Ryan's Blog

Treating Painful Periods to Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy. A Success Story

Dec 09, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
My Acubalance journey started in May 2013.  My periods had been extremely painful since my early 20s and were getting more unbearable every year.  My husband and I were still struggling to conceive after more than 2 years of actively trying. At 38, I knew our chances of ever having a baby were diminishing. ...

Presents or Presence What's Better?

Dec 05, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was listening to the radio this morning on the way to work and I heard the morning show discussing a great idea. Focussing on giving your presence to your friends and family instead of presents! I get so much joy from spending quality time with people.

Phat to Fabulous While Staying Festive During the Holidays

Dec 04, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The holidays may be the worst time to try and stay healthy but it doesn't have to be.  There are a few simple and quick things you can do which allow you to enjoy the festivities while staying healthy.  

A Devastating Loss ! What To Do After Another Miscarriage

Dec 01, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I had the unfortunate experience last week to hear that one of my patients was having another miscarriage.  The emotional turmoil she was experiencing truly breaks my heart.  The emotional roller coaster of trying to conceive for years and then to only lose the pregnancy a few weeks in really takes it's toll on all involved.  

A Patients Story of Improving High FSH and Low AMH levels Before Having a Healthy Baby boy

Nov 27, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to share a story about a patient of mine who recently gave birth to a healthy boy.  LIke many of my patients she had been trying to conceive for years without success.

Male Fertility - The Problem With Local Warming .... In Your Lap!

Nov 24, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I love TED talks but when I saw the title " Worried About Local Warming ....

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 !