Important Patient Information & Procedures During COVID

We are excited that we can support you on your journey toward improved health and fertility during COVID. To ensure everyone’s safety during this time we are adhering to strict guidelines set out by our regulatory professional colleges, BC CDC, and WorkSafe BC. Please read this post so that you fully understand new PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCEDURES so that treatments run smoothly for all and infection control systems are consistently upheld.

If you have any questions please contact us.

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We all shop for personal care products and have a vested interest in their overall performance, but have you ever thought about the safety of the products you use? Unfortunately, the current legislation in both Canada and the US is incredibly under-regulated. The majority of products on our store shelves are potentially and/or conclusively detrimental to human health. 


Not all chemicals are bad for us.


Depression and The Chinese Herbal Formula: Xiao Yao San

Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed for a period of two weeks or more. It may lead to emotional and physical disharmonies and can decrease a person’s ability to function with everyday work.  

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include the following:

  • Feeling sad or low mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g.,

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What is an “irregular period” anyways?

Women today have many demands in their day to day life which can all affect the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is linked to hormones and when the hormonal balance is not aligned irregular periods can occur.  An irregular cycle can mean sometimes early, or sometimes late and is very unpredictable. In Chinese Medicine theory, the cycle should come every 29 days give or take a day or two every month. It should flow 3-7 days consist of moderate volume and should have a fresh red colour not purple,

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PCOS & infertility yinstill reproductive wellness

How castor oil can help PCOS symptoms

Castor oil has been known for centuries to help with various health issues. In terms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) it is used as a natural remedy to help decrease the size of cysts, prevent growth of cysts, help decrease inflammation, hormone regulation and metabolic balance. It is one of the most popular home remedies used for detoxification.

Benefits of castor oil for fertility:

It has been found to help congestion and stagnation in the pelvic floor,

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How to properly do a post-holiday cleanse (and why your body desperately needs it)

The month of December is such an incredible time during which most of us get to catch up with family, friends, loved ones, and of course some of our favourite foods. When advising patients during the holidays, I normally tell them not to worry about this. It’s true that the diet is an important fundamental factor of overall health, however December is not the best time to initiate dietary changes if you want to set yourself up for success. Normally I encourage my patients to eat as they normally would over the holidays, and get back on track with healthy eating habits in January. Therefore, the start of a new year creates a great opportunity for you to cleanse and reset your whole system to set the tone for a healthy year.

Natural Treatment of Menopause Symptoms with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many women consider the symptoms of menopause to be an unavoidable reality of life. The discomforts associated with menopause are in no way obligatory women’s burdens, they are important signs of imbalances in the body that can be addressed and treated. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been successfully treating the symptoms of menopause, both in management and prevention, for thousands of years. As with any medicine in modern times, it is a constantly growing and evolving therapy;

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Top Tip for Stress Reduction: Sit Down, Breathe and Think of Nothing

Picture yourself sitting cross legged on the floor, breathing rhythmically and thinking of absolutely nothing. This is you reducing stress and assisting your body in reducing inflammation. In the January issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity [1], there is an article that outlines a study that was done comparing the stress reducing effects of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR) and an 8-week active control health enhancement program (HEP) that included walking, balance, agility,

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Yinstill Fertility Diet & Workbook

Learn how to optimize your fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary principles. Includes lots of great fertility-boosting recipes!