I have been using acupunture since june 06… just absolutely love it and have seen some drastic changes. (here is a few exemples, I am sleeping better at night, my body feels warmer, drastic change in the pain that occurs during af, no headaches, I am eating better and aware of herbal benefits. have discovered I am lactose intolerant!, no blood clots, period is less heavy on day 2 (i used to use 20 tampons in 2 days)…I am more relaxed and stress free, I don’t have sensitive boobs and no more PMS…
Spence is caring and listens to me about what I have to say about my body…
I have never felt better in my life about my body and totaly feel in charge now…
My baby making journey started after not getting pregnant for a year on my own without any contraception. I had always had a cycle that was erratic. When i mentioned this to my neighbour, she told me that she had sent two of her friends who were having the same problem to see Dr. Spence and within two months, they were both pregnant. I wanted to try something more natural and it didn’t take long for me to call and book my first appointment.
At my first visit, Dr. Spence wrote down my complete medical history, charted my cycle and I began my first acupuncture treatment. It was a very relaxing and pleasant experience despite the needles. I think his soothing voice and demeanor might’ve even bene the most relaxing part. Within weeks, Dr. Spence got my cycles on a schedule and and after two months of acupuncture treatments, and religiously taking my chinese herbs, I was pregnant for the first time ever, & healthy to boot. I continued treatments throughout my pregnancy which helped with my morning sickness and delivered a healthy daughter at almost 9 pounds. I owe part of her “being” to Dr. Spence and his treatments and have recommended his practice to countless others who have also had the same experience. Thank you Dr. Spence for helping me make my amazing pregnancy possible!
I had been through one complete IVF failure: 24 eggs, but nothing to freeze, and no pregnancy. I decided to use acupuncture to support the second attempt at IVF. My husband and I had both felt something was missing from the first treatment, even before we knew it had failed. I am now in the late stages of pregnancy, carrying a set of what appears to be very robust, healthy twins, from two implanted embryos. I also have eighteen great quality embryos in storage, a complete turnaround from the first procedure, after a change of IVF clinic too. I have continued with acupuncture throughout my pregnancy.
I would like to mention how pleasant it has been dealing with Spence. Spence has been very supportive from the start. I believe he is an extremely kind, patient, human being. I mention these qualities as well as his obvious professionalism, for the following reason. Those of us who have been through the numerous doctors, nurses, clinics, “mill” involved in the infertility trail, can feel a little battle worn by the process. We are often treated throughout this with indifference, and like a number. I even asked myself before I tried acupuncture, if I wanted to involve even more professionals in the process. I am obviously glad I did! Spence has an approach and attitude to his work that makes you feel more human again! Something I am very grateful for. This, plus the obvious advantages of acupuncture during my pregnancy!
At one point I came in to see Spence having not slept properly in days, due to back pain. After acupuncture I slept that night for twelve hours! My husband was so happy he went to work telling everyone I had had acupuncture, and now HE could sleep! He even ASKED me after that when I was going back!
I would say to anyone preparing to go through the IVF process, that not only may acupuncture be an important factor in the success of the treatment, but his helpful, friendly attitude. He is also very consistent in this attitude, which is so reassuring. He always has a warm, welcoming smile!!!
I would not hesitate to recommend Spence. I would like to thank him for the high quality care I received, and so would my twins!! Thank you so much Spence!
My husband and I started trying to conceive in January of 2006. Because of my having PCOS, we had already seen an infertility specialist at Genesis. I wasn’t ovulating as I hadn’t had a natural period in over a decade. My doctor started me on clomid right away. After about six months of trying and having no success, I heard of acupuncture through a friend. I decided to give it a try and met with Spence. Aside from receiving the acupuncture treatments, it was really nice to be able to discuss my infertility frustrations with someone so knowledgeable. After a month or two, my husband also started coming to see Spence. In September, I had my ninth cycle of clomid with no luck. We decided to take a break from the clomid. One month later, I had my first natural period in ages, and was ovulating on my own. By December, our doctor told us that we probably wouldn’t be able to conceive without the help of in vitro. We made our appointment for the orientation for January. But, we proved the doctor wrong. Our late Christmas present that year was finding out on New Year’s Eve day that I was pregnant. I really attribute our success to Spence and acupuncture.
I worked with Harris through the whole pregnancy cycle: conception through post-partum.
I first sought treatment with Harris after a couple years of trying to conceive. At my first appointment Harris began to share his wealth of knowledge about conception and I received my first acupuncture treatment. After just a few sessions, I learned I was pregnant. We were thrilled.
Near the end of my pregnancy I returned to Harris to prepare my body for childbirth. I worked with him to open up my pelvis, promote optimal positioning of the baby, and provide gentle stimulation to aid the birthing process as I progressed. He also taught my husband and I acupressure points to use at home, both before and during birth. I felt great and my body felt so ready to birth our child! Our baby was in the perfect position and very low down in my pelvis.
When my birthing time came we had a wonderful water birth at home, but I haemorrhaged after. I started to suffer from insomnia and what felt like heart palpitations and incredible pressure surges when I tried to sleep. I felt awful and was no longer able to enjoy the first days with my son. I sought help from Harris again and he was able to diagnosis the problem – my body was having trouble coping with the blood loss. Harris was able to help aid my blood regeneration. I saw the results right away was able to sleep again hours later. Harris saved the day and I was once again able to enjoy those precious first days with my son. I was so happy to feel good again!
We are incredibly grateful to Harris for his compassion and his expertise in the field of reproductive health. He is a true asset to the birthing community.
Grace made a huge difference in our marriage. Her therapeutic approach is very productive at resolving difficult issues and teaching us to talk to our partners and feel connected. I feel much more confident in my relationship and have more compassion for myself and my partner. We are extremely lucky and grateful to have found Grace. Highly recommend!
~ Former Client
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.
I have been seeing Sean Quigley for about six months now. Before treatment with Sean, I was in constant pain from repetitive stress and injuries in my joints. I tried many alternatives to aid recovery of my hips and shoulders. From Bowen treatment to Chiropractic to Yoga, nothing seemed to give me lasting relief. As soon as I started seeing Sean, my symptoms began to disappear. It is now to the point where I can’t remember the constant pain I once accepted to be a part of everyday life. Thank You so much Sean!
I just want to thank you for your support and acting as my “sounding board” and putting up with my sniffles as I reflect on my tough journey.
You’re the best!
I am a patient at Yinstill and my experience has been nothing but positive. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a few years now and were unsuccessful. After attending Yinstill and being treated by Junko, not only did I get the care and support I needed but she worked with me to achieve my goal! Yinstill works! And the best part is all the staff are so caring. I am currently pregnant with my first child and couldn’t be happier. All the tips and treatments that was provided helped so much in terms of fertility to make this possible and I owe the credit to Yinstill!
Thank you so very much for helping me through this journey! I look forward to seeing you guys closer to my due date!
Sean was wonderful with my care of my needs while I was pregnant and wanting to ensure a healthy and safe pregnancy and of course a safe delivery. Thanks for everything Sean. Baby Liv is also grateful! 😉
We had a wonderful experience at Yinstill with Dr. Harris Fisher. Yinstill is a peaceful oasis with staff who greet you warmly at the front door. Dr. Fisher provided acupuncture and so much more on our long journey to parenthood. He is extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, supportive, and ever positive. He meets you where you are, without judgement, and provides care that is perfectly suited to your needs, both physical and emotional. With Dr. Fisher’s gentle guidance and care, not only did we achieve pregnancy and the birth of our beloved baby girl, we learned much about our health, wellness, and life along the way.
All the best,
My journey with Junko started about three years ago and I now consider acupuncture sessions with her an important part of maintaining health and returning to health when I get overly stressed or make less good choices. Acupuncture with Junko works for my mental health and emotional well-being in addition to the excellent results for my reproductive health. Before getting treatments with Junko, I had been diagnosed with endometriosis and my husband and I were experiencing repeated failed attempts to get pregnant for almost a year. After more investigation on both our reproductive health, my husband started getting treatments at Yinstill too (with Sean Harris in 2017). I don’t think it was even three months of my husband receiving treatments that we got pregnant. As for my endometriosis symptoms of pain and heavy flows, they have not reoccured as long as I have maintained the diet that works for me and apply the strategies I learned in my sessions with Junko.
I continue to see Junko for acupuncture and for the space of tranquility Yinstill provides. Junko is so generous and a great listener. I can also highly recommend treatments with Junko for postpartum recovery or recovery from surgery of any kind.
Since he was a newborn our baby was known for his pleasant temperament. Everyone who meets him comments on how calm and happy he is. I can’t help but think that my weekly sessions of acupuncture with Junko had an influence on his development in utero.
Junko is so knowledgeable and it’s so clear she is passionate about helping the people who come to her treatment table. Junko is committed to and is very good at considering the individual as a whole social, emotional, and spiritual being in a physical human form. I ask questions of Junko when she is assessing my tongue or putting a needle in and her responses are so often affirming and fascinating. My love and appreciation for my body has grown on this journey of preparing for pregnancy, carrying baby, birthing and healing postpartum. Beyond my gratitude for her support along my fertility/pregnancy/birthing/postpartum journey, I have a deep appreciation for Junko Lodge as a human being.