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Tips for Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

Sep 10, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
It’s barely September and I’ve already had a handful of patients come in with sore throats and runny noses. It’s officially that time of year, so don’t wait until after you’ve caught the bugs to begin boosting your immune system, but increase immunity before and during cold and flu season to give your body the strength it needs to fight of pathogens. 

Fertility and Marijuana - The Latest Research

Aug 27, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
The legalization of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes this year


Aug 12, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) - A Case Study

Jul 16, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
After her very first treatment, Margaret noticed a reduction in pain. We had her follow our typical twice per week laser protocol and noticed improved results after each treatment. By the 4th treatment, the lesions were dramatically reduced and light touches to her side were more bearable. By her 7th treatment the lesions were nearly non-existent with only a small part of her side still slightly sensitive. Maragaret was then able to go on a... Read more


Jul 04, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
The CDC states that almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles (herpes zoster), at some point in their lifetime. There is an estimated 1 million cases of shingles per year in the US alone, and about 10-13% of people will develop a painful condition called Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN). People with PHN develop severe pain along the areas where they had the shingles breakout.


Jun 19, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
The last thing patients typically want to hear when they’re awaiting their first second, third, or fifth round of IVF is to wait three more months. But those three months of serious treatment has the potential to make an enormous difference on your IVF results.

8 Things You Can Do TODAY For Hormone Balance and Fertility

Jun 09, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Don’t drink caffeine on an empty stomach. We’re not entirely anti-coffee here at Acubalance (although many studies have shown it isn’t great for

More Studies Confirm Laser Acupuncture Effective in Treating PCOS

May 28, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
One of the great things about this study is that it reiterates the importance of dosage and frequency when it comes to laser. The subjects obtained laser therapy three times per week for 60 days to achieve the desired results, which is pretty incredible considering the average menstrual cycle for women with PCOS can be way longer than 60 days. Another great thing about this study is that it is proven with blood tests showing that reproductive... Read more

Healing Rotator Cuff Injuries with Low Level Laser Therapy: Results After Three Treatments

May 13, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Rotator cuff tears are notoriously difficult to treat. They involve a tear or injury to one of the many tendons and muscles that move the shoulder, often causing pain, poor range of motion, and muscular weakness. Rotator cuff injuries are often small and get worse over time with repetitive motion.

3 Failed IVF Cycles, Now Pregnant with Laser Acupuncture

May 01, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
I wanted to write a case study about a particular patient who I believe is a great example of how powerful low level laser therapy and acupuncture can be. This patient, who I will call Sarah, was struggling with secondary infertility after naturally conceiving her son a few years prior. She did 5 rounds of clomid, 3 unsuccessful IUI’s, and then decided to go through with IVF.