lorne's Blog

Acupuncture for IVF Thin lining

Apr 21, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Acupuncture & Thin Endometrial Lining
The thickness and quality of your endometrial lining may have an impact on the success of your IVF and your ability to carry a baby to term.

British Columbia Medical Doctors learning from acupuncturists and naturopaths

Mar 26, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A headline in today’s local Vancouver paper (The Vancouver Sun) stated physical exercise can now be prescribed by physicians.  Exercise is the best medicine. 

Never Gets Old especially when unsolicited

Mar 21, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I received an email out of the blue from a client I have not seen for well over a year.  
These emails really make my day and remind why I get up early in the morning and stay late into the evenings.    

Fertility snake oil supplements or the real deal

Mar 16, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I received an interesting info graphic from a client.  I am not sure of her intention, since it simply stated "I may find this interesting".  Basically, it was illustrating how much evidence supports the use of different vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Low Ovarian Reserve - Perseverance pays off with natural conception

Jan 21, 2014 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
When it comes to infertility, it often takes time to reap what you sow

Prevent the Three Costly Mistakes that Shut Down Your Body to Conception

Oct 20, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Special Event Announcement - Joyfully Pregnant Summit
I am happy to share that I am participating for the second consecutive year the Joyfully Pregnant Summit where I am joining another 15 healthcare providers in offering tips and suggestions to help with infertility and miscarriages.

Special treat for patients today Two sets of doctor eyes

Oct 01, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Today, October 1st, 2013, I have Dr. Kali MacIsaac joining on my initial consults.  This is a special treat for our patients as they are getting two sets of eyes looking into some of the reasons why they are not conceiving and what action steps can be taken to increase their chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

Why IVF is like being kicked in the balls for girls!

Sep 26, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
IVF patients often ask me if it is “normal” to feel sore and even tender to touch in the lower abdomen after egg retrieval and the days leading up to embryo transfer. 

Laser Acupuncture to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and increase tissue healing

Sep 25, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Many of our patinets are aware of Acubalance's laser for use on IVF transfer days to increase implantation and pregnancy rates.  We also use it for pain and injuries with great results.  We can use the Laser therapy alone or with combination of acupuncture to reduce pain and accelerate healing.  

Co Q 10 to improve fertility egg quality and IVF support

Sep 09, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Co Q 10 has been shown in animal studies to improve egg quality.  In a study done on mice, retired breeder mice (no  reproducing because of age)  were supplemented with Co Q10.  These mice were able to to produce offspring again (healthy offspring) like they had once done in their reproductive prime.

Increasing Fertility: CoQ10 and Female Egg Quality - YouTube