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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 TreatmentApr 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.
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.
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.