Bronwyn's Blog

Optimising Your Fertility

Sep 25, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
So you’re trying to conceive.

Your Guide Through Infertility: Fertility Acupuncture Vancouver

Jul 05, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Your Guide Through Infertility, from an acupuncturists view. One common experience my patients share in their first visit is the moment of realization that, despite having spent their youth avoiding pregnancy, pregnancy was not simply happening “naturally”.

Pride Month

Jun 07, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
June is a great opportunity to commemorate the milestones of the LGBTQ community over the years, and take a minute to look back at where we’ve been, and ahead to where we hope to go.

Craniosacral Therapy and Healing Touch

May 11, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
I’ve been thinking about the effects of touch deprivation on mental health lately. Our innate sense of and need for touch has been neglected in the past few years. The psycho-social reality of touch, and its role, not only in close relationships but in a larger society, has taken a back seat recently.

Implantation Success - Naturally or with IVF

Apr 06, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
When a patient is trying to conceive, as practitioners we tend to focus a lot of attention on the quality of the gametes (eggs and sperm). And this is for good reason.

What Can You "Do" About It

Mar 07, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
In consultation with a new patient recently, I was confronted with one of the most common misconceptions I see in the clinic.

Valentine's Day

Feb 07, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Let the one week countdown begin! 

Inflammation and its Role in Fertility

Jan 18, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
The role of chronic inflammation is a topic of great interest to us here at Acubalance. A big part of what we try to do every day is reduce inflammation to improve egg and sperm quality. We have lots of tools at our disposal for this, but first, let’s have a closer look at why.

Drink Your Way to a Better You

Dec 13, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Now that I’ve got your attention…

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 22, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
When you have been trying for over a year; when all of your hormone levels test normal; when your ultrasound, pelvic exam, blood work, and semen analysis are fine; when you have used the ovulation predictor kit, and timed your intercourse, and still have not conceived. This is unexplained infertility, and it is the most frustrating diagnosis of all.

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