Forever grateful for the chance encounter that day
Forever grateful for the chance encounter that day
Forever grateful for the chance encounter that day

A chance conversation between my wife and a new mother first brought us to Dr. Pentland. The new mom had a beautiful baby with her, but told us she’d sadly lost her first when five months pregnant. Thereafter, she began seeing Dr. Pentland; the result was sleeping in her arms. At the time, my wife and I were recovering from the shock of our own miscarriage and trying to get pregnant again. We had never considered acupuncture before, certainly not in relation to fertility, but in light of my wife’s age (39) and our ever-increasing anxiety about being able to have a baby, my wife decided to give it a try. She called Dr. Pentland that day.

Happily, we are now comfortably into the second trimester of a healthy pregnancy. Weekly sessions with Dr. Pentland have provided ideal care that helped my wife through a difficult first trimester. We can only imagine how much worse it would have been without his assistance. As a giant bonus, Dr. Pentland offers expert guidance regarding diet, vitamins, and lifestyle, even making himself available by email to both of us – a great kindness, especially for a nervous husband.

My wife will happily return to Dr. Pentland and his fine staff later in her pregnancy and beyond. To put it mildly, we are forever grateful for the chance encounter that day.

Brendan – Vancouver

- Anonymous

Unexplained pelvic pain and lower back pain relieved and a second child conceived
Unexplained pelvic pain and lower back pain relieved and a second child conceived
Unexplained pelvic pain and lower back pain relieved and a second child conceived

I was experiencing unexplained pelvic and lower back pain, for which my doctor referred me to a specialist…thinking it might be endometriosis. Dissatisfied that I would have to wait several months for an appointment and might only have surgery as an option, I went searching for alternative treatment. I came across Yinstill in my search and their response was immediate. I started acupuncture treatment with Dr Fisher, along with his suggestion of Chinese medicine and within two weeks my pain was barely noticeable. After months of suffering, I finally felt like myself again. And within a month of regular treatment, I was pregnant with my second child! I continued with prenatal treatment and plan to return in the postpartum phase. The support I received throughout my treatment was amazing! I would recommend Dr Fisher and Yinstill to anyone!!

– RK

- Anonymous

Even the bathroom is so inspiring!
Even the bathroom is so inspiring!
Even the bathroom is so inspiring!

Yesterday was the first time I visited the washroom at Yinstill. The moment I open the door and began looking around at all the hopeful positive messages I felt at ease. Surrounded by others’ struggles and stories of happiness calmed me in a lasting way. I felt so hopeful and optimistic.
Yinstill is such a beautiful place. Even the bathroom is so inspiring!

Warm and fuzzy,

Z

- Anonymous

Abdominal massage
Abdominal massage
Abdominal massage

“I’ve never had abdominal massage before so at first I thought was a little weird, but the effects are so beneficial that I’m going to ask for my tummy to be massaged every time”

L.W.

- Anonymous

RMT Making my Pregnancy More Comfortable
RMT Making my Pregnancy More Comfortable
RMT Making my Pregnancy More Comfortable

I started receiving massages from Natalie in my second trimester and continued to see her every other week throughout the rest of my pregnancy. She was so good and helpful that I upgraded to weekly massages. Natalie took time to assess my body and its changes and ask about areas of concern that needed attention for that session. Each treatment, she worked on my entire body, while focusing special attention and time to the tender areas, so I always left feelings thoroughly satisfied (but wanting more!). She checks in to make sure the pressure is the right fit your comfort and uses enough force to alleviate the sore areas. Her energy is calming, therapeutic, and warm, and she carries herself with the utmost professionalism.

An hour with Natalie is something everyone needs in their life, to alleviate stress, focus on self-care, and relax. Natalie is not only an excellent RMT, she is a genuinely good person. This contributes to her competency and credibility as an RMT – she is a role model for self-care, healthy living, and loving your body. Thank you, Natalie, for making my pregnancy more comfortable. Each treatment caused my life and daily functioning to be so much better!

G.M.

- Anonymous

Massage Energy work that relieves dizziness and fatigue
Massage Energy work that relieves dizziness and fatigue
Massage Energy work that relieves dizziness and fatigue

I want to say thank you with all my heart for the treatment you gave me.

I was suffering from extreme dizziness and unusual fatigue and weakness due to side effect of antibiotics, for about three weeks. Before I came for the treatment that you suggested I was functioning at 50% (which is not good at all). After one hour treatment from you, within half an hour that same evening, I felt different (meaning I was functioning at 95% somewhat normally and able to take care of my grandson and play with him). What you did for me was miraculous, just two treatments and I am at 100%.

I also want to say that every time I have come in for a massage treatment, I have walked out healed. Thank you so much Natalie Woodhouse. I highly recommend your services. You truly have angel hands. May your spirit touch everyone. Thank you.

M. A.

- Anonymous

First time in 20 years I haven’t taken Advil with my menstruation…
First time in 20 years I haven’t taken Advil with my menstruation…
First time in 20 years I haven’t taken Advil with my menstruation…

Just wanted to pass along some positive feedback to Dr.Fisher.

After my Tuesday morning session I felt fantastic all day! Hard to pinpoint exactly, but happy, calm and productive.
Also for the first time in 20 years I have yet to take Advil with my menstruation. I usually have to take 2-6 advil to get me through the first day but not this time:)

Thank you!

Mel

- Anonymous

What you did for me was miraculous!
What you did for me was miraculous!
What you did for me was miraculous!

Dear Natalie Woodhouse,
I want to say thank you with all my heart for the Jin Chin Do treatment you gave me. I was suffering from extreme dizziness and unusual fatigue and weakness due to side effect of antibiotics, for about three weeks. Before I came for the treatment that you suggested I was functioning at 50% (which is not good at all). After one hour treatment from you, within half an hour that same evening, I felt different (meaning I was functioning at 95% somewhat normally and able to take care of my grandson and play with him). What you did for me was miraculous, just two treatments and I am at 100%. I also want to say that every time I have come in for a massage treatment, I have walked out healed. Thank you so much Natalie Woodhouse. I highly recommend your services. You truly have angel hands. May your spirit touch everyone. Thank you.

MA

- Anonymous

After my third pregnancy loss…
After my third pregnancy loss…
After my third pregnancy loss…

“After my third pregnancy loss I wondered if I would ever be able to have a baby. With the latest of the losses being in the second trimester I was heart broken and scared for what the future may hold. I had never thought that the path to becoming a mother would be so difficult and heart breaking. I started acupuncture in the months that followed and met Spence at that time. Being at acupuncture and working with Spence brought me a sense of calmness and offered an additional support as I continued on the journey to parenthood. It all started three years ago and since that first appointment I have been blessed with two beautiful, perfect baby boys. Seeing my two year old hold his baby brother brings me such happiness. I truly believe that acupuncture and the help I received from Spence was instrumental in making my dreams come true. Words are not enough but all I can say is THANK YOU!”

T

- Anonymous

Healthy Baby Boy!
Healthy Baby Boy!
Healthy Baby Boy!

Before visiting Spence, I felt so alone, frustrated, disappointed and sad every month when my cycle would start yet again. Almost all my friends, family and close co-workers were pregnant / having babies. I was surrounded by all these lucky people who didn’t have any problems conceiving so it was hard to find someone to talk to who really understood the ups and downs of what I was going through. I appreciated friends listening to me, but it wasn’t the same as being able to relate to someone who had experienced the same issues. I was charting my basal temperature daily, taking prenatal vitamins, using ovulation tests… I hoped we would get pregnant soon, but as I kept stressing about it, it did not help. It was like a vicious cycle. I just couldn’t seem to get it out of my mind.

My husband and I tried for a baby for 8 months before getting pregnant and then suffering a miscarriage. We were devastated and it took a long time for me to mentally heal after our loss. After another year passed of unsuccessful trying, my husband read an article in Time magazine so we decided to try acupuncture to help us have a healthy conception.

We met with Spence who is the sweetest person and so caring and knowledgeable in his field. He always made us feel like we weren’t alone in this struggle and gave us encouragement and support throughout the whole process. With his recommendation, we did a cleanse where we ate only certain healthy foods, exercised regularly and made time to relax. We both had acupuncture done and drank some Chinese herbal teas. I always looked forward to my appointments as they were similar to a spa experience with the gentle treatments, dimmed lights, aromatherapy and calming music.

After seeing Spence for 2 months, I got pregnant and we were beyond thrilled. Today we have a beautiful healthy baby boy! I believe that acupuncture and Spence’s skills played a pivotal role in our ability to conceive and would like to thank him for helping create our little miracle.

– RK

- Anonymous