Ryan's Blog

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".  

Vitamins For Male Fertility

Jan 14, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Infertility can be just as much a mans issue as is a women's, in fact over one third are diagnosed as male problems. When Trying to conceive both men and woman should seek treatment to help optimize their fertility and increase healthy pregnancy rates.  

PCOS Treatment With Acupuncture Can Benefit Women (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Jan 07, 2015 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a stubborn and frustrating disorder but there are simple things that help.  We have long been using acupuncture along with other natural modalities in PCOS treatment.

Diet Just Isn't Sexy!

Dec 18, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Just take this pill every day and you will loose weight, get pregnant and have more energy. When a new pill or drug comes out promising to solve our health problems it's exciting!   The problem is it's rarely or never true.

Looking for More Control With Your Fertility?

Dec 12, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM