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3 Ways To Prepare For IVF

Aug 15, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Entering into an IVF cycle is a tough decision for my patients and wanting to do everything you can to help improve your chances is definitely their priority. I wanted to pass along my top 5 things I have my patients do when preparing for their IVF retrieval.

Trying To Increase The Amount of Eggs Retrieved In IVF? Improving Blood Flow May Be The Answer

Jul 20, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the first big goal that we have is how many eggs will be retrieved and how many embryos can we create.
Anything we can do to help improve these variables can greatly improve IVF outcome.

How To Prepare For a Frozen Embryo Transfer - FET - My Top 5 Ways

Jun 09, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The Top 5 Ways To Prepare for Your Frozen Embryo Transfer - FET - Preparing to have an embryo transferred can be a very stressful and exciting time. You have done so much work going through an IVF retrieval to get a healthy embryo and they are truly precious. We want to make sure they are being transferred to the most optimal uterine environment. So it comes as no surprise that I often get asked what I should be doing to help prepare my body for... Read more

The Clues Your Body Tells You When The Stress of Fertility is Growing

May 26, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Going through fertility issues can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. With our hectic schedules, most of my patients do have a level of chronic stress that they are dealing with. This isn't a problem as our body is amazing at adapting and pivoting in stressful situations. If stress continues to build becoming overwhelming this is the time we need to become more proactive.

4 Things Most of Us Do Daily That Lowers Our Immunity

Apr 01, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In my office, I often have patients asking questions about what they can take to help support and boost their immune system.

Uterine Lining Support During IVF - Increasing a Thin Lining

Mar 12, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Hearing the news that you have a thin endometrial lining when you are going through an IVF cycle can be very stressful. You have done everything you can to help your body create a healthy number of eggs and now they need a great lining to snuggle in and implant. There are things you can do to help this process and optimize your lining for implantation.

Can Laser Acupuncture Be an Effective Treatment for Endometriosis?

Mar 10, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
March is endometriosis awareness month and I wanted to pass along more information on how women can actively get relief from this often debilitating condition.
Some of the most common symptoms of endometriosis are painful periods, digestive issues, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, spotting and infertility. 

Men Have Hormones Too

Feb 03, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When talking about hormonal imbalances we often gravitate to women's health but hormones play a just as an important role in men's lives as well. Hormone imbalance in men can negatively impact almost every aspect of your health.

4 Things You Can Do To Feel Your Best

Jan 12, 2022 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Many people are struggling right now and not feeling well both emotionally and physically. The January Blues are a real thing for many of my patients and they seem to hit a wall.  The craziness of the holidays, covid fatigue and other factors seem to pile up at this time of year. The good news is that there are some easy things we can do to help pull us out of this funk to allow us to feel good again.

Can Laser Acupuncture Improve Frozen Embryo Transfer FET Pregnancy Rates

Dec 20, 2021 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The short answer is yes.