Success Stories

PCOS overcome with acupuncture diet and IVF

I came to see Dr. Ryan Funk to complement the IVF cycle I was doing through Genesis Fertility Clinic. I was 30 years old and had a diagnosis of poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) since my early twenties. My PCOS caused me to be anovulatory, have irregular periods, and be overweight. After I was married at the age of 26, we had tried to achieve pregnancy.

Infertility Initial Consult at Acubalance

 At the start of November, I had my first appointment with Dr. Lorne at Acubalance Wellness Centre.

I Was Told I Needed IVF to Get Pregnant But Now I'm Pregnant Naturally!!

I'm truly grateful for all of Ryans help and support. My husband and I had been trying to have a child for with no success. After many years experiencing infertility, we decided to go to a fertility clinic for a full work-up. They diagnosed me with endometriosis and suggested we begin clomid. We began to use clomid in combination with IUI's but these were equally disappointing. We were told by the fertility clinic that in our situation, we...

Successful Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)!

As my 36th birthday is approaching next month, I have been spending a lot of time thinking of where we are in our journey of growing our family, where we have been, and how far we still have on this path. When first struggling with infertility at 26, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I remember the advice my fertility specialist gave me then: have all your babies by the time you are 35 as you won't be able to have them...

At 5:00 am - astonishing news - we'd achieved our first natural pregnancy!

My husband and I had been trying to start our family for seven years when we first contacted Acubalance. After unsuccessfully pursuing fertility treatment in Calgary, now both 35 years old, we decided to try Genesis Fertility in Vancouver and learned of Acubalance through them. Before coming to Vancouver, I arranged a series of appointments at Acubalance concurrent with my IVF cycle. I also saw an acupuncturist in Calgary who participates in...

We're both over 40 and were starting to wonder if our dream of having a family was possible.

Dear Raeghan,

There aren't enough "thank yous" we can say to express the gratitude we feel for all you've done. The relief and comfort we felt after our first appointment was exactly what we needed. After my operation to remove a fibroid and two failed attempts at IUI while trying to conceive for two years, there were many tears and we really started to worry. Although we are both very healthy, we're both over 40 and were starting to...

Dr. Funk Single-Handedly Helped Me More Than Any Other Practitioner in Any Other Field

Dr. Ryan Funk offers a knowledgeable, unique, and heartfelt approach to his acupuncture practice. After years of visiting many doctors, Dr. Funk single-handedly helped me more than any other practitioner in any other field (and not just in getting me over a fear of needles!). To be honest, at first I did not see how an acupuncturist would be able to help my symptoms. However, thankfully I respected the advice to see Dr. Funk, which was a life...

Ladner nurse credits acupuncture and diet with ending two-year infertility battle

After two and half years of trying to get pregnant, Melani Waterman and her husband Brett had twins — Lukas and Charlotte — on Oct. 6. The story is featured in Empowered Health, read more at

After the third miscarriage, finally a healthy baby with acubalance acupuncture support

Quite simply, Dr. Ryan Funk pulled me out of a sea of despair. In March, 2010, I was 12 weeks into the first trimester; my world was full of hopes and dreams.  After a routine ultrasound, we were told there was no heartbeat. I couldn't believe this was happening again! This was my third miscarriage. I felt like I was caught in an emotional storm; I had to deal with these feelings, carry on with daily life, work, while trying to figure out...

Great birth experience - acupuncture for pregnancy and birth support

Hi, Raeghan,

I'm sorry I missed my appointment last Friday, but we were at BC Women's napping after the birth at the time. Rafiq was born at 1:53 am Friday, and it was 10:30 pm Thursday when we got to the hospital (at 7 cm dilation, yay!) so it was all pretty efficient. I had the booklet and the stick-on needles you'd given me in my hospital bag but was too in the zone to pull them out and figure out where to stick them. I'd planned on...