lorne's Blog

IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC

Dec 22, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC. That is the goal and I cannot think of anyone more equipped to help make this happen than Penny.
I sat down over Zoom with Penny Blesch, Chief Operating Officer of Olive Fertility Centre and Founder of The Fertility Coalition of British Columbia (The FCBC), where she shared her story of cashing it all in to pay for her IVF to achieve her dream of having her baby.

Seven benefits of laser acupuncture for fertility

Nov 12, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for fertility, referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) by the scientific community, may sound like futuristic medicine but the unique treatment has been shown to boost fertility and increase IVF success.

What to do and not do after an IVF transfer to help with implantation

Oct 24, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
There are many things you can do leading up to your transfer to help with your success (see other videos on nourishing the soil before you plant the seed and 100 days to peak fertility). I share ideas below on what you can do to support the implantation process in the days leading up to your transfer, on the day of transfer, and the days after your transfer.

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.

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.