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Overcoming Infertility Using Chinese Medicine

Apr 12, 2019

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

 

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

 

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.

 

PCOS And How We Can Help

Apr 05, 2019

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common cause of infertility in many women.It affects 6-10% of women in Canada. Like any disease, there are more severe cases and some less so, but whatever the degree, it accounts for a significant proportion of women trying to conceive. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, there are some treatment options for you here at acubalance.

What is PCOS and how is it Diagnosed?

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Apr 04, 2019

It’s that time of year where we trade in our cold weather cold and flu sniffles for our springtime pollen snuffles. It’s definitely a bittersweet moment when the temperature finally starts to warm up and spring is in the air, but so many are suffering from itchy eyes, runny noses, and congestion.

You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Patient Walks in With a Cane But Forgets It After Their Treatment

Apr 02, 2019

This happened to me recently and it brings so much joy to my practice knowing we can offer relief for those who are in pain.  

The Magical Disappearing Patient

Mar 28, 2019

If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic then you know I love the updates. When I haven’t heard from a patient in a little while, I’ll always send over a quick note to see how they’re doing. How did your cycle go? Are you finished the cleanse? Have the improvements held out? How are the herbs going? It’s a great way to get continuity of care while tracking successes and seeing where improvements are needed.

Endometriosis and Mayan Abdominal Massage

Mar 27, 2019

Throughout the month of March we have been promoting awareness of Endometriosis. This is a painful, sometimes debilitating condition that can cause fertility problems. It has been estimated that it affects 10-15% of women between the ages of 24 -40 years of age. However, the numbers are most likely even higher as it often takes many years to get properly diagnosed. This is a significant number of women of reproductive age affected.

Laser fertility plus acupuncture boost IVF

Mar 27, 2019

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.  

 

3 Home Remedies To Alleviate Painful Periods

Mar 25, 2019
Painful periods can be one of the most life-disrupting part of a woman's cycle interfering with some of the simplest daily activities. Although commonly associated with endometriosis, women can have pain with their periods without having this condition. These pains can come in a variety of combinations. Some women experience sharp abdominal discomfort while others get constant low back ache.

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