel was born into this world. She was so new to life yet she was already so many things to us: dhe is our beautiful, healthy daughter, she is her brother’s little baby sister, she is the first girl on her maternal side in 18 years, and she is our miracle. Thanks to The Acubalance Wellness Centre, we are able to experience the miracle of giving life a second...

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