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Highly Recommend Dr. Spence Pentland: Healthy Baby after a Stillborn

I came to Dr. Spence after having a stillborn baby in 2009. I never considered TCM or acupuncture before and didn’t even know that it would help me (and frankly was terrified of needles!). I only knew that I needed more that what my family doctor was offering, which was to get pregnant and “hope it doesn’t happen again.”

Dr. Flynn helped us on our journey to parenthood

I have been a patient of Dr. Erin Flynn’s for over four years. A friend recommended acupuncture as I have PCOS and was having a hard time getting pregnant, and I thought “why not”? A quick Google search led me to a clinic specializing in fertility and my instant love of acupuncture was born.

To say that the care and services of the staff at Yinstill were paramount to my success would be an understatement

On the eve of the birth of my first child, I find it important to reflect and give gratitude to the people who played an intricate part of my success. I first came to Yinstill on August 12th, 2013 after a laproscopy and miscarriage. I had been told that, at 37, I had little to no chance of successfully carrying a baby to term because of low egg quality and quantity. Needless to say, I was crushed but decided to give IVF and acupuncture a try regardless of the odds.

There’s a saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. In our case, it took a village to create a child

There’s a saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. In our case, it took a village to create a child. Well, maybe not a village, but a team of dedicated medical professionals who’s one goal was to help us create our child.

Regular Treatments are Beneficial

I've been receiving acupuncture form Sean on a regular basis for over a year now. He's professional, curious, and accommodating. He asks relevant questions. He clearly communicates how he plans to fix me, but is careful to make sure I agree with the approach. The clinic itself also has a warm feel to it. Highly recommended.

Have seen drastic changes

I have been using acupunture since june 06... just absolutely love it and have seen some drastic changes. (here is a few exemples, I am sleeping better at night, my body feels warmer, drastic change in the pain that occurs during af, no headaches, I am eating better and aware of herbal benefits. have discovered I am lactose intolerant!, no blood clots, period is less heavy on day 2 (i used to use 20 tampons in 2 days)...I am more relaxed and stress free, I don't have sensitive boobs and no more PMS...

Spence is caring and listens to me about what I have to say about my body...

A crucial part in the success of my very first IVF

It was so convenient to have the procedure done on site and i couldn't get over how relaxed i was coming out of my appointment. I was more nervous about the accupuncture then the IVF transfer but once i got in and talked to Dr. Pentland all my fears were resolved and i could have just fallen asleep right there in the office! I would highly recommend the IVF day of transfer procedure, and found it to be a crucial part in the success of my very first IVF attempt! Thanks Dr Pentland for being a part of our journey!

Sean was Pivotal on our Journey

I’ve been seeing Sean for about 5 months now to help with fertility. It has been a really great experience working with Sean. He is a great listener and an excellent practitioner and I think that working with him has been pivotal in helping us get pregnant. Whether it is practical advice or tips, or encouraging words combined with the acupuncture, it has been a truly positive experience and I don’t think I would be at this place now without him. I’d highly recommend getting treatment from Sean.

Not pregnant but you made such a difference in my life...

I want to thank you so much for all your care and attention to my treatment, I know it has made a big difference, and in particular in the last few months, you are truly gifted in knowing what people need, and helping them see that. I am very excited to have had such a great response during this last transfer, as well, so is my Doctor, and he is confident we are on the right track and would like to continue. We have a number of things to consider and will take some time to mull everything over and get ready to take on our next challenges.

Help with Restless Leg Syndrome

Thoughtful and welcoming: Restless legs at night had been driving me crazy for months, when I finally decided to try acupuncture. My first time, so naturally i was apprehensive. So impressed that Sean took time to research issue and offer some great insights (an iron test) that my family doctor never suggested. He was right about the iron, and I could definitely changes in energy in my over-stimulated legs and mind. He was also non-judge-y about suggesting lifestyle changes. Every appointment was very relaxing, and after 5 sessions over a month, no more restless legs!!

Time to let the embryo "snuggle in"

I personally didn't enjoy the pre treatment, but only because I was so anxious about the embryo transfer that I found that I couldn't relax. However I was thankful for the treatment after the transfer. Because it was onsite, it was only a few feet a way, which meant more time to let the embryo "snuggle in". It greatly helped to relieve all the tension that I felt leading upto the transfer. Dr. Pentland was of course (and still is) a good sounding board and offered some great advice for the day of the transfer

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It was such a relief to be treated as a whole person

It was such a relief to be treated as a whole person after encountering the detachment of the Western Medical approach.

I had been trying to conceive for 3 years when I decided to try acupuncture after having some small spots of endometriosis removed. My gynecologist had told me that I had a 6 month window of opportunity to achieve pregnancy if this was the problem. I wanted to optimize my chances by visiting Acubalance.

Abdominal massage

"I've never had abdominal massage before so at first I thought was a little weird, but the effects are so beneficial that I'm going to ask for my tummy to be massaged every time"

L.W.

Healthy Baby Girl !

I received acupuncture in the late Spring of 2008 at your centre in an attempt to conceive my first child. I wanted to let all of the wonderful staff know that I successfully conceived in June and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in February 2009. Thank-you to all of the practitioners for helping make my dream come true. In particular I would like to thank the staff that treated me in my journey, Alda, Raeghan, Spence and Ryan. All of you were incredibly professional, compassionate and skilled in treating me and you all made my journey in trying to conceive much less stressful.

I travelled a long road

My infertility nightmare started almost 3 years ago when my husband and I started trying to conceive, I was 36 at the time. After 7 months I became pregnant but unfortunately lost the pregnancy at 6 weeks. The months following my miscarriage are a very black time in my life. I grieved our loss and became increasingly depressed due to our inability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. (I had chemical pregnancies following the first miscarriage).

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