Our hormonal system, or “endocrine system” is a complex communication network between our brain and various organs. When it comes to the menstrual cycle, we often focus on hormones such as FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone. While these are definitely important factors for our balanced...
I was featured in Business in Vancouver Magazine for April 16, 2013. It reminded me of my past as a chartered accountant (CA) and how this background has helped me create Acubalance, the first Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic in British Columbia.
Endometriosis is a specific disorder which I have had great success in treating over the past years and I wanted to share a case study about a recent pregnancy.
Men who watch TV for approximately three hours per day will have a significantly lower sperm count than those who watch less. In fact, this study showed the sperm count of these men decreases by 50%!
With today's easy access to new technology, almost everyone has a smart phone. Most of my patients come in phone in hand and use it to track their cycles and help calculate their ovulation.
Today, I was researching on Pub Med, searching for more information on fertility. I stumbed upon a study that shows how Chinese herbal medicine is a great benefit in the treatment of endomtriosis. I have blogged about the treatment of endometriosis before but this study was slightly different.
Women who have not yet achieved a pregnancy often need a small adjustment to help them become more fertile. This adjustment in their life can be found in many different forms such as diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy.
Endometriosis is one of the conditions I truly enjoy treating in my practice. Results can be easily seen (ie painful periods improve) and with the use of traditional Chinese Medicine we can have very effective results and relatively quick relief.