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5 Tips To Stay Fit Over The Holidays

Nov 30, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Most North Americans throw in the towel when it comes to their health over the holidays. It's often open season for eating cake, drinking too much, not getting enough sleep and saying we're too busy to hit the gym. It's no wonder why most of us create New Years resolutions like starting a cleanse or Junk Free January to help get us back on track. What if we didn't trash our health over the next few weeks?

Can a Man's Weight Affect Fertility?

Nov 16, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
In my practice I encounter many men seeking to shed a few pounds. This isn't just for vanity but for the benefits that go along with guys who have a healthy weight. The excess weight around the midsection is a common thing for us here in North America.

4 Do's For Dudes Wanting To Become Dads

Nov 03, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
November is here and MOvember is in full swing, so this feels like a great time to take a look at the relationship between men's health and fertility.

Three Things Not To Do When Getting Acupuncture For Fertility

Oct 25, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
There are so many things that can benefit a person who is undergoing Acupuncture for their fertility. Acupuncture can be very effective in regulating hormones, improving blood flow and treating fertility. There are things that can both decrease or boost these benefits and when practiced consistently can increase your odds of success. Through the years I have found 3 things that greatly decrease the benefits of patients coming for Acupuncture.

How Your Thyroid is Treated with Chinese Medicine and How It Effects Fertility

Oct 16, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
A huge percentage of the patients I see have been diagnosed with having a poorly functioning thyroid, primarily hypothyroid. Having a thyroid that is under performing causes all kinds of symptoms that can be life changing.

One Good Egg For a Second Time, A Case Study Success

Sep 27, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Women will often lose hope when diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. It's often diagnosed with an AMH (Anti Mulerian Hormone) blood test, antral follicle count (AFC) or poor response to an IVF cycle. At this point, many women will be encouraged to use donor eggs as they will have over a 60% chance of success.  

Laser For Fertility Success Story - Combining the Ancient Wisdom of Chinese Medicine with Cold Laser LLLT

Sep 11, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I am passionate about Chinese medicine and its methods that allow my patients to experience life changing results.

1 Thing That Can Improve Male Fertility

Sep 07, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
There are so many things which can damage male fertility. Men are told to stay away from hot tubs, pesticides, beer, processed foods and dozens of other fertility slashing things. What if there was one simple thing that men can add into their lives which would boost both sperm motility and morphology? Wouldn't you want to try it?

3 Benefits Laser Therapy Has For Fertility

Aug 25, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM

Men Have Only Half The Fertility Of Their Fathers

Aug 22, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We know that men's fertility has been on the decline for decades but few people put much thought into it. Men produce multi million amounts of sperm so who cares about a few less right? Wrong! The average man in the early 1970's produced an average of 99 million sperm per milliliter. Fast forward to 2011 the average man only is producing 47 million sperm per milliliter.