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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!

I implicitly trust her wisdom and approach

Reflecting on my experience and interactions with Julie as my acupuncturist, I implicitly trust her wisdom and approach to supporting my sense of well-being. As part of my regular visits, I appreciate Julie’s very intuitive presence and approach to what I may need at any given moment, incorporating whatever I share into each treatment I receive.

I truly believe that Sherry was instrumental in helping lead a pain free life (I am not exaggerating)!

When I visited Sherry for the first time I was in a state of desperation. I had been to many physicians, had many medical procedures and nothing seemed to help. I was skeptical about the whole acupuncture process, but at that point I would try anything! I was having many digestive issues and experience pain every time I ate anything, solid or liquid. Needless to say I was a mess. Sherry put me at ease immediately, her quiet,calm demeanour was very soothing.

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.

Something that we thought might never happen for us...

Dear Spence::
This note is long overdue. I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for all the great work you do each and every day. Your day doesn't just stop when the office door closes or when the weekend shows up on the calendar. If needed you will provide support beyond those business hours and beyond your professional duty. And I'm very happy that we got to meet you and benefit from your wonderful care.

An integral part of my health team!

Harris has a calm and gentle energy that is very healing and supportive. He connects with his patients in so many ways. An integral part of my health team! - M.Q.

Sean Supports IVF process

I met Sean after being referred to Yinstill for my first acupuncture treatment in conjunction with my IVF treatments at PCRM. I had never imagined how good acupuncture would make me feel until I experienced it with Sean. I first met him and I had a very instant feeling of comfort, ease and trust. He is very down to earth, easy to talk to and is very sensitive to my issues as related to infertility. He catered my treatment alongside my IVF treatments and was heartfelt and caring as each visit progressed. After my first treatment with Sean, I was blown away by how I felt.

RMT Making my Pregnancy More Comfortable

I started receiving massages from Natalie in my second trimester and continued to see her every other week throughout the rest of my pregnancy. She was so good and helpful that I upgraded to weekly massages. Natalie took time to assess my body and its changes and ask about areas of concern that needed attention for that session. Each treatment, she worked on my entire body, while focusing special attention and time to the tender areas, so I always left feelings thoroughly satisfied (but wanting more!).

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.

Proud & Pregnant

After a long and frustrating journey with infertility I am proud to announce that I am 14 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby! My husband and I recently had the pleasure to see our angel baby on ultrasound and we were amazed to see the beautiful result of our endurance and resilience. We would not be at this settled place without the help of Dr. Spence Pentland.

Sherry was very welcoming and put my mind at ease.

I had never tried acupuncture before and I was a little nervous until I met with Sherry. She was very welcoming and put my mind at ease. She took a lot of time to talk to me to find out my desired outcome for treatments. I saw her for prenatal treatments to prepare my body for labour. I was afraid that I would go overdue since all the women in my family always went overdue. Sherry did a great job at treating me and I felt relaxing during our sessions. I ended up going into labour on my due date and had a problem free labour and delivery! I would recommend her to anyone!

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.

After 6 rounds of Clomid and a failed IVF cycle...

After 6 rounds of Clomid and a failed IVF cycle, I explored the option of IVF acupuncture for my second IVF cycle. Having acupuncture on my embryo transfer day gave me the confidence that my body and mind were at their epitome of relaxation. Also, having it done on site gave me the calming, positive and warm thoughts I was seeking for the moments leading up to my embryo transfer - and the relaxation right after. I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with twins. I truly believe Dr. Pentland's help has contributed to my success!

~Anonymous

Support during Late Pregnancy

I had several acupuncture treatments with Sean while I was in my last two months of pregnancy. He was incredibly knowledgable and gentle. He asked a lot of questions about how I was feeling and in turn tried to release areas of discomfort. Overall a very positive experience. I will be back for my next pregnancy:)

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