Dr. Lorne Brown

Acubalance Wellness Center Founder and Clinical Director
B.Sc, CA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt

Dr. Lorne Brown is the founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in British Columbia dedicated to reproductive health and fertility.  Dr. Brown has appeared as a fertility expert on TV, Radio, magazines and newspapers including the Globe and Mail and Macleans Magazine. A complete list can be found below. 

After receiving his Dr. of Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorne received extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine.  Dr. Brown published the Acubalance Fertility Diet which is made available for free from the Acubalance website.

Internationally known for his pioneering work as an educator and advocate for integrated fertility care, Lorne was one of the first board certified fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). He also contributed greatly to the advancement of Reproductive Chinese Medicine in North America by founding ProDSeminars.com and Medigogy.com. Together, these two sites constitute the largest online source for continuing education and seminars on Chinese medicine for reproductive health.  Lorne has a long-standing special interest in women’s health and fertility and is the Acupuncture expert advisor to IVF.ca : Canada’s premier online fertility community. 

Lorne has presented at fertility conferences and meetings throughout North America, including the 2012 annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOCG), and the Science Advisory Panel of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC). He participates on numerous other boards and advisory panels as well, including the Quality Assurance Board of the British Columbia College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (CTCMA), and the PDA Advisory Panel for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is also a member of the Fertile Souls Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP) and was the first appointed “Natural Products Expert” to the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) for the University of British Columbia.

Acubalance and Dr. Lorne Brown in the News:

 

  1. A CBS Production: Grow Cook Heal (Episode 28)  - Jill Blakeway asks Lorne What Can Be Done to help Older Women Enhance their Fertility
  2. Dr Tom Roselle Live Ageless Health Radio: LORNE BROWN TALKS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FERTILITY
  3. CITY TV BREAKFAST TELEVISION
  4. ACUBALANCE ON SHAW TV - ADVANACED MATERNAL AGE 
  5. Maclean's Magazine: AN ANCIENT HELPER FOR MAKING A BABY - MANY PARENTS SWEAR BY ACUPUNCTURE FOR INCREASED FERTILITY
  6. THE GLOBE AND MAIL: ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR A MODERN PROBLEM
  7. CKNW Radio: Jill Bennet - USING ACUPUNCTURE TO HELP WOMEN DEAL WITH THE STRESS OF INFERTILITY
  8. CFUN Radio NiK and Val Show - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 1
  9. CFUN Radi NiK and Val Show - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 2
  10. CFUN Radio NiK and Val - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 3 
  11. THE PROVINCE: BALANCED APPROACH TO PREGNANCY
  12. THE PROVINCE: THE BIRTH OF TOMORROW'S WORLD
  13. THE DAILY GLEANER: ACUPUNCTURE AND INFERTILITY
  14. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: FERTILITY GETS A BOOST WITH THE HELP OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
  15. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: BALANCED HORMONES AID IN GETTING KNOCKED-UP
  16. THE ASIAN PRESS: ACCEPTING ACUPUNCTURE AS A PATH TO LIFE
  17. SHARED VISION: ADVENTURES IN BABY-MAKING
  18. WESTCOAST FAMILIES: STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE
  19. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: BABY-MAKING GETS HELP WHEN EAST MEETS WEST
  20. CTV NEWS TV AT FIVE
  21. SHAW TV: AUPUNCTURE AND IVF: BRINGING AWARENESS TO INFERTILITY
  22. CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, with Maureen McGrath 
  23. TUJAWELLNESS - ACUPUNCTURE DURING PREGNANCY
  24. CBC Radio - BC Almanac - Acupuncture's Ability to Regulate the Body's Stress Hormones to Improve IVF Outcomes - Dr. Paul Magarelli MD, REI
  25. CKNW Radio - Acupuncture & Hormone levels during IVF - Dr. Paul Magarelli MD, REI
  26. Health without Borders
  27. CBC Radio - On The Coast (Dr. Randine Lewis, author of the INfertility Cure and Dr. Lorne Brown, author of The Acubalance Fertility Diet)

 

Since 2000, Dr.Brown has accomplished:

• Award from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive medicine for being a leader in Chinese medicine for fertility 

• First acupuncturist to be onsite full time at an IVF clinic in BC 

• Pioneered online learning in the field of Chinese medicine

• Published book – the Acubalance fertility diet 

• Co-chair and pioneered the  International Integrative fertility Symposium 

• First Canadian to be certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine 

• First appointed natural health products expert appointed to Clinical Research Ethics Board of University of British Columbia 

Accreditations and Professional Development

FABORM - Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
Dr.TCM - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
R.TCM.P - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
R.Ac. - Registered Acupuncturist
DTCM - Diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
CPA - Chartered Professional Accountant
B.Sc. - Bachelor of Science (University of Western Ontario)
Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting (McGill)
Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP)
CHt - Clinical Hypnotherapist

Basic Psych-K
Advanced training in Psych-K Integration
Functional Medicine - Kalish Method Institute of Functional Medicine
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Bach Flower Remedies
NLP & Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Making Sense of Anxiety and Related Problems - Gordon Neufled Institute