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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.

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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
  • 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 thousands just like you with PCOS since opening our clinic Vancouver in 2000.

 

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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
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss or excess facial and body hair
  • Skin changes
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain

 

We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

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Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

Click Now To Request Your Free Initial Consultation

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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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 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.

We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

Click Now To Request Your Free Initial Consultation

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

Click Now To Request Your Free Initial Consultation

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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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.

 

We invite you for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more

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Success Stories

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PCOS RESOLVED WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS

“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 »

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SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)!

“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 »

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DIABETES AND PCOS - OFF INSULIN AND INCREASED FERTILITY

“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 »

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Which PCOS Type Are You?

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 »

* 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