How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, and Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You Transform Your Health, Get Pregnant, and Carry to Term
Welcome to Yinstill Reproductive Wellness, BC’s number one resource for providing natural evidence-based treatment solutions for women and couples experiencing reproductive health challenges. Proudly serving Vancouver & Surrey.
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
Trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage is a very emotional journey. If you have suffered multiple miscarriages, the journey has most certainly taken a toll on both your body and your spirit. Often, questions of why and how are being asked – is it because of my egg quality? Is there a genetic issue? Is there something wrong with my uterus? What about immunological or blood clotting factors? Endocrine or thyroid reasons? Am I really “unexplainable”?
During these difficult times it is also important to ask yourself questions which will offer guidance on your path to self-healing; How is your Heart handling the ups and the downs of your pregnancies and your losses? Have you put up an emotional shield of self-defence so that you do not feel the pain? Do tears fall frequently and uncontrollably? How is your emotional stability during the day, and are you having any bad dreams? Have you acknowledged and grieved for your loss? Have you accepted the experience that you’ve had, and are you open and ready to invite a new pregnancy? Are you able to forgive yourself? Can you surrender to the process?
My testimony for such great treatment and care
Shortly after getting married in 2013, I had a miscarriage. I was 35 at the time and my husband and I were devastated — I became obsessed with motherhood. “My whole focus turned to getting pregnant. And every month that it didn’t happen, my obsession got worse.” After losing another baby at around 10 weeks, I was desperate. A trip to a fertility clinic with my husband, revealed that I had high levels of follicle-stimulating hormones and lower levels of Anti-Mullerian Hormones. Basically the doctor at the fertility clinic told me that I was running out of eggs and the quality of the eggs were questionable, meaning I was less likely to get, and stay pregnant . The doctor at the Fertility clinic told us egg donor would be our best option, I was gutted and left the fertility clinic feeling heartbroken and even more devastated. I longed to be a mother and to have a child that both my husband and I created together. So I took a friend’s advice and made an appointment at Yinstill Reproductive Wellness Clinic. The doctor assessed me, started me on Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment. After about 2 months , I was rewarded with a positive pregnancy test. The doctor immediately put me on a “miscarriage prevention” program that included needles and Chinese herbs. And although I constantly worried about losing the baby, I found the treatments painless and soothing. Acupuncture was just so healing for me, emotionally and physically. May 23, 2015 my son, John Atticus was born — my husband and I are forever grateful to the remarkable care, knowledge, support and treatment I received. I plan to resume the treatment with Yinstill when we try for baby number two.
OUR 10 STEP PROCESS...
We will walk you through 10 easy-to-implement steps that will help you overcome your reproductive health struggles, and transform your health and well-being in the process. Together these 10 Steps comprise a holistic system for ensuring you are tending to all aspects of your health that affect your fertility…
Get clear and set the unique health related goals that are necessary to best optimize your reproductive potential
Implement natural treatments such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, micronutrient injection therapy), and Naturopathic medicine (nutritional counselling, lab testing, intravenous IV therapy)
Teach you how to properly pay attention to the signals and feedback your body is giving you
Recommend which supplements are right for you
Discuss specifically how you should be exercising
Reveal which toxins are around you that may be affecting your fertility
Shed light on what the man can do
Explain how assisted reproductive technologies such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can help and when they are appropriate for your circumstance
The passage below is excerpted from the post: Pregnancy loss. Unburden your Heart. by Dr. Erin Flynn
Trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage is an emotional journey. If a woman has suffered several miscarriages, the journey has taken a toll on both her body and her spirit. Often, questions of why and how are being asked – is it because of my egg quality? is there a genetic incompatibility? is there something wrong with my uterus? what about immunological or blood clotting factors? endocrine or thyroid reasons? am I really “unexplainable”?
There is one more very important factor which is often overlooked – how is your Heart handling the ups and the downs of your pregnancies and your losses? have you put up an emotional shield of self-defence so that you do not feel the pain? do tears fall frequently and uncontrollably? how is your emotional stability during the day, and are you having any bad dreams? have you acknowledged and grieved for your loss? have you accepted the experience that you’ve had, and are you open and ready to invite a new experience in? are you able to forgive yourself? can you surrender to the process?
Sometimes the energy of the Heart can be brought back into balance by simply acknowledging how sad it is to lose a pregnancy, and by having a good cry with someone you trust. Spending time in nature where the energy of life surrounds you can be therapeutic. Sometimes we can use certain acupuncture points on the Heart, Pericardium and Liver meridians to help restore and ground Heart energy. There are Chinese Herbal Formulas we can use to help nourish and clear the Heart. And some women will really benefit from seeing a Therapist or Clinical Counsellor who has experience working with reproductive health related challenges.
So as you are trying to make sense of your journey thus far, and what can be done to help you reach your goals, remember to consider your spirit as much as you are considering your ovaries, uterus, endocrine and immune systems. Strive to maintain a well-functioning HPO Axis. Open the communication between your Heart and your Kidneys. Check in and connect to your own Heart.[/cs_text][cs_text]Imagine what it would be like to be past your struggles. Take a moment and project yourself into your future – a future that not only has you holding your baby (God willing), but also a future where you are vibrant and healthy. The shining example you want your child to see.
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.
I had never had any acupuncture done prior to seeing Dr. Pentland. In fact, I was a little skeptical about alternative therapies. But I found that with the very first visit, I left feeling lighter, happier and most importantly…more at peace. Dr. Pentland helped me feel more connected with my body and as I was still grieving the last pregnancy I lost at 16 weeks, he supported me as I worked through so many emotions and personal turmoil. Dr. Pentland helped my body recover from the previous trauma and restored the inner balance that I needed.
I know with absolute certainty that without the healing work of Dr. Pentland through my visits, I wouldn’t be typing this as I watch my beautiful 6 month old daughter, playing beside me. I would not hesitate recommending anyone to see Dr. Pentland and Yinstill Reproductive Wellness.
WE ARE THE EXPERTS...
The specialized care and treatment you will receive at Yinstill is the cumulative result of
- 25+ years of collective clinical experience.
- Extensive specialized training in natural evidence-based treatment of reproductive health issues.
- Development of fully integrated complementary health care services with local IVF clinics.
- Close relationships with experts and world leaders in the field of reproductive medicine.
Each and every day at our clinic is spent connecting with and helping people just like you. These relationships have provided us with a very intimate understanding of how to best support women and couples trying to overcome miscarriage or recurrent loss and get pregnant. The expertise acquired as a result has enabled us to be an integral part of bringing thousands of babies into this world. We believe nothing is more important than family. Everyone who desires should be able to experience the gift of becoming a parent.
When you choose to become a client of Yinstill you can expect many transformations in your life that will optimize your mind and body for conception, and ultimately help you carry to term. These transformations include (but are not limited to) the following;
- Get Pregnant & Have a Healthy Baby. Of course this is our primary goal. With all of the tools you will learn and with dedication to implementing the necessary changes, you will optimize your chances of getting pregnant and carrying to term.
- Improved Health and Well-being. Your health before and during pregnancy is important to address possible causes of miscarriage and increase your chances of carrying to term.
- A Simpler More Enjoyable Life. Drastic positive impact on your emotional well-being. Benefit from reduced stress levels, balanced hormones, improved ability to cope, and a multitude of other tangible benefits for the body and mind.
Current medical evidence shows that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, counselling, supplements, diet, and certain lifestyle choices can increase chances of getting pregnant and carrying to term, primarily via the following mechanisms;
- promote hormonal balance necessary for conception and a healthy pregnancy.
- improve blood flow (nutrition, oxygen) to the eggs, uterus, and developing embryo.
- regulate immune function to reduce implantation failure and early pregnancy loss
- reduce emotional stress
Our own conclusive clinical research on the stress reducing effects of acupuncture makes it an important piece of all our treatment plans for the prevention of miscarriage. Many women with recurrent pregnancy loss attribute their ability to finally carry to term to regular acupuncture and changes in diet and lifestyle.[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center”]A study of 238 women undergoing IVF treatment showed those who received acupuncture had significantly less first trimester miscarriages when compared to the women that did not receive acupuncture (Khorram, 2012).
Reproductive medical specialists report observing the powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in regulating the hormones involved in reproduction and pregnancy. Countless women sing the praises of how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs increase their sex drive. We also encourage you to read the dozens and dozens of success story testimonials from women just like you on our clinic website.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
- Your initial 1 hour appointment with one of our fertility specialists consists of an in-depth evaluation into the underlying factors that are contributing to your infertility.
- From there, using our 10 Step process, we create a individualized treatment plan to naturally optimize your chances of getting pregnant.
- Finally, with consistent ongoing treatment, we are there for you throughout your journey, offering the support required with each step.
Within just a few short weeks, you should notice significant changes in many of your health related goals, and overall sense of well-being. These are the signs that your body is becoming optimized for conception.
Does sperm play a role in miscarriage or recurrent pregnancy loss?
The answer to this question is still up for debate in the scientific community.Some research has linked poor sperm quality to miscarriage. A simple Google Scholar search for Sperm+Miscarriage produces many results. Despite the jury still being out, experience shows us that there is a lot a man can do to optimize his sperm, thus from our perspective reducing the chances of recurrent pregnancy loss. Making healthier lifestyle choices, taking certain supplements, and employment of acupuncture and herbal medicine are recommended.
We are excited to meet you soon to help you reach your dream of creating the happy healthy family you deserve
Risk Free Initial Appointment We want you to feel like Yinstill is the right fit for your reproductive healthcare needs. If you are not completely satisfied with your initial appointment and do not plan to continue treatment at Yinstill, you are under no obligation to pay the appointment fee (see full policy details).
I wanted to prevent another miscarriage
I came to Erin as I had experience with miscarriage in the past, and wanted to do everything I could to keep this pregnancy. From herbal remedies to traditional acupuncture treatments, Erin helped calm my worries and educate me on numerous practices. The biggest difference I found from Western medicine was that Erin had time to hear my concerns, and created a treatment plan just for me. She listened and worked with me to overcome every symptom I was experiencing as my pregnancy progressed. Even when I was breech, Erin always found time to squeeze me in for another appointment to help turn the baby – and it worked! In the final few weeks of my pregnancy I felt I could depend on Erin to be around if I needed extra sessions, and to treat me to encourage birth when I was overdue. She provided me with techniques I could use to help with labour pain, and encouraged me when I felt overwhelmed.
The care I received from Erin and her clinic went way above and beyond I would expect a medical professional to do. She helped me relax and stay calm enough to focus on providing a stress-free home for my now healthy baby girl.