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Heroes of Endometriosis

Mar 26, 2018

March is endometriosis awareness month, and before it draws to a close, I want to acknowledge the courageous and resilient women I know and don’t know who struggle with this condition.
Once in awhile I will encounter a patient who endures being on the very severe end of the spectrum of endometriosis...

Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy

Mar 25, 2018

One of the things about moving into a new clinic space is the need to make new everything-that-had-the-old-address. For example my business cards, which Lorianne masterfully drafted last week, and they have arrived off the presses. There’s a new item on these ones: Craniosacral therapy, for which I was trained through the Upledger Institute. It’s something I practice with my patients sometimes, but I’ve never put it on my business cards.

"Kale Yeah!" Caesar Salad

Mar 25, 2018

BC spring is confusing isn’t it? This brief window of warmth that we got a few weeks ago made me crave salad weather. Here is my recipe for kale caesar salad that is so easy to whisk up as a side to any dish or as a main course for lunch (just add salmon or chicken on top!).

Laser Therapy Shown to Improve Health of Endometrial Cells

Mar 21, 2018

At Acubalance we believe in a simple equation. Healthy sperm + healthy egg + healthy uterine environment = a healthy baby. Endometrial health and receptivity is crucial for the implantation process to occur whether in a natural pregnancy or in a pregnancy following any type of assisted reproductive technology (IUI, IVF).

Why I Don't Like The Term “Anti-Aging”

Mar 21, 2018

The term “anti-aging” pops up everywhere. You’ll find it in the skincare isle, across media platforms, in the bookstore; even lingering here on the Acubalance website for various reasons I’d love to see change. 


Mar 14, 2018

If you have been diagnosed with Endometriosis, you don’t need to be told how painful it can be. Many women I treat hope for a weekend period so they don’t have to keep making excuses to miss work, meetings, and parties. Endometriosis is not simply painful periods, although it is that. It is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age in Canada. We offer endometriosis treatments in Vancouver.

Laser Therapy for Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

Mar 13, 2018

Frozen shoulder is a mysterious condition with a notoriously long healing process. Mysterious because the cause is most often not understood or identifiable, and a notoriously long healing process since the recovery process is slow and can often take anywhere from 18-24 months to regain range of motion and reduce pain.

A Gentle 10-Day Staycation Detox

Mar 13, 2018

Spring is in the air! And so is spring detox season. We loved this post in 2014 so are revising it and re-sharing it! Speaking with patients over the years, I’ve been reminded that ‘detox’ or ‘cleansing’ can involve many different things, depending on who you ask. I wanted to write a blog post for those people who’d like to do a very gentle, supportive, spring detox that wouldn’t require medical supervision.

Combining The Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Medicine with Laser Treatments - Follow Up Case Study

Mar 12, 2018

March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility. 


Mar 11, 2018

Lets say you are heading into another IVF cycle, and trying not to let your mind think about how afraid you are of another unsuccessful outcome. Or you are newly pregnant, and trying hard not to worry about what could go wrong again. Or perhaps your period is due, and you are feeling hopeful, but also afraid because you don’t want to endure another let down. It’s distressing, because you can’t stop the fearful thoughts but you don’t want to be negative or pessimistic, and you’re afraid of being too hopeful, because you want to protect yourself from disappointment. In any case, you don’t want to stress about it, because you’ve heard that stress has a negative impact on fertility. ...Sound familiar?