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Female Imbalances & Types of Treatment

Infertility can be treated, managed and balanced in many different ways. On the Western side there is the option of Clomid, Metformin, Progesterone shots, IUI and IVF. Some of which will be the only choice for Families and have helped bring a new little one into the world.

Thankfully Chinese Medicine can strongly stand alone or can be used in conjuntion with Conventional Treatments. Fertility and Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and other Natural Fertility Treatments

Menstrual Health is a Woman’s guidance tool regarding where her physical, mental and spiritual state has been over the previous month(s).

It is “common” to have PMS symptoms, cramping, breast tenderness, heavy bleeding, night sweats, but it is not “normal”. If you were in complete balance you should have a menstrual cycle that comes and goes effortlessly.

Whether you are seeking to regulate hormonal activity, to help bring a new little one into the world, to balance postpartum or to transition into menopause, we can be here for you every step of the way. We ask that you start with manageable goals and then begin to ask others for help. Yes, asking for help. Something many of you reading this will need to gently develop skills in. Community heals, we know.

The type of care we provide can raise Serotonin levels, balance the Immune and Endocrine system and provide lasting results in Mental and Emotional Health.

Fertility Imbalances can show in the system as:

  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Fibroids
  • PCOS
  • PMS Symtoms
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • FSH
  • Habitual Miscarriage
  • Luteal Phase Imbalance

In addition, some women will also show "Unexplained Infertility". This is where Fertile Way shines, we do a throrough intake on family history, stress levels, foods, bowel movements, sleep, belieff systems, etc to see where we can support you in this process.


Research shows that acupuncture can increase the body’s ability to cope with stress, and increase the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thereby increasing the ability to conceive.

A landmark German study that combined acupuncture with IVF, that was published in 2002 in the medical journal, Fertility and Sterility. This study garnered the attention of both acupuncturists and allopathic doctors.

Wanting to examine the effect of acupuncture on IVF, the German study included 160 women, who were undergoing IVF. Within this group, 80 women had acupuncture treatments before and after their embryo transfers. The other 80 women did not have any acupuncture treatments.
The results of the study are as follows:

IVF without Acupuncture
21 women pregnant
26.3% success rate

IVF with Acupuncture
34 women pregnant
42.5% success rate


If you’d like to read more about the acupuncture protocol and the results obtained with the 160 patients, you can view the published study by Wolfgang E. Paulus, M. D., Mingmin Zhang, M. D., Erwin Strehler, M. D., Imam El-Danasouri, Ph. D., and Karl Sterzik, M. D. at PubMed.

Since 2002, there have been a number of studies on the effect of acupuncture on IVF success rates in both Western medical journals and Chinese Medicine journals. In June 2007, the Journal of Chinese Medicine published an article by Lara Rosenthal and Belinda Anderson on Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilization: Recent Research and Clinical Guidelines.

 


Chinese Medicine can help address hypo and hyperthyroidism that affect infertility. Also, it can support improved ovarian and follicular function. As well as being shown to increase blood flow to the endometrium to support a thick healthy lining.


Infertility cannot only take a toll on the body but also the relationship with yourself and your loved loves. Acupuncture can raise Serotonin levels so as to relax the nervous system and calm the mind while working to treat the rest of the body.
Sabrina has a gentle hand and views the treatment process as a partnership, where open lines of communication are key.



What Type of Treatments Do We Provide?

Most often couples need to be assessed together to decide if one or both parties need care. During the treatment process most patients have had Western Diagnostics to further support the infertility diagnosis. Fertile Way is well versed in both treatment modalities and will give adequate information on how Chinese Medicine will work to support your particular case.

EFT ( Emotional Freedom Techniques): This is an Alternative Intervention Technique utilizing the tapping of Acupuncture points while a client focuses on specific issues. This helps connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain, creating new neuro-pathways to help address belief systems that contribute to physical, mental and emotional imbalances

Moxabustion: This unique herb stimulates blood circulation and is well known for its efficacy to turn a baby that is Breech. This is a common practice to help with Progesterone imbalances

Flower Essences: Developed by the English Physician Dr. Edward Bach, Flower Essences along with Homeopathics enjoy a reputation of being highly beneficial and safe to use. They can be presented in liquid or sugar pill form. This modality helps to nourish the spirit, just as food sustains the human body. For those Women whom want to stay away from all herbs and pharmaceuticals, Flower Essences are a safe and effecttive alternative.

Custom Formulas: After an initial consultation our pracitioners will continue to research your specific needs and formulate a capulated or tea formula.

Visualization & Affirmations: There is a large body of scientific evidence showing that the mind and body are closing linked. A fact that has been known for thousands of years in Traditional Medicine. Physical patterns are created in sympathy with mental patterns.

Acupuncture: Gaining ground in North America, Acupuncture can raise Serotonin Levels, balance the Immune and Endocrine System and provide mental and emotional support while calming the mind. Scientific evidence has shown it to be effective for pain, constipation, nausea, etc. as well as supporting Fertility

Holistic Nutrition: Focuses on Natural Whole Food consumption addressing deficiencies through dietary sources. We recommend you follow one primary rule when choosing foods; consume foods as close to it’s original source as possible.

Acutonics: Much like Physiotherapists use Ultrasound to relieve pain we use the "original" version; tuning forks. Sound vibration in treament draws more blood and oxygen to the area, supporting healing and calming the mind. Intuitively we know sound heals through singing and listening. A unique treatment protocol that once experienced even the cynic won’t rival. 

Sabrina Silins has attending numerous births as a result of Infertility support with or without IVF. This is a true passion of hers and she looks forward to bringing other little ones into the world.
 

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Retreats & Workshops

Upcoming Workshops Winter/Spring 2017 Functional medicine and the secrets of Anger and Fear with Sabrina Souto R.Ac, TCMD: March 22 from 7-9pm www.lifstylemeditation.com Fine Tune at Noon - Community Acupuncture and Mental Health/Flower Essences talk with Roberta Shephard. Sunday March 26th.  www.wellnessonwhyte.com/workshops/ ...

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Michelle B.

"After having tried other health and wellness techniques/ practices (massage, eating right, staying active, yoga) I decided to give acupunture a try for my ailments/misalignments in my body. Sabrina helped me to rediscover myself and the person I am on the inside, way deep down. It has been a continuos..."

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J.C.

"My supervisor at work recommended Dr. Silins to me - I struggle with anxiety and a variety of other, at times dehabilitating psychological issues. When I first met Sabrina I was uncomfortable even taking off my shoes in her office, and was very leery of having anyone touch me. Desperation..."

KH

"I had been having difficulty with my hormones and my menstrual cycle since my mid thirties. I had undergone some blood transfusions due to out of control menstrual cycles, and the only options the medical community could offer me was either taking a birth control pill continuously until I was..."

Lorraine Beale

"It is impossible for me to put into a brief paragraph how Dr. Sabrina Silins changed my life.    I met her when she was doing her training. I had just finished having 2 consecutive car accidents within a 6 week period. I was on barbiturates, narcotics and many other Dr prescribed..."

Bonnie M., Calgary , Alberta

"My experience with Chinese Medicine and specifically Sabrina was exceptional. Not only did this treatment option address my health concerns at the time, Sabrina always listened for what else was going on in my life that could be impacting my balance and pain. Sabrina is not just a healer but..."

Emily

"I’ve been working with Dr. Silins for about a year now. The one thing you will notice about her is that she cares, honestly, fully about you, and what you are there to see her for. I’ve had migraines for 12 years of my life; they were debilitating..."

Victoria Stokes

"Acupuncture and TCM has completely changed my life. I was told by medical professionals that conceiving a baby would be difficult for me and that the use of fertility drugs and other methods of modern medicine would be the route I had to take. I wanted to try TCM and..."

Brandy H.

"After being on the birth control pill for 16 years and at the age of 33, my husband and I were ready to start our family. I started tracking my ovulation in January 2010 and month after month was faced with the disappointment of not conceiving. I researched..."

Shannon

"I began seeing Sabrina for my Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS), which symptoms include debilitating abdominal pain and cramping. From the very first treatment my “attacks” subsided to the point that now I often forget I have IBS and am able to fully function in my daily life. Sabrina taught me the importance..."

Gian

"I want to thank Sabrina for letting me live again. For the longest time, looking back now, I just existing and never knew what living was all about. I had suffered for many years with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and was told that I would have to live with it...."

Candice

"I have truly appreciated all the care you provided for me, you are truly wonderful at what you do and I am thankful to have met you. Since breaking my tailbone in my first pregnancy I have experienced a lot of discomfort and pain. I tried traditional medicine and GP’s..."

Amy Suddens, Professional Dancer

"Sabrina treated me over a period of 4months during my time as a dancer onboard the Norwegian Pearl. I was suffering from back and neck pain, poor sleep, irregular periods and anxiety. I had never had any contact with acupuncture or Chinese medicine before, but was very open to the..."

Wendy T.

"Sabrina is subtle, intuitive, warm, and professional. Wish I still lived close enough to be her client!..."

Leanne L.

"Dr. Silins has completely changed the way that I am able to function in my life. I suffered from migraine headaches for several years and was heavily medicated for my migraines. There were days that I was not able to function and be a good Mother. I could not be around any..."

Wilma B.

"I truly believe in traditional Chinese Medicine. I originally went to Dr. Silins with chronic Sciattic pain. I was totally amazed how quickly that pain could be resolved. I continued to see Dr Silins and was treated for many different problems with supplements, reading and her kind and attentive attitude.  Thanks to..."

Ann Zee BCom, R.Ac, DTCM

"Do you believe in miracles? I think they come in fleeting moments and within the capacity for kindness from people. Sabrina and I were colleagues together from Chinese medicine school. Sabrina has been gifted with many things; beauty, brains and a capacity for kindness that I have not witnessed very often in my..."

Violin N.

"I had the privilege of working for Dr. Silins in Calgary as well as be her patient. As a receptionist and clinic manager, I saw first hand the love her patients had for her. The practice consisted of several practitioners, however, she had amazing rapport with her patients and numerous people would call and..."

S. -Edmonton

"Dr. Silins is more than just a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She has a gift to which words do not easily attach. She nurtures her gift with love and compassion, infusing both into her practice. Under her care, my life has been forever changed. I..."