Infertility Awareness Week Videos

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During infertility awareness week 2019 we posted a series of videos consisting of lectures and interviews with fertility experts including fertility acupuncturists, reproductive endocrinologists, laser therapist and reproductive urologists.   


The videos below are educational and share how to optimize your fertility whether trying to conceive (TTC) naturally or with IVF.  Please share this page with your friends and family who also may benefit from watching.


Video:  Nourish the Soil Before You Plant the Seed.

Dr. Lorne Brown, Acubalance's clinical director here in Vancouver, discusses optimizing fertility and what men and women can do to reach their peak fertility potential using natural methods.


Video: Poor Embryo Development. Maybe It's Him.

Dr Paul Turek, reproductive urologist, shares how poor embryo development can be related to the guy in many cases.  And how diet, lifestyle and a good antioxidant supplement can help with sperm DNA fragmentation.  Find out why all roads to fertility lead to Chinese medicine.

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Video: Low Level Laser Therpay (LLLT)  Photobiomodulation for Recharging Egg Quality

Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs and Dr Lorne Brown, Fertility acupuncturist at Acubalance Vancouver, discuss the latest research and mechanism of low level laser therapy (LLLT) / photobiomodulation for maximizing egg quality potential.


Video: Preconception Care and Epigenetics (health blueprint) of your future child.

Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs, shares what the current data and literature says about what variables you can still control in the weeks and months leading up to an IVF to improve your chances.


Video: Laser + Acupuncture Doubles Blastocyst Reaching Rate

Dr Nakamura (fertility acupuncturists in Japan) has been collecting data for over 10 years on combining laser and acupuncture for fertility.  He has found an increase in the rate of embryos growing to day 5 when combining laser and acupuncture for 3 to 6 months. 


Video: Is there a risk of discarding tested embryos that may have resulted in a baby if transferred?

Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs, discusses the risk and benefits of testing embryos before choosing to transfer them.


Video: Integrative Approach for Ovulatory Disorders and PCOS Infertility.

This is a clip from a lecture Dr. Lorne Brown presented in Los Angeles on the Acubalance approach (Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbs low level laser therapy, supplements, stress reduction, diet and lifestyle) to treat ovulatory disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  The full lecture is available for acupuncturists on Healthy Seminars.


Video: IVF Doctor Refers his IVF Poor Responders to Acupuncture. 

This clip is taken from a lecture Dr. Richard Mars (IVF doctor) presented in Los Angeles about why he recommends 60 days of acupuncture and herbs for poor ovarian responders before starting their next IVF cycle. The full lecture is available for acupuncturists on Healthy Seminars.


Video: Reading the cards. What the Semen Analysis Really Means

Dr Paul Turek, reproductive Urologist, talks about the pros and cons of the semen analysis and what men can do to improve their sperm quality.  How important is the health of the man and his sperm quality when it comes to infertility?  The full lecture is available for acupuncturists on Healthy Seminars.



Video: Male Factor Infertility. What about the Men!

It seems so much of the emphasis is on the female and very little on the men even though up to 50% of a couples infertility can related to the male partner.  Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs chats with Dr Lorne Brown of Acubalance Wellness Centre about men's health and sperm and its impact on IVF success and the health of a couple’s future child? 


Video: Integrative Fertility Care 

Fertility Acupuncturist, Dr. Lorne Brown, ask reproductive endogrinologist, Dr. Paul Magarelli,  if patients openly tell him if they are taking herbs and going for acupuncture?  And what does this have to with his mother in-law?  (quite funny... worth watching)


Video: IVF Fresh vs Frozen Transfer

Dr. Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist in Colorado Springs, shares why he freezes all cycles and how this improves his patients' IVF success rates.