In order to optimize your chances of success with fertility treatments, the physicians at PCRM advocate for a healthy lifestyle. This includes the use of prenatal vitamins containing at least 0.4 mg of folic acid, a healthy balanced diet, maintenance of a normal body weight, sleep and physical activity. Patients should refrain from smoking and should discuss the use of any medications with their physician.
PCRM feels that certain Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies can be helpful in the management of infertility. Several scientific studies have demonstrated improvements in pregnancy rates with in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the addition of acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer. Many of our patients find value in yoga, meditation and exercise during treatment and throughout pregnancy. Naturopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners help our patients, by providing not just acupuncture, but also through a variety of life-style modifications that assist with weight loss and stress relief. Optimizing health is critical for success for both natural conception and with fertility treatments.
For patients who are interested, PCRM has worked closely with a number of CAM practitioners over the years to provide an integrated approach to their fertility care. In addition to working with CAM practitioners in the General Vancouver area, PCRM is also aligned with the IVF Acupunture Group and with recent renovations has clinical space dedicated to providing CAM therapies. Dr. Spence Pentland (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Drs. Charlene Chan and Danny Jui (Naturopathic Medicine) currently provide this service. They integrate fertility health through their private clinics, and finally have the opportunity to deliver their quality, compassionate care within the walls of PCRM.
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Fertility Acupuncture
- IVF Acupuncture Group
Please schedule all Integrated Wellness appointments directly through their respective offices: