Success Stories

Pre-birth acupuncture and cervical ripening for a natural and speedy delivery

I went to see Dr. Lorne Brown for cervical-ripening treatments when I was in my 36th week as I wanted to increase my chances for a speedy delivery. I was very impressed with Dr. Brown's professionalism and depth of knowledge regarding issues I was having during my pregnancy.

Healthy Natural Pregnancy After Treatment for both my Body and Soul

My story is not unlike many who have approached Acubalance for support in their attempts to become a mother. After two years of trying to get pregnant with a diagnosis of PCOS in tow, I followed the recommendation of a friend to check out Acubalance. I was blessed to have my first appointment with Dr. Ryan Funk and thus began our journey together. What I didn’t realize before I met Ryan was that I was “malnourished,” so to speak.

Surprised to have trouble falling pregnant again – even at a mature age.

I was 40 years with a high risk of preeclampsia when I first met Dr Ryan Funk. But my story begins at age 38, when we decided to have our first child. I conceived in the first month of trying so I was surprised to have trouble falling pregnant again – even at a “mature” age. After five months of trying, I went online to do some research and I was mortified to learn about the massive decline of fertility after age 35. Perhaps I was in denial...

Diabetes and PCOS - Off Insulin and Increased Fertility

Where do I begin?  Well let's start by how I got here to Acubalance. I was 39 turning 40 with the continued dream of having a family. My husband and I have had several speed bumps in our journey (6 yrs) which includes failed IFM (in follicle maturation - IFM), and several rounds of IVF, all which have left us disappointed, frustrated, and with my biological clock still ticking.    

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine for recurrent pregnancy loss goes chances miscarriages to pregnancies

After two failed pregnancies resulting in miscarriages and no answers as to why, I could not help but to feel discouraged and alone. I blamed myself for what happened and would cry myself to sleep thinking that my dream of motherhood would never be fulfilled. I remember walking into Ryan's office feeling depressed and thinking: is this really going to work? But at that...

PCOS overcome with acupuncture diet and IVF

I came to see Dr. Ryan Funk to complement the IVF cycle I was doing through Genesis Fertility Clinic. I was 30 years old and had a diagnosis of poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) since my early twenties. My PCOS caused me to be anovulatory, have irregular periods, and be overweight. After I was married at the age of 26, we had tried to achieve pregnancy.

Infertility Initial Consult at Acubalance

 At the start of November, I had my first appointment with Dr. Lorne at Acubalance Wellness Centre.

I Was Told I Needed IVF to Get Pregnant But Now I'm Pregnant Naturally!!

I'm truly grateful for all of Ryans help and support. My husband and I had been trying to have a child for with no success. After many years experiencing infertility, we decided to go to a fertility clinic for a full work-up. They diagnosed me with endometriosis and suggested we begin clomid. We began to use clomid in combination with IUI's but these were equally disappointing. We were told by the fertility clinic that in our situation, we...

Successful Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)!

As my 36th birthday is approaching next month, I have been spending a lot of time thinking of where we are in our journey of growing our family, where we have been, and how far we still have on this path. When first struggling with infertility at 26, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I remember the advice my fertility specialist gave me then: have all your babies by the time you are 35 as you won't be able to have them...

At 5:00 am - astonishing news - we'd achieved our first natural pregnancy!

My husband and I had been trying to start our family for seven years when we first contacted Acubalance. After unsuccessfully pursuing fertility treatment in Calgary, now both 35 years old, we decided to try Genesis Fertility in Vancouver and learned of Acubalance through them. Before coming to Vancouver, I arranged a series of appointments at Acubalance concurrent with my IVF cycle. I also saw an acupuncturist in Calgary who participates in...

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