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Close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy!

We are now getting close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy and want to reflect on the experiences leading up to our positive result. As you know, this was our 4th IVF cycle and only during the last cycle did we see you for acupuncture treatment.

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 6-month window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy if this was the problem. I wanted to optimize my...

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 would ever be able to have a second child). Quite conservative by nature and training, I did not "buy in...

As a family doctor, I knew that the statistics indicated it would take 6-12 months for my husband and I to conceive.

I wanted to take the opportunity to prepare my body for conception and met Lorne Brown. Lorne taught me many things concerning fertility that I did not learn in medical school. I began charting my temperature, getting regular accupuncture, and taking the herbs provided by Lorne. To my surprise, we became pregnant in two months! I had an uneventful pregnancy despite long work hours and many call nights. We now have a happy, healthy one-year-...

“Karen, it’s a GIRL!!”

“Karen, it’s a GIRL!!” Those were the first words that my husband spoke when little Rachel was born into this world. She was so new to life yet she was already so many things to us: dhe is our beautiful, healthy daughter, she is her brother’s little baby sister, she is the first girl on her maternal side in 18 years, and she is our miracle. Thanks to The Acubalance Wellness Centre, we are able to experience the miracle of giving life a second...

Our Story For the (literally) Wonderful Folks at Acubalance

Our daughter was two and was longing to have a sibling. Certainly that was our plan too but Mama Nature seemed to be hitting a stumbling block. Month after month we became more aware of our increasing ages; the warnings of dangerously easy pregnancy that we are all told at 16 no longer applied now that we were both 38.

For more than two years, my wife and I struggled with our inability to conceive naturally

We underwent the standard series of available medical tests only to learn that the reasons for our infertility were solely male related. More specifically, morphology, motility and overall counts were all well below the established thresholds for successful natural conception. An examination by an urologist (which included an ultrasound to rule out Variocele) failed to identify any treatable factors affecting sperm production etc....

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"? Through a series of tests, it was determined that my sperm morphology was a likely culprit. Thus began my adventure with Spence Pentland and the Acubalance team.

After trying for six months for our 1st child

After trying for 6 months for our 1st 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.