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Mar 06, 2021

The male factor of fertility is often overlooked yet 50% of the cases of infertility are due to male pathology. As a matter of fact, semen quality has seen a steep decline in the last three decades and assisted reproductive technology is limited for men. The go-to medical solution only offers Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) where the sperm is injected into the egg after an IVF egg retrieval.

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An integrative approach to miscarriages and implantation failure

Mar 03, 2021

An integrative approach to miscarriages (recurrent pregnancy loss) and implantation failure.

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IVF doc trained in both western and Chinese medicine shares her approach to getting pregnant

Feb 22, 2021

In this interview, Dr Laurena White MD, L.Ac shares how she integrates acupuncture and herbs into her IVF clinic to improve IVF outcomes and also how she approaches fibroids in her OBGYN medical practice.

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Endometrial microbiome and implantation

Feb 16, 2021

Yes, that’s right your endometrium has its own microbiome! And it may have an influence on implantation. 


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What Men Need to Do Before IVF

Feb 09, 2021

Dr Paul Turek, a reproductive urologist, discussing Back to Basics: Why Treat Male Infertility Before Using Assisted Reproduction

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“Should my husband be coming in, too?”

Feb 08, 2021

This is a question I get often in the clinic from my female fertility patients. The short answer is yes, acupuncture is great for everyone, especially when it comes to fertility. There’s always something that can be improved upon to boost fertility, such as increasing circulation to reproductive organs, balancing hormones, reducing stress, or reducing inflammation. 

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What PCOS patients are missing when it comes to testing and treatments

Feb 08, 2021

I talk with Dr. Mark Perloe MD, IVF consultant and PCOS expert, about the missing diagnosis and natural treatment approaches for helping women with ovulatory disorders like PCOS regulate their cycles and get pregnant and carry to term.


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IVF Acupuncture: How many treatments to get success?

Jan 25, 2021

Acupuncture Dose - How many treatments to improve fertility & IVF success

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Embryologist tips on Egg Sperm and Embryo quality

Jan 04, 2021

I got on a zoom call from my Acubalance Vancouver clinic to chat with Sophia Baseotto, embryologist, andrologist and IVF coach out of Australia to talk about embryo quality.

Sophia has a Bachelor of Science majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and biological chemistry with over two decades of experience across all areas of IVF and Fertility treatments.

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Are Irregular Periods a Sign of Something More Sinister?

Jan 04, 2021

As someone that has had irregular menstrual cycles for most of her life, I never thought it was anything too serious - and that’s mostly because my doctors would brush it off whenever I mentioned it. I mean it still came eventually so it can’t be too much of an issue, right?