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I feel very fortunate and honoured to be able to support women and their partners in becoming parents.  I love helping people get pregnant!  I know the fertility journey can be very stressful and emotional, that is why I believe Traditional Chinese Medicine & acupuncture to be a key element in the fertility process.  The goal of a fertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not about just getting pregnant, but it is also about staying pregnant, having a positive birth experience and having healthy baby.  Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system.  When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, “When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5% of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4% of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.” 

"My husband and I were trying to conceive our second child for about a year without success when I first came to see Irene. We connected from the moment we met – Irene is warm and non-judgmental, and very good at creating a safe, compassionate place for her clients. Irene asked some great questions and we started a routine of weekly treatments, adding herbs after about 2-3 months. I noticed the difference after the first treatment, and never looked back.  Within 1 month my cycle had regulated and my usually agonizing periods were lighter and virtually pain-free and continued like that until I got pregnant in early 2014, about 6 months after starting my treatments with Irene. Sadly, I had a miscarriage at 10 weeks, but Irene’s treatments and herbal formulas were instrumental in my recovery and subsequent pregnancy only 8 weeks later. Irene continued to treat me to the end of my first trimester and really helped the morning sickness. I had an otherwise smooth pregnancy and our daughter is now 2 years and 3 months and an absolute joy.  For anyone looking to deal with specific issues or simply not feeling right and not satisfied with what Western medicine has to offer, I can’t recommend Irene highly enough. Her depth of knowledge, compassion, integrity and warmth will quickly set you at ease and give you hope when you may not have been able to see any, and her treatments are AMAZING!!! She helped me with endometriosis, stress, anxiety and IBS, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I am Irene’s #1 fan!”

   ~Naomi Stinton

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