Featured Success Story

Regular Menstural Cycles Achieved!

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...

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 sometime within the next year. My main purpose for receiving acupuncture was to attempt to regulate my period...

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 to see Spence on a weekly basis to get a healthier mind, body, and spirit. His approach was amazing. The time he took to get to know me and understand what was going on physically and mentally...

A happy ending with continuing adventures

I think when us 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 couple." Our last option was surrogacy but we still needed healthy eggs from my wife and good sperm from me to proceed. We asked around about what we...

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 at a different clinic for unrelated reasons and had an unpleasant and unsuccessful experience, so I was a little nervous going for my...

Finding Baby Tiger

Canada Day weekend 2007 found me in bed crying for three days as I miscarried at 10 weeks. My husband lied 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 gotten pregnant after about six months of trying; I was 37 at the time, my husband almost 48.  

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 happily and healthfully 24 weeks pregnant with my first child at age 36.

There is hope for sufferers of Endometriosis dealing with infertility

After several years of trying to conceive unsuccessfully, I was diagnosed with stage four endometriosis in March 2007. The doctor said that I only had a 20% chance of getting pregnant naturally but would have a better chance using assisted reproductive technology. This was very devastating news. Based on our chances, we contemplated trying IVF. They suggested that I take several medications to get my condition under control before even trying...

Sincere thanks and gratitude for your help increasing milk supply

I wish to thank you, Lorne and Spence, for your help during my twin pregnancy. I credit the acupuncture treatments and support with managing the initial symptoms and then having an almost  symptom-free twin pregnancy. As you know, I had no previous experience with acupuncture when I was referred to the clinic by our fertility specialist. We had a lot of confidence in her expertise and decided to follow through on her recommendation. We are...

Premature Ovarian Failure, Now 25 Weeks Pregnant !

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 procedure, not covered by our insurance, so it took us a while to save up the funds and to identify an egg donor.

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