lorne's Blog

Your brain and Fertility: Adding laser to your brain for fertility

Jan 13, 2022 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
If you think about it, the brain is often considered the master commander of the body and is involved in reproduction. It is the hypothalamus in the brain, that releases gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) that communicates to the anterior pituitary gland (also part of the brain) to release follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) which then stimulates the follicles in your ovaries to grow follicles each menstrual cycle. It is also the brain (... Read more

What can you do to improve egg and embryo quality

Jan 11, 2022 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
I sat down with Dr. Paul Magarelli of CNY Colorado to ask him what he is doing for his IVF patients to help improve embryo quality and IVF success. These tips can be used for those of you TTC naturally or through medicated cycles like IVF.
I have shared a timestamp below of what we discussed in our interview.   

How Many Eggs to Freeze Based on Your Age to Assure Success?

Dec 30, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
How Many Eggs Based on Age Should You Freeze to Assure Success?
To give you an idea on how many eggs you may want to freeze, I have posted data on predicting live births from egg freezing cycles by age.

IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC

Dec 22, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
IVF Fertility Treatments are more accessible and affordable in BC. That is the goal and I cannot think of anyone more equipped to help make this happen than Penny.
I sat down over Zoom with Penny Blesch, Chief Operating Officer of Olive Fertility Centre and Founder of The Fertility Coalition of British Columbia (The FCBC), where she shared her story of cashing it all in to pay for her IVF to achieve her dream of having her baby.

Seven benefits of laser acupuncture for fertility

Nov 12, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for fertility, referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) by the scientific community, may sound like futuristic medicine but the unique treatment has been shown to boost fertility and increase IVF success.

What to do and not do after an IVF transfer to help with implantation

Oct 24, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
There are many things you can do leading up to your transfer to help with your success (see other videos on nourishing the soil before you plant the seed and 100 days to peak fertility). I share ideas below on what you can do to support the implantation process in the days leading up to your transfer, on the day of transfer, and the days after your transfer.

Can I still get Pregnant with High FSH

Oct 17, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
A common question I am asked after a patient learns her day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is elevated (above 10) is if she can still get pregnant naturally with high FSH? And is she a good candidate for IVF?

What to expect on IVF transfer day - Acupuncture Orientation

Oct 08, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
What to Expect on IVF Transfer Day
Times have changed for the better when it comes to integrative fertility care and being able to offer acupuncture before and after IVF embryo transfer onsite at the IVF clinics.

Can My Embryo Fall Out or Be Urinated Out After My IVF Transfer?

Oct 05, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
This is a common question I get.
The short answer is no, your embryo will not fall out nor can it be urinated out after your fresh or frozen transfer following an IVF cycle.
If you want to hear more about this topic then have a listen to my 3-minute video blog where I answer your question.

Natural Approaches for PCOS and ovulatory infertility

Sep 26, 2021 | Dr Lorne Brown, Dr. TCM, FABORM
During the month of September 2021, I asked our team of Acubalance practitioners to blog about PCOS since September is PCOS Awareness Month. They really delivered and I feel fortunate to work alongside such a devoted and brilliant group of health professionals.