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Jennifer Anniston and Gwyneth Paltrow show off their new trendy acupuncture look

Apr 21, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
More and more celebrities are turning to chinese medicine and acupuncture practitioners for anti-aging treatments, stress reduction, infertility, and relief for their aches and pains. A few years ago it was Gwyneth Paltrow first spotted on the red carpet with cupping hickeys all over her back and this month it is Jennifer Anniston sporting her cupping marks revealed by her open back dress. (See youtube clip below)
 

Explaining and treating unexplained infertility

Apr 18, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I enjoyed Dr. Beth Taylor’s, Reproductive Endocrinologist at Olive Fertility Centre, blog on Explaining the Unexplained.

Patient Centered Care for Infertility Alive and Well in Vancouver

Apr 16, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I was featured in Business in Vancouver Magazine for April 16, 2013.   It reminded me of my past as a chartered accountant (CA) and how this background has helped me create Acubalance, the first Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic in British Columbia.

My baby is breech. Can acupuncture help?

Jul 27, 2012 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I received this question from a Vancouver woman who wanted to know about turning a breech baby using acupuncture and moxibustion"

Endometriosis surgery or natural approach

Jul 25, 2012 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I received this question privately about what Chinese medicine and acupuncture can offer a young woman suffering with endometriosis who is scheduled for surgery. Currently, she is not trying to get pregnant. 
 
Hi, Lorne:

Acubalance Fertility diet better than low carbohydrate diet when looking for both weight loss (long term) and health

Jun 30, 2012 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
The Globe & Mail article "How to keep the Pounds Off with the Right Diet" by Leslie Beck shares how anyone who has successfully lost weight only to watch the pounds slowly creep back knows that losing weight isn’t the hard part; it’s maintaining a weight loss that is difficult.  The good news is the Acubalance Fertility diet is better than a low-carb

Acubalance agrees with Dr OZ We both like the PGX fibre sticks to help with weight loss.

Jun 30, 2012 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Acubalance agrees with Dr. OZ, and we both like the PGX fibre sticks to help with weight loss.
Acubalance now carries PGX Granule Sticks and Glucosmart capsules to help women regulate their insulin and blood sugar to allow for easier weight loss.

Using Chinese medicine to reverse premature fertility decline by Dr. Lorne Brown, Dr TCM FABORM

Jun 21, 2012 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
There’s been a lot in the news lately about how female fertility declines dramatically after the women turn 35. Of course age matters and if you’re in your 20s or early 30s and wondering if now’s the time to expand your family, don’t wait. But what if you’re one of the millions of women in your late 30s or 40s who discovered love late or only now decided to add to your family?

Does stress affect fertility?

Jul 05, 2007 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I read recently how science is looking at the behavior of rats and how their response to stress can shed some light on human reproduction. When I first mentioned this connection between stress and infertility in a public forum in 2002, I was raked over the coals by a local RE. It was nonsense, I was told, and lacking any evidence.

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