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Cultivate the Soil

Dec 12, 2018

If you’ve been to Acubalance lately, you’ve probably seen the beautiful Inuit print, gifted to us by the Doctors at Olive Fertility, hanging in our reception area. It’s one of my favourite prints. It’s a picture of an Inuit woman foraging the fertile earth to retrieve her precious bounty, a new baby. Every culture has its own legends about where babies come from, but my favourite by far, depicted in this print, comes from Inuit lore: Babies come into the world when the mother digs for them in the earth, and pries them loose from the ground in which they grow. In this conception of the world, life comes from the soil. And this reminds me of our motto here at the clinic: cultivate the soil before planting the seed.

One of the Most Important Factors in Egg Quality, Healthy Lining, and Conception

Dec 11, 2018

It’s easy to get caught up in the little things when trying to conceive or going through fertility treatments.

Reduced premature labour rates with omega supplementation? There’s nothing fishy about that.

Dec 06, 2018
A new updated Cochrane Review published November 15th, 2018, has shown that a higher intake of foods containing omega‐3 long‐chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA), such as fish, during pregnancy have been associated with longer gestations and improved perinatal outcomes.
 

Eastern and Western Do’s and Don'ts for the First Trimester

Dec 04, 2018

The first trimester can be a wonderful, exciting, confusing, and overwhelming time. Not to mention the advice and old wives’ tales coming at you left, right, and center from friends, family, and google. So I’ve boiled down a list of some of the major tips, do’s, and don'ts for the first trimester, focusing on the major points from the Western mindset as well as Eastern, because at Acubalance we love integrating the best of both.

Understanding Endometriosis

Dec 04, 2018

 

Endometriosis (Endo) is a huge health problem around the world. This disease roughly affects 1 in 10 women; usually between the ages of 15 to 49, which is approximately 176 million women in the world.

Kimcheat Your Way to a Healthy Microbiome

Dec 01, 2018

Korean food has been getting a lot of attention in the culinary world lately, much to my delight. Growing up in a Korean-American family, kimchi was a staple of my mother’s kitchen table and I can’t ever recall a meal where it was not incorporated into the cooking in some form or another.

6 Tips to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Nov 29, 2018

I just got back from a wonderful two week vacation, which is probably the longest amount of time off I’ve had in my life! But what isn’t wonderful is the combination of jetlag, going straight back into a busy schedule, an overflowing email inbox, and holiday obligations starting to pile up.

Treating period pain with acupuncture.

Nov 27, 2018

Here at Acubalance we are known for helping people on their fertility journeys and paths to becoming parents. What I really wish people knew, is that you don’t need to be trying to have a baby to come for treatment. 

1 Daily Habit Men Do That Increases Miscarriage Rates by 73%

Nov 27, 2018
I'm a big believer that the little things we do on a daily basis can make a massive impact on our health. This is true in all aspects of our health including fertility.

Acupuncture for Sleep: What’s Affecting You from the Outside?

Nov 20, 2018

Insomnia is the ongoing inability to get asleep and/or stay asleep and is becoming a common issue in our busy lives. The demands of working and family can create tension and stress making it difficult to calm our body and mind. We often have difficulty relaxing enough to get sufficient rest to face the next day which affects our quality of living, efficiency at work, energy levels, and emotions.

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