Did you know acupuncture can increase your chances of pregnancy when used with IVF?

In an effort to promote some of the benefits of acupuncture, Yinstill posted this early in 2015… (in reference to the study: SEE: INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNCTURE ON THE PREGNANCY RATE IN PATIENTS USING ARTIFICIAL REPRODUCTION THERAPY).


Acupressure for Fighting Colds, Battling Headaches and Improving Digestion

Acupressure is fantastic, not only because it works but also because you can do it on yourself. Here are two of the most commonly needled points in clinic that can improve our health and well-being heading into autumn. The video links will show you how to locate the points, as well as a simple technique for self-massage and stimulation.

Yes, you can treat PCOS naturally.

PCOS - this is an acronym that gets thrown around a lot at Yinstill and generally in my day to day life when interacting with patients. PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This is one of the most common causes of female infertility around the world, and especially in North America. Just from hearing the name, many people assume that this condition involves the presence of cysts on the ovaries. However, this is not the case and cystic ovaries are no longer a requirement for diagnosing this condition.

Beet Dip

If the thought of dipping carrot sticks into a bowl of bright pink paste seems peculiar, I urge you to give beets a chance and try this dip! It is smooth, creamy, and surprisingly not overly ‘beety’ in the taste department. Of course, it is also ridiculously nutritious, bursting with too many health benefits to name in this blog post. Iron is just one of the many nutrients that this recipe has going for it, with both the beets and sunflower seeds rich in the important mineral. While trying to conceive, it is a good idea to load up on iron-rich foods in order to prevent iron-deficiency anemia, which is very common during pregnancy.

Going Head To Head with Morning Sickness

Guest post by Nikki Hurst RHN

Being pregnant is an amazing adventure, with an amazing ending. However, for those of you who are or might be experiencing morning sickness during those first three months, here are a few tips to help get your through this uncomfortable time.

Please note, while the term is coined “morning” sickness, it should really be described as “any part of the day or night” sickness. But have no fear! There are things that can alleviate, or at least ease, the symptoms.


TeacherLove - Offer ends September 30th! Beat the Back-to-School STRESS with a complimentary acupuncture treatment at Yinstill (Vancouver or Surrey locations)! That's right, if you are a teacher, simply call 604.873.9355 or email to book. But that's not all - on top of receiving a free acupuncture treatment, we are also offering a free Blood Typing with our Dr. Nora Shilo, AND 50% off Stress and Immune Boosting IV treatments (see complete IV menu here -

Meet Dr. Fisher, Yinstill Clinical Manager...

We are so lucky to have such a great doctor at Yinstill. As clinical manager Dr. Harris Fisher ensures that all practice operations run smoothly and that each one of our doctors is doing all they can to maintain our premium service to the women and couples we see. The proof is in the results, and the success that Yinstill has with so many couples is due largely in part to the contributions of Dr. Fisher.

The IV Solution to Stress

Stress is inevitable in our day to day lives. The sooner we accept this simple fact, the sooner we can begin to take the right steps in mitigating the effects of stress on our body and mind. The problem with treatments and activities that claim to “reduce stress” is that stress, like pain, is perceived. So it is not possible to reduce the actual stressor - only the perceived effect that it has on you.

Your body on stress.

Sperm Health, Fertility and Food

The respected journal “Fertility and Sterility” published a significant study this month, relating to meat intake and how it is related to sperm quality and male fertility in conjunction with IVF. The study was focussed on couples undergoing infertility treatment with the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), but I believe that these results are important for all men to consider as they move forward on their journey to grow/build their family.

Blueberry-Mint Smoothie

Guest Post by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

Fruit smoothies with greens are perfect for light summer snacks; they make use of all the garden-fresh ingredients available, are cooling to the body, and provide extra hydration. Adding lettuce greens to your fruit smoothies is a great way of including more green foods in your diet, and the fruit usually masks the taste of the greens so you won’t feel like you’re drinking a salad.


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