Working Through Menopause, Naturally

Since the published National Institute of Health study on the effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy, women and their physicians continue to seek natural alternatives that offer individually tailored bio-identical (natural) hormone balancing.   Pre, peri and post-menopausal women can experience the effects of hormone fluctuations for many years. Just because a woman is no longer Read More…

Pregnancy Related Conditions Effectively Treated With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is good for treating many conditions and uncomfortable issues associated with being pregnant. Prevent miscarriage. Treatments 1-2 times per week help prevent miscarriage or early pregnancy loss by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, reducing stress, and encouraging blood flow to the developing embryo. Nausea or morning sickness. Depending on the severity Read More…

Conditions during pregnancy that are effectively treated with acupuncture

By: Dr. Spence Pentland (Vancouver Fertility Acupuncturist) Acupuncture is good for treating many conditions and uncomfortable issues associated with being pregnant. Prevent miscarriage. Treatments 1-2 times per week help prevent miscarriage or early pregnancy loss by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, reducing stress, and encouraging blood flow to the developing embryo. Spotting Read More…

How To Treat A Thin Uterine Lining To Improve Fertility

By: Dr. Spence Pentland (Vancouver Fertility Acupuncturist) One of the major causes of infertility and IVF failure is a thin uterine lining, inadequate blood flow to the uterus, i.e. low uterine artery pulsatility index. Treatment to increase blood flow is essential to improving fertility and reducing chances of miscarriage. It should be noted that stress, Read More…

Suzy’s Difficult Journey to Motherhood: a true story

By: Dr. Spence Pentland, (Vancouver Fertility Acupuncturist) Right from the start Suzy and her husband were faced with reproductive challenges. After trying to conceive for quite some time, it was found that her husband did not produce any sperm, a somewhat common condition called azoospermia. After extensive research and counsel, they learned that to have Read More…