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My Trilogy of Infertility - Low AMH, High FSH and Over 40

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.

Male Fertility and Poor Morphology: Improve sperm morphology and motility naturally - pregnant!!

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...

blood platelet count had fallen Homebirth in jeopardy

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

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...'

Pregnant after 4 months of Acupuncture

After a year and a half of trying, we feel it was the four months of acupuncture with Ryan that finally got us pregnant. Ryan not only excelled in his expertise of acupuncture and fertility knowledge, but his encouragement was instrumental in keeping us positive, even on weeks when it was tough on us emotionally.

We really appreciated your kindness and expertise.

Dear Lorne,

Our son Heath turned one year old yesterday. Of course, as with most milestones, we were reflecting on our past year with Heath and our journey to get there.

I just want to express our thanks again for helping us get pregnant.

Heath is such a joy in our life and I don't think it would've happened if you hadn't identified my body's needs so comprehensively.   We really appreciated your kindness and expertise...

Natural Pregnancy on the Eve Before my IVF !

When my husband and I decided to have another baby, we assumed it would be easy, as it had only taken one month to get pregnant with our first. And it was, until we miscarried at about five or six weeks along. After the miscarriage we actively tried for a year and a half without success.  We were lost, and felt discouraged. Our Dr.’s were of little help, and although we had been referred to a gynecologist, we got no-where. Our Doctors said we...

Sperm Count Increased by 4x - IVF Success After Male Factor Failed Cycle

After a failed IVF/ICSI cycle, our doctor at the fertility clinic advised us that my sperm parameters were likely the culprit, and without an improvement there was probably no point in even trying another cycle. He referred me to Acubalance, suggesting that it was our best hope of having a successful cycle in the future.  

I came to Acubalance for acupuncture when I discovered my baby was breech at 34 weeks.

At 34 weeks I discovered my baby was breech.

I had an ECV scheduled with an OB to flip the baby manually at 36.5 weeks if the baby would not flip on its own by then. 

As soon as I found out I started weekly treatments with Acubalance with acupuncture and moxibustion. They were very helpful and also sent me home with some moxibustion sticks to use on my own to help turn the baby.

Natural Healthy Pregnancy after 5 years of Trying, Several Surgeries for Endometriosis, 1 Tube Removed, 7 Failed IVF Cycles, and 3 Different IVF Clinics

Today I would like to share my story with all the women who have gone thru or are experiencing what I have been through in my life.  I call this my journey of infertility.  It all began 5 years ago when I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 34.   It started with a small ache in my pelvic region and some back pain, which...