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Three miscarriages resolved with acupuncture - no problem getting pregnant but staying pregnant was an issue

My husband and I had no problem getting pregnant. Staying pregnant was another issue. At the age of 32-33, I had experienced three miscarriages in less than a year, never making it past nine weeks of pregnancy. After going through the routine tests at the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss program at Women's Hospital, I was told there was nothing wrong and that we should try again (they call this diagnosis “unexplained pregnancy loss”). Well, that...

Over 40 with high FSH and conceived naturally after Vancouver fertility clinic suggested IVF required

This personal story is about a Vancouver fertility couple who, despite having had a miscarriage previously following a successful IVF, went on to conceive naturally and deliver a beautiful boy. Interesting, we had been working together to optimize her fertility using acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes for about three months when her IVF clinic told her she could not wait and continue our natural preconception care because not only was...

Acupuncture and herbal treatments at the Acubalance Vancouver fertility clinic helps after three years of infertility

At the age of 35, my husband and I finally decided that it was time to start a family. After three years of trying, we were still unsuccessful. We did all the testing with our family doctor, who found no reason for infertility. I did three rounds of Clomid which did not work. I then decided to contact Dr. Lorne Brown at the encouragement of my best friend.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS Resolved with acupuncture and herbs

Ovulatory disorders are one of the main causes of infertility. The following story is from a Vancouver woman who was diagnosed with polycystic ovrian syndrome (PCOS) and did not ovulate regularly without the use of medications. She is another example of a woman who began to ovulate regularly and then conceived naturally and gave birth after following the Acubalance PCOS program of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, supplements, and diet.  

Using Moxibustion and acupuncture to turn breech baby

I came to the clinic in early September, 2010, when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. She was diagnosed as breech by my midwife and I was encouraged to try Moxibustion treatment to turn her. My first child, a son, was an undiagnosed breech presentation and I had to undergo an emergency cesarean section for his birth in November, 2007. Having had a negative birth experience and not wanting to undergo major abdominal surgery for a...

Advanced maternal age and low ovarian reserve - I'm 40 and Pregnant with twins!

A Vancouver woman was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age and male factor infertility (low sperm count and poor morphology). She had a previous failed ICSI cycle before coming to Acubalance. After diet and lifestyle changes, combined with a regime of acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy to help optimize the environment for her eggs, she went on to to have a very different ICSI result. It was successful and she's...

Beautiful, Healthy Baby Boy After Two Years and Three Miscarriages

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.

Thin-lining infertility corrected in three months with acupuncture

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Despite being diagnosed with a chronic disease, I was very healthy and had good control of my blood sugar levels. Because of this, I didn't think I'd ever have problems getting pregnant. My husband and I started trying to conceive soon after we married when I was 27. I had stopped taking the pill after 11 years of being on it. The problem I noticed as soon as I got off the pill was that I...

Dribbling urine stopped and fabulous vaginal delivery thanks to acupuncture

I came to see Dr. Emilie Salomons after a difficult labour with my first child. Originally I came for help with my lack of breast milk, but once that was addressed and I was producing ample milk, we turned to other pressing symptoms. The birth left me weak and I was told I had "pelvic floor weakness." I was dribbling urine with the slightest abdominal pressure and I felt a sagging sensation in my pelvis. With acupuncture, I have been able to...