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 to the collection to research with the Laser for Fertility program we launched in May 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 16, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was reading through some of the blogs here on the Acubalance site when I stumbled upon Dr Emilie Salomons blog on foods to eat during IVF. This reminded me the importance of a healthy diet when trying to conceive. The foods we eat have both a short term and a long term impact on our health.
Mar 07, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I love learning about simple and effective methods that couples can use to help improve their chances of conceiving. Simple fertility tips that make sense and are easy to adopt in our every day lives. This is one of the reasons I love practicing Chinese Medicine. This type of Eastern Medicine supports the use of a traditional type of fertility diet along with lifestyle adjustments.
Feb 24, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Over the years we have blogged several times regarding the importance of sleep. A lack of sleep is detrimental on both your overall health as well as fertility. While we are sleeping our body is repairing itself. Sleep improves neurotransmitters, replenishes hormones and detoxifies and repairs cellular tissue. A very important time in our day. Unfortunately under sleeping is an Epidemic according to Dr.
Feb 16, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In vitro Fertilization is a marathon and not a sprint! We need to think of this comparison closely as anyone enters into an IVF Cycle. Sperm takes approximately 90 days to be created and eggs have a maturation period of several months. Optimizing your fertility during this time before the IVF will lead to better results. There are many things that you shouldn't do when preparing to do an IVF cycle.
Feb 06, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I have had an incredible year so far working with some amazing patients. I'm lucky in the sense that I have been able to treat some very dedicated couples. I see patients for regular acupuncture to help improve their chances of pregnancy. But what happens when you can't come for regular acupuncture? Will you still have a greater chance of success when trying to conceive? Yes!