Ryan's Blog

Could Your Watch Get You Pregnant?

Jul 18, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

A new smart watch may be able to double pregnancy rates!  This new device can accurately track and predict your most fertile days leading up to ovulation. 
Learning when your most fertile time within your cycle is a daunting task.  It can quickly become a chore in your daily routine.  From urine tests to temperature tracking, they are repeated month after month until finally you get a positive pregnancy. 

Not Just an Acupuncture Treatment!

Jul 15, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Although there is research showing acupuncture helping couples with infertility, there is so much more that it can offer!

Uterine lining blood flow to increasing IVF success rates acupuncture definitely helps. Chinese medicine uses diet, lifestyle and herbal options which also increases your fertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine is so much more than just Acupuncture.

Remote Controlled Birth Control ! Whaaaaaat?

Jul 09, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

I was browsing around the internet when I stumbled upon a new birth control idea that I thought deserved a bit of investigation,  A Contraceptive with Remote Control ! 

Tip Top Facts about Mens Fertility

Jun 10, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

There is lots of information about mens fertility and health but thought I would pass along some information about sperm health. Just some fun facts about men's fertility.

How long will sperm survive?

Not Such A Sweet Deal For Your Sperm

May 14, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

Still Life Canada - BC Womens Support

May 12, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to pass along some information about a topic that is often overlooked when discussing fertility or recurrent pregnancy loss.  Few people discuss stillbirth or neonatal death.  This trauma effects all of a persons being ! emotionally, mentally and physically.

Natural PMS Relief - A Case Study

May 07, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Chinese medicine is an extremely effective treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). I recently had a fertility patient return a few years after having a healthy baby. Now, in her mid forties she was experiencing severe PMS symptom's and hadn't been able to find any relief. 

Moving On From a Failed IVF

Apr 30, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I recently had a couple come to me after going through the IVF process but not having the pregnancy they so much desired. After years of trying to conceive, blood tests, invasive procedures, months of medications and weeks of injections they still don't have the pregnancy they are trying so hard to achieve.

Got Endo? Get Herbs!

Apr 25, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Endometriosis is a difficult disorder effecting millions of women. There are many treatments available but Chinese Herbal medicine is a natural approach with more research backing up it's effectiveness.  

How Do the Seasons Change a Mans Fertility?

Apr 16, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Sperm motility, concentration and morphology are always changing! Not only with age but even during the seasons. This 2013 study has shown how the 4 seasons boost a mans fertility or takes away from it!