Coming to the decision to use a donor egg usually doesn’t come easy. Donor eggs are never anyone’s first option. They can however, be an amazing gift to get you back on the path to parenthood when other options have not succeeded.
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility.
Acubalance Wellness Centre is deeply honoured to have been voted Vancouver’s best Acupuncture and Naturopathic Clinic in the Georgia Straight 2017 Best of Vancouver awards.
“This is our 12th year receiving the award for acupuncture and it is always a thrill,” says Dr. Lorne Brown, founder and clinical director of Acubalance. As one of Canada’s leading natural fertility clinics, Acubalance is internationally known for treating infertility and for pregnancy support.
The holidays are known for a diet that tanks our health and swells our midsections. The good news is one of the common foods served can boost our fertility. The mini cabbage takes the cake for couples trying to conceive. Both men and women will see improvements to their chances of conception by eating brussel sprouts and here's why!
Rich in Folic Acid
I was listening to John Maxwell today and he mentioned that for us to improve ourselves, to move ourselves up in any area of our lives we need to leave something else behind. His words were something like "if you want to move up, what do you need to give up?" This got my creative juices flowing and thinking about what my patients are wanting and what they generally need to give up to achieve their goals.
Most North Americans throw in the towel when it comes to their health over the holidays. It's often open season for eating cake, drinking too much, not getting enough sleep and saying we're too busy to hit the gym. It's no wonder why most of us create New Years resolutions like starting a cleanse or Junk Free January to help get us back on track. What if we didn't trash our health over the next few weeks? What if we wake up feeling awesome for the first day of 2018? It can be done if you go in with a good game plan!
There are so many things that can benefit a person who is undergoing Acupuncture for their fertility. Acupuncture can be very effective in regulating hormones, improving blood flow and treating fertility. There are things that can both decrease or boost these benefits and when practiced consistently can increase your odds of success. Through the years I have found 3 things that greatly decrease the benefits of patients coming for Acupuncture. If you can side step these 3 pitfalls you can be way ahead in your health.
If you’ve read Part 1 of my thyroid series, you’ll know that the thyroid hormone system is responsible for regulating a huge number of body processes, and that there is more to testing the intricate hormonal system of the thyroid than just getting a TSH and calling it a day. The more you start to dive into thyroid physiology – the triggers for thyroid hormone production and conversion, the receptivity of the tissues, and the dance between the brain, the thyroid gland, and the tissues – the more you realize it’s an incredible, intricate web.