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...
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If you’ve ever consulted Dr. Google, then you already know this, but I’m going to say it anyway: You can justify just about anything
Lots of people have heard of cupping (mostly due to celebrities and famous athletes displaying their small circular bruises), but not many people are aware of the benefits of guasha, cupping’s sister therapy.
One of the most difficult times of the year to stay healthy is over the holidays. With so many gatherings and social events it's near impossible not to be surrounded by poor choices. To be honest, I really enjoy some of the poor choices as well. Some of these Rich foods have been a traditional part of my holidays ever since I can remember. I am not willing to say no to them all nor do I want too.
If you’ve been to Acubalance lately, you’ve probably seen the beautiful Inuit print, gifted to us by the Doctors at Olive Fertility, hanging in our reception area. It’s one of my favourite prints. It’s a picture of an Inuit woman foraging the fertile earth to retrieve her precious bounty, a new baby. Every culture has its own legends about where babies come from, but my favourite by far, depicted in this print, comes from Inuit lore: Babies come into the world when the mother digs for them in the earth, and pries them loose from the ground in which they grow. In this conception of the world, life comes from the soil. And this reminds me of our motto here at the clinic: cultivate the soil before planting the seed.
It’s easy to get caught up in the little things when trying to conceive or going through fertility treatments. Will that one glass of wine or additional supplement really make a difference, your AMH and FSH numbers down to the hundredths decimal place, and to eat or not to eat that entire pineapple core.
The first trimester can be a wonderful, exciting, confusing, and overwhelming time. Not to mention the advice and old wives’ tales coming at you left, right, and center from friends, family, and google. So I’ve boiled down a list of some of the major tips, do’s, and don'ts for the first trimester, focusing on the major points from the Western mindset as well as Eastern, because at Acubalance we love integrating the best of both.
Korean food has been getting a lot of attention in the culinary world lately, much to my delight. Growing up in a Korean-American family, kimchi was a staple of my mother’s kitchen table and I can’t ever recall a meal where it was not incorporated into the cooking in some form or another.
I just got back from a wonderful two week vacation, which is probably the longest amount of time off I’ve had in my life! But what isn’t wonderful is the combination of jetlag, going straight back into a busy schedule, an overflowing email inbox, and holiday obligations starting to pile up.