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Stronger, Simpler, More Cost Effective - Keeping It Simple To Male Supplements for Fertility

Oct 05, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Your fertility journey has its challenges so when a natural approach that is simple & effective come across my desk I am eager to share it with you. Acubalance has a way to simplify the supplements to be taken to improve male fertility! Not only has it become easier but it's also now more potent! 
 

Complications In Pregnancy and Acupuncture, Can Complete Placenta Previa Be Treated Naturally?

Sep 24, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I have had the opportunity to treat a handful of patients over the years who have been diagnosed with placenta previa. This is a condition in pregnancy where the placenta forms too low in the uterus. This is a dangerous condition as the placenta covers the opening to the cervix and can detach early in labor. If the placenta doesn't move away from the cervix these pregnancies will end with a cesarean (C- Section).

Pregnant Naturally After Trying To Conceive For Over A Year. Acupuncture Case Study

Sep 18, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to share a case study of a patient who had been trying to conceive without success. She was young, healthy and proactive in her own health yet couldn't get pregnant. She was only 30 years old and was extremely frustrated. Lets call this patient Tanya.

Improving IVF Success With Acupuncture

Aug 27, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Often quoted but rarely understood, How does Acupuncture Increase Pregnancy Rates in IVF? For years we have seen and read studies showing the benefits of acupuncture for both IVF and natural pregnancies. What we don't usually see is why does acupuncture help. What does Acupuncture and Chinese medicine do to help a couples conceive? The answer is simple yet complicated

How Laser Acupuncture Can Improve IVF Outcomes with Chromosomal Screening - A Case Study

Aug 02, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to share a case study of a patient. As my patients know, the treatments they receive encompass more than just needles, we offer a holistic and integrative approach. So what did this patient do to achieve enough improvement to make her 2nd IVF cycle a success?

Should You Be Taking Antioxidants To Boost Your Fertility? Could They Harm Your Chances of Conceiving?

Jul 27, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Antioxidants have been a hot topic in the world of fertility the past few years. Many believe antioxidants boost both egg and sperm health but do they really help?  could they actually cause harm to your fertility? Before answering this question we need to know what antioxidants do and how do they work.  

What Are 4 Early Signs Of Pregnancy?

Jul 19, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Have you been searching for the signs of early pregnancy? The magic symptom that will tell you for sure if your pregnant or not? Most if not all of my fertility patients are. The hard part is that there are no perfect, definitive symptoms which can 100% guarantee that you are pregnant. Besides doing a home pregnancy test or better yet a blood test with your doctor the symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to that of PMS.

This 1 Food Decreases A Couples Time To Pregnancy and Has An Added Benefit

Jul 06, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It sounds obvious to some degree that couples who have more sex will also get pregnant more frequently. Unfortunately in my practice I see many couples who find it to be more like work than pleasure when it comes to the topic of sex. It's not uncommon for me to see couples only having sex during the short fertile window each month. Many different factors will effect both women and men's libido.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Canada, How Will This Effect Our Fertility?

Jun 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
With the Canadian government announcing this week the legalization of Marijuana I wanted to touch upon the health implications this could have. There are many incorrect assumptions which go along with something becoming legal and the idea of it now being healthy. Marijuana, although in the process of being no longer illegal is still not healthy.

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