Lorne Brown

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Website: acubalance.ca External Link
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Lorne Brown has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Lorne Brown
Acupuncturist-related: pain relief, nausea, acupuncture
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2604158
31/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr.Lorne Brown and his team at Acubalance provide outstanding knowledge and care for increasing a couple's odds of conceiving naturally, or in my case, with IVF. At my first app't I learned so much from Lorne about fertility medicine, the reproductive system and menstrual/hormonal cycles and male factors that contribute to successful, healthy conception. I realised I had wasted not only money but time seeing other acupuncturists/TCM docs who didn't have this knowledge and gave half-baked vague acupuncture sessions with little focus on stress and emotions. Fertility challenges are stressful and the huge golds star at Acubalance is that I always left my treatments feeling relaxed and nourished for my pregnancy, whenever that was going to be. Going into IVF I felt positive and wholly prepared, physically and emotionally, and am certain that my preparation from Lorne is why we were successful on our first round of IVF with many healthy embryos.  Respond
RID: 2565017
19/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne is quite a special practitioner. He is incredibly present and works very hard to create a workable plan for success. He takes the time to listen and actually hears what I say and takes it into consideration. I appreciate his expertise and if he does not know something, he will get back to me with the answer and more. I am grateful to have him on my health care team and have been so pleased with his style I have referred many friends to him. His staff is awesome and the whole experience is like going to a spa. I feel taken care of.  Respond
RID: 2558064
12/02/13 4 5 5 5 Dr. Brown conducts a Very comprehensive review during your first appointment. From that he will educate you so that you are enabled and can help your self. He will also utilize various traditional eastern medicine principles including acupuncture and herbs. I highly recommend this practitioner.  Respond
RID: 2553155
07/02/13 5 5 5 5 I'm so happy to have found Lorne! I am in the process of IVF and was looking for support prior to retrieval and transfer. Although I have been happy with our IVF clinic, I felt I needed some extra support. Since my treatments started with Accubalance, I have not just received accupuncture, I have been given some really great advice and been provided with more detailed explanations of the IVF process, than offered by our IVF clinic.I STRONGLY SUGGEST that if you make it to transfer day, that you have Lorne with you before and after the procedure. My husband and I had so many questions and didn't feel like we understood 100% of the 'game plan' for the day. Lorne acted as our "IVF Doula" and this allowed me to relax, knowing I had someone there who would find out the information I needed; and who provided me with before and after treatments to ensure that I was as relaxed as possible. I am very grateful for the physical, mental and emotional support during this long and draining process. 
Paid (or co-pay): $85
RID: 2551937
05/02/13 5 5 5 5 I have seen Dr. Brown since mid 2012. He is very knowledgable and caring. After seeing infertility doctors and getting no results, I felt comforted every time I met with Dr. Brown. My constipation has disappeared, which was an issue for many years. I take herbs as well, which helped decrease bloating and upset stomach. I am thankful to have met Lorne!  Respond
RID: 2550303
04/02/13 4 5 5 5 After a year of not being able to conceive at all, a friend referred me to Acubalance and I wish I had seen Dr. Brown earlier. This clinic is a special place where you will feel respected, supported and cared for. I was able to conceive twice since coming here and although they ended in miscarriage, Dr. Brown was very supportive. It's so comforting to know that he is well informed on the latest research and will frequently integrate evidenced based treatments into our care to ensure we reach our goal of having a baby.  Respond
RID: 2550248
04/02/13 5 5 5 5 The help and care I have received from Lorne (Ryan) and his entire staff has been tremendous. I chose acupuncture as a last resort to a chronic problem I was having - I wish it was the first thing I did. I have seen excellent results and Lorne and his staff have always gone above and beyond to ensure I had the best service and treatment possible. I strongly recommend Acubalance to all of my friends and family who may benefit from the clinic.  Respond
RID: 2549572
03/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne is very knowledgable and provided great care on each visit. I would fully recommend Lorne and AcuBalance to anyone seeking acupuncture.  Respond
RID: 2549252
03/02/13 5 5 5 5 Very knowledgeable, and thorough. Always a peaceful and relaxing experience!  Respond
RID: 2549232
03/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne is incredibly passionate about his work, in fact his enthusiasm is admirable. His patients get the benifit of that. Lorne has been a great listener and compassionate to my situation. He's working with me on my infertility issues and guiding me through the IVF process with goal of not having to go there. Whether I get blessed with the gift of conception and carrying a baby term, my time at acubalance will not be "all for not"' Acubalance has given me more awareness about health and state of mind that will stay with me for years to come. I also like the fact that Lorne is accessible by email and responds timely. I really get the sense he's working for me which is quite comforting and unfortunately uncommon in the broad health industry. The price of the service adds up quick since most benefit plans carry a limited amount for Acupuncture but in spite of this, if you are seeking an acupuncturist, I'd highly recommend Lorne.  Respond
RID: 2549194
02/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne and his team at Acubalance do a great job in making you feel relaxed and at ease when you step in the door. They are very polite professional and always helpful. Cayla at the front desk greeting you and helping to accommodate appointments is always positive and delivers amazing customer service. With trying to concieve there are numerous emotions and the clinic and treatments have been helpful with reducing my stress and anxiety. I would strongly recommend these treatments to anyone with or without an extended health care plan as they are worth the money. I only wish this would become part of our medical as everyone can benefit regardless of your situation as it provides optimized health.  Respond
RID: 2549189
02/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne and his entire staff team are amazing. They are very knowledgeable about the most up to date treatments and I sincerely believe they are the reason I was able to have both my daughters through fertility treatments. SO many times the doctors at our fertility clinic would say...no one has such success with Superovulation and I always felt it was due to the work of Acubalance. Lorne is professional, caring and knowledgeable. The staff team are so caring and lovely at every visit. They go over and above knowing that often you are visiting under stress and frustration. I always left feeling better than when I arrived both emotionally and physically. Each appointment was dedicated to me. I never felt rushed or ignored. There was always time to express concerns or celebrate small successes. I always felt Lorne and his team were behind me in my journey. Wish I still needed to go..best way to relax and get balanced.  Respond
RID: 2549165
02/02/13 5 5 5 5 Lorne and the team at Acubalance helped me through both pregnancy and fertility challenges over the last 9 years. At a time when I felt concern for the health of my breech and preterm baby, Lorne jumped right in with a timely treatment plan and a caring confidence. Later when I experienced secondary infertility, I immediately turned to Lorne, whom I trusted and relied upon and I am happy to report I went on to give birth to a second healthy baby. The team at Acubalance are knowledgeable and caring and I would recommend any woman preparing for pregnancy to make Acubalance a part of her health care plan. I look forward to the day when such treatments are a standard part of our health care system.  Respond
RID: 2549146
02/02/13 5 5 5 5 I'm very grateful to Lorne and to the whole staff at Acubalance. They provide professional care and yet at the same time Acubalance feels more like a spa than a clinic. My health has greatly improved in many ways with acupuncture, herbs and supplements. Lorne is very resourceful and always has many solutions to offer me with any of my health concerns. He is very positive, helpful, professional and I would recommend him and Acubalance to anyone interested in improving their health!  Respond
RID: 1459016
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RID: 1427031
27/04/11 5 5 5 5 I work with a community health organization that refers people to practitioners who we feel confident about. Dr Lorne Brown is high on our list of practitioners that give their patients 100% focused attention pretty well every time. Patients are always treated courteously and with great attention to detail - their clinic shows that they are there for the best benefit of the patient and will always go the extra mile if they have to. Dr Brown is a tribute to the profession of Chinese Medicine, and sets an excellent example for other practitioners to follow.  Respond
RID: 1426889
27/04/11 5 5 5 5 A rare find indeed. I admire his enthusiasm when caring for the health of others. That he has created Acubalance to be a space of genuine caring and healing is truly admirable and I wish there were more people like him in this world.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1368908
22/02/11 5 5 5 5 I had a great experience with Dr. Brown who treated my back pain during my pregnancy. I am also seeing him for cervical ripening treatments. I would recommend Dr. Brown to expectant mothers. 
Paid (or co-pay): $90
RID: 1302733
28/11/10 4 5 5 5 Dr. Brown is the most professional, knowlegable, and caring medical professional that I know. He takes the time to listen to your needs at each and every session, and customizes the treatment based on your immediate concerns (ie. sleep, stress, etc.). After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby for 2 years, I was able to get pregnant within 2 1/2 months of weekly sessions at Acubalance. When I miscarried, Dr. Brown called me immediately to offer his support. If he doesn't know the answer to something, he will contact his vast medical network throughout North America to find you the answer. His entire staff at Acubalance is also caring and patient-oriented. While he is a bit more expensive. Dr. Brown is the best in his field.  Respond
RID: 1299810
23/11/10 5 5 5 5 Lorne is amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about his work. I have and will continue to highly recommend him.  Respond
21/11/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1298053
20/11/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lorne Brown is a fantastic practitioner and individual. His dedication and committment to his chosen field are commendable. As with any good Doctor, Dr. Brown treats the individual and not just the problem. He is punctual, and always seems to have time to listen to his patients. I went to Dr. Brown after a cancelled IVF cycle and with his help went on to a 2nd successful IVF cycle. He told me at the time that he knew I could conceive naturally, but I chose the IVF route and he supported my decision. When my son was six months old, I went back to Dr. Brown hoping to have another successful IVF cycle. Dr. Brown told me it was too soon, but I didn't listen. Again he supported my decision, but I went on to another cancelled IVF cycle. Immediately afterwards Dr. Brown put me on some herbs and the very next month I conceived naturally. My second child is due in a few months. My husband and I have our family because of Dr. Brown. He's the real deal.  Respond
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