I have been meaning to send a quick email to say thank you to the Acubalance team. Over the last few years, I have been coming to the clinic and I wanted to share my story and just say thanks for everything.
I wanted to say that I am very grateful for the services and practitioners at Acubalance as not only did they give me hope that I could get pregnant but also helped me resolve several other health issues.
When I first got pregnant in 2015 my husband and I were ecstatic but a few weeks later we found out that it was an ectopic pregnancy. At the time I didn't even know what that meant and was hopeful that it would just get better and progress into a normal pregnancy. Little did I know that I would have to terminate it. Luckily, I didn't need surgery and a couple of doses of methotrexate would "resolve" the issue. Over the next few months, several tests and ultrasounds were done. They all came back normal and nothing could explain the ectopic pregnancy. I learned that ectopic pregnancies were very rare and that this was just chance or bad luck that it happened to me.
We decided to try again, this time very hopeful that everything would be ok. Despite having no underlying health issues or " reasons" for this to happen again, I found out that I was pregnant in early 2016 and after some blood work and ultrasounds, it was determined that it was an ectopic again and that I would likely have to terminate it with surgery this time around. I was very adamant at not wanting surgery or having my tube removed. So, after consultation with a couple of doctors, I decided to go with a couple of doses of methotrexate again to end this pregnancy as well. After this event, I was told that my likelihood of having yet another ectopic was much higher now but that there was nothing to explain what was causing the ectopics in the first place. By this time, I was starting to feel weak physically from the medicine, had no energy to workout and was very drained mentally as well.
I knew there had to be answers to my questions and that there had to be a way to get pregnant naturally. I felt like I was healthy and there was nothing to indicate any medical issues that were getting in the way of me holding a pregnancy to term. So, I decided to look into natural medicine and decided to take some supplements and focus on my overall health. I was browsing through the Finlandia website when I came across a poster for a seminar that Acubalance was putting on one evening on fertility issues and solutions. This was like a sign to me so I forwarded this to my husband, and we decided that we would attend. I had never heard of Acubalance until then and I had never thought to do acupuncture or any Chinese medicine prior to this.
After attending the seminar, where Dr. Brown and Dr. McIsaac were presenting, I remember asking them about possible issues that could cause an ectopic. Although they didn't have an exact answer, they did talk about possible issues with blood flow and stagnant blood in the tubes/body. This was the first time something actually made sense and possibly explained what the underlying issue could be. So, my husband and I made an appointment with these two professionals and I started the treatments that they suggested. I saw several people at the clinic for acupuncture and followed a plan with Dr. McIsaac. I was so positive throughout these treatments and a few months later I found out that I was pregnant again. This time it was a normal pregnancy and we were so happy. I followed treatments throughout the pregnancy and kept following the suggested diet plan. We were so happy to have our baby girl in 2017.
Two years later, after continued treatments and follow ups with the Acubalance Team, I am happy to say that I just had my second baby this past month.
I wanted to share my story because I know how mentally and physically draining it can be on a person and couples when they can't figure out what is wrong, whether it be fertility or other health issues. I've learned that we have to look at our health issues much more holistically and understand that various systems are at work not just one. I'm glad I relied on this eastern medicine philosophy because I think it has helped me with other health issues as well.
I want to thank the front end team for always staying on top of my appointment reminders and getting back to my emails so efficiently.
I want to thank Drs. Brown, MacIsaac, and Salomons as well as Christina and Allison for their treatments. In addition, I want to mention that I also saw Renee Warner for a Mayan abdominal massage before and after both my pregnancies and I must say the massage is amazing and very relaxing. Something about the massage just makes it feel like the whole inner abdominal area has been awakened and the blood flow gets better.
So thank you, everyone!!!! I look forward to future treatments!