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A Mans Age Effects Fertility, Even with IVF!

Jul 25, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Researchers have looked back on almost 19,000 IVF cycles and found that a mans age can significantly decrease the chances of a heal

Why is a Guys Infertility Not Treated The Same As Female Infertility ?

Jul 17, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I read a article recently discussing how we treat infertility different in men than in women.  It doesn't really make any sense as male infertility is just as common, we just don't treat it that way !

Where Sperm Are Made and Stored - A Sperms Fertility Journey

Jul 07, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In my work I often hear of men wanting to improve their fertility.  The best way to do this is by knowing how sperm are made, formed and where this happens.  This general process is better known as spermatogenesis.  Once we understand the how sperm are created and where they mature we can then figure out how best to improve their function, quality and number.  

The Best Time To Get Acupuncture For Fertility

Jun 19, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Acupuncture is an effective modality for the treatment of infertility.  One of the most common questions I have been asked is When is the best time to get Acupuncture for fertility?

PCOS, Eczema and IBS - Case Study Report

Jun 08, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Although we focus much of our treatments for fertility we rarely only treat reproductive health. Almost all of our patients have problems in other areas of their health which generally improve while we treat their fertility. A healthy body usually means optimal fertility!

How Laser Can Improve Your Fertility Four Fold

May 18, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Low Level ​Laser Therapy (also known as LLLT or Cold Laser) can help improve a woman's chance of conceiving.  LLLT has been around since the 1970's with over 3000 citations with studies dating back to 2001 for its use for infertility.   We are hoping to add more laser babies through the Acubalance Laser Baby Program we launched late May 2017.  

Don't Loose These 3 Opportunities When Going Through Infertility

May 11, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Going through infertility can be one of the most unpleasant experiences someone can go through.  Fortunately there are a few positive things that can be gained while going through this process.  If you are able to look at this as a "glass half full" you will find a few opportunities in the infertility journey.  

Is Your Dad Bod Keeping You From Becoming A Dad? A Guys Guide to Fertility and Weight Loss

Apr 17, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
If you have been trying to conceive for a while and have a bit of a spare tire around your midsection, you may want to think about dropping some pounds!  Many studies have shown how a woman's weight can have a negative outcome for both fertility and pregnancy. Weight also effects mens fertility.

Acupuncture For Fertility, When to Get It?

Apr 06, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When I first started my Acupuncture practice many years ago everyone had heard that Acupuncture was good for pain. Now, many years later it seems to be better known for fertility.  Between fertility clinics, internet and research articles it's getting a lot of media attention the past few years.

Acupuncture For Fertility Without IVF

Mar 23, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A large number of couples seek the use of acupuncture when they are going through IVF. When performed for the weeks before IVF, acupuncture is able to improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy as well as decrease miscarriage rates. Acupuncture also improves pregnancy rates combined with other western medicated fertility treatments (like clomid) and not just IVF.