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Get Help Naturally with Unexplained Infertility

Our approach at Acubalance is to support your body's ability to self regulate and optimize your fertility through nutrition, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, naturopathy, herbs and supplements, as well as mind-body stress reduction techniques.

We have seen clinically unexplained infertility addressed and resolved through this natural approach.

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You have tried everything to conceive, testing for ovulation, timing intercourse, changing diet, different medications and all of your hormone levels are where they should be. You’ve had an ultrasound, pelvic exam, blood work, semen analysis and a pap smear -- and everything appears normal. And yet, you still haven’t been able to get pregnant. You’ve done absolutely everything right, yet are left feeling discouraged, heartbroken and hopeless that your body won’t cooperate. But you need to know that you are not alone. In fact, up to a quarter of all women who suffer from infertility fall into this category.

While Western medicine labels this as something unexplainable, Acubalance takes a different approach. We know there is much more to the picture, which is why we start by examining the medical lab tests and diagnosis from your medical doctors and then looking at the quality of both your fertility and overall health. From there, we will work with you to raise your level of health and improve your overall fertile environment, which in turn improves your chances of conceiving a healthy child.

 

Does this sound familiar?

You’ve done everything right to nurture your fertility and you meet all of the criteria, including:

  • Reasonable egg count
  • Regular ovulation
  • Fallopian tubes are open
  • Uterus appears normal
  • No endometriosis
  • Normal semen analysis
  • Normal blood work
  • Egg quality is normal

...and yet still you are having difficulties conceiving?

 

Many of our patients have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

We know how you feel, and we know we can help. That’s because we’ve helped thousands just like you since opening our clinic in 2000.

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An almost infinite number of microscopic processes go into the making of a baby, and thus an almost infinite number of things can go wrong. So if you have been given a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” by your doctor, it’s time to try another approach. According to Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and functional medicine, the body has an innate ability to heal. Health and balance results from the body’s ability to self regulate and repair. The traditional Chinese medicine approach is to provide the right input and give your body the essential building blocks and information it needs to rebalance itself and function optimally.

Traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy uses acupuncture, herbs, dietary and lifestyle adjustments; many of these methods are poorly understood or explained using the mainstream medical system. Our multidisciplinary approach is designed to optimize your fertility, support your eggs or sperm to reach their peak fertile potential, and ensure the uterine lining/environment is receptive for implantation. We also work closely with fertility clinics and other medical practitioners to ensure your support team is up to date with your treatments and results. By combining our strengths, we can provide a level of care not found in the mainstream healthcare system.

 

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How It Works

We address the root cause

Instead of the mainstream medical approach that focuses on treating symptoms, we treat the whole person to help restore you to your ideal state of health. We dig deep and give you a complete health audit, looking for the underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing optimal fertility and health.

We use an all natural approach that your doctor may not be familiar with

Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine: functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, low level laser therapy (LLLT)/photobiomodulation, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools.

We help you awaken your body's own healing abilities

Your body is not “broken” and it is absolutely possible for you to take control of your hormones and resolve infertility naturally. We help bring your body back into balance so it can regain its innate self-regulating functions and truly heal itself.

We keep it simple and results are quick

Resolving unexplained infertility doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, offer a straightforward and effective way to attack infertility head on.

We focus on how you FEEL -- not just the lab results or numbers

We will provide you with ongoing support every step of the way. Your practitioner will monitor your progress to ensure you are starting to feel better, and where appropriate will adjust your treatment as you improve. We will be there to discuss any worries or concerns you may have, and provide you with ongoing lifestyle and diet coaching to help you manage stress and stay on track.

Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction

Addressing stress is often a key component in addressing infertility. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation. This supports your body’s natural healing system and makes it much easier for you to exit the infertility loop.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is not meant to be painful. You may feel a slight prick upon insertion of the needle or feel a dull ache, tingling, warmth, or sensation of heaviness with needle placement, but no part of the treatment is ever meant to be painful or uncomfortable in any way. Once the needles are in, you should be able to rest comfortably for the duration of the treatment. Please let your practitioner know if anything feels uncomfortable at any point during your treatment.

We can use laser acupuncture instead of needles to avoid any discomfort or fear of needles.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Acupuncture is an incredibly safe treatment modality with minimal risk of adverse side effects. Although occasional and minimal, some side effects are possible and normally disappear shortly after treatment (such as slight bleeding or small bruises). Each needle is sterile and disposable, eliminating the risk for infection.

How often will I need treatment? When will I start to notice results?

Frequency may be determined by the severity of the condition (whether chronic or acute) and a variety of other factors that will be determined during your initial consultation. Typical treatment frequency is once or twice a week with regular reassessment of symptoms and appropriate modification of treatment frequency and protocol. Most people feel calm and relaxed after acupuncture treatments, and improvement of conditions will vary depending on severity and duration.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture consists of inserting hair-thin, stainless steel needles in different parts of the body to elicit various biological and physiological responses through activation of sensory receptors. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the healing state of the autonomic nervous system, as opposed to fight or flight), increases blood flow to injured areas, decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system, and sends the message to the brain via the central nervous system to release pain-relieving neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin.

What if I’m afraid of needles?

We have a solution. We offer a "no needle" approach using laser acupuncture (low level laser therapy) for those who are needle-phobic.

How does acupuncture help my fertility?

Your individualized acupuncture treatments are designed to regulate hormones, decrease stress and increase blood circulation. Acupuncture has also been proven to decrease chances of biochemical pregnancy or miscarriage, reduce uterine contractility, improve follicular microenvironment, improve uterine receptivity via immune modulation, and decrease side effects of prescription medication related to assisted reproductive technology procedures (IVF, FET, IUI).

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT/Photobiomodulation) Treatment:

How does low level laser therapy work?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser or photobiomodulation, utilizes red and infrared light. These wavelengths of light work to decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, promote blood circulation and angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels), and promote tissue regeneration. How does it accomplish this? By increasing mitochondrial ATP production through the process of photobiomodulation. Mitochondria function as the "power plants" of your cells, and the increase in ATP production (cellular energy) accelerates your body’s healing process, cell metabolism, and cellular regeneration at the DNA level. Low level laser therapy also facilitates the secretion of serotonin, anti-inflammatory cytokines, and endorphins for pain management.

How is low level laser therapy different than acupuncture?

Low level laser therapy shares many benefits of acupuncture, including:

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Pain relief caused by the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines and neurotransmitters.

Instead of using acupuncture needles to activate the nervous system, low level laser therapy uses red and infrared light to stimulate cellular photon metabolism. Our combined laser and acupuncture treatments incorporate the best of ancient Eastern and innovative Western modalities for powerful and effective relief of symptoms. During your initial consult, we can discuss whether low level laser therapy, acupuncture, or both, will be best for your specific health concerns.

How often will I need treatment? When will I start to notice results?

With low level laser therapy, initial frequency is crucial for positive results. Depending on the condition, we typically recommend three treatments per week for the first two weeks or so, and then gradually taper down to periodic maintenance treatments or until your symptoms have been completely alleviated. Depending on the severity, type, and length of injury, between 5-20 treatments are typical before the desired results are achieved.

Are there any side effects of low level laser therapy?

No. Low level laser therapy is completely safe, non-invasive, pain free, and has no adverse side effects.

 

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Success Stories

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TOLD NOT LIKELY TO CONCEIVE UNTIL I TRIED LASER ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY

After being told by my Vancouver IVF clinic that it was very unlikely I would ever conceive, that I had low egg reserve, and that they couldn't help us with any fertility assistance, I found myself awfully saddened and distraught by the news. Then I found Acubalance. Not only was I welcomed with warm hearts and caring voices, I felt like someone was listening...Read more »

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TRYING TO CONCEIVE FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE SEEKING HELP

Difficulty in conceiving a child was never considered as a reality as we set out to expand our family. However, two years later, we decided that despite best efforts in charting and using ovulation kits, help was needed. Help came in the form of Dr. Ryan Funk, the genial acupuncturist at Acubalance Wellness Centre. His positivity, knowledge, and gentle demeanour were exactly what was required to re-instill hope... Read more »

 

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2 YEARS TRYING AND NO LUCK, THEN WE TRIED ACUBALANCE

Me and my husband had been trying to conceive for almost 2 years and had no luck but all of our tests that we had done were normal. This is when we decided to sign up in a fertility clinic. On the paperwork we were asked if we had tried acupuncture. We had not, but then I started researching about how acupuncture helps fertility... Read more »

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MY HUSBAND AND I STRUGGLED WITH UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY

For more than three years, my husband and I struggled with unexplained infertility. We underwent every available medical test and turned to a series of increasingly drastic fertility treatments. When IVF and two subsequent cryogenic cycles failed, we began to wonder if we would ever be blessed with children of our own. Then I heard about acupuncture as a potential option... Read more »

 

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca