Ryan's Blog

Possible Biological Clock for Female Fertility

Nov 18, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
New research has been published showing how the health of specific cells in the ov

Endometrial Receptivity

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A limiting factor for couples trying to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is the receptivity of the uterine lining.  It is a long process for women going through an IVF cycle before finding out if they are pregnant.  They begin with medication's during the IVF stimulation phase to grow follicles.

What To Do After A Failed IVF?

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A Vancouver woman went through the dissapointment of a failed IVF cycle.  She had been diagnosed with low ovarian reserve, advanced maternal age and male factor infertility (low sperm count and poor morphology).

36yr Old Woman Gives Birth Using a 61yr Old Uterus !

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I see couples in my office daily who are using donor eggs, donor sperm and commonly donor embryo's.  This seems very common place now in the fertility world.I have never worked with a women going through a donor uterus cycle. For the first time a woman has given birth after a successful uterus transplant !

Everything A Man Should Know About His Fertility

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

When trying to conceive most couples are excited to start but after a few months without success it becomes frustrating and extremely discouraging.  Most couples conceive after 6 months of trying but what happens if you haven't ? 

Offering Answers for Unexplained Infertility

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it offers a diagnosis to your fertility that is much different than the western perspective. Many of our patients are  diagnosed with "unexplained" infertility and moving towards expensive fertility treatments.  In these cases a second opinion is greatly appreciated.  

From Good to Great, When Your Fertility Just Isn't "Good Enough"

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Micheal Jordan still practiced every day even after winning his 5th Most Valuable Player Award.   Wayne Gretzky did everything he could to become better even after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy 7 consecutive times.  This hockey great was awarded it 8 years in a row!

The Last Week of Mediclear, We are Almost There!

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For those of you who are following the Mediclear program ....  Week two has been completed! for many, the second week without animal protein can be very difficult. I have found in the past that I get a little more fatigued and weak during this 2nd week. I crave and dream about having meat! I hope you all did well last week with less cravings than I.  

Metformin and Hypothyroid - The connection!

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

Feeling Great After just 7 Days on Mediclear Cleanse

Nov 08, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

With the first week of the Mediclear program under our belt, the team here at Acubalance and I are past the withdrawal phase and into the feel good phase!
I usually find that the first week of the program is tough for 2 reasons: