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Poor Embryo Development. Maybe It's Him.

Apr 18, 2019

If you have experienced miscarriages or poor embryo development in an IVF, embryos do not grow to day 5, then it may not actually be unexplained, it could be him. Men's reproductive health is easier to improve than female fertility, if only men would come in for treatment.

One Small Step

Apr 17, 2019

If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know that I always encourage baby steps in any process, despite our culture’s insistence on “the bigger the

Maximize Your Fertility. IVF docs and acupuncturists chime in.

Apr 16, 2019

In this blog I share with you three video clips discussing how the 3 months before conception (or IVF cycle) can impact your fertility potential and the health blueprint of your child.

IVF Doctor Refers his IVF Poor Responders to Acupuncture

Apr 14, 2019

 

I have been in practice since 2000.  I can recall back in 2002 and later years many IVF clinics dismissing the ability of lifestyle changes and using the Chinese medicine approach to optimize egg and sperm quality.   It well documented now that smoking, oxidative stress and other stressors can negatively impact egg quality and the health of your future child.

Overcoming Infertility Using Chinese Medicine

Apr 12, 2019

When it comes to treating infertility and helping women and men reach their peak fertility potential, Chinese medicine gets it right when it says “Nourish the Soil Before Planting the Seed. In this video I share the Acubalance healthy baby approach based on Chinese medicine and naturopathy and how making the next 100 days count to help you reach your peak fertility potential, whether attempting to conceive naturally or through IVF.

Natural Approach to ovulatory infertility and PCOS

Apr 10, 2019

 

A common cause for infertility is ovulatory disorders and one in particular is polycystic ovarian syndrome.

I recently presented in Los Angles at the Yo San Reproductive Conference on a natural multi-disciplinary approach we use here at Acubalance Vancouver for PCOS and ovulatory disorders. 

Is there a risk of discarding a tested embryo that could have resulted in a healthy baby?

Apr 10, 2019

 

It is Infertility Awareness Week during the last week of April 2019. I am posting a series of videos between now and April 30th, 2019 which will include lectures, video blogs and interviews with fertility experts including reproductive endocrinologist, reproductive urologist and my point of view as a fertility acupuncturist.

 

PCOS And How We Can Help

Apr 05, 2019

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common cause of infertility in many women.It affects 6-10% of women in Canada. Like any disease, there are more severe cases and some less so, but whatever the degree, it accounts for a significant proportion of women trying to conceive. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, there are some treatment options for you here at acubalance.

What is PCOS and how is it Diagnosed?

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Apr 04, 2019

It’s that time of year where we trade in our cold weather cold and flu sniffles for our springtime pollen snuffles. It’s definitely a bittersweet moment when the temperature finally starts to warm up and spring is in the air, but so many are suffering from itchy eyes, runny noses, and congestion.

You Know You're Doing Something Right When A Patient Walks in With a Cane But Forgets It After Their Treatment

Apr 02, 2019

This happened to me recently and it brings so much joy to my practice knowing we can offer relief for those who are in pain.  

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