About Dr. Michael Ma

Dr. Michael Ma is a talented, devoted infertility specialist who makes miracles happen

Dr. Ma has been a medical clinical practice since 1982. He currently operates Acutherapy & Herbal Clinic with Dr. Jenny Zhang in Vancouver, where he helps couples achieve their dreams through offering safe, effective treatment for infertility. Dr. Ma strives to ensure that every patient experiences the most positive, rewarding results possible.

Dr. Ma earned his MD from the reputable Sun Yat-sen University of China, and practiced both Western and Chinese Medicine after graduation. He got an MSc in Molecular Biology in infectious diseases from University of London in 1994. He has a board knowledge and rich clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Western Medicine.

Dr. Ma could help other couples, he can help you as well.

About Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang utilizes her unique magic hands to create practical solutions for optimal health.

Jenny Zhang offers over 30 years experience in the Western and Eastern Healthcare. She treats the whole person with acupuncture to stimulate the body's innate healing capacities. Management of lifestyle, diet, exercise and stress are addressed with each patient.

Jenny Zhang graduated as a MD from China in 1982 , and she was one of the first batch of 68 Registered Acupuncturists in BC. She has been a registrant in good standing of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC (CTCMA) since 1999. She is a member of American Pregnancy Association in US.

Jenny Zhang believes that her treatment plays energy interchangeable roles among the patient, the Universe and herself.

Why choose us...

  • Friendly knowledgeable professionals-explain your problems in both Eastern and Western views; give you suggestion for fertility solutions; set-up personal plan to achieve the goal.
  • Honest, reliable, and empathy-you are told what we can help; how we help; or other options. You will understand what and why we do for you at each visit.
  • Reassessment after each cycle-Based on your BBT chart after treatments, we will explain any improvement of those three phases to you, and what we will do next step.
  • Follow up your case closely-No matter what your goal is(natural pregnancy or IVF support), we try to provide efficient care to achieve your target.
  • Lower costs and more efficient-frequency of acupuncture treatment is approximately once a week or less depending on the period cycle (26-32 days on average). Four treatments are provided in different phases of the cycle by BBT chart or hormone level monitored.
  • Quiet, clean, and restful treatment environment-you feel comfortable while treatment provided.
  • Provide treatment whenever you need- no matter when your transferring schedule (for IVF clients), we open our office for you without extra charge.
  • Easy Payments by credit and debit card, cheque or cash.

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Treating Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained Infertility is one of the most common diagnoses of infertility in western medicine and our clinical practice. Unexplained Infertility is idiopathic infertility due to unknown reasons even though the lab results of the fertility examinations (Day 2 or Day 3 hormone tests, uterus status, and hysterosalpingogram (HSG) for females and sperm count, morphology, and motility for males) are normal. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is usually suggested by the specialists to people who are diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

With more than a decade of clinical practice, we have found that some infertility factors of many unexplained infertility cases could be identified. Western medicine focuses on hormone values but the performance of the hormones or physiological responses triggered by the hormones are often overlooked. We however closely monitored the clients' body temperature, which is an indicator of the performance of the hormones, when we provide treatment to our clients. Our observation shows that the progesterone level of the luteal phase may not increase even when the hormones and the LH surge (i.e. OPK (Ovulation Prediction Kits))of the follicular phase are normal. This suggests that no ovulation occurs due to unsuccessful communication between the pituitary gland and the ovary. This situation is usually referred to as an "imbalance" in Eastern medicine. Long-term hormone imbalance induces infertility even though a couple has intercourse regularly during the OPK period.

To our clients with this type of unexplained infertility, we have applied an individualized acupuncture treatment that re-establishes hormone balance and assists them to ovulate, which makes natural pregnancy possible. Our approach provides our clients with a natural and effective option so they may not need to seek IVF treatment, which is expensive and involves exposure to a large amount of hormones with an uncertain outcome. Additionally, long-term hormone imbalance affects the development and quality of the oocytes, which is the key for becoming pregnant, regardless of IVF or natural conception.

We have accumulated substantial amount of successful clinical cases and experiences in treating unexplained infertility. There are many "unexpected surprises" that happen to our clients every year.

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