My first visit to Acubalance was because I was struggling from chronic digestive pain with acute attacks of severe pain. Up until then, when the pain was intense, nothing helped except anesthetic. But Alda was able to help me manage the pain, as each acupuncture treatment gave me relief! She continued to support me as she referred me to a naturopath, who was able to help me finally pinpoint what food intolerances were contributing to the pain...
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When I first started treatment at Acubalance, I had just had a miscarriage at
16 weeks and I was devastated.
Before I tried acupuncture, I have to admit I had no idea what my period was doing. Not only was it all over the place, but I also dreaded the day I had to deal with it, because I would always be in so much pain. Being the type of person who refused to take anything for it, I would suffer through the "contractions" with a hot water bottle on my belly, waiting for it all I end. On top of that, I was an emotional roller-coaster for at least a...
After many years of trying for a family naturally and not conceiving my husband and I decided to try fertility treatments . Following 6 unsuccessful IUI procedures and 1 unsuccessful IVF we were emotionally and financially drained.
My Acubalance journey started in May 2013. My periods had been extremely painful since my early 20s and were getting more unbearable every year. My husband and I were still struggling to conceive after more than 2 years of actively trying. At 38, I knew our chances of ever having a baby were diminishing. By chance, I saw an announcement on Facebook for a workshop on improving egg quality and fertility presented by Lorne, and convinced my...
My journey with Acubalance began in early May of 2014. My husband and I were having difficulty conceiving our 2nd child. I was 41 years old, and recently diagnosed with high FSH / early perimenopause. Shortly after that diagnosis from my GP, I had my telephone consultation with Dr.
The following email was sent to Dr. Lorne Brown from a couple who did not live in Vancouver. They had been diagnosed with male factor infertility and had traveled to Vancouver for a consult at Acubalance. After taking a detailed history of both the husband and wife and feeling her pulse, he felt confident that they actually arrived in his office pregnant and that she may not need any fertility treatments. But just in case, he provided both...
In my 38th week of pregnancy I was told that my blood platelet count had fallen to a level low enough to put my plan for a homebirth in jeopardy.
This is my first pregnancy and I was pretty upset that this option might be taken away so close to my due date. A midwife friend of mine recommended acupuncture and pointed me in the direction of Emilie Salomons at Acubalance.
Pregnancy workshops by Dr. Emilie Salomons Dr.TCM, FABORM, Doula
'I got so much out of your workshop, and am so impressed with the resources that parents have access to in your area. Thank you for doing what you do, and for the generous spirit you bring to your work. Those Vancouver-area families are truly fortunate to have you...'