Meet our Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Doctors Team

Dr. Lorne Brown

LORNE BROWN

B.Sc, CPA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT

“In my commitment to lifelong learning, sharing knowledge and helping others in health and wellness, I founded Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in British Columbia dedicated to reproductive health and fertility.”

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Dr. Emilie Salomons

EMILIE SALOMONS

Dr TCM, FABORM, OBAAM, DOULA

“I am passionate about helping people create the family they dreamed of, including having healthy, positive pregnancies and birth experiences, regardless of age, income, race or orientation. I am also very enthusiastic about helping women have easy menstruations and smooth transitions into menopause.”

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Dr. Ryan Funk

RYAN FUNK

Dr TCM, FABORM, CLT

He is dedicated to working with clients to help them develop their lifestyle, diet and mind-body practices that will optimize their fertility and increase their overall well-being.

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Dr. Bronwyn Melville

BRONWYN MELVILLE

B.A, R.Ac., R.Tcm.P, FABORM, CLT

Bronwyn Melville is a registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing an English degree at the University of Calgary, she attended the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, graduating from the program in 2002.

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Dr. Allison Locke

ALLISON LOCKE

R.TCMP, FABORM, CLT

Allison believes in truly understanding the holistic picture of every individual’s health in order to provide exceptional care that surpasses the boundaries of the physical, mental, and emotional levels. She believes that each patient is a unique case that requires understanding, skill, and above all else, compassion.

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The Chinese Medicine approach to healing is through treating the whole body instead of solely focusing on the problem area. This supports the evaluation and treatment of root causes instead of symptoms and provides a personalized experience for each client.

 

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Our Approach

Your body has innate ability to heal when it is provided with the ideal environment. Vitality is a result of body in balance (homeostasis), that maintains its equilibrium through its ability to self regulate. This ability to self regulate allows and you to easily and quickly rebound from both physical and emotional insults to your well-being. However, if your body loses its ability to self-regulate, then you find yourself struggling to rebound from illnesses, accidents and stress, and you begin to suffer from a multitude of complaints.

 

There is a Chinese medicine saying that states “before the age 35 you cheat disease and after the age of 35 disease cheats you.”

 

 

We pushed our bodies hard in our youth, and because we can bounce back with ease in our twenties, we were not fully aware how this wear and tear would negatively impact our body’s ability to self regulate and heal as we reached our late thirties and beyond. The good news is by providing your body (on a cellular level) the optimal environment, you can prevent and often reverse this damage so your body can regain its homeostasis and its innate ability to recover and heal.

 

At Acubalance, we help you bring your body back into balance so it can regain its self regulating functions that promotes longevity and vitality. Rather than the traditional symptom-based approach, we treat the person with the disease and not just the disease which is why we offer relief from many different conditions.

 

We are known for our multidisciplinary approach to treating infertility, pregnancy support, pain & injuries, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances. We have helped thousands since opening our practice in the year 2000 with our multidisciplinary approach combined with our health audit, an in-depth evaluation of your physical and emotional health using both conventional and functional medicine testing. Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine such as functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, IV nutritional drips, mind body stress reduction tools and cold laser (LLLT) /photobiomodulation.

 

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What we do

  • Fertility
    • Fertility optimization including egg quality and sperm quality
    • IVF and IUI support
    • Pregnancy loss
    • Prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum care
     
  • Gynecology
    • Hormone imbalances, PMS, menopause
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Endometriosis
    • Pelvic pain
    • Recurrent UTI, BV, or yeast infections
     
  • Hormones
    • Stress, anxiety & burnout
    • Fatigue & insomnia
    • Hair loss
    • Acne
    • Thyroid support
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Healthy weight optimization
    • Allergies & autoimmune disorders
     
  • Digestion
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Microbiome optimization
    • Food sensitivities & diet optimization
    • Irregular bowel movements, bloating & pain
  • Hormones
    • Stress, anxiety & burnout
    • Fatigue & insomnia
    • Hair loss
    • Acne
    • Thyroid support
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Healthy weight optimization
    • Allergies & autoimmune disorders
     
  • Pain and Injury
    • Headaches (migraine, cluster, tension, cervicogenic, sinus)
    • Jaw pain
    • Arthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Joint pain
    • Acute injuries: tendon, joint, ligament or muscle
    • Chronic Pain
    • Rotator cuff Tears and frozen shoulder
    • Knees and lower back pain
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Neck and shoulder tension / pelvic pain
    • Fibromyalgia 
  • Mental Health
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Postpartum depression
    • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Insomnia and sleep issues: difficulty falling asleep, inability to stay asleep, restless sleep, trouble staying asleep
    • Overall feeling of being unwell

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More Reasons to Make IV Therapy a part of your self-care routine

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NUTRIENT SUPPORT FOR FERTILITY

Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.

In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them.  Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.

 

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ANTIOXIDANT THERAPY: OXIDATIVE STRESS & FERTILITY

Oxidative stress - we hear this word a lot when it comes to fertility, but what does it mean? “Reactive oxygen species”  (“ROS”) are chemicals generated during many cellular processes. They play a big part in our immune system, energy production within our mitochondria, cell communication, and more. When controlled, they are a necessary part of our biology. However, when the balance is thrown off, and the ROS levels exceed our antioxidant capacity, we get “oxidative stress”. 
 
Oxidative stress can be destructive; damaging to our cell membranes, enzymes, and our DNA. It can turn on genes that are “pro-inflammatory”, worsening the problem. Chronic oxidative stress has been shown to lead to a number of diseases including inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and more.

 

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WHAT ARE VITAMIN SHOTS? WHY YOU'LL WANT ONE

Micronutrient injections, also known as vitamin injections, were designed to deliver high dose vitamins that many people are lacking.

In a perfect world, we eat healthy food, digest it properly, assimilate and absorb all of the nutrients that we need, and get those nutrients to the cells that need them.  Unfortunately, many of us suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.  There are many reasons why - lack of vitamins in our food, lack of a well balanced/plant-based diet, an increased demand for vitamins due to high stress or excessive physical activity, or lack of proper digestion, assimilation, and absorption of nutrients.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca

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