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Jun 19, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
The last thing patients typically want to hear when they’re awaiting their first second, third, or fifth round of IVF is to wait three more months. But those three months of serious treatment has the potential to make an enormous difference on your IVF results.

8 Things You Can Do TODAY For Hormone Balance and Fertility

Jun 09, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Don’t drink caffeine on an empty stomach. We’re not entirely anti-coffee here at Acubalance (although many studies have shown it isn’t great for

More Studies Confirm Laser Effective in Treating PCOS

May 28, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
One of the great things about this study is that it reiterates the importance of dosage and frequency when it comes to laser. The subjects obtained laser therapy three times per week for 60 days to achieve the desired results, which is pretty incredible considering the average menstrual cycle for women with PCOS can be way longer than 60 days. Another great thing about this study is that it is proven with blood tests showing that reproductive... Read more

Healing Rotator Cuff Injuries with Low Level Laser Therapy: Results After Three Treatments

May 13, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Rotator cuff tears are notoriously difficult to treat.

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Apr 04, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
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.

Acupuncture and IVF - When and How Often Should You Be Getting Treatments

Mar 18, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
There’s never a right or wrong time to get Acupuncture leading up to an Assisted Reproductive Technology procedure such as an IUI or IVF. However there is an optimal time to start. Ideally we’d like to start about 3 months before a retrieval or insemination because although the eggs you will be ovulating your current cycle have been developing for the past year, the last 3 months of development are the most crucial.

Study Shows Laser Acupuncture is Effective in Treating PCOS

Feb 28, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age, and arguably one of the most frustrating. When trying to conceive, it can be difficult to pinpoint ovulation with long or irregular cycles.

ICBC Now Covers 12 Acupuncture Treatments after Car Accidents

Feb 11, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
Starting April 1st, 2019, ICBC will now start covering 12 preauthorized acupuncture treatments within 12 weeks of a car accident as per the Insurance (Vehicle) Act.

What Your Body Is Trying to Say When You’re Feeling Depressed

Jan 27, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
It’s winter time. And in Vancouver, that means not seeing the sun for nearly 6 months straight. It’s also the time where people start talking about SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, more openly. So I’d like to take advantage of this time of openness to discuss depression in more detail, and the possible signs and symptoms your body may be trying to communicate to you.

Laser Treatments Benefit Metabolism and Inflammation by Improving Gut Microbiome According to Studies

Jan 09, 2019 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P
As if us practitioners at Acubalance needed another reason to sing the praises of laser therapy from the rooftops, a recent study shows that it can also hugely benefit the microbiome of the digestive system.