Fertility and Egg Quality: Acubalance Vancouver Doctors Chime In

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The team at Acubalance Vancouver reviewed a brilliant lecture from the 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium titled, It Starts with the Egg: Optimizing Oocyte Quality, by Jennifer Fitzgerald ND.


We individually sat down to watch the online lecture and then to summarize our ideas in our own blogs to share the highlights from the lecture on how to improve egg quality.

For our colleagues interested in the actual lecture it is available as part of the IFS 2018 recordings. 


Egg Quality and What You Can do About it

By Bronwyn Melville B.A., R.TCM.P, FABORM

If you are trying to conceive, you probably already know this, but it’s so fascinating that it bears repeating. You’ve had all of your eggs since before you were born. In fact, they’ve been in your ovaries since you were an embryo. This fact alone is interesting enough, but it gets better. Since your mother’s eggs were in her ovaries when she was an embryo, that means the egg which eventually became you were, at one time, in your grandmother’s uterus.   Read More >> 


Top 5 Foundational Supplements for Prenatal Care

By Kathleen Lee R.TCMP, FABORM, L.Ac., MTCM, B.S

Eggs are particularly rich when it comes to mitochondria boasting 200-500,000 in each egg. This means there are at least 100x more mitochondria in eggs than there are in any other cell in the body. Why is this important? Embryos need healthy mitochondria because … Read More >>  


The 5 Factors That Determine the Quality of Your Eggs

By Kali MacIsaac ND, HBSc

Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or with IVF, egg quality is a huge concern. Women are born with all the egg cells they’ll ever have – and we carry them with us throughout our entire reproductive lives! That’s a long time to be housed in a body, and a long time being exposed to every environmental toxin, nutrient, and hormone in the cellular environment. Read More >>


A Crucial Component in a Preconception Diet

By Allison Locke R.TCMP, MSTOM

n studies measuring the amounts of advanced glycosylation end products (proteins or lipids that become glycated through high blood sugar levels and are factors in the causation of aging and chronic disease) in women undergoing IVF. Those with higher levels of these products at the time of egg retrieval had a reduction in the number of eggs retrieved, fertilized, and good quality embryos. There was also an increase in miscarriage rates and increased rates of aneuploidy (abnormal) embryos. Read More >>


100 Days to Your Peak Fertility Potential

By Lorne Brown B.Sc, CPA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt

Did you know that the most important time to optimize your fertility (and that of your male partner if you have one) is during the 100 days before conception occurs? Reach Your Peak Fertile Potential with Pro-Active Preconception Care. Here are some recommendations we make at Acubalance Vancouver. Read More >> 


How Laser Acupuncture Can Improve IVF Outcomes with Chromosomal Screening - A Case Study

By Ryan Funk Dr TCM, FABORM

I wanted to share a case study of a patient.   As my patients know, the treatments they receive encompass more than just needles, we offer a holistic and integrative approach.  So, what did this patient do to achieve enough improvement to make her 2nd IVF cycle a success?  Read More >>



What About My Partner (Contributor of Sperm)?

By Lorne Brown CPA, B.Sc., Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT

I was asked recently what about my partner (contributor of sperm)?   What can he do?  I feel like it is all my responsibility. Does the guy not have any impact on us getting pregnant? Read more>>


Three Ways To Better Quality Eggs  (From March 2017)

By Kali MacIsaac ND, HBSc

The environment in which egg cells are growing during the process of recruitment and development has a major impact on the quality of the egg cell that is ovulated every cycle.  Whether you’re trying to conceive naturally, or with the help of an embryologist, optimizing the quality of eggs (oocytes) that are being produced is of paramount importance in increasing the likelihood of each cycle resulting in a healthy pregnancy. Read More >>


Top 5 Tips for Improving Egg Quality

By Kathleen Lee R.TCMP, FABORM, L.Ac., MTCM, B.S

“My fertility doctor says I have poor egg quality, what does this mean and is there anything I can do about it?”  Read more>>


The 2018 Integrative Fertility Symposium lectures are available online including, It Starts with the Egg: Optimizing Oocyte Quality, by Jennifer Fitzgerald ND.


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