Ryan's Blog

The Pre Pregnancy Checklist - Pre Conception Care

Apr 18, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Pregnancy is a big deal !  It can be very difficult if your body is not ready for the journey.  You wouldn't do a marathon without doing months of preparation.  Eating well, running several times a week, buying new runners, stretching, ....    Pregnancy is not all that different.

Endometriosis Pregnancy Success - A Case Study

Apr 08, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Endometriosis is a specific disorder which I have had great success in treating over the past years and I wanted to share a case study about a recent pregnancy.

TV and Male Fertility

Mar 12, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Men who watch TV for approximately three hours per day will have a significantly lower sperm count than those who watch less. In fact, this study showed the sperm count of these men decreases by 50%! 

My Phone Got Me Pregnant!

Mar 05, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
With today's easy access to new technology, almost everyone has a smart phone. Most of my patients come in phone in hand and use it to track their cycles and help calculate their ovulation.   

Study Comparing Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Treatment of Endometriosis

Feb 26, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Today, I was researching on Pub Med, searching for more information on fertility. I stumbed upon a study that shows how Chinese herbal medicine is a great benefit in the treatment of endomtriosis. I have blogged about the treatment of endometriosis before but this study was slightly different.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Increases Pregnancy Rates 2-Fold

Jan 14, 2013 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A systemic review of multiple infertility studies and the treatment of Chinese herbal medicine has shown great promise.  

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 adjustment in their life can be found in many different forms such as diet, lifestyle, acupuncture, or herbal therapy.

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.

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