Dr. Lorne Brown

Acubalance Wellness Center Founder and Clinical Director
B.Sc, CPA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt

In my commitment to lifelong learning, sharing knowledge and helping others in health and wellness, I founded Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in British Columbia dedicated to reproductive health and fertility. 

 

 

As clinical director, I have built and empowered a team of integrated fertility experts and practitioners who have become internationally known for treating infertility and pregnancy support, as well as fatigue, anxiety, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and pain. Our integrated approach incorporates both research-based and time tested treatments combining Chinese medicine, acupuncture, naturopathy and functional medicine.

 

Year after year, I’m proud that Acubalance is recognized for its exceptional patient centered care and has been repeatedly named in Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver Awards for acupuncturists and naturopathic clinic.

 

I’m an advocate for integrative health and wellness and strive to inspire others to learn, share and help. After leaving a career as a CPA and receiving my Dr. of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr.TCM) at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I continued to pursue  training in hypnosis, functional medicine, cold laser therapy and Psych K to allow me to offer an integrative approach to assist your body's innate ability to heal your pain, digestive disorders,  anxiety, hormone imbalances and reproductive health issues.

 

In order to help advance Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine and naturopathy, I created one of the largest online source for acupuncture & functional medicine continuing education at ProDSeminars.com and Medigogy.com, now under the Healthy Seminars banner.

 

In 2015, I founded and co-chaired the world’s first Integrative Fertility Symposium conference bringing together reproductive endocrinologists, urologist and natural fertility practitioners (acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors and functional medicine practitioners) at the Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.

 

I’m passionate about my work and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise in many arenas including:

  • publishing the Acubalance Fertility Diet
  • pioneering laser acupuncture protocol for fertilty in Canada.
  • appearing as a fertility expert on TV, Radio, magazines and newspapers including the Globe and Mail and Macleans Magazine.
  • presenting at fertility conference and meetings throughout North America, including the 2012 annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOCG), Pacific Coast reproductive Society (PCRS) and the Science Advisory Panel of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC)
  • Presenting at Chinese medicine conferences such as AOMA (Texas), FSOMA (Florida), AAAOM (Chicago & LA), ICCM (Tel Aviv, Israel), TCM Kongress (Germany), IICMC (Australia) and IFS (Vancouver BC)
  • being the first Canadian certified as a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM)
  • lending my expertise on numerous other boards and advisory panels as well, including the Quality Assurance Board of the British Columbia College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (CTCMA), and the PDA Advisory Panel for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • being the first appointed “Natural Products Expert” to the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) for the University of British Columbia
  • participating in the Fertile Souls Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP)

 

Acubalance and Dr. Lorne Brown in the News:

 

  1. A CBS Production: Grow Cook Heal (Episode 28)  - Jill Blakeway asks Lorne What Can Be Done to help Older Women Enhance their Fertility
  2. Dr Tom Roselle Live Ageless Health Radio: LORNE BROWN TALKS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FERTILITY
  3. CITY TV BREAKFAST TELEVISION
  4. ACUBALANCE ON SHAW TV - ADVANACED MATERNAL AGE 
  5. Maclean's Magazine: AN ANCIENT HELPER FOR MAKING A BABY - MANY PARENTS SWEAR BY ACUPUNCTURE FOR INCREASED FERTILITY
  6. THE GLOBE AND MAIL: ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR A MODERN PROBLEM
  7. CKNW Radio: Jill Bennet - USING ACUPUNCTURE TO HELP WOMEN DEAL WITH THE STRESS OF INFERTILITY
  8. CFUN Radio NiK and Val Show - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 1
  9. CFUN Radi NiK and Val Show - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 2
  10. CFUN Radio NiK and Val - Acupuncture & Fertility: Part 3 
  11. THE PROVINCE: BALANCED APPROACH TO PREGNANCY
  12. THE PROVINCE: THE BIRTH OF TOMORROW'S WORLD
  13. THE DAILY GLEANER: ACUPUNCTURE AND INFERTILITY
  14. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: FERTILITY GETS A BOOST WITH THE HELP OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
  15. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: BALANCED HORMONES AID IN GETTING KNOCKED-UP
  16. THE ASIAN PRESS: ACCEPTING ACUPUNCTURE AS A PATH TO LIFE
  17. SHARED VISION: ADVENTURES IN BABY-MAKING
  18. WESTCOAST FAMILIES: STRUGGLING TO CONCEIVE
  19. GEORGIA STRAIGHT: BABY-MAKING GETS HELP WHEN EAST MEETS WEST
  20. CTV NEWS TV AT FIVE
  21. SHAW TV: AUPUNCTURE AND IVF: BRINGING AWARENESS TO INFERTILITY
  22. CKNW Sunday Night Sex Show, with Maureen McGrath 
  23. TUJAWELLNESS - ACUPUNCTURE DURING PREGNANCY
  24. CBC Radio - BC Almanac - Acupuncture's Ability to Regulate the Body's Stress Hormones to Improve IVF Outcomes - Dr. Paul Magarelli MD, REI
  25. CKNW Radio - Acupuncture & Hormone levels during IVF - Dr. Paul Magarelli MD, REI
  26. Health without Borders
  27. CBC Radio - On The Coast (Dr. Randine Lewis, author of the INfertility Cure and Dr. Lorne Brown, author of The Acubalance Fertility Diet)

 

Since 2000, Dr.Brown has accomplished:

• Award from the American Board of Oriental Reproductive medicine for being a leader in Chinese medicine for fertility 

• First acupuncturist to be onsite full time at an IVF clinic in BC 

• Pioneered online learning in the field of Chinese medicine

• Published book – the Acubalance fertility diet 

• Co-chair and pioneered the  International Integrative fertility Symposium 

• First Canadian to be certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine 

• First appointed natural health products expert appointed to Clinical Research Ethics Board of University of British Columbia 

Accreditations and Professional Development

FABORM - Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
Dr.TCM - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
R.TCM.P - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
R.Ac. - Registered Acupuncturist
DTCM - Diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
CPA - Chartered Professional Accountant
B.Sc. - Bachelor of Science (University of Western Ontario)
Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting (McGill)
Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP)
CHt - Clinical Hypnotherapist
Psych K - Basic, Advanced and Health & Wellness Facilitator

Functional Medicine - Kalish Method Institute of Functional Medicine
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Bach Flower Remedies
NLP & Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
Making Sense of Anxiety and Related Problems - Gordon Neufled Institute