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Ladies, It is time to Man Up

May 08, 2019

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 preventable diseases. Men need to do their part. And ladies, you have my empathy for having to put up with us.

3 Failed IVF Cycles, Now Pregnant with Laser Acupuncture

May 01, 2019

I wanted to write a case study about a particular patient who I believe is a great example of how powerful low level laser therapy and acupuncture can be. This patient, who I will call Sarah, was struggling with secondary infertility after naturally conceiving her son a few years prior. She did 5 rounds of clomid, 3 unsuccessful IUI’s, and then decided to go through with IVF.

IVF Success Story by Combining Acupuncture with Laser

Apr 23, 2019

I was treating a patient since last fall who has an amazing story I wanted to share. She went through many lows during her 5 years trying to conceive before she had her successful pregnancy. I hope her story will bring hope to others who have been trying to conceive without success.

Poor Embryo Development. Maybe It's Him.

Apr 18, 2019

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.

One Small Step

Apr 17, 2019

If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know that I always encourage baby steps in any process, despite our culture’s insistence on “the bigger the better”. Online we scroll past dozens of pages each trying to get our attention with something big, new and exciting. But what if all you really need is already in your possession? And what if it’s simple, elegant, cheap and easy?

Maximize Your Fertility. IVF docs and acupuncturists chime in.

Apr 16, 2019

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

 

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

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. 

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