Jul 19, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Have you been searching for the signs of early pregnancy? The magic symptom that will tell you for sure if your pregnant or not? Most if not all of my fertility patients are. The hard part is that there are no perfect, definitive symptoms which can 100% guarantee that you are pregnant. Besides doing a home pregnancy test or better yet a blood test with your doctor the symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to that of PMS.
Jul 06, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It sounds obvious to some degree that couples who have more sex will also get pregnant more frequently. Unfortunately in my practice I see many couples who find it to be more like work than pleasure when it comes to the topic of sex. It's not uncommon for me to see couples only having sex during the short fertile window each month. Many different factors will effect both women and men's libido.
Jun 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
With the Canadian government announcing this week the legalization of Marijuana I wanted to touch upon the health implications this could have. There are many incorrect assumptions which go along with something becoming legal and the idea of it now being healthy. Marijuana, although in the process of being no longer illegal is still not healthy.
Jun 07, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For the majority of my patients' diet plays a big role in their success. What we eat on a day to day basis plays a massive role in our overall health. The old saying "we are what we eat" is one that I do believe. If we eat food low in nutrients, high in calories and toxins then our body isn't able to perform as it wants. If we are eating foods that support our bodies needs it will be able to function optimally.
May 24, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We're always looking for the "magic bullet" when trying to find solutions. This is true with all health issues such as losing weight, gaining muscle, living without pain, and improving our intelligence. A recent study has just seen a correlation between this one habit that can improve their children's IQ!
May 09, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In our practice here at Acubalance we treat a variety of different ailments that people are going through. We pride ourselves on helping create healthy families and in others helping to improve quality of life. In some cases we see these two goals come together. We are able to improving quality of life which and help improve the health of a family.
Mar 12, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
March is endometriosis awareness month which reminded me of a blog I had written a few months ago about a patient who had been struggling with infertility.
Jan 25, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When preparing to go through the process of an IVF many couples over think the process making it more difficult than it has to be. Patients read about magic herbal cocktails or intense cleanses that can be hard to follow. It doesn't have to be mysterious or difficult to prepare your body for IVF. Keep it simple, understand WHY you are doing what your doing and stay focused.
Jan 16, 2018 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I've had my share of injuries and pain growing up.With multiple shoulder dislocations along with a shoulder separation, I have learned how to deal with chronic pain. I"m not the only one either. Most of my friends and patients also have a chronic injury and deal with ongoing pain. What most people don't realize that both men and women using painkillers may actually decrease their chances of conceiving.
Dec 27, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
It's human nature to push the limits of abusing our health. We walk on the edge of dis-ease in so many aspects of our lives. We can "get away" with only 5 hours of sleep or we know that if I have one more glass of wine I should still wake up feeling not "that bad". We are always looking at toeing the line of not feeling sick or unwell which keeps us in a state of repair. What if we begin to toe the line of feeling great?