lorne's Blog

Can I still get Pregnant with High FSH

Oct 17, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A common question I am asked after a patient learns her day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is elevated (above 10) is if she can still get pregnant naturally with high FSH? And is she a good candidate for IVF?

What to expect on IVF transfer day - Acupuncture Orientation

Oct 08, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
What to expect on IVF transfer day.
Times have changed for the better when it comes to integrative fertility care and being able to offer acupuncture before and after IVF embryo transfer onsite at the IVF clinics.

Can My Embryo Fall Out or Be Urinated Out After My IVF Transfer?

Oct 05, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
This is a common question I get.
The short answer is no, your embryo will not fall out nor can it be urinated out after your fresh or frozen transfer following an IVF cycle.
If you want to hear more about this topic then have a listen to my 3-minute video blog where I answer your question.

Natural Approaches for PCOS and ovulatory infertility

Sep 26, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
During the month of September 2021, I asked our team of Acubalance practitioners to blog about PCOS since September is PCOS Awareness Month. They really delivered and I feel fortunate to work alongside such a devoted and brilliant group of health professionals.

You are just one thought away from Joy and peace of mind

Sep 02, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I offer Belief change work also referred to as conscious work or energy psychology.
The focus is to take your body out of a state of alarm (sympathetic mode) because when we are in the fight or flight mode our energy is mobilized for survival and our resources are not available for creativity, reproduction and healing.

Acupuncture increases IUI and IVF pregnancy rates

Jul 07, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Dr. Tracy Malone ND shares with Acubalance's (Vancouver BC) Dr. Lorne Brown, her data from the last 10 years of her Integrative practice (Acupuncture & IVF) that shows an increase in pregnancy rates in both IUI and IVF when a series of 3 or more acupuncture and naturopathic medicine was added to the IUI or IVF cycle.

Combining laser for fertility and Maya massage for egg quality

Jun 29, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I recently chaired the 2021 Integrative Fertility Symposium where I was able to moderate multiple lectures and panels. One of the sponsors organized a lecture opportunity where I had the opportunity to interview over zoom Anne Marie Jensen to discuss how she is using low level laser therapy (LLLT) / photobiomodulation and laser acupuncture to help women conceive naturally and through IVF.

LASER FOR FERTILITY METHOD: Optimizing Egg and Sperm Quality and Uterine Receptivity

Jun 28, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
An increasing number of studies have shown a connection between improved fertility and laser therapy—for both men and women. Photobiomodulation may improve pregnancy rates even in women who haven’t previously been successful with fertility treatments like IVF.

Hope for infertility and miscarriages related to PCOS

May 23, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Excellent public educational lecture for women with infertility or miscarriages related to ovulatory disorders & PCOS. If you have PCOS and have had unsuccessful IVF cycles (or letrozole cycles) then there is hope.


How to get pregnant BETTER and FASTER

Mar 27, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
If you are reading this blog, then you are looking to conceive and likely have been TTC for months and years too.
I remember at one of the Integrative Fertility Symposiums I chaired there was a panel discussion on integrative fertility care and the benefits of preconception care. The panel was composed of reproductive endocrinologists (IVF docs), reproductive urologist, acupuncturists and naturopathic physicians.