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The Roller Coaster

For me, the infertility roller coaster started on Day 1 of every cycle....the anticipation of timing things perfectly, the agonizing two week wait and the knife in my heart when I knew I wasn't pregnant...again and again and again and again. Through all of this, Spence and Raeghan and Lorne brought a healing touch to my treatments. Even while they were prescribing vile Chinese herbs to drink, it felt wonderful to be in their care. They treated me as a whole person and not just my reproductive system.

By the end of that day, my arm was back to normal...

I strained my arm muscle exercising and through various aggressive movements. It was so uncomfortable and sore, it was distracting me from my work, and I couldn’t lift anything. I received one treatment of acupuncture from Julie Shillabeer, of Acucare Acupuncture. The next morning, my arm felt significantly better, and by the end of that day, my arm was back to normal. Julie’s calm presence, professionalism, and competence helped me feel better quickly and effectively. Thanks Julie!

Grace McDonald

The best health care experience I have ever had...

Before I saw Dr. Pentland I was always a bit wary of chinese medicine mostly due to a lack of understanding. However, now I can honestly say that it was the best health care experience I have ever had. Dr. Pentland is a warm and intuitive person, but what I was most impressed by was his sound knowledge base which includes but is not limited to; nutrition, physiology, reproductive health, mental health and chinese interventions. I came to see him because I had decided to get pregnant and wanted to start the adventure on it's healthiest course. I had been off of an i.u.d.

migraines during pregnancy

I've been coming to Yinstill for a few months now (during my first trimester) for migraines. When you walk in, there is such a calm and relaxing atmosphere that even my husband has commented on it! Everyone from the staff (Sarah and Claire) to Junko who has been treating me have been so kind and helpful. I can't recommend Junko enough as she always listens to any concerns that I may have and even sends me recipes that will help after my pregnancy is over. I never would have thought acupuncture would help but amazingly I truly believe it has.

NL

I wanted to prevent another miscarriage

I came to Erin as I had experience with miscarriage in the past, and wanted to do everything I could to keep this pregnancy. From herbal remedies to traditional acupuncture treatments, Erin helped calm my worries and educate me on numerous practices. The biggest difference I found from Western medicine was that Erin had time to hear my concerns, and created a treatment plan just for me. She listened and worked with me to overcome every symptom I was experiencing as my pregnancy progressed.

Twins! I would just like to share my acupuncture experience

I had been through one complete IVF failure: 24 eggs, but nothing to freeze, and no pregnancy. I decided to use acupuncture to support the second attempt at IVF. My husband and I had both felt something was missing from the first treatment, even before we knew it had failed. I am now in the late stages of pregnancy, carrying a set of what appears to be very robust, healthy twins, from two implanted embryos. I also have eighteen great quality embryos in storage, a complete turnaround from the first procedure, after a change of IVF clinic too.

The calming, stress free enviroment helped me relax

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have had the onsite treatments, before and after my embryo transfer. The calming, stress free enviroment helped me relax before the transfer and my treatment after made me feel as though I had done everything I could in order to achieve success. Thank you Dr. Pentland for taking such wonderful care of me during this important time.

~Anonymous

Fertility Help and Men's Health

Working with Sean and the Yinstill team has been transformational for my physical and mental health. I began my treatment journey with Yinstill to increase my fertility, which resulted in my wife and I conceiving a child (who is a very awesome little human being) and also helped with my overall health, too. In addition to enhancing my fertility, I rarely succumb to colds, sleep better than I should with a toddler in the house, and handle stress well, too.

I recommend Erin for your first time acupuncture

Erin Flynn is a true professional and an incredibly caring person. I first started seeing her more than seven years ago to assist with stomach cramps, when she was still a student. After my first meeting with her I knew that it was an amazing gift that I had found her. Erin is so knowledgeable and a wonderful resource on issues, treatments and research related to women and all other health issues. Erin helped reduce my stomach pains and stress. She takes her time and really listens to your concerns and questions.

Acupuncture helped me finally conceive!

"I absolutely believe acupuncture was what helped me finally conceive. Dr Flynn has excellent bedside manner, a kind and Patient demeanor, and never let me give up on my body's ability to bear a child. I would recommend your clinic 100%. "

-anonymous, Vancouver

PCOS: hypothalamic amenorrhea

I write you hereby a short description of “our story”. I imagine every couple’s story will be different, but still, the doubts and disappointments must be there for everyone, and I would be most glad to encourage those who have lost faith.

PCOS: Pregnant the natural way

My husband and I started trying to conceive in January of 2006. Because of my having PCOS, we had already seen an infertility specialist at Genesis. I wasn’t ovulating as I hadn’t had a natural period in over a decade. My doctor started me on clomid right away. After about six months of trying and having no success, I heard of acupuncture through a friend. I decided to give it a try and met with Spence. Aside from receiving the acupuncture treatments, it was really nice to be able to discuss my infertility frustrations with someone so knowledgeable.

Injured in an auto accident

I was injured in auto accident prior to this trip. I was experiencing pain in upper and lower back with pain and great amount of stiffness in my neck. Upon 3 treatments of acupuncture I had increased my range of motion in my neck and greatly reduced pain in upper and lower back areas.
— Margie Tumolo

Healthy Baby Boy!

Before visiting Spence, I felt so alone, frustrated, disappointed and sad every month when my cycle would start yet again. Almost all my friends, family and close co-workers were pregnant / having babies. I was surrounded by all these lucky people who didn't have any problems conceiving so it was hard to find someone to talk to who really understood the ups and downs of what I was going through. I appreciated friends listening to me, but it wasn’t the same as being able to relate to someone who had experienced the same issues.

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