Bronwyn's Blog

Cerebrospinal fluid: Rinsing your brain while you sleep

Dec 02, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
There’s no denying the power of a good night of sleep, but just in case you haven’t heard enough about the wonders of sleep, yet another benefit has been documented recently by a group of well-slept scientists.

Acupuncture as an Adjunct for the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: a Case Study

Nov 18, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Mental health awareness week has come and gone, but before you pack away the ribbons and confetti for another year, I have a great case study on Bipolar disorder that got me really inspired to do more of this work.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Acupuncture Combined for Anxiety and Trauma

Sep 11, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Syndrome clusters: it’s a phenomenon we see here at the clinic all the time. No one seems to have a good explanation, but somehow we all experience it: a specific condition will show up on our schedules in clusters. I’m seeing this in my own practice recently, as a matter of fact. In the past few weeks, half a dozen people have called the clinic looking for help with anxiety. This is not the first time I’ve seen this, especially since the... Read more

ICBC Set to Cover Acupuncture

Sep 04, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Starting on 1 April 2019, ICBC rolled out their new coverage schedule, and so far it’s going amazingly well!

The Future: Men's Health Initiative (part 3)

Jun 12, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
When trying to encourage men into our practices, us well-intentioned practitioners tend to focus on responsibility and hard work. I certainly won’t argue with that; we could all use a little kick in the pants.

Men's Health Initiative part 2: What can we do about it?

Jun 05, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
In my last blog post, I talked about some of the root problems facing us as a society when it comes to men’s health and wellness. I argue that systemic change is necessary if men are to feel welcomed into the healing institutions so integral to our society. But what about in the meantime? Short of rototilling our social structure, what can we do right now to blast open the doors for men to get help?

There's No Such Thing as a Man Cold: Men's Health Initiative (Part 1)

Jun 04, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
A popular colloquialism has grabbed my attention recently. Every time I hear it, my skin crawls, and so I decided to explore why it bothers me so much.

One Small Step

Apr 17, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know that I always encourage baby steps in any process, despite our culture’s insistence on “the bigger the better”. Online we scroll past dozens of pages each trying to get our attention with something big, new and exciting. But what if all you really need is already in your possession? And what if it’s simple, elegant, cheap and easy?

PCOS And How We Can Help

Apr 05, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common cause of infertility in many women.It affects 6-10% of women in Canada. Like any disease, there are more severe cases and some less so, but whatever the degree, it accounts for a significant proportion of women trying to conceive. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, there are some treatment options for you here at acubalance.
What is PCOS and how is it Diagnosed?

The Magical Disappearing Patient

Mar 28, 2019 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic then you know I love the updates. When I haven’t heard from a patient in a little while, I’ll always send over a quick note to see how they’re doing. How did your cycle go? Are you finished the cleanse? Have the improvements held out? How are the herbs going? It’s a great way to get continuity of care while tracking successes and seeing where improvements are needed.