Featured Success Story

Thank you for helping us to end our struggle!!

Dear Acubalance,

I am writing to send a heartfelt thank you for your website. It has indirectly helped us get pregnant after 4+ years of fertility struggles. I believe your section on "What can I do to optimize my fertilit

Pregnant at 45 with high FSH and short luteal phase

When I was 44, I decided to give conception one last try. I had no children. I had tried before and survived pregnancy losses. Because of my age and history, medical science gave me little hope of success. But for me the word “no” is more of a challenge to action than a point of defeat.

I traveled a long road...

My infertility nightmare started almost three years ago when my husband and I started trying to conceive. 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 my life. I grieved our loss and became increasingly depressed due to our inability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.

Pregnant Naturally at 41

Dear Lorne and Trevor,

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 a good-news development for me: about two weeks after my last treatment in mid-July, I found out I was pregnant! I'm now at about 11 weeks and am -- somewhat anxiously! -- awaiting the results of my CVS test done this week. So far, everything seems to have been going well and...

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, I went to Acubalance for acupuncture and herbs -- and the IVF/ICSI treatment went well... my lining was good, hormone...

Male Factor

We were initially referred to Acubalance through the UBC Centre for Reproductive Health. Our diagnosis was male factor infertility. Our doctor from UBC suggested that we pair the IVF/ICSI cycle with acupuncture. At this time, we also started my husband on two supplements (Fertilaid for Men and FrequenSea). Over a six month period, we noticed a very significant increase in the sperm morphology, motility, and count. We had two unsuccessful IVF...

Coming to Acubalance was a huge step for me.

After all that I had endured medically and surgically, it was a leap of faith of sorts. I knew that my body had been taxed by all the procedures and instrumentation of the surgeries and the complications that ensued. I was grateful that in knowing my medical history, you felt you were up to the challenge of helping me regain my strength and get well.

It was such a relief to be treated as a whole person

When I discovered Lorne's approach at Acubalance, it was such a relief to be treated as a whole person after encountering the detachment of the Western medical approach. I had been trying to conceive for three years when I decided to try acupuncture after having some small spots of endometriosis removed. My gynecologist had told me that I had a six-month window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy if this was the problem. I wanted to optimize...

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 down at all. I even had to stretch-out on the floor of my office - my back hurt like hell. I had tried chiropractic care and massage therapy and neither gave me...