Success Stories

Fertility and trying to conceive - a lot of questions and a lot of support

Dr. Lorne Brown at Acubalance has provided ongoing long distance support and advice to my fertility journey since I first stepped into Acubalance in January 2011. I cannot imagine how I would feel by this point without having Lorne as my go-to person with endless questions on an "as-need" basis. I was and still am doing almost everything conceivable to try to conceive (no pun intended!), meanwhile going through a complete fertility work-up...

I attribute our success to the expertise of Emilie, and the two months of 4-5 consecutive days of acupuncture in the studio

I was thoroughly enjoying working with Emilie Salomons for over eight months on our fertility journey when she invited me to partake in the studio acupuncture treatments. She clearly outlined the benefits I could possibly gain from having consecutive acupuncture treatments as they do in China and I felt that I had nothing to lose to give it a try. 

My future children and I are forever grateful to the Acubalance Studio

It is very hard for me to put into words how I feel about the Acubalance Studio because I am so moved by what a gift it is. To be able to get treatment five days a week for the price of two is such a blessing. My future children and I are forever grateful. I think it’s very rare to find something that truly exists for the good of the client but this really does. I think it was made solely so we could get the most benefits out of our...

Three miscarriages resolved with acupuncture - no problem getting pregnant but staying pregnant was an issue

My husband and I had no problem getting pregnant. Staying pregnant was another issue. At the age of 32-33, I had experienced three miscarriages in less than a year, never making it past nine weeks of pregnancy. After going through the routine tests at the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Women's Hospital, I was told there was nothing wrong and that we should try again (they call this diagnosis “unexplained pregnancy loss”). Well, that...

Over 40 with high FSH and conceived naturally after Vancouver fertility clinic suggested IVF required

This personal story is about a Vancouver fertility couple who, despite having had a miscarriage previously following a successful IVF, went on to conceive naturally and deliver a beautiful boy. Interesting, we had been working together to optimize her fertility using acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes for about three months when her IVF clinic told her she could not wait and continue our natural preconception care because not only was...

Acupuncture and herbal treatments at the Acubalance Vancouver fertility clinic helps after three years of infertility

At the age of 35, my husband and I finally decided that it was time to start a family. After three years of trying, we were still unsuccessful. We did all the testing with our family doctor, who found no reason for infertility. I did three rounds of Clomid which did not work. I then decided to contact Dr. Lorne Brown at the encouragement of my best friend.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS Resolved with acupuncture and herbs

Ovulatory disorders are one of the main causes of infertility. The following story is from a Vancouver woman who was diagnosed with polycystic ovrian syndrome (PCOS) and did not ovulate regularly without the use of medications. She is another example of a woman who began to ovulate regularly and then conceived naturally and gave birth after following the Acubalance PCOS program of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements, and diet.  

Using Moxibustion and acupuncture to turn breech baby

I came to the clinic in early September, 2010, when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. She was diagnosed as breech by my midwife and I was encouraged to try Moxibustion treatment to turn her. My first child, a son, was an undiagnosed breech presentation and I had to undergo an emergency cesarean section for his birth in November, 2007. Having had a negative birth experience and not wanting to undergo major abdominal surgery for a...

Advanced maternal age and low ovarian reserve - I'm 40 and Pregnant with twins!

A Vancouver woman was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age and male factor infertility (low sperm count and poor morphology). She had a previous failed ICSI cycle before coming to Acubalance. After diet and lifestyle changes, combined with a regime of acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy to help optimize the environment for her eggs, she went on to to have a very different ICSI result. It was successful and she's...

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