The Conception Channel Podcast

Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment and IVF Success Rates

Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment Success Rates & Patient Experience


Acupuncture mechanisms influencing fertility, & review of most current quality research on acupuncture & IVF and other fertility treatments. 32% increase in pregnancy rate (12 trials, 2230 women), 30% increase in live births (9 trials, 1980 women), 43% reduction of miscarriage (10 trials, 2042 women). Women that received acupuncture reported reduced anxiety after embryo transfer when compared to sham control…
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Spence Pentland

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Glutathione Can Improve Fertility

Glutathione Can Improve Fertility


IF…high degrees of oxidative stress (inflammation) and low antioxidant status are implicated in conditions contributing to infertility, AND, deficiencies of glutathione have been shown to negatively impact both sperm and egg quality, the fertilization process, and embryo development, AND, glutathione is the body’s most powerful antioxidant which also helps in preserving and recycling other antioxidants, THEN… glutathione injection treatment strategies to boost the exhausted antioxidant pools the reproductive microenvironment is intuitive…
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Spence Pentland

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Yoga Acupuncture Therapy: How to Build Resilience

Yoga Acupuncture Therapy: How to Build Resilience


(42:21) Erin Flynn, BA, MSc, Dr. TCM offers Yoga Acupuncture therapy at Yinstill in Vancouver. Through teaching, breath, forms, and finally acupuncture, she provides participants with tools to help them cope with the day to day stress and challenges associated with infertility. In this podcast Dr Flynn explains the history of Yoga and its journey to the West, the basics of Yoga Acupuncture therapy, how Yoga affects the autonomic nervous system, and the process she takes people through in an actual session. I am very excited to have this wonderful service for our patients, to aid in their journey toward health, pregnancy, and family! 
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Spence Pentland

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Cannabis & Male Factor Infertility – What does the research say?

Cannabis & Male Factor Infertility – What does the research say?


We’re going to be talking and doing a deep dive into cannabis and male factor infertility. It’s a fun episode, we’re going to give a brief introduction to the endocannabinoid system, a little bit technical, but to bear with us, then we’ll get into how cannabis affects male fertility through certain semen parameters, like concentration and fertilization capacity, and the mitochondria or the energy producing powerhouses of the sperm, DNA fragmentation, different administration roots of cannabis and its impact on IVF.Near the end, you don’t want to miss this part where we’re also going to jump into some of the positive effects that research has shown with cannabis and reproduction. And then, we will give our conclusions.So, it’s an episode I think you don’t want to miss. We had a lot of fun diving into the research and coming up with some basic conclusions, so that you can incorporate it into your life. 
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Spence Pentland

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What do I do? Answers For Men Faced with Male Factor Infertility

What do I do? Answers For Men Faced with Infertility


The psychological journey through infertility for a man is a lonely confusing one. Most men recoil due to ignorance or ego, and the ones that try to step in and play active role do so with little support or understanding of how to ‘be’ with their wife through this difficult time. Well, Ally and Liz have gone to great lengths to try and remedy this situation. They have planted the seed and now it is all of our turn to help ‘fertilize’ the male mental-emotional side of modern reproduction. 
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Spence Pentland

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How Weight Loss maybe the key to become pregnant with ‘Lady Boss’

Weight Loss with Lady Boss


Weight loss can be a vital component of infertility. Losing weight may be key to realizing your dream of becoming a mother. But, this journey can be very difficult, and I am sure you have tried many things in the past that have had limited or no success for the long term. This is where I believe LadyBoss is different than any other weight loss ‘program’ out there, mostly because it isn’t simply just a program. LadyBoss is ushering in a new era of how women will approach weight loss, and I am excited for you to dive in and finally get the results you have always wanted, and now may absolutely need.
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Spence Pentland

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Treating Unexplained Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Unexplained Infertility – treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


(46:00) Katherine (MBA, DACM, LAc, FABORM) entered into the study and practice of TCM for infertility through her own personal experience with reproductive challenges. She has an extensive background in the medical field and has operated reproductive health clinics in both New Hampshire and Maine for the last decade. In this interview she highlights her clinical knowledge of treating couples with unexplained infertility with ‘Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine’. As the president of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) she is a strong advocate for patients utilizing properly certified TCM reproductive health specialists when choosing this avenue of care.  
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Spence Pentland

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How to Live Toxin-Free to Boost Fertility

Living Toxin-Free to Boost Fertility


Manda is so knowledgeable on the topic of toxins and our health that the important information just rolls off her tongue, all while she is smiling and enjoying that she gets to share this important wisdom. This is part 1 of many more to come as it is such a big topic that one interview just won’t cut it. There are so many great take aways during this podcast that you are going to want to have a pen and paper ready. This is realistically the easiest way to take steps toward improving your fertility and ensuring your future children do not begin life in a toxic environment.
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Spence Pentland

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Hilariously Infertile – Karen’s Story…

Hilariously Infertile – Karen’s Story…


(33:40) I had a great time interviewing Karen. She was very open about her personal story through infertility, and has taken her experience and used it to create a fantastic resource for women – Hilariously Infertile, a website, social media platforms, and a new book dedicated to her unique perspective on the struggle of infertility. She believes that laughter is good medicine and that sometimes, no matter how dire, we all could benefit from being able to laugh at our circumstance. Check out the podcast and check out her resources, they may be exactly what you need right now!
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Spence Pentland

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Mike Berkley Discusses Integrative Approaches to Infertility

Mike Berkley Discusses Common Infertility Conditions & Explains Exactly How Modern & Ancient Medicine Can Help


(1:02:40) The First Acupuncturist in the US to Specialize in the Treatment of Infertility. I feel lucky to have him as a professional colleague in the reproductive health field. Lots of amazing information packed into this podcast regarding how both modern medicine and Chinese medicine approach infertility, where each is strong, where each is weak, and how they can best work together for the benefit of the patient. As always Mike, I love you and am so happy you accepted the invite to be on the show. 
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Spence Pentland

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Dissecting The Research: Understanding In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)

Dissecting The Research: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)


Lee is clearly a decorated mover and shaker. She is playing such a huge role in furthering the understanding of how Chinese medicine as a whole (which includes but is not limited to acupuncture) can help improve IVF success rates.  her research is pioneering and is the first to attempt to capture the true holistic essence and power of Chinese medicine, so that healthcare providers and women struggling to get pregnant can more deeply trust and embrace this wonderful resource.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find yourself a Chinese medicine doctor with experience in reproductive health. 
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Spence Pentland

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