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Acubalance Wellness Centre
Acupuncture / Laser (LLLT)
Lorne Brown, B.Sc, CPA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT, RTT, OBAAM
Dr. Ashley Damm, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Kali MacIsaac, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Lorne Brown B.Sc, CPA, Dr. TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT, RTT, OBAAM
Dr. Lorne Brown is the founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in British Columbia dedicated to reproductive health and fertility. Dr. Brown has appeared as a fertility expert on TV, Radio, magazines and newspapers including the Globe and Mail and Macleans Magazine. A complete list can be found below.
After receiving his Dr. of Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorne received extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine. Dr. Brown published the Acubalance Fertility Diet which is made available for free from the Acubalance website.
Internationally known for his pioneering work as an educator and advocate for integrated fertility care, Lorne was one of the first board certified fellows of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). He also contributed greatly to the advancement of Reproductive Chinese Medicine in North America by founding ProDSeminars.com and Medigogy.com. Together, these two sites constitute the largest online source for continuing education and seminars on Chinese medicine for reproductive health. Lorne has a long-standing special interest in women’s health and fertility and is the Acupuncture expert advisor to IVF.ca : Canada’s premier online fertility community.
Lorne has presented at fertility conferences and meetings throughout North America, including the 2012 annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOCG), and the Science Advisory Panel of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada (AHRC). He participates on numerous other boards and advisory panels as well, including the Quality Assurance Board of the British Columbia College of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture (CTCMA), and the PDA Advisory Panel for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is also a member of the Fertile Souls Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals (CEFP) and was the first appointed “Natural Products Expert” to the Clinical Research Ethics Board (CREB) for the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Lorne Brown is the founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, the first Tra... Read More
Dr. Ashley Damm
“Medicine and its language can be daunting. It is my goal to simplify, educate and empower you to make informed decisions about your health journey.”
Dr. Ashley has always had an interest in the intricacies of the human body and its resilience. She strives to understand the why behind symptom patterns, and uses this information to educate her patients on how to support the body’s intrinsic ability to heal.
As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Ashley takes a holistic approach, using your comprehensive health history, appropriate diagnostic/functional testing and clinical findings to determine the root cause of your concern. She uses her understanding of the body’s physiology to develop creative, evidence-informed treatment options. Together, we establish an integrative plan that works for you. The process is reinforced with strategic monitoring and adjustments as needed, supporting you every step of the way.
Education: Dr. Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University with Cooperative Studies in Research and Development. Following this, she obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a registrant with the College of Naturopathic Doctors and a member in good standing with the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
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Dr. Ryan Funk Dr TCM, FABORM
Dr. Ryan Funk graduated as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC. He then pursued postgraduate studies, completing 500 hours in Gynecology and Internal Medicine at the Anhui Hospital of TCM, Hefei City, China.
Ryan is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and believes that true healthcare is a partnership. He is dedicated to working with clients to help them develop their lifestyle, diet, and mind-body practices that will optimize their fertility and increase their overall well-being.
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Julia León is a licensed Acupuncturist, specializing in holistic healing. She graduated from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, BC.
Julia’s passion for acupuncture stems from her personal journey with reproductive health challenges. She specializes in hormone balancing, menstrual health, fertility, gynecological disorders, pregnancy, menopause, and more. Julia has received advanced training in fertility and reproductive health.
Julia believes in the transformative power of informed healthcare guidance to achieve harmony in the body, heart, and mind.
She has further training in the NADA protocol, for substance misuse and mental health support. Julia works as a relief acupuncturist in Vancouver clinics, offering community-based NADA protocol sessions.
Julia’s diverse background includes interests in contemporary dance, yoga, macrobiotics, and early childhood education. Originally from Chile, she lived, studied, and worked in various countries before making Vancouver her home with her husband. Julia welcomes you to discover holistic health possibilities with her.
Julia León is a licensed Acupuncturist, specializing in holistic healing. She graduated from the ... Read More
Dr. Kali MacIsaac ND, HBSc
“I am willing to challenge the idea that health equals the absence of disease, and I am interested in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in order to help my patients achieve their highest potential. I’m here to help you find out why.”
Dr. Kali MacIsaac is a registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. She is a member of the BC Naturopathic Association (BCNA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Prior to medical school, Kali earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo where her passion for healthcare developed. Following this, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, Ontario, for a 4-year accredited naturopathic medicine program.
Dr. MacIsaac works as a general practitioner, and has special interest in digestive health, reproduction and fertility, endocrinology and hormonal balance. She has completed the full curriculum of Biological Medicine certification with the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle, as instructed by Dr. Thomas Rau MD, as well as a full curriculum in microscope technology from BiomedX. Dr. MacIsaac holds certifications in IV therapy, acupuncture, and a pharmaceutical prescribing license. She believes in the power of an empowered patient, and develops individual treatment protocols to inspire patients to take an active role in their health.
Dr. MacIsaac is also actively involved in educating the public about health and naturopathic medicine through speaking engagements and media appearances.
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Bronwyn Melville B.A, R.Ac., R.Tcm.P, FABORM
Bronwyn Melville is a registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing an English degree at the University of Calgary, she attended the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, graduating from the program in 2002.
Bronwyn’s previous practice was with the Westside Midwives, where she worked primarily with pregnancy-related conditions such as nausea, fatigue, eczema, high blood pressure, cervical ripening and the usual aches and pains of pregnancy. Her career has spanned various other settings as well. For the past 3 years, she has worked in a physiotherapy clinic focused primarily on orthopedic medicine. Concurrent with a private practice, she has had a contract with the PHS Community Services Society in the downtown eastside of Vancouver for almost ten years, where she treats patients with various conditions, including addictions, injuries, HIV, and mental illness. Furthermore, at BC Women’s Hospital in partnership with the University of BC, Bronwyn worked from 2005-2008 on a study performing acupuncture on chemically dependant pregnant women.
Bronwyn lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children.
Bronwyn Melville is a registered practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing a... Read More
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