Ryan's Blog

Can Fruits and Vegetables Damage Your Sperm?

Apr 09, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

Making Your Fertility Eggcellent!

Mar 30, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
There are many different aspects of our fertility but one that I have been hearing more and more about is egg quality.  With Easter coming along bringing with it magic bunny's hiding eggs in our houses I felt it a great time to address egg quality.  I have previously blogged about a success story of a patient who co

It Only Takes One Good Egg

Mar 26, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I am treating a patient who has been abandoned by her fertility clinic unless she undergoes a donor egg cycle.  She was diagnosed with Poor Ovarian Reserve (POR).

Exercise, How Much Is Too Much for Fertility?

Mar 19, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most common and effective ways for stress reduction is exercise.  It's one of the best ways to help manage stress, a quick run after work or an hour of boot camp quickly drains the stresses of the day.  When people are trying to conceive, how much exercise is too much? Will it effect your fertility?

Success Story with Acupuncture IVF Preparation

Mar 04, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
"He explained to me that our goal was not a pregnancy but a healthy child. By getting my cycles and my physical and mental health optimized, I would obtain a pregnancy easier. During the time of treatment, I would keep trying to get pregnant naturally and once I was ready, I could begin an IVF if I felt I needed. With the use of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and diet/nutritional adjustments, I started my treatment".

IVF Preparation, Are You Ready?

Feb 18, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The choice of moving towards an IVF procedure is a difficult choice during your fertility journey.  Taking on the emotional weight, financial burden and time requirements for this procedure is not a simple decision.  Once you take the steps towards an IVF cycle you need to make sure you are ready

Calling All Vancouver Healthcare Practitioners

Feb 13, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Today I treated an Andrologist, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Psychologist, 

Man Up for Male Fertility

Feb 11, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
This is such a common issue; men are generally over looked and under treated for couples during infertility treatments.

Can You Beet Infertility? Is There Really a Fertility Super Food?

Jan 28, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I recently had a patient come in asking about a super food that could treat her fertility. She had heard that beets could magically be the answer to all her fertility woes. The question about a specific food being the answer to all your health problems is very common. In my practice my answer is always the same.

Finding The "Why" to Unexplained Infertility

Jan 16, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most frustrating aspects of infertility is not knowing WHY it's happening or what you can do about it.  Many of our patients have been through multiple blood tests, semen analysis and a variety of other unpleasant procedures that have not given any answers.  Their only diagnosis being "unexplained".