lorne's Blog

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

Are you full of crap? Not a good idea if you are trying to get pregnant!

Jun 24, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Most of us who eat the North American diet may not be aware of how much crap we are eating. "Crap" is being defined here as junk food, processed foods, refined flours, trans fats, and added sugar. These foods can interfere with our fertility as well as increase our chances of certain cancers, Alzheimer, diabetes, depression and obesity.

Common cause between depression in children and infertility?

Jun 10, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A BC study, led by Dr. Dina Panagiotopoulos, a pediatric endocrinologist, says antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to children. Two recent articles in the Vancouver Sun on Dr. Panagiotopoulos' study (May 13th and June 10th, 2013) warn of emerging evidence showing that the drugs can cause:

On Dr Oz - Is conventional medicine becoming obsolete and failing todays patients.

Jun 10, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Dr. Oz interviews integrative medical doctor on how conventional medicine is becoming obsolete and failing todays patients.
"Dr. Soram Khalsa MD believes that traditional medicine is failing you! He's devoted his entire career to integrating the best of traditional and alternative medicine to help you feel better. Could his methods could be the secret to wellness?"

Ovarian Aging and Fertility Treatments - combining TCM and IVF

Jun 09, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Acupuncturist Mike Berkley, fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM.org), interviews IVF Specialist Dr. Nurit Winkler, board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology.

The Book Doctor

Apr 29, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
My Head is in the clouds AND my are feet are also firmly on the ground.

One Needle, One Treatment, 100% Cure!

Apr 22, 2013 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Sounds to good to be true? That's because it is.  I have seen this acupuncture ad in one of our local free. If you see this ad yourself, run the other way.

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)