Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
As of 2021 my wife Chantal, my 3 boys (Salix Ari and Axel) and I moved to Salt Spring Island to start a new chapter in life after almost 25 years in Vancouver. I am excited to have opened my new practice and bring the benefit of my experience to the amazing people on SSI.
For the past 18 years, as the co-founder of Yinstill Reproductive Wellness clinics In Vancouver and Surrey, my clinical practice has focused on the treatment of men’s and women’s reproductive and sexual health issues utilizing the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) combined with scientifically validated modern natural treatment solutions. This, coupled with my own personal journey through cardiovascular challenges has proven my particular skill set to be proficient in the treatment the following conditions;
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The effective management of mental-emotional stress, anxiety, and depression is a strength of Traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture & herbal medicine). Almost everyone in this world, at one point in time or another, deals with mental health challenges. Your options for treatment do not end with antidepressant medications or counselling. One of the principle mechanisms behind the effectiveness of acupuncture is its regulation of the nervous system and resultant stress hormone / neurotransmitter output.
The release of the body’s natural opiates (our body’s natural pain killers, aka b-endorphins) is a well documented and accepted physiological result of a properly administered acupuncture treatment. Combine this with acupunctures anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce pain perception messages reaching the brain, make acupuncture a primary choice in pain management and recovery from injury. *Also see ICBC acupuncture on Salt Spring Island.
There are many effective treatments for women with pelvic pain, low libido, pre-menstrual syndrome, and other hormonal concerns, or men experiencing erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, CPPS, or other signs of low testosterone. At one point in time or another most of us go through some sort of sexual health challenge.
This has been the primary focus of my professional career since 2004. I have helped thousands of women and couples realize their dream of family. I specialize in combining ancient Chinese medicine & acupuncture practices with cutting-edge holistic treatments, private coaching and infinite compassion to ensure effective clinical results…
PCOS is a very prevalent condition among women in their reproductive years, causing male hormone excess & insulin sensitivity resulting in ovulation disturbance, weight gain, acne, & hair loss. Acupuncture helps regulate blood sugar which supports improved insulin sensitivity, which in turn improves ovarian conversion of testosterone into estrogen (theca cell health), aiding in weight management, and facilitating ovulation. Acupuncture also helps modulate the nervous system resulting in more opioid and dopamine system activation, which in turn reduces stress hormones. A reduction in stress hormones reduces fat storage, and normalizes gonadotropic hormone release so luteinizing hormone levels are reduced (resulting in less testosterone production and improved theca cell health) and regular ovulation is restored.
Endometriosis is a condition affecting 15% of women of reproductive age, with principal causes being excess inflammation and estrogen. For most women, this condition can be extremely painful at every period (and sometimes even at ovulation) and can cause challenges when trying to get pregnant. Western biomedical treatment options are limited to oral contraceptives and surgery. Observational and clinical evidence is now supporting several natural therapies in the treatment of Endometriosis. By implementing these natural therapies, patients experience less pain, decreased inflammation, hormonal balance, and improved fertility.
Many women consider the symptoms of menopause to be an unavoidable reality of life. The discomforts associated with menopause are in no way obligatory women’s burdens, they are important signs of imbalances in the body that can be addressed, soothed, and treated. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been successfully treating the symptoms of menopause, both in management and prevention, for thousands of years. As with any medicine in modern times, it is a constantly growing and evolving therapy; but its roots remain firm in time-tested philosophies, and provide the strong foundation for its healing principles.
The world of nootropics, mental-emotional optimization, ADHD management, and prevention of cognitive decline is a bustling area of medicine, uncovering a multitude of treatments to improve brain health, concentration & focus, learning and memory, and encourage peak mental-emotional performance. The world of neuroscience & neuropsychology fascinate me to a point of obsession!
I have a passion for being in top physical condition, and it is an ever evolving field of medicine. I enjoy keeping up with the new hacks that professional athletes are using for optimization and recovery. For those looking to take things to the next level in their health, paying attention to the choices elite performers (aka investments for team owners) are making is a great place to start.
This is an area of medicine that I am intimately connected to as I am impacted personally by it. Familial hypercholesterolemia and a genetic maker for Lp(a) has motivated a very deep dive into cardiovascular health. I want everyone to know what I have learned. Statins are not the only way.
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Diagnose so that we can understand your unique needs;
Create a safe space for honest, open dialogue
Discover your unique needs and build a comprehensive holistic easy-to-implement plan for optimizing your health, well-being, and fertility potential
Investigate from a purely medical perspective
Reframe with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective
Take the necessary actions;
Implement a personalized plan according to your unique needs
Further refine through my Signature 21 Point Wheel of Wellness Assessment
Discover your strengths and weaknesses, and how to best utilize and nourish both
Learn to listen to your body and innate inner wisdom
Dig deeper, as needed, with other methods
Receive consistent support and guidance;
Ensure you are supported and understand what is required
Receive encouragement to maintain forward momentum
Advice on dealing with current situations, decisions, challenges, stress and overwhelm
Ideas for improving your relationships with your loved ones, community, and most importantly, yourself
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about me, book a Free Discovery Call now.
As of 2021 my wife Chantal, my 3 boys (Salix Ari and Axel) and I moved to Salt Spring Island to start a new chapter in life after almost 25 years in Vancouver. I am excited to open my new practice and bring the benefit of my experience to the amazing people on SSI.
As mentioned, since 2004, I have been working exclusively with people struggling with Infertility & reproductive health conditions utilizing Traditional Chinese Medical wisdom and scientifically validated modern natural treatment solutions, helping thousands to get pregnant and create happy healthy families.
I have seen the profound effect that infertility has on women and couples. It touches on something so fundamental to our being human that the emotional depths experienced are unlike any other – studies showing psychological impact comparable to the diagnosis and struggle with cancer. Looking through the lens of infertility, I have gained intimate insights into the functioning of the body and human spirit. I feel blessed to have been a part of so many journeys toward the creation of family and feel the world needs to know more of these struggles so that we can all better support those who are hurting beyond comprehension.
On a personal note, my wife, Chantal and I too had our challenges with creating our family. It took seven pregnancies to have our three wonderful children. Our struggles ended when Chantal gave her body the support it needed and turned to the natural treatment options I suggested.
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SOMETHING WE THOUGHT MAY NEVER HAPPEN
Dear Spence, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the great work you do each and every day. I’m very happy that we got to meet you and benefit from your wonderful care. During the past 2 years, we had to overcome a lot of roadblocks and I’m very grateful for your guidance on how to remove and overcome them. It was a lot of work, many tears, lots of fears, and many choices but it was most definitely all well worth it. My struggles changed me. But without it, I wouldn’t be the person that I am today. My story will always be my story and you will always be part of it. I’m already looking forward to the day when we get to tell it to our daughter or son.
I would like to thank him for helping create our little miracle
Before visiting Spence, I felt so alone, frustrated, disappointed, and sad every month when my cycle would start yet again. We met with Spence who is the sweetest person and so caring and knowledgeable in his field. He always made us feel like we weren’t alone in this struggle and gave us encouragement and support throughout the whole process. After seeing Spence for 3 months and following his recommendations, I got pregnant and we were beyond thrilled. Today we have a beautiful healthy baby boy! I believe that Spence’s skills played a pivotal role in our ability to conceive and would like to thank him for helping create our little miracle.
I would definitely recommend Yinstill to anyone
Dr. Pentland was extremely supportive and truly took the time to listen to my questions and concerns. He clearly has a wealth of experience working with fertility patients and in-depth knowledge of every step of the process. I felt that my treatment was tailored to my particular situation and my regular sessions were one of the most fulfilling & relaxing parts of my week.
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Note: I take on a limited number of clients at once to ensure high-quality personalized service. If I am not taking new clients when you inquire, you will be notified and put on a waiting list to be contacted once a spot opens up.