Bronwyn's Blog

Inflammation and its Role in Fertility

Jan 18, 2022 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
The role of chronic inflammation is a topic of great interest to us here at Acubalance. A big part of what we try to do every day is reduce inflammation to improve egg and sperm quality. We have lots of tools at our disposal for this, but first, let’s have a closer look at why.

Drink Your Way to a Better You

Dec 13, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Now that I’ve got your attention…

Unexplained Infertility

Nov 22, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
When you have been trying for over a year; when all of your hormone levels test normal; when your ultrasound, pelvic exam, blood work, and semen analysis are fine; when you have used the ovulation predictor kit, and timed your intercourse, and still have not conceived. This is unexplained infertility, and it is the most frustrating diagnosis of all.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-partum, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Oct 27, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
If you’ve ever read my blog, you’ll know that I write about cranio-sacral therapy sometimes. There are so many things to say about it, a short article hardly seems adequate.

Another Remembrance Day

Sep 30, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Acubalance has taken a moment of silence, and closed its doors for Orange Shirt Day.

Help for PCOS

Sep 28, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
One of the most common conditions I see in the clinic is PCOS. There are several different ways it can present, but the most common symptoms and signs include irregular or long cycles, multiple ovarian cysts on ultrasound, insulin resistance, and elevated androgens. This syndrome can make it difficult to conceive, so when I see it in the clinic, there are many tool I use to help.
 

Hope is Good Medicine

Jul 14, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
Believe it or not, sometimes a story of an unsuccessful IVF can be the most inspiring story of all.

Future Proofing: non-prescription doctor’s orders for a longer life.

Apr 12, 2021 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
If you’ve ever seen me in the clinic, you’ll know that my intention and my goal for each of my patients is to help guide them through a programme to be as healthy as possible. My philosophy is that a healthy body is a fertile body, and my hope for each new patient is to optimize whole-body health to support fertility, pregnancy and, of course, a healthy baby.

Acubalance is Supporting a Great Cause!

Dec 07, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
You know how sometimes you accidentally do a good deed without even realizing it? For example, holding the door a little longer after you pass through, or even just smiling at a stranger in public? Well, if you’ve seen me at Acubalance in the past month, you have supported a charitable organization, all while napping under the heat lamps, and listening to the waves. 
 

Gut Health

Sep 30, 2020 | Bronwyn Melville, R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A.,
There’s a lot of talk in the Zeitgeist about immunity these days, and since gut health is such a big part of that, it may be time for a short review! There are many aspects to gut health, but I’m going to focus on my top 3.

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