How We Work



Our Approach

We understand how difficult infertility and other reproductive health challenges can be. It is our goal to help put you back in control of your life, and work with you to determine your unique needs so we can offer the support and treatment options necessary to get pregnant, create a happy healthy family, and/or restore the quality of life you deserve. There is no right or wrong time to start acupuncture. No matter where you are at on your fertility journey, we can help you optimize your overall reproductive health, increasing your chances of conception naturally or with assisted reproductive technology such as IVF. We also work with you throughout your pregnancy to ensure a healthy mother and baby.

Included with your initial appointment is a paperback copy of Dr Pentland’s book ‘Being Fertile‘, and access to the Being Fertile Program (BFP+) an online reproductive health education resource created for Yinstill clients only.

First step
We want you to know that Yinstill is the right fit for your reproductive health needs. Set up a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our experts to get your questions answered before booking your initial appointment. Call 604.873.9355 now to schedule a time that works for you.

Initial appointment
The next step. After you book your initial appointment with us you will be sent an email with details, resources, and a link to our online digital intake forms to be completed at least 2 days prior to your appointment. If you are trying to conceive and you feel you can speak freely with your partner present, then we encourage both you and your partner to attend.

Your practitioner will have had a chance to go through your intake history so the initial meeting is spent ensuring your needs, expectations, and questions are addressed. Most of this appointment is spent in consultation (unless time sensitive such as close to an upcoming IVF transfer) so that a customized plan can be prepared and emailed to you shortly after.

A short acupuncture treatment may be included, especially if it is your first time receiving acupuncture.

We will ensure you to go home feeling heard, confident, and clearly informed regarding what moving forward will look like.

Initial appointment
The next step. After you book your initial appointment with us you will be sent an email with details, resources, and a link to our online digital intake forms to be completed at least 2 days prior to your appointment. If you are trying to conceive and you feel you can speak freely with your partner present, then we encourage both you and your partner to attend.

Your practitioner will have had a chance to go through your intake history so the initial meeting is spent ensuring your needs, expectations, and questions are addressed. Most of this appointment is spent in consultation (unless time sensitive such as close to an upcoming IVF transfer) so that a customized plan can be prepared and emailed to you shortly after.

A short acupuncture treatment may be included, especially if it is your first time receiving acupuncture.

We will ensure you to go home feeling heard, confident, and clearly informed regarding what moving forward will look like.

Appointment duration
All acupuncture appointments (initial and follow ups) are approx 50 minutes in duration. 20 minutes of needle retention is necessary for treatment affect, but 30-40 minutes is most common (depending on amount of time spent consulting). Herbal consults and certain IV treatments can vary from 15-30 minutes (depending on need).

Customized Plan
If you do not have a target how can you hit it? After your initial appointment we send a detailed step-by-step plan that is individualized to meet your specific needs. The plan then serves as a guide to help keep us on track as we work together toward optimal reproductive health and the fulfillment of your dreams.

Your customized individual treatment plan will consist of;

  • a summary of your medical history and prognosis
  • clear health related goals (fertility is a manifestation of whole health)
  • important resources and further reading
  • recommended testing such as genetic, hormonal, cardiovascular, metabolic, stool, sperm DNA fragmentation
  • specific education regarding self-care, diet and nutrition, supplementation, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, exercise, things to avoid, and more
  • timelines and protocols for treatments such as Acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, hormone replacement, and IV nutrient therapy
  • and referrals to other healthcare professionals

Click here to learn more about our Healthy Fathers Program

Customized Plan
If you do not have a target how can you hit it? After your initial appointment we send a detailed step-by-step plan that is individualized to meet your specific needs. The plan then serves as a guide to help keep us on track as we work together toward optimal reproductive health and the fulfillment of your dreams.

Your customized individual treatment plan will consist of;

  • a summary of your medical history and prognosis
  • clear health related goals (fertility is a manifestation of whole health)
  • important resources and further reading
  • recommended testing such as genetic, hormonal, cardiovascular, metabolic, stool, sperm DNA fragmentation
  • specific education regarding self-care, diet and nutrition, supplementation, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, exercise, things to avoid, and more
  • timelines and protocols for treatments such as Acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, hormone replacement, and IV nutrient therapy
  • and referrals to other healthcare professionals

Testing
Your practitioner may recommend some testing to gain clarity regarding your case and specific requirements for treatment. In depth Genetic health, Hormones, Thyroid, CardioMetabolic, Stool, and Sperm DNA fragmentation may be indicated. It is very empowering to learn about yourself so that you can begin to take charge of your health and well-being. Click here for more information on available testing.

Acupuncture
It doesn’t hurt. Almost everyone that chooses acupuncture as a part of their life reports it being the most relaxing hour of their week. The managing of emotional stress, and the regulation of hormones, the immune system, and blood flow/nutrition to the reproductive organs, coupled with its safety, have made acupuncture a primary choice of medical treatment when reproductive health issues are concerned.

Acupuncture
It doesn’t hurt. Almost everyone that chooses acupuncture as a part of their life reports it being the most relaxing hour of their week. The managing of emotional stress, and the regulation of hormones, the immune system, and blood flow/nutrition to the reproductive organs, coupled with its safety, have made acupuncture a primary choice of medical treatment when reproductive health issues are concerned.

Chinese herbal medicine
Commonly used with reproductive health conditions. A daily administration of herbal medicine may be recommended depending on your needs. When used together with acupuncture the true healing effects of TCM are realized.

Naturopathic medicine
Naturopathic medicine at Yinstill consists of an in depth exploration of your bio-medical health, head-to-toe. From there recommendations will be made catering to your specific needs. Treatments may include diet and lifestyle recommendations, bioidentical hormones, herbs and supplements, Intravenous Nutritional Therapy (IV), and acupuncture.

Naturopathic medicine
Naturopathic medicine at Yinstill consists of an in depth exploration of your bio-medical health, head-to-toe. From there recommendations will be made catering to your specific needs. Treatments may include diet and lifestyle recommendations, bioidentical hormones, herbs and supplements, Intravenous Nutritional Therapy (IV), and acupuncture.

Diet and lifestyle coaching
As part of every plan we counsel and coach you toward a healthier you in every aspect of life. From the choices you make with your food and the supplements you take, to the exercises you do regularly and way you manage stress, we will be there with you all along the way to help with guidance and support.

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Ongoing support
Remember that you can contact your practitioner at anytime with any questions you may have. We are here to support you between your appointments as well.

Consistency is key to obtain the desired results. Lean on us when need be and make your health a priority during your time at Yinstill. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in many of your health goals and overall sense of well-being. These are signs that your body is becoming optimized for conception.

Ongoing support
Remember that you can contact your practitioner at anytime with any questions you may have. We are here to support you between your appointments as well.

Consistency is key to obtain the desired results. Lean on us when need be and make your health a priority during your time at Yinstill. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in many of your health goals and overall sense of well-being. These are signs that your body is becoming optimized for conception.

Costs
The initial TCM appointment fee is $155 and all follow up acupuncture appointments are $95. Chinese herbal medicine costs vary depending on need (average $25-$50 per week).

IVF embryo transfer day
Evidence to date shows increased pregnancy rates when acupuncture is administered on immediately before and after the procedure on embryo transfer day. We are on call 7 days a week to offer this service at PCRM, Grace Fertility, and Genesis Fertility.

IVF embryo transfer day
Evidence to date shows increased pregnancy rates when acupuncture is administered on immediately before and after the procedure on embryo transfer day. We are on call 7 days a week to offer this service at PCRM, Grace Fertility, and Genesis Fertility.

Success stories
When the recommended treatment plan is committed to, and enough time is given to foster the true cultivation of your health and fertility potential, the final step in our journey together is the hope and faith that you will become one of our many success stories! >>Click here to read and view all of our success stories!

If you ever have any other questions about your treatments please always let us know.