Relief from PCOS - 100% Natural Treatment in Vancouver
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is the most common cause of anovulation, resulting in irregular or infrequent menstruation, cysts in your ovaries, and high levels of androgens.
Your 100% natural integrative treatment plan will help decrease androgens and balance reproductive hormones, regulate your menstrual cycle, and improve insulin levels to maintain a healthy weight.
Do these symptoms sound familiar?
- Never knowing when your period will start
- Experiencing the emotional roller coasters that often accompany PCOS-related hormonal changes
- Miscarrying shortly after a positive IVF or medicated cycle
- Feeling like your hormones are always "out of balance"
- You’re trying to reduce your carbs, but the sugar cravings are just too intense
- Never knowing when or even if you are ovulating
- Never getting straight answers about how to help treat these symptoms naturally
We know how you feel, and we know we can help.
That’s because we’ve helped women just like you with PCOS since opening our clinic in Vancouver in 2000.
Our treatments work for a wide range of symptoms caused by PCOS, including:
- Trouble getting pregnant or holding a pregnancy
- Acne and/or skin tags
- Depression or anxiety
- Recurrent or cystic acne
- Irregular periods
- Heavy periods
- No periods
- Hair loss or excess facial and body hair
- Skin changes
- Weight gain
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 vitality and optimal 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: acupuncture, low level laser therapy (LLLT/photobiomodulation), herbal medicine, Mayan abdominal massage, naturopathy, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools. You deserve to be pain free.
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 PCOS 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 your symptoms 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 PCOS 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. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in your symptoms and overall sense of well-being.
Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction
Stress is often one of the causes that may be exacerbating your PCOS symptoms. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation that will support your body’s natural healing system.
The Process Is Simple
Free Phone Consult
At your free phone consultation, you and our clinician will discuss your case, medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most important of all, your goals. We want to be certain that our program will meet your needs and there is a high probability of success for you before we move on to the next step.
Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan
Once your free consultation is complete and you agree to move forward, the next step is your intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will take a detailed assessment of your symptom patterns, medical history and other relevant factors, in order to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan catered to you.
Your treatment plan will include some or all of the following:
- Conventional fertility testing
- Additional functional medicine testing to determine the underlying cause of your hormonal disorder
- Acupuncture protocols shown to treat PCOS, increase blood flow to your reproductive organs, and induce ovulation
- Nutritional supplements for PCOS
- Herbs to reduce insulin resistance, regulate glucose (blood sugar) levels and support thyroid function
- Herbs to reduce elevated levels of male hormones and prolactin
- Dietary therapy and exercise recommendations
- Stress reduction techniques to reduce stress hormones that can interfere with ovulation and implantation
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You’ll return for regular visits (exact frequency to be determined by your practitioner) to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. Your Acubalance practitioner will use a special acupuncture protocol for PCOS that clinical studies have shown is able to accomplish the following:
After a couple months of treatment, you should begin to notice signs of ovulation, such as increased mid-month vaginal discharge and elevated Basal Body Temperature (BBT). You may notice that if you have very long cycles, ovulation comes earlier in the cycle, which indicates healthier egg production. As well, your skin should clear up and if you are overweight then you will likely shed some excess pounds.
- Improve blood flow to the ovaries
- Regulate endocrine, neuroendocrine, and metabolic disturbances
- Increase insulin sensitivity
- Reduce blood glucose and lipid levels
- Facilitate weight loss
- Increase endorphins
- Boost immune function
Transitional Care As Your Condition Stabilizes
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of your visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Typically, you would start out coming once or twice a week, then once a month for a couple of visits, and then you will no longer need regular treatments.
We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, many of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients have been referred to us by our past patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receiving life-changing benefits from our work.
So we very much look forward to helping your friends, family, and loved ones on their journey to a more joyful, energetic and purposeful life.
An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence
Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.
“We had been trying to conceive our second child for well over a year. My irregular cycles and PCOS were making conception complicated. Clomid made me extremely ill and IUI's were unsuccessful. But after meeting Dr. Brown in Vancouver to discuss my PCOS, I knew I was in good hands. Lorne and his team were encouraging and extremely knowledgeable...” Read more »
“I started working with Ryan in June 2012 and my life has improved in so many ways. The work that Ryan does is truly amazing and inspiring. I am so thankful for him, and his kind and thoughtful demeanour and approach. He seems to know exactly what needs to be focused on each week, whether it be related to my fertility, or my physical, mental, or emotional well-being...” Read more »
“Where do I begin? Well let's start by how I got here to Acubalance. I was 39 turning 40 with the continued dream of having a family. My husband and I have had several speed bumps in our journey (6 yrs) which includes failed IFM (in follicle maturation - IFM), and several rounds of IVF, all which have left us disappointed, frustrated, and with my biological clock still ticking…” Read more »
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the common female hormone imbalances that we see at Acubalance, though it doesn’t always look the same in every patient. It is diagnosed based on a set of criteria, the main one being failure to ovulate regularly. But while some women struggle with hair loss and hirsutism (excess hair growth), others don’t..... Read more »
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