Ryan's Blog

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.

One Thing That Can Decrease Your Chances of Conceiving by 29 Percent Every Month !

Mar 28, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of the most common suggestions to couples trying to conceive is "just don't get stressed about it and it will happen".  Such simple advice that is so difficult to implement !!   Few things are more frustrating to hear when couples are trying everything to get pregnant.

Men Have A Biological Clock!!

Mar 25, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's been shown that as men age the amount of DNA abnormalities increase. This can increase the time it takes to achieve a pregnancy as well as increase possible abnormalities such as autism or schizophrenia!

Male Factor Infertility Treatment - A Case Study!

Mar 21, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Pregnancy rates can be increased when men take a proactive approach to their fertility. So many men believe infertility to be primarily a woman's issue, not considering how important their role when trying to conceive. Recent studies are showing around 40% of infertile couples have some sort of male factor that needs to be addressed.  

Uterine Lining Support During IVF - Increasing a Thin Lining

Mar 12, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Hearing the news that you have a thin endometrial lining when you are going through an IVF cycle can be very stressful.  You have done everything you can to help your body create a healthy number of eggs and now they need a great lining to snuggle in and implant.

Why Should I Do Acupuncture During My IVF Cycle ?

Mar 04, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Acupuncture increases the IVF success rate of getting pregnant as well as having a healthy child.   It commonly takes multiple IVF cycles before achieving a healthy pregnancy during IVF treatments!  Anything that can help make this process shorter not only saves thousands of dollars, but adds emotional support and stress relief.

Male Factor Infertility - There is Hope !

Jan 17, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
If you have been told you have male factor infertility there is hope.  Even in some of the most difficult of cases you can make a change.  Male factor infertility is extremely common affecting 40-50% of couples going through fertility treatments.