Dr. Lorne Brown
Dr. Lorne Brown is the founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in British Columbia dedicated to reproductive health and fertility.
After receiving his Dr. of Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorne received extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine. Dr. Brown published the Acubalance Fertility Diet which is made available for free from the Acubalance website.
Internationally known for his pioneering work as an educator and advocate for integrated fertility care, Lorne was one of the first board certified fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). He also contributed greatly to the advancement of Reproductive Chinese Medicine in North America by founding ProDSeminars.com and Medigogy.com. Together, these two sites constitute the largest online source for continuing education and seminars on Chinese medicine for reproductive health. Lorne has a long-standing special interest in women’s health and fertility and is the Acupuncture expert advisor to IVF.ca : Canada’s premier online fertility community.
Lorne has presented at fertility conferences and meetings throughout North America, including the 2012 annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOCG), and the Science Advisory Panel of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC). He participates on numerous other boards and advisory panels as well, including the Quality Assurance Board of the British Columbia College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (CTCMA), and the PDA Advisory Panel for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is also a member of the Fertile Souls Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP) and was the first appointed “Natural Products Expert” to the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) for the University of British Columbia.
Knowledgeable admin staff is dedicated to making you feel welcome and at home during every interaction at Acubalance.
You can put your trust in their team of natural fertility specialists. Their practitioners are all qualified Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DR TCM) and have extensive postgraduate training and experience in Chinese Reproductive Medicine and IVF support. Acubalance has some of the longest standing practitioners certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.
DR. ALDA NGO B.Sc, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CEFP, CAOOM
Dr. Alda Ngo is a registered Doctor of TCM with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC (CTCMA of BC). After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology at UBC, she studied at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, where she completed the Doctor of TCM program.
Alda has been practicing TCM since 2005 and has been a part of the family at Acubalance Wellness Centre since 2007. Over the last number of years, she has furthered her studies and deepened her TCM practice with international leaders in such fields as Diagnostics, Fertility, Obstetrics, and Reproductive Medicine.
DR. EMILIE SALOMONS Dr TCM, FABORM, CAOOM, DOULA
Dr. Emilie Salomons is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DR. TCM) with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of BC. After graduating as a Dr. TCM, Emilie spent eight months in Beijing, China, doing postgraduate studies at the Dongzhimen University Hospital.
Emilie is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), as well as a co-founder and board member of the Canadian Association of Oriental Obstetrical Medicine (CAOOM).
She has also co-developed the first program in Canada for training midwives in Obstetrical Acupuncture for pain in labour.
DR. RYAN FUNK Dr TCM, FABORM
Dr. Ryan Funk graduated as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC. He then pursued postgraduate studies, completing 500 hours in Gynecology and Internal Medicine at theAnhui Hospital of TCM, Hefei City, China.
Ryan is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and believes that true healthcare is a partnership.
He is dedicated to working with clients to help them develop their lifestyle, diet, and mind-body practices that will optimize their fertility and increase their overall well-being.
DR. KALI MACISAAC ND, HBSc
Dr. Kali MacIsaac is a registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Prior to medical school, Kali earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo where her passion for healthcare developed. Following this, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario, for a 4-year accredited naturopathic medicine program.
Dr. MacIsaac works as a general practitioner, and has special interest in digestive health, reproduction and fertility, endocrinology and hormonal balance.
She has completed the full curriculum of Biological Medicine certification with the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle, as instructed by Dr. Thomas Rau MD, as well as a full curriculum in microscope technology from BiomedX.
BRONWYN MELVILLE B.A, R.Ac., R.Tcm.P, FABORM
Bronwyn Melville is a registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing an English degree at the University of Calgary, she attended the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, graduating from the program in 2002.
Bronwyn’s previous practice was with the Westside Midwives, where she worked primarily with pregnancy-related conditions such as nausea, fatigue, eczema, high blood pressure, cervical ripening and the usual aches and pains of pregnancy. Her career has spanned various other settings as well. For the past 3 years, she has worked in a physiotherapy clinic focused primarily on orthopedic medicine.
Concurrent with a private practice, she has had a contract with the PHS Community Services Society in the downtown eastside of Vancouver for almost ten years, where she treats patients with various conditions, including addictions, injuries, HIV, and mental illness. Furthermore, at BC Women’s Hospital in partnership with the University of BC, Bronwyn worked from 2005-2008 on a study performing acupuncture on chemically dependant pregnant women.
CHRISTINA CECCONI R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.Des
Christina is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of British Columbia.
She completed the 5 year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine here in Vancouver BC and has been involved with Acubalance since 2008.
Christina brings her unique creative background as both an industrial and communication designer to her practice which makes her a great problem solver and excellent at figuring out ambiguous symptoms.
Her design training combined with her medical background allows her to create customized treatment plans after looking at both the finer details and big picture of the patient’s health history.
Acubalance Wellness Centre is a reputable natural fertility clinic in Vancouver.
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On call for IVF transfers 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call in advance to book your transfer day acupuncture treatment.