Before I tried acupuncture, I have to admit I had no idea what my period was doing. Not only was it all over the place, but I also dreaded the day I had to deal with it, because I would always be in so much pain. Being the type of person who refused to take anything for it, I would suffer through the "contractions" with a hot water bottle on my belly, waiting for it all I end. On top of that, I was an emotional roller-coaster for at least a week before the dreaded day.
Dr. Ryan Funk offers a knowledgeable, unique, and heartfelt approach to his acupuncture practice. After years of visiting many doctors, Dr. Funk single-handedly helped me more than any other practitioner in any other field (and not just in getting me over a fear of needles!). To be honest, at first I did not see how an acupuncturist would be able to help my symptoms. However, thankfully I respected the advice to see Dr. Funk, which was a life-changing event.
I had been in peri-menopause for eight years when I started seeing Emilie. After acupuncture and only two doses of her medicinal Chinese tea, my hot flashes completely went away and my life finally felt calm. Emilie saved me from insanity in my 40s! I cannot impress enough upon women of any stage of hormonal change to use Chinese medicine. I sent my mother, who is 80 years old, and was still getting hot flashes, to Emilie and now her body temperature is finally leveling out. Amazing!
I was diagnosed with endometriosis after experiencing both bleeding and pain during intercourse. An ultrasound examination showed that I had a 10cm endometrioma on my right ovary and laparoscopic surgery was scheduled to follow. During surgery, it was discovered that I had severe endometriosis affecting my ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and bowel. The surgery was successful in removing the endometrial lesions but I was warned that it would most probably return within a year.
Emilie is a true healer. Her kindness and patience radiates into her practice and leaves me feeling whole and complete. Plagued with a series of uncooperative and absent menstrual cycles and fertility issues, Emilie was able to put me back into a cyclical pattern. I am so grateful Emilie and I crossed paths, I look forward to her sessions at every opportunity and will continue to seek out her experience and expertise. I highly recommend Emilie to all my family and friends for she truly embodies the spirit of what it means to be a healthy woman.
After all that I had endured medically and surgically, it was a leap of faith of sorts. I knew that my body had been taxed by all the procedures and instrumentation of the surgeries and the complications that ensued. I was grateful that in knowing my medical history, you felt you were up to the challenge of helping me regain my strength and get well.
When I discovered Lorne's approach at Acubalance, it was such a relief to be treated as a whole person after encountering the detachment of the Western medical approach. I had been trying to conceive for three years when I decided to try acupuncture after having some small spots of endometriosis removed. My gynecologist had told me that I had a six-month window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy if this was the problem. I wanted to optimize my chances by visiting Acubalance.