Ryan's Blog

Chinese Medicine for Endometriosis Treatment

Jan 07, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Endometriosis is one of the conditions I truly enjoy treating in my practice. Results can be easily seen (ie painful periods improve) and with the use of traditional Chinese Medicine we can have very effective results and relatively quick relief.

Pre Conception Care and IVF Success or Natural Pregnancy

Jan 07, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Women who have not yet achieved a pregnancy often need a small adjustment to help them become more fertile. This life-adjustment can be a change in diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy. It takes months for an egg to go through a recruitment process before it will be released to hopefully meet and be fertilized by waiting sperm.

Unexplained Miscarriage - Chinese Medicine can Help

Dec 12, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Having the experience of going through a miscarriage can be mentally, physically, and spiritually traumatic. Some women have gone through this process several times without a reason as to why even after multiple tests show everything looks "fine." The way that Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body is different than that of Western medicine.

Infertility: A Sign of Possible Sub-Optimal Health

Nov 03, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In Chinese medicine, we look at the body as a whole.  If you are not healthy, the body shows signs and symptoms of sub-optimal health such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, acne, constipation and possibly infertility!

Painful Periods - Acupuncture Is Effective

Oct 22, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Acupuncture can be more effective in decreasing menstrual pain than some medications. Next time you are experiencing dysmenorrhea (period pain), you may want to reach for your local acupuncturist instead of medication!

Sunshine and Your Fertility - Both Men and Women

Oct 17, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Another study has shown the benefits of vitamin D and the health of our fertility.  
In male fertility, this study showed a reduction in both sperm motility and sperm count with abdnormal levels of vitamin D. Not only was sperm affected but testicular abnormalities were also identified.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss - What Men Can Do!

Oct 11, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Recurrent pregnancy loss is a horrible experience for a couple to go through. This is especially true when there is no "reason" as to why it is happening. Women have to go through many tests (i.e: hystersalpinograms [HSG], hysteroscopes, blood tests, biopsy...) but men generally have it easier, only having to give a semen sample and possibly a blood sample.

Your Weight and Egg Quality

Oct 05, 2012 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Women undergoing fertility treatment are always looking for ways to improve their chances of success. In many, women weight loss could be that last influential key to a healthy pregnancy.