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Most frequent questions and answers

The acupuncture needle is a safe, single-use, sterile needle that is the size of a human hair. The initial insertion can rarely be felt, and is a very minimal sensation. Sometimes people describe a heavy or achy sensation at the needle site, or sensations in seemingly unrelated parts of the body.

Bring an open mind, your list of symptoms, medications, and supplements, and any information that may be related to your condition. Our approach is a different framework that requires you to be engaged and active in the healing process. Following our guidelines are going to give you the best possible result.

How long the marks last depends on the depth of their color after the therapy. If the marks are a darker color, they may take one week to ten days to fade. Most cupping marks fade within a week.

Your initial session can take 55-75 minutes. All follow ups are 50-55 minutes and may include acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, and suggestions for herbal or natural remedies.

It is important to listen to your body after a treatment. Some days people leave energized, and other days, people leave feeling like they need to rest. It is important to avoid anything too rigorous or over stimulating to the nervous system so that the changes can set it without interruption.

We do not bill insurance directly. We do accept Flex or Health Savings Account Cards. If your insurance does cover acupuncture, we can provide a coded receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider.

Educational Videos

Acupuncture increases IUI and IVF pregnancy rates – New Data June 2021
Presented by Tracy Malone

Dr. Tracy Malone ND shares with Acubalance’s (Vancouver BC) Dr. Lorne Brown her data from the last 10 years of her Integrative practice (acupuncture & IVF) that shows an increase in pregnancies rates in both IUI and IVF when a series of 3 or more acupuncture and naturopathic medicine was added to the IUI or IVF cycle.

An Integrative approach: PCOS and Unexplained Infertility
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Genuis

Taking The Pain Out of Endometriosis Using Acupuncture: The facts
Presented by Mike Armour

PCOS: Egg Quality and Beyond
Presented by Dr. Fiona McCulloch ND

Mind and Body: Integrative PCOS Care for Cycle Regulation
Presented by Ruth Illing, MD, OBGYN, IVF Specialist, Diploma in Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

What PCOS patients are missing when it comes to testing and treatments
Presented by Mark Perloe

Integrative Preconception Care: The Benefits of Vitamin D
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Genuis

What women with PCOS need to know if trying to get pregnant
Ching-Ling (Lingky) Tan-Bleinroth, MD, Diploma in Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture

What Men Need to do Before IVF
Presented by Paul Turek, MD, Reproductive urologist, ABORM

Why a Sperm Test is Not Enough to Determine Infertility
Presented by Olivia Pojer, MD, TCM Dr, FABORM

What you can do now to improve egg and sperm quality before IVF Presented by Paul Magarelli, PhD, MD, REI, ABORM

Dr. Lorne Brown and Dr. Paul Magarelli discuss the importance of integrative preconception care to grow your family. Dr. Magarelli shares his knowledge on the role of maternal mitochondria in the energetics of early embryo development.

How to Get Pregnant Using an Integrative Approach
Presented by Dr. Laurena White, MD, OBGYN, REI, LAc, Chinese Herbalist

An integrative approach to recurrent pregnancy loss & implantation failure
Presented by Ursula Ritz, MD, OBGYN, IVF Specialist, TCM Dr, FABORM

Dr Lorne Brown interviews Dr Ursula Ritz an MD and Acupuncturist that integrates treatments to help with recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure.

Trailer for Endo What Documentary
Endo What? – The Highly Acclaimed 2016 Documentary about Endometriosis featuring Dr. Iris Orbuch. See Dr. Iris Orbuch in the new feature documentary by Shannon Cohn and her team, ENDO WHAT?

For more info about Endo What and to watch the movie, follow this link to Dr. Orbuch’s website.

Below the Belt
Endometriosis documentary

Watch the trailer and learn more here.  

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