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There Is Hope…

After my wife and I tried unsuccessfully to conceive for two years, we were faced with the daunting prospect of finding out “why”? We started to wonder if there was hope! Through a series of tests, it was determined that my sperm morphology was a likely culprit. Thus began my adventure with the Acubalance team….
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For 2 Years, My Wife And I Struggled To Conceive Naturally

For 2 Years, My Wife And I Struggled To Conceive Naturally

For two years, my wife and I struggled to conceive naturally. During that time we underwent the standard series of available medical tests only to learn the reason we struggled to conceive naturally was solely male-related. More specifically, morphology, motility and overall counts were all well below the established thresholds for successful natural conception. An…
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They make a difference!

I think when WE guys hear the words “fertility issue,” we tend to look for ways to fix what’s broken. My wife and I have been through the grinder and every test conceivable (<-yeah it’s a pun) for Western medicine. There was no easy fix for what was quickly starting to look like an “infertile…
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Sperm Count Increased By 70%

Submitted by a client of ours who’s sperm count increased by 70%! I have male-factor fertility issues with regard to motility, morphology, and count. I decided to seek alternative medical help and consult with Dr. Ryan Funk at Acubalance. He started me with a 3-week detox cleanse and acupuncture 1/week. Upon completion of the cleanse, I began…
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Sperm Count Increased By 4x

After a failed IVF/ICSI cycle, our doctor at the fertility clinic advised us that my sperm parameters were likely the culprit, and without an improvement, there was probably no point in even trying another cycle. He referred me to Acubalance, suggesting that it was our best hope of increasing my sperm count and having a…
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Trying For Six Months To Conceive

After trying for 6 months to conceive our first child, and finding out there was no obvious medical reason for not being able to conceive, my husband and I felt there would be no harm in speaking to Lorne Brown in Vancouver about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I knew doctors would tell me there was…
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I Have A History Of Miscarriages

I have a history of miscarriages, having had one miscarriage attempting to conceive my first child, then another three miscarriages attempting to conceive our second child. After the last miscarriage, we found ourselves unable to conceive for over a year (which was a needed break from the miscarriages, but we were growing desperate that we…
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Thin Endometrial Lining

I was only three days away from embryo transfer (IVF with donor egg) when my doctor discovered that my body was not reacting as he had hoped to the estrogen. Therefore, the lining of my uterus was not as thick as it should be for implantation. He suggested I have acupuncture to bring more blood…
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Pregnant At Age 39 – Naturally

I wanted to share my good news with you!! In less than two months (due date Dec 10th, 2004), we will be expecting our new baby!! I am pregnant at age 39 – naturally! I am very thankful for the acupuncture, Chinese herbal tea, and advice that I received from Lorne Brown. I came into…
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History Of Ectopic Pregnancies

I first saw Lorne at the Acubalance Wellness Centre on February 23rd, 2004, as I have a history of ectopic pregnancies. After a couple of ectopic pregnancies, my OB/GYN recommended that I go to see a fallopian tube specialist. I was nervous to go to the Infertility Clinic and had read that acupuncture sometimes helped…
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Rollercoaster Ride Emotions!

For one and a half years, I have lived on a rollercoaster ride of emotions! Excitement, anticipation, depression, and disappointment. This is how long it took my husband and me to get pregnant. We were charting, timing, measuring, researching, and talking about getting pregnant to the point where we were no longer making love –…
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Try Try Again…It Worked!

Three years ago, I underwent IVF/ICSI to conceive our first baby. I had heard that trying acupuncture and herbs while undergoing fertility treatment could be really beneficial. Happily, our first try was successful and we had a beautiful baby girl! When we moved to Vancouver, we decided to try for Baby Number 2. This time,…
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Pregnant Naturally At 41

Dear Lorne, It’s been a couple of months since I last came to see you for acupuncture treatment so I thought you might like to know that there’s been good-news development for me: about two weeks after my last treatment in mid-July, I found out I was pregnant naturally at 41! I’m now at about…
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I Traveled A Long Road…

My infertility nightmare started almost three years ago when my husband and I started trying to conceive. We had already traveled a long road! I was 36 at the time. After seven months, I became pregnant but unfortunately lost the pregnancy at six weeks. The months following my miscarriage are a very black time in…
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Adding Acupuncture To IVF

Hi, Lorne: I wanted to send you a very overdue thank you adding acupuncture to IVF made all the difference!!! I’m not sure if you remember me but I came to see you after about four years of unsuccessfully trying for our first baby. What a roller coaster ride that was! After a friend had mentioned an…
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Story With A Happy Ending

Hi, Lorne: Long time no chat. It was about two years ago that we found you and the Acubalance team. I wanted to check in with you and give you an update: our story with a happy ending! We have VERY GOOD news!! Thanks to a great friend — who became our surrogate — our…
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Healthy Baby Girl!!

Hello to everyone at Acubalance, I received acupuncture in the late Spring of 2008 at your centre in an attempt to conceive my first child. I wanted to let all of the wonderful staff at Acubalance know that I successfully conceived in June and gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl in February 2009….
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Pregnancy Success!!

Goodness, where do we begin? My fertility (or shall I say infertility?) story has been so draining yet so worth it. One year after my husband and I had been married, we stopped our birth control, anticipating starting a family within the next 12-18 months. However, we noticed that we were not very careful and had…
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After Four Miscarriages…

After four miscarriages and seeing specialists at BC Womens Health (who couldn’t find anything wrong with us), we are now only a few weeks away from delivering our first baby, thanks to Acubalance! After receiving treatments from Acubalance, we got pregnant on our first try and have had an average, uneventful pregnancy so far. At…
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Pregnant In Under One Year!

To all the staff at Acubalance Wellness Center, My husband and I send you a note of our gratitude with special thanks to Ryan. After meeting him, he gave us hope with his faith and knowledge of this healing art. Before meeting Ryan, my husband and I were skeptical about whether or not this treatment could…
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Premature Ovarian Failure

After a year of trying to conceive, I was diagnosed with “premature ovarian failure” at the age of 26.  Devastated, my husband and I thought our chances to have a child were over. After much soul-searching and research, we decided in vitro fertilization (IVF) was the path we wanted to take. IVF is an expensive…
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Pregnant At 36!

It is with great joy that I thank Dr. Lorne Brown and the entire Acubalance team for their extraordinary care. I’m happy and healthfully 24 weeks pregnant with my first child at age 36. I first approached Acubalance, and Dr. Brown specifically, upon the recommendation of a close friend. She knew that my husband and…
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Finding Baby Tiger

Canada Day weekend 2007 found me in bed crying for three days as I miscarried at 10 weeks. My husband lay next to me, holding me the whole time. I felt so crushed, so broken like my body and my life was betraying me. I had to undergo a D&C at the hospital. We had…
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Improved Egg Quality!

After my first attempt at IVF failed due to poor egg quality and quantity, I asked my OBGYN what I could do before I started my second round to prepare my body and increase my fertility. He suggested that I try acupuncture and referred me to Dr. Brown’s clinic Acubalance. I had tried acupuncture previously…
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Healthy Baby Boy After Stillbirth

After losing our first son at 22 weeks, I was scared to get pregnant again. I didn’t know how we would be able to get pregnant again and deal with the anxiety and fear of carrying another child. After hearing about Acubalance from a friend, I started going on a weekly basis to get a…
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Regular Period Equals Happy Pregnancy!

I first started seeing Ryan at Acubalance in January 2010.  Since a teenager, I have always had irregular/infrequent cycles which my doctor attributed to hormonal imbalances and diagnosed as oligomenorrhoea. At the time, my husband and I were not trying to get pregnant. However, we knew that we would want to start trying to conceive…
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Healthy Baby Boy After Two Years

A friend of mine told me about Acubalance over two years ago. She had successfully had both her babies who were breech turned around by acupuncture treatments at Acubalance. She also had heard that acupuncture treatment helps prevent miscarriage. And I can say it’s true! I have a healthy baby boy after two years and…
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Nurse Credits Acupuncture With Ending Infertility Battle

Nurse Credits Acupuncture With Ending Infertility Battle. Becoming a new mom wasn’t easy for the 40-year-old pediatric nurse from Ladner. Waterman believes it wouldn’t have been possible without the Acubalance Wellness Clinic, which used acupuncture and other alternative treatments to help solve the couple’s infertility, the result of age, stress and low sperm count. Waterman…
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Successful Treatment Of PCOS!

As my 36th birthday is approaching next month, I have been spending a lot of time thinking of where we are in our journey of growing our family, where we have been, and how far we still have on this path, but there is successful treatment for PCOS. When first struggling with infertility at 26, I was diagnosed…
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Improved Menstrual Cycles And Pregnancy

My Acubalance journey started in May 2013.  My periods had been extremely painful since my early 20s and were getting more unbearable every year.  My husband and I were still struggling to conceive after more than 2 years of actively trying. At 38, I knew our chances of ever having a baby were diminishing.  By chance, I saw an…
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Thanks To Acupuncture And Diet, We Conceived Naturally Just Before Starting IVF Treatments

My husband and I were devastated by the realization we would have to undergo IVF to conceive a child. It was after meeting you and learning what Acubalance had to offer in terms of increasing fertility knowledge, guidance in changes to our diet, and most importantly the power of acupuncture in support of IVF, I…
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Our Son Is A Miracle Baby!

I wanted to say from both my husband and I THANK YOU so much for all your support and encouragement during the most difficult time in our lives. After the failed IVF I didn’t know how I was going to carry forward. You both were so encouraging to me. I am ever so grateful to…
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From One To 8 Follicles!

I’m so grateful to Acubalance! After an adventurous journey to getting pregnant, it happened, we went from one to 8 follicles! And now I’m 15 weeks pregnant (I am 40 years young J ) and I/we are over the moon with the arrival of our baby! Dr. Lorne Brown was my practitioner at Acubalance for more…
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Healthy Baby Naturally After 2 Miscarriages Thanks To Acubalance

I started going to Kali MacIsaac at Acubalance after my second miscarriage becauseI had heard that Naturopathy & Acupuncture can help with fertility issues. I wasn’t surewhat to expect, especially when I was answering lots of questions about mybowel movements (lol). In a nutshell, I felt very welcomed and safe atAcubalance. I gained a wealth…
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Natural Pregnancy With PCOS

Thank you Dr Kali MacIssac! You help me have a natural pregnancy with PCOS! I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in early 2012. This was no surprise to me as I had experienced many of the symptoms for years from the age of 16 on: trouble with weight loss, hormonal acne, severe PMS,…
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Over 40, Low AMH, Failed IVF

I’m over 40, low AMH, failed IVF and I have just given birth to a healthy baby boy.  He is the most beautiful baby boy I have ever laid eyes on; ok, so I may be biased, but I’m sure if you saw him you’d agree he’s pretty cute! My husband and I had been…
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Flash Back To My Fertility Journey

The other day I had a flash back to my fertility journey. For almost three years, Acubalance was my second home, where I found peace and gained control of my health, and improved my well-being week after week. I had the most amazing pregnancy and easy birth only because of the unconditional support I received…
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I Didn’t Know Where To Turn And Now I Am Blessed With My Adorable Four-Month Old

I am forever grateful to Acubalnace. I came to Acubalance at a loss of what to do. I’d been trying to get pregnant for almost two years without luck, and was already seeing a fertility clinic. The doctor there suggested I try acupuncture to help, and Acubalance was a highly recommended clinic. So I nervously booked an appointment. I wasn’t…
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The Benefits Of Acupuncture

Even before the thought of having children was an option for me, I focused strongly on my fertility. Having a history of PCOS, I wanted to gain control of my reproductive health to avoid risking a long and arduous conception journey. Through a friend, I met Ryan from Acubalance, and he quickly became my family’s Acupuncturist. Whether…
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I Thought We Would Never Be Parents.

My husband and I were quite hopeless after trying for over a year and not being able to conceive.  I thought we would never be parents. We had seen great comments from others working with Ryan and were thrilled to meet him. Ryan has a super calm demeanour and is extremely knowledgeable.  I soon realized that I…
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Threatened Miscarriage

In the thirteenth week of my pregnancy with my youngest daughter, I woke up in the middle of the night bleeding heavily. A trip to the ER revealed the baby was still miraculously alive, but I had a large subchorionic hematoma (“bruise”) on my placenta. The ob/gyn told me “I’m not sure which way things…
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Improved Menstrual Cycle And Pregnancy

Improved menstrual cycle and pregnancy! My Acubalance journey started in May 2013.  My periods had been extremely painful since my early 20s and were getting more unbearable every year.  My husband and I were still struggling to conceive after more than 2 years of actively trying. At 38, I knew our chances of ever having a baby were diminishing….
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Pain & Injuries Success Stories

Two Birds with One Laser (LLLT)

Because of the nature of my previous job I developed chronic soreness and sometimes sharp pain in my right shoulder which resulted in a limited range of motion, this has persisted since 2010 (8 years).  Another concern is plantar fasciitis on my right foot. This started a year ago in 2017. Acubalance helped tackle two birds with…
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Hormonal Balance Success Stories

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Improvements In Menstrual Cycle, & Endometriosis Pain!

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…
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My Hot Flashes Completely Went Away

I had been in peri-menopause for eight years when I started going to Acubalance. After acupuncture and only two doses of her medicinal Chinese tea, my hot flashes completely went away and my life finally felt calm. My team at Acubalance saved me from insanity in my 40s! I cannot impress enough upon women of…
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Dr. Funk Single-Handedly Helped Me More Than Any Other Practitioner In Any Other Field

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…
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Finding PMS Serenity

I struggled with terrible periods and PMS symptoms ever since I started having a period.  I never knew what it was like to have a normal cycle until a few months ago when I discovered your clinic.  I came in with my complaints consisting of AWFUL cramps, crazy person mood swings, anxiety, sadness, and my…
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Acupuncture Helped My PCOS Symptoms

After 6 strenuous years of ultrasounds and blood work, I was finally diagnosed by an endocrinologist with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), where numerous cysts formed in my ovaries. Acupuncture helped my PCOS symptoms. This condition has caused severe irregularities in my menstrual cycle to the point where I was only getting a natural period through…
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I Was Experiencing Nausea 24/7

During the first four months of my pregnancy, I was experiencing nausea 24/7. I also had vertigo, and the intermittent dizziness would aggravate the nausea. Lorne Brown was highly recommended by a good friend of mine because of his experience treating women’s health issue, in particular pregnancy and infertility. I was nervous as I had…
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I Had A Very Positive Experience With Using Acupuncture To Induce My Labour

I had a very positive experience with using acupuncture to induce my labour. I decided to use acupuncture because it is less intrusive and a more natural method than the hormone/drug-induced labor. After waiting one week past my due date, I began treatment with Lorne. I felt extremely comfortable and at ease as Lorne clearly…
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Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

I had suffered for the first four months of my pregnancy with severe back pain. I could not sit for longer than three minutes without needing to stand up or lie down due to the discomfort in my back. Eating-out became a nightmare and I often would have to stand as I could not sit…
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Breech Baby Success!

t works, believe me! I was terrified of having a doctor “turn” my baby. I was worried about all sorts of things… I really wanted my baby to turn itself. I did the moxa treatment with Dr. Brown and at home did it myself. I felt a little “new age” but the day the baby…
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Pregnancy Can Feel Wonderful!

I always knew I wanted acupuncture as part of my wellness treatments during pregnancy knowing I am still working on some past traumas and previous back injuries that would affect my pregnancy. I wanted to know that pregnancy can feel wonderful! Then COVID happened! The added anxiety on top of dealing with a recent pregnancy…
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Health Transformation At Age 60

Two years ago I developed an acute upper respiratory tract infection while travelling in China.  While there I was treated with antibiotics & when I returned home my family practitioner and subsequently an ear, nose and throat specialist prescribed 6 more courses of antibiotics over the next 18 months.  The “bug” was definitely persistent and…
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