Ryan's Blog

Beat the Flu Season Naturally - Boosting Immunity with Acupuncture

Oct 25, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

A New Male Contraceptive, Bacon !

Oct 16, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For years studies have been showing how male fertility is influenced by diet and lifestyle choices.

Infant Loss Awareness

Oct 11, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Working with infertility definitely has it's ups and downs.  Working with couples and helping them achieve a pregnancy and a healthy child is such a rewarding process.  Unfortunately not all end with this ending.  I often treat couples who have had tragic losses during their pregnancies.  The process of recovering from such traumatic events such as a still birth and neonatal death can often take years.

3 Types of Patients ! Which One Are You ?

Oct 04, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In my practice treating infertility, women's health and pregnancy I have found that there are 3 types of people I treat.  In every case what my patient needs from me is different and evolves as we move forward towards a healthy pregnancy.  Here are 3 types of fertility patients I generally treat:

Want to Increase Pregnancy Rates when Undergoing an IUI? Try Using Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine.

Oct 01, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
 A study from 2012 completed by Dr Shahar Levi-Ari from Tel Aviv University compared successful  IUI cycles with the combination of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Leptin and Your Fertility - A New Hormone

Sep 27, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Leptin is a very interesting hormone that I have been reading about recently.  It plays major roles in weight management, fertility and a persons energy.  Leptin's relatively recent discovery makes it not entirely understood but more research is underway.

Poor Ovarian Reserve, How to Know!

Sep 16, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Poor ovarian reserve is a devastating diagnosis when trying to conceive.  It comes as a surprise to most, as they still have regular, healthy cycles and don't feel "old".  I have seen this diagnosis many times in women who are very young (in their early 30's).  This comes as a definite shock and limits a couple's treatment options when trying to conceive.  

Eat Well to Keep Your Sperm Young!

Sep 10, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
One of my favorite ways to better health and boosting fertility is through diet. Something so simple as to what we are putting into our mouths on a day by day basis plays one of the most important roll in our overall health and fertility.

Hard Work Pays of with PCOS

Aug 29, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I recently had a patient post her fertility story on the site ShesaValleyMom.com    She was struggling with PCOS, weight gain, acne as well as he

Switching It Up for IVF Success - Do Something Different To Get Different Results

Aug 21, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Doing the same thing over and over again trying to get a different result is the definition of insanity !   This quote from Albert Einstein reminds me of many couples going through fertility treatments.  Couples I often see have been through multiple failed IVF cycles.  They keep doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.