Bronwyn's Blog

Hope is Good Medicine

Jul 14, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Believe it or not, sometimes a story of an unsuccessful IVF can be the most inspiring story of all.

Future Proofing: non-prescription doctor’s orders for a longer life.

Apr 12, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic, you’ll know that my intention and my goal for each of my patients is to help guide them through a programme to be as healthy as possible. My philosophy is that a healthy body is a fertile body, and my hope for each new patient is to optimize whole-body health to support fertility, pregnancy and, of course, a healthy baby.

Acubalance is Supporting a Great Cause!

Dec 07, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
You know how sometimes you accidentally do a good deed without even realizing it? For example, holding the door a little longer after you pass through, or even just smiling at a stranger in public? Well, if you’ve seen me at Acubalance in the past month, you have supported a charitable organization, all while napping under the heat lamps, and listening to the waves. 

Gut Health

Sep 30, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
There’s a lot of talk in the Zeitgeist about immunity these days, and since gut health is such a big part of that, it may be time for a short review! There are many aspects to gut health, but I’m going to focus on my top 3.

How We're Keeping Our Patients Safe at Acubalance

May 26, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
The first layer of skin on my hands is practically scrubbed off these days. I’ve even developed an internal alarm bell that rings whenever I even consider touching my own face, pushing the walk button, or reaching for a public door handle.

PCOS and Fertility

Apr 11, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
One of the leading causes of infertility in women is PCOS, a metabolic syndrome characterized by a number of signs and symptoms. Many new patients coming into the clinic seek treatment for this diagnosis.

Moving Forward with Tele-health

Apr 04, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
When most people think about Acupuncture, what comes to mind is the physical, hands-on treatment you’re used to receiving from your practitioner. However, as many may not realize, Traditional Chinese Medicine has three main pillars: acupuncture, herbal medicine, and diagnosis. So, as it turns out, TCM is more than just needles! Current physical distancing measures, unfortunately, remove the hands-on portion of the treatment, but as all my... Read more

And Now for Something Completely Different

Mar 28, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Opening my google browser I am struck repeatedly by one question: isn’t there anything else going on? And the answer is actually no, there isn’t. The main thing encroaching on everyone’s mind right now is, well, you know. The thing. But today during my morning jog, giving precisely 2 meters berth to all other people, it occurred to me that my curiosity about the world is still alive and well. Here are some of the things I’ve been thinking about... Read more

Immunity: 'Tis the Season

Mar 04, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Immunity seems to be a common theme among my patients these days. Contagious infections are no laughing matter; viruses are tricky, super intelligent, adaptable and opportunistic creatures, but I am fascinated by the variation in how infections present in different people.

Quitter's Day

Jan 10, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
One week till quitter’s day! Are you counting down? 
Statistically speaking, most people quit their New Year's resolutions by Jan 17th, and yes, there’s a name for that: Quitter’s Day. Every year we make them, and every year we break them. Why are resolutions doomed to fail? And why do we keep setting them? Here’s a look at the why and the how of attaining your health goals for 2020.