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I really appreciated the care I received from Harris

I really appreciated the care I received from Harris. At first I was uncertain about seeing a male practitioner for my reproductive health concerns, but from my first meeting with him I felt very comfortable, and my comfort and trust grew the longer we worked together. I was consistently impressed with his knowledge about, and passion for, acupuncture and chinese medicine. I felt that he always took the time to listen to my specific concerns and symptoms, and tailored his approach to work specifically for my needs.

Profound satisfaction

I’ve had all kinds of massages from all types of practitioners. I’ve had deep tissue, soft tissue, Swedish, Thai, Ayurvedic – you name it. I’ve found all beneficial in their way, but each discipline has its limits and none were able to provide the treatment I needed. I was expecting a similar experience with Natalie. But my first session was a revelation. Natalie intuitively grasped the unique needs of my body. Her fluency in a wide range of approaches allowed her to synthesize different techniques in order to directly address my problems. The result: profound satisfaction.

Forever grateful for their clinic and doctors!

Dr. Pentland and the entire Yinstill staff have incredibly supportive during our journey to conceive. Having a lot of troubles conceiving in the past to major medical problems, we were resolved to a life without bearing children. Discovering TCM and Dr. Pentland opened our eyes to more than just traditional western medicine. Even after our first failed IVF attempt, Dr. Pentland gave us an ear to listen and the support we desperately needed. He convinced us to start a new treatment plan in preparation for a second IVF cycle.

Help With Fertility

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.

The clinic and care you will receive is the most patient-centred, warm, and empathetic I have ever encountered

My husband and I went to Yinstill for treatment during our fertility journey (including IUI and IVF). As a physician myself trained in Western medicine, I sought out acupuncture with the mindset that it would enhance our fertility and compliment the fertility clinic treatments. What we found, was a complete surprise; under the care of Dr. Harris Fisher, we were supported in the most wholistic way possible. Dr. Fisher is an extremely kind, astute practitioner and his emotional support was exceedingly valuable.

IVF is an incredibly stressful procedure and I always left your clinic feeling more relaxed

Hi Dr Pentland / Dr Fisher, I wanted to thank you both for the exceptional care you provided me those two weeks in Burnaby when I was going through IVF treatment. I feel that the care you both showed me was far above and beyond what I have ever experienced at an acupuncture clinic, and your concern for and treatment of the acute shoulder pain I was also experiencing at that time was truly appreciated. Your clinic is like a spa with the scented eye pillow, guided meditations, and cozy electric blanket!

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!

After suffering 3 miscarriages...

I came to see Dr. Pentland at the recommendation of a friend, after suffering 3 miscarriages. I was at the lowest point in my life and feeling very depressed and pessimistic about the future. At the very first meeting, Dr. Pentland made me feel at ease and gave me hope. He listened to me with complete attention as I cried and told him my history. Dr. Pentland was always calm, soothing and optimistic.

Another Huge Fan !

After some time trying to conceive, I became concerned that my body was somehow subtly out of balance. According to western medical methods, everything was completely "normal", but I had an inkling that my IBS and the years I had spent overseas working in a stressful environment had taken a toll on my body.

Very important to be comfortable on embryo transfer day

When I first heard about a new acupuncture service on site at PCRM, I was so glad because of a convenience. I had a really great relaxing experience on the day of embryo transfer. In my opinion, it is very important to be comfortable on this day of treatment. I was surprised of the calm environment: warm bed and blanket, pleasant scent of essential oils and relaxing meditation.

Many thanks to Dr. Spence Pentland.

~Anonymous

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.

20 YEAR JOURNEY COMPLETED!

Wow, I’m not sure where to begin, I think the title alone says a lot. I just wish I had learned about Spence a lot sooner. I first learnt of Spence from a flyer in the waiting room of the IVF office in the fall of 2008. At the time I was only days away from retrieval. This was technically our 2nd attempt at IVF but the first one was 10 years prior, it took us that long to muster up the courage and strength (emotionally) to give IVF another try. In the meantime we had tried numerous alternative therapies with no success, and also taken time off to enjoy life too.

Results were quite noticable

This was my first experience with acupuncture. I feel very fortunate to have met Julie and had her as my therapist. She guided me through the process very professionally and sensitive to my needles. The results especially after the second treatment were quite noticeable and of great comfort for my arthritis. I highly recommend this treatment and can assure “first” time patients to relax and enjoy.
— Diane Goldfeder

Message of appreciation for allergy relief and increased energy

I wanted to take a moment to send you a message of appreciation for Tuesday's appointment. Thank you so very much for taking the time to listen to my whirlwind of symptoms and treating me as you did. I actually don't even no where to begin except to say that within an hour of treatment, my entire mental and physical state had done a complete 180.

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