Whether you are trying to get pregnant and fulfill the dream of completing your family, or if you just want to feel well again, Yinstill, British Columbia’s premier Traditional Chinese Reproductive Medicine clinic provides hope, resources and natural integrated treatment for men and women experiencing infertility and related conditions, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and pregnancy. It is our goal to help put you back in control of your life, work with you to determine your unique needs so we can offer the support and treatment options necessary to get you pregnant and create a happy healthy family, and restore the quality of life you deserve.

We believe nothing is more important than family. Everyone who desires should be able to experience the gift of becoming a parent. We understand that the struggles of infertility can be extremely difficult. We believe holistic support is necessary during these times and are passionate about delivering the care required along this journey.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is re-inventing the way people get pregnant. Our Doctors collective experience and specialized training in the treatment of reproductive health issues is unsurpassed in Vancouver. All of our practitioners are licenced with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of BC (CTCMA – http://ctcma.bc.ca) and many are certified Fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM – http://aborm.org).

What makes Yinstill unique is our many years of integration with two of BC’s largest IVF clinics; the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine (PCRM), Grace Fertility, and Genesis Fertility Center. These relationships have served to deepen our understanding of what women and couples are going through, and how to better support them on their journey.

We look forward to being a part of your journey.


or to book a full initial appointment to evaluate
both male and female reproductive health today.


or to book a full initial appointment to evaluate
both male and female reproductive health today.

Dr. TCM, FABORM, Founder of Yinstill,
Author of ‘Being Fertile’, creator of the Being Fertile Program (BFP+)

“Over the past fourteen years I have seen the profound effect that infertility has on women and couples. It touches on something so fundamental to our being human that the emotional depths experienced are unlike any other – studies showing psychological impact comparable to the diagnosis and struggle with cancer. Looking through the lens of infertility I have gained intimate insights into the functioning of the body and human spirit. I feel blessed to have been a part of so many journeys toward the creation of family and feel the world needs to know more of these struggles so that we can all better support those who are hurting beyond comprehension.”

Since 2004, Dr. Spence Pentland TCM, has focused exclusively on treating reproductive health stress & pain including infertility, IVF support, endometriosis, PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, prostatitis, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. After pursuing undergraduate studies in botany, herbology and horticulture, he went on to graduate with his doctor of TCM from the acclaimed International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC before completing his internship at Anhui Hospital of TCM, Hefei City, China. In 2008, he obtained certification with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). In 2015 Dr. Pentland also obtained certification with the Canadian Association of Oriental Obstetrical Medicine (CAOOM).

I look forward to being a part of your journey.

Dr. TCM, FABORM, MSc, BA

Erin Flynn is a registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM) and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She is a member of the IVF Acupuncture Group – a team of doctors providing evidence-based acupuncture services on-site for patients undergoing IVF in Greater Vancouver. She has been practicing professionally since 2006, and has focused her practice on women’s health & fertility, pain & stress management, and preventative medicine.

Dr. Flynn completed the five year DTCM Diploma program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver. During that time she traveled to China (Hefei, Anhui) and studied acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at a local TCM hospital. Since graduating from school Erin has continued to take advanced courses from respected leaders in the field such as Jane Lyttleton, Bob Flaws, Debra Betts, Miki Shima, Kiiko Matsumoto, Richard Tan, and Daoshing Ni. In May of 2012, Erin returned to China (Nanjing, Jiangsu) and completed a fellowship in Traditional Chinese Medicine which focused exclusively on the treatment of women’s health and fertility using a combined eastern and western medical approach.

Junko graduated from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver where she completed the 4 year Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine program . She has been interested in alternative health since childhood. Her grandmother used to pick dandelions and mugwort for cooking. Her father’s side of the family was fond of Traditional Chinese Medicine especially Moxibustion.

She completed touch for health kinesiology level 1 & 2 at M B H Kinesiology College in Osaka, Japan and Western Herbal Medicine Detoxification program . She is a certified therapist in the Preventive Medicine Health & Beauty Association of Tokyo.

After 5 years of being a co-owner of an international English school in Okayam a, Japan, Junko and her husband decided to raise their beautiful daughter in the nature of Canada. Being a mother of a toddler and a teenage home stay student at the same time as being a TCM student wasn’t easy but she enjoyed every aspect of her life with positive, calm energy and a hard working nature as she completed the 3 year acupuncturist program in 2 years.

The amazing gynecology class taught by Dr. Zhi Hong Huang solidified her career path of reproductive health as her focus. She recognizes that hormonal balance, timing, flow of Q i and blood, organ function and how everything works separately and together is at the core of the TCM treatment of reproductive health conditions. Making a family is the same as the universe of Yin-Yang which are opposite but complementary, interdependent, interconnected and interrelate to one another.

R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A,
IVF Patient Coordinator

R.TCM.P, FABORM, B.A,
IVF Patient Coordinator

Junko graduated from International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver where she completed the 4 year Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine program . She has been interested in alternative health since childhood. Her grandmother used to pick dandelions and mugwort for cooking. Her father’s side of the family was fond of Traditional Chinese Medicine especially Moxibustion.

She completed touch for health kinesiology level 1 & 2 at M B H Kinesiology College in Osaka, Japan and Western Herbal Medicine Detoxification program . She is a certified therapist in the Preventive Medicine Health & Beauty Association of Tokyo.

After 5 years of being a co-owner of an international English school in Okayam a, Japan, Junko and her husband decided to raise their beautiful daughter in the nature of Canada. Being a mother of a toddler and a teenage home stay student at the same time as being a TCM student wasn’t easy but she enjoyed every aspect of her life with positive, calm energy and a hard working nature as she completed the 3 year acupuncturist program in 2 years.

The amazing gynecology class taught by Dr. Zhi Hong Huang solidified her career path of reproductive health as her focus. She recognizes that hormonal balance, timing, flow of Q i and blood, organ function and how everything works separately and together is at the core of the TCM treatment of reproductive health conditions. Making a family is the same as the universe of Yin-Yang which are opposite but complementary, interdependent, interconnected and interrelate to one another.

Registered Acupuncturist

Lara graduated from the International College for Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver where she completed the three-year Acupuncture Diploma program. Lara is a registrant of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA).

She is a Registered Acupuncturist with an interest and passion in reproductive health, facial rejuvenation, pain management and other health concerns and conditions.

She enjoys helping patients achieve wellness by discovering the patient’s unique needs, primary issues and areas of imbalance. She balances the body using acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese therapies such as cupping, moxibustion, electro stimulation acupuncture (EA), facial rejuvenation, tuina and auricular acupuncture. Lara aims to set newcomers to acupuncture at ease by explaining the process in a language that you can understand. A huge believer in work-life balance, she derives tremendous satisfaction from helping patients achieve their own health goals that will ultimately improve their overall quality of life.

Lara has integrated holistic medicine and health in her life from an early age. She was raised in the Caribou region of Interior BC, where her experiences in nature were every day and her gratitude towards natural balance and healing grew. Lara’s passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) grew out of her own personal experiences during pregnancy with TCM over 15 years ago when she was pregnant with a breech baby. TCM helped to turn her breech baby and also started a profound interest and journey into Chinese Medicine. She studied environmental studies at SFU before gaining an invaluable appreciation of the medical philosophy surrounding Eastern culture.

Dr. Nora Shilo is a naturopathic physician with a passion for fertility and reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Shilo believes that the body’s ability to create life is one if it’s most incredible functions, and her mission is to assist her patients on this journey by using personalized, integrative medicine to enhance both female and male fertility. Dr. Shilo provides support for natural conception, IVF, and pregnancy, and treats common conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalance using dietary & lifestyle counseling, IV vitamin & nutrient therapy, and other evidence-based methods that are complementary to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Shilo is also licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs when indicated, and she collaborates with the rest of the team at Yinstill to provide you with the ultimate form of integrative care. Dr. Shilo’s psychology background allows and inspires her to further explore the mind-body connection with her patients by helping them navigate the emotional factors of physical ailments that may be holding them back from complete wellness. Dr. Shilo’s goal at each visit is to empower you by providing personalized, feasible treatment plans, and to work with you to create sustainable changes that will help you achieve your current health goals and enhance your long-term wellness.

Dr. Shilo’s psychology background allows and inspires her to further explore the mind-body connection with her patients by helping them navigate the emotional factors of physical ailments that may be holding them back from complete wellness. Dr. Shilo’s goal at each visit is to empower you by providing personalized, feasible treatment plans, and to work with you to create sustainable changes that will help you achieve your current health goals and enhance your long-term wellness. Dr. Shilo is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and is a member of both the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Naturopathic Doctor

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Nora Shilo is a naturopathic physician with a passion for fertility and reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Shilo believes that the body’s ability to create life is one if it’s most incredible functions, and her mission is to assist her patients on this journey by using personalized, integrative medicine to enhance both female and male fertility. Dr. Shilo provides support for natural conception, IVF, and pregnancy, and treats common conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalance using dietary & lifestyle counseling, IV vitamin & nutrient therapy, and other evidence-based methods that are complementary to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Shilo is also licensed to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs when indicated, and she collaborates with the rest of the team at Yinstill to provide you with the ultimate form of integrative care. Dr. Shilo’s psychology background allows and inspires her to further explore the mind-body connection with her patients by helping them navigate the emotional factors of physical ailments that may be holding them back from complete wellness. Dr. Shilo’s goal at each visit is to empower you by providing personalized, feasible treatment plans, and to work with you to create sustainable changes that will help you achieve your current health goals and enhance your long-term wellness.
Dr. Shilo’s psychology background allows and inspires her to further explore the mind-body connection with her patients by helping them navigate the emotional factors of physical ailments that may be holding them back from complete wellness. Dr. Shilo’s goal at each visit is to empower you by providing personalized, feasible treatment plans, and to work with you to create sustainable changes that will help you achieve your current health goals and enhance your long-term wellness. Dr. Shilo is in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and is a member of both the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Registered Acupuncturist

Sherry Jobani completed her studies as Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Magna Cum Laude at Pacific Rim, school of complementary and integrative medicine. Her focus includes infertility, endometriosis, menstrual irregularities, and addiction. Prior to her TCM education Sherry completed numerous courses in science and counselling at University of British Columbia which allow her to work in the field of mental health. Sherry is committed to healing and dedicated to the long term well being of her patients.

Health and healing have since youth been of primary importance to Sherry. A ballet dancer, injuries were common to her and she overcame those through TCM. That initiated Sherry’s pursuit of holistic lifestyle and her practice of medicine.

Chantal Pentland, Office Director and Co-founder of Yinstill, is in charge of marketing, graphic design, social media, and human resources. Chantal has spent her last decade as the Creative director at Nettwerk Records, a local very successful label (Sarah McLaughlin, Bare Naked ladies, Avril Lavigne). Her skills in Human Resources and managing talent has come in handy at Yinstill as she thrives working along side such an amazing team of doctors and practitioners. Most of all she is creative and this lends itself well to her passion for design, graphic design and unique marketing ideas. She offers free in-house graphic design work and marketing advice for our practitioners. She cares deeply about the Yinstill’s clients and the practitioners, and most days you will see her up front or in the back connecting with the clients that come in.

Chantal’s most important motivation is setting a good example of a strong woman for her two (soon 3, & yes Chinese Medicine was a key factor with each pregnancy) young boys, as well as keeping her family happy, healthy and thriving.

Co-Founder, COO

Co-Founder, COO

Chantal Pentland, Office Director and Co-founder of Yinstill, is in charge of marketing, graphic design, social media, and human resources. Chantal has spent her last decade as the Creative director at Nettwerk Records, a local very successful label (Sarah McLaughlin, Bare Naked ladies, Avril Lavigne). Her skills in Human Resources and managing talent has come in handy at Yinstill as she thrives working along side such an amazing team of doctors and practitioners. Most of all she is creative and this lends itself well to her passion for design, graphic design and unique marketing ideas. She offers free in-house graphic design work and marketing advice for our practitioners. She cares deeply about the Yinstill’s clients and the practitioners, and most days you will see her up front or in the back connecting with the clients that come in.

Chantal’s most important motivation is setting a good example of a strong woman for her two (soon 3, & yes Chinese Medicine was a key factor with each pregnancy) young boys, as well as keeping her family happy, healthy and thriving.

General Manager


Jaclyn Guse is the GM of Yinstill Reproductive Wellness. She is an open-minded and welcoming individual with an interest in alternative medicines and health practices, which stems from her own personal health journey. Jaclyn is dedicated to providing a supportive and sacred space for the patients of Yinstill. She is deeply motivated by the impact of positive change that comes from patients experiences at the clinic. She believes that the work being done at Yinstill spreads seeds of hope, joy, and growth in our community and she is grateful to be able to contribute to the support system that patients rely on during trying times.


Moninder holds a B.Sc in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. She loves to help individuals with a natural and holistic approach, which led her to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. Upon completing her studies, she aspires to practise as a Chinese Medicine doctor. Moninder is looking forward to develop a deeper understanding and enhance her knowledge in the field of Women’s Health at Yinstill.

Reception / Administration

Reception / Administration

Moninder holds a B.Sc in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. She loves to help individuals with a natural and holistic approach, which led her to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine. Upon completing her studies, she aspires to practise as a Chinese Medicine doctor. Moninder is looking forward to develop a deeper understanding and enhance her knowledge in the field of Women’s Health at Yinstill.

Alison Lumley


R.Ac., MSAOM, BA

Alison was immediately drawn to the practice of holistic medicine when she first experienced treatment by a homeopathic doctor. She knew that being so completely seen and heard by the practitioner was an integral part of her healing process. Wanting to be a part of this healing movement, she applied for and entered the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program at the highly-regarded Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas.Over the course of her studies, and in keeping with her undergraduate degree in psychology, she was consistently drawn to matters of the spirit and mind and to those in particular of women’s health. After completing the program at AOMA and being recognized as a practitioner of TCM by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (US), she found her place at the Texas Center for Reproductive Acupuncture where she practiced for four years. Her time at TCRA, by virtue of both the team and the couples seeking treatment further informed her how each person is unique and requires a treatment approach and plan that is uniquely theirs. Each instance of recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, diminished ovarian reserve, unexplained infertility had a face, a spirit, and a story ready to be seen, acknowledged, and heard.

It is with a sense of enthusiasm and humility that Alison joins the esteemed team at Yinstill in the beautiful endeavor of accompanying people in their very own remarkable journeys toward welcoming new life. Alison is recognized by NCCAOM (US) and the CTCMA (CA). Her practice is complemented and informed by her love of singing, songwriting, guitar playing, dance, yoga, and all things creative.

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