lorne's Blog

Poor sleep and delayed time to pregnancy. A wake-up call

Jun 02, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
The beauty of Chinese medicine and Naturopathic approach to treating infertility is that it treats the whole person, the individual, and not just the disease, and this includes your beauty sleep.
A paper published in the June issue of Fertility and Sterility discusses how lack of sleep can negatively impact your fertility by delaying the time it takes to get pregnant.

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome—short- and long-term impacts on health and development

May 31, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Maternal PCOS status may negatively influence offspring infant and childhood growth, cardiometabolic health, reproductive health, and neurodevelopment.
I shared below our Acubalance approach to PCOS that I presented (excerpt of lecture) at a fertility conference in Los Angeles in March 2019

What do men have to do with it?

May 24, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Unfortunately, the man is often overlooked or ignored in this healthy baby equation. Fortunately, more research and fertility specialist are advocating men to be proactive and get in better health to impact their sperm quality to increase their partner's chance of conceiving, and a healthy baby at that.

Energy Medicine The Science and Mystery of Healing by Jill Blakeway

May 21, 2019 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I sat down with bestselling author Dr. Jill Blakeway, to talk about how her latest book "Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing" bridges the gap between science and spirituality and offers a persuasive, evidence-based case that advances this ancient healing practice.


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.