lorne's Blog

Ladies, It is time to Man Up

May 08, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Guys we need to be better at doing our part. I know back in 2000 when I started to practice the data and evidence was not as robust so it was excusable for men to not be proactive in supporting their partners through diet, lifestyle, supplements and acupuncture. But it is 2019 and the data has accumulated suggesting sperm health (or lack of) contribute to poor embryo development, miscarriages and setting your future child up for risk of... Read more

Poor Embryo Development. Maybe It's Him.

Apr 18, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
If you have experienced miscarriages or poor embryo development in an IVF, embryos do not grow to day 5, then it may not actually be unexplained, it could be him. Men's reproductive health is easier to improve than female fertility, if only men would come in for treatment.

Maximize Your Fertility. IVF docs and acupuncturists chime in.

Apr 16, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
In this blog I share with you three video clips discussing how the 3 months before conception (or IVF cycle) can impact your fertility potential and the health blueprint of your child.

IVF Doctor Refers his IVF Poor Responders to Acupuncture

Apr 14, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I have been in practice since 2000. I can recall back in 2002 and later years many IVF clinics dismissing the ability of lifestyle changes and using the Chinese medicine approach to optimize egg and sperm quality. It well documented now that smoking, oxidative stress and other stressors can negatively impact egg quality and the health of your future child.

Overcoming Infertility Using Chinese Medicine

Apr 12, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
When it comes to treating infertility and helping women and men reach their peak fertility potential, Chinese medicine gets it right when it says “Nourish the Soil Before Planting the Seed. In this video I share the Acubalance healthy baby approach based on Chinese medicine and naturopathy and how making the next 100 days count to help you reach your peak fertility potential, whether attempting to conceive naturally or through IVF.

Natural Approach to ovulatory infertility and PCOS

Apr 10, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A common cause for infertility is ovulatory disorders and one in particular is polycystic ovarian syndrome.
I recently presented in Los Angles at the Yo San Reproductive Conference on a natural multi-disciplinary approach we use here at Acubalance Vancouver for PCOS and ovulatory disorders. 

Is there a risk of discarding a tested embryo that could have resulted in a healthy baby?

Apr 10, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
It is Infertility Awareness Week during the last week of April 2019. I am posting a series of videos between now and April 30th, 2019 which will include lectures, video blogs and interviews with fertility experts including reproductive endocrinologist, reproductive urologist and my point of view as a fertility acupuncturist.

Laser fertility plus acupuncture boost IVF

Mar 27, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I interviewed Dr. K Nakamura of Japan about his experience and success using low level laser therapy (LLLT/Photobiomodulation) plus acupuncture to increase the blastocyst rate (number of day 5 embryos) for women previously unsuccessful with IVF.  

Infertility: What about my partner (contributor of sperm)?

Dec 28, 2018 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
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?

Laser for fertility and endometriosis

Nov 15, 2018 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I am still feeling super-charged (no pun intended) about Acubalance’s laser protocols after meeting and consulting with laser experts in Australia.
I am accepting patients starting November 27th, 2018 who have been diagnosed with or experience symptoms associated with: