Your body has an innate ability to heal when it is provided with the ideal environment. Vitality is a result of the body in balance (homeostasis), that maintains its equilibrium through its ability to self regulate. This ability to self regulate allows and you to easily and quickly rebound from both physical and emotional insults to your well-being.
However, if your body loses its ability to self-regulate, then you find yourself struggling to rebound from illnesses, accidents and stress, and you begin to suffer from a multitude of complaints.
There is a Chinese medicine saying that states “before the age 35 you cheat disease and after the age of 35 disease cheats you.”
We pushed our bodies hard in our youth, and because we can bounce back with ease in our twenties, we were not fully aware how this wear and tear would negatively impact our body’s ability to self regulate and heal as we reached our late thirties and beyond.
The good news is by providing your body (on a cellular level) the optimal environment, you can prevent and often reverse this damage so your body can regain its homeostasis and its innate ability to recover and heal.
At Acubalance, we help you bring your body back into balance so it can regain its self regulating functions that promote longevity and vitality. Rather than the traditional symptom-based approach, we treat the person with the disease and not just the disease which is why we offer relief from many different conditions.
We are known for our multidisciplinary approach to treating infertility, pregnancy support, pain & injuries, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances.
We have helped thousands since opening our practice in the year 2000 with our multidisciplinary approach combined with our health audit, an in-depth evaluation of your physical and emotional health using both conventional and functional medicine testing.
Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine such as functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, diet therapy, lifestyle counselling, IV nutritional drips, mind-body stress reduction tools and cold laser (LLLT) /photobiomodulation.
Follow the headings below to find out more about our approach and service offerings:
You’ve decided you want to have a child; this should be the most exciting time of your life! But if you’re struggling to get pregnant or have had repeated pregnancy loss, you may be feeling confused and alone. Please know you do not have to do this alone, Acubalance is here for you.
Acubalance is BC’s leading natural reproductive wellness clinic, specializing in integrated care for fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health.
Since 2000, we have been helping women and couples reach their peak fertility potential to help them conceive naturally and if needed, with IVF.
Working hand-in-hand with you and your medical doctor fertility specialist, we help you navigate your fertility journey and support you in choosing your best treatment options.
Our in-depth health audit can often uncover underlying factors missed by conventional testing that may be preventing you from conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with high FSH or as an IVF “poor responder,” had frequent miscarriages, or suffered unexplained infertility, we want to discover why. Many factors can disrupt the delicate hormone balance required for ovulation, conception, implantation, and maintaining a pregnancy, such as low vitamin D levels, adrenal stress hormones, thyroid imbalance, weight, and environmental toxins.
Identifying and correcting the underlying condition can restore your body to its fertile zone and can greatly enhance your chances of achieving pregnancy naturally or combined with IVF. Read more about our Fertility work>>
We also offer naturopathic consults and have two naturopaths on our team. Here's what to expect from a naturopathic consult at Acubalance >>
Dr. Kali MacIsaac and Dr. Ashley Damm have both a general practice and fertility practice at Acubalance, and they have a special interest in digestive health, environmental health, and anti-ageing. They offer the following:
- Functional in-office lab testing to assess the health of your body as an 'environment' where your cells live;
- Comprehensive alternative lab testing to discover why you're experiencing poor health or are sub-fertile;
- Natural treatment methods to re-balance your body for optimal fertility;
- Natural medicine to strengthen your immune system for the coming flu season and beyond;
- IV therapy - once a week group IV or private sessions <link to page> to boost your body’s nutrition intake
- Natural weight management and anti-ageing strategies
- Lifestyle and mindfulness coaching, stress management.
Dr. Ashley Damm has always had an interest in the intricacies of the human body and its resilience. She strives to understand the why behind symptom patterns and uses this information to educate her patients on how to support the body’s intrinsic ability to heal.
Dr. Damm takes a holistic approach, using your comprehensive health history, appropriate diagnostic/functional testing and clinical findings to determine the root cause of your concern. She uses her understanding of the body’s physiology to develop creative, evidence-informed treatment options.
Comprehensive testing (conventional and functional testing)
Dr. Brown brings to Acubalance his auditing experience of digging for errors, fraud and poor business management to the Acubalance Health Audit and Fertility Audit. Rather than accepting you as another stat and dismissing your health concerns, we dig deep, we give you a health audit, looking for the underlying cause(s) that are preventing you from experience vitality and optimal health.
The acupuncture treatments are designed to regulate your hormones, release feel-good endorphins, reduce inflammation, decrease stress and increase blood circulation to improve overall wellbeing and health.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
The herbal tea is to address your Chinese medicine pattern diagnosis
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed, injured and diseased tissues. Photons of light stimulate ATP production, thereby accelerating the healing process. Patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.
A growing number of studies are showing that low-level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation), both laser and light-emitting diode (LED) sources, may significantly boost the pregnancy rates of even women who have been unsuccessful with other assisted reproduction treatments like invitro fertilization (IVF).
Nutritional IV Therapy is a great way to support your nutritional needs and fast-track you to a state of optimal health. Our Naturopathic Physician custom tailors each IV cocktail. She uses high dose vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants in combinations specific to each patient and their health concerns. Over the course of 45-60mins, the nutrients are given intravenously (‘in the vein’), flooding you the cellular environment and ensuring higher absorption than through the gut when taking them orally.
LDA (Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy)
LDA helps restore immune tolerance to the environment outside and inside the body. LDA is extremely low dose immunotherapy that uses broad-based mixtures of allergens (antigens) made immunologically active by the enzyme glucuronidase. Is an immunotherapy treatment for allergies (and allergy-related conditions) and is markedly different from traditional allergy treatments because the dose is much lower and safer, and the injection response lasts much longer. See more on our LDA page.
Psych K and Hypnosis
Sessions that remove limiting subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits of thinking and behaviour. Change beliefs that limit your self-esteem, relationships, job performance, and physical health with belief program that lead to joy, happiness, confidence, abundance and perfect health.
ATMAT involves the entire abdomen and pelvis to help improve:
- Infertility, difficulty conceiving
- Urinary leakage (incontinence), frequent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, urinary frequency
- Bony pelvic and hip pain including postpartum, post-cesarean and post gynaecological surgery
- Lower back pain
- Constipation, sluggish digestion, bloating
- Pelvic heaviness/fullness, cystocele, rectocele, pelvic organ prolapse
- Endometriosis, heavy periods
- Painful menstrual periods, PMS
Cupping and Gua Sha
Call and book your complimentary 15-minute phone Q&A with any of our Acubalance practitioners to find out more about how we can help you with your health concerns and goals. Or, if you’re ready to take the next step in your health, book in for an initial consult.