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Working From Home Hurting Your Back?

Sep 02, 2020

If you’re like the many thousands of people in Vancouver that transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic, you may have also struggled with setting up a decent home office space. Lack of proper desk space or office chairs resulting in poor posture for 8 hours a day can wreak havoc on your back, hips, neck, and/or shoulders. 


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How To Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy While Doing an IUI

Aug 27, 2020
If you are looking for ways to help improve your chances of success while undergoing western fertility treatments you're not alone. Most studies focus on how to improve IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycles but little is mentioned on how to improve IUI cycles. Although there may be a lack of available information there are things which you can do to help boost your chances of a healthy pregnancy during an IUI cycle.  
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How to optimize your Microbiome: Part 1

Aug 16, 2020

The area of microbiome and health is really beginning to blow up, and with good reason. Our bugs in our microbiome vastly outnumber our own cells, but roughly 10:1. Weighing roughly the same as your brain, science around the importance of our microbiome is growing each day. Here I introduce our microbiome and discuss signs and risk factors to microbiome imbalances.

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Manifestation 101: How to transform suffering and to consciously generate luck, love, health, abundance and freedom.

Aug 15, 2020

Many of us sabotage our desires because we run subconscious programs (often inherited from childhood) that block us from experiencing joy and achieving our goals of health, loving relationships, abundance and happiness.

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Acupuncture Benefits Patients With Anxiety During IVF

Aug 12, 2020

A recent study suggests acupuncture can be an important non-pharmacological therapy to support patients with anxiety during IVF.


Tips for a Smooth Embryo Transfer Day

Jul 21, 2020

For anyone undergoing IVF, embryo transfer day can be an anxious one - especially if you have never done it before and don’t quite know what to expect. I have had the honour of being part of hundreds of embryo transfers, performing acupuncture onsite at the fertility clinic around this procedure.

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Surgery for Endometriosis

Jul 15, 2020

When facing a diagnosis such as endometriosis, there are quite a few avenues of treatment. You may be presented with hormonal options like birth control to eliminate your periods or medication which puts you into temporary menopause, or perhaps you are contemplating surgery.

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PCOS: Should I be taking Myo-inositol?

Jul 15, 2020

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an ovulatory disorder impacting nearly 1.4 million Canadians. It is associated with a range of symptoms including irregular cycles or amenorrhea, acne, hirsutism, hair loss and more.

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The Fertility Diet Simplified

Jul 12, 2020

Diet is one of the main pillars for a healthy mind and body, especially when you are focusing on boosting your fertility (preparing your body for pregnancy, prepping for an IVF or IUI, or trying to conceive naturally). Knowing what to eat is complicated enough, but through the lens of fertility adds another layer of complexity.

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IVF Acupuncture: Why IVF Doctors Recommend Fertility Acupuncture with IVF

Jul 09, 2020

IVF Acupuncture: Why IVF Doctors Recommend Fertility Acupuncture with IVF


Acupuncture can increase your chances of having a baby as well as provide support during IVF treatments by reducing stress, and feeling relaxed and calmer during IVF treatments.