Ryan's Blog

Are You In A Fertility Funk ?

Nov 26, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Experiencing infertility is a stressful, depressing, irritating and confusing time during a couples lives.  Most of my patients have been going through this difficult process for years before coming into my office.  They are depressed and in a definite "Fertility Funk !"

One Fish, Two Fish, Good Fish, Toxic Fish !

Nov 24, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I was looking around at different health blogs when I stumbled upon an informative site discussing which types of fish are becoming toxic.    In my practice I generally discuss the benefits of healthy fish in our diet. As disasters such as oil spills and nuclear waste catstophies continue it becomes increasingly difficult to find clean sources.  

Natural Approach to Your Fertility

Nov 21, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of IVF there are ways to naturally increase your chances of success. 

Infertility Causing Depression ? Another Reason to Add Acupuncture to a Successful Treatment Plan

Nov 08, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The infertility journey is a struggle.  It wears you down month after month of negative results and a feeling of hopelessness.  Many if not all couples will go through bouts of frustration and depression.  

Men Need Fertility Treatment Too!

Nov 05, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Infertility and fertility treatments have historically been thought about as a women's problem. More and more research have been finding the opposite to be true. Now close to 50% of cases of infertility have a male factor involved. The actual statistics are some where close to 1/3 male factor, 1/3 female factor and 1/3 combined male and female factor.


4 Main Causes for IVF Failure and What You Can Do!

Oct 28, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Going through an IVF procedure and not having a successful healthy pregnancy is a devastating event in a woman and her partners life.

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: