Success Stories

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...

We're both over 40 and were starting to wonder if our dream of having a family was possible.

Dear Raeghan,

There aren't enough "thank yous" we can say to express the gratitude we feel for all you've done. The relief and comfort we felt after our first appointment was exactly what we needed. After my operation to remove a fibroid and two failed attempts at IUI while trying to conceive for two years, there were many tears and we really started to worry. Although we are both very healthy, we're both over 40 and were starting to...

Dr. Funk Single-Handedly Helped Me More Than Any Other Practitioner in Any Other Field

Dr. Ryan Funk offers a knowledgeable, unique, and heartfelt approach to his acupuncture practice. After years of visiting many doctors, Dr. Funk single-handedly helped me more than any other practitioner in any other field (and not just in getting me over a fear of needles!). To be honest, at first I did not see how an acupuncturist would be able to help my symptoms. However, thankfully I respected the advice to see Dr. Funk, which was a life...

Ladner nurse credits acupuncture and diet with ending two-year infertility battle

After two and half years of trying to get pregnant, Melani Waterman and her husband Brett had twins — Lukas and Charlotte — on Oct. 6. The story is featured in Empowered Health, read more at http://www.vancouversun.com/health/empowered-health/Ladner+nurse+credits...

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