Ryan's Blog

Endometriosis, A Different Kind Of Pain

Feb 01, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Endometriosis effects a large percentage of the patients I see in my practice. In most of these cases it has been a part of their infertility diagnosis as well as years of discomfort associated with their period. For the majority of these women their only mode of relief was from anti inflammatories such as Advil or by taking the Birth Control Pill. Neither of which offer long term relief once stopped.

3 Ways To Feel More Confident When Making Decisions About Your Fertility

Jan 20, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Decisions don't always have to be difficult and most of the decisions we make are easy. From what time we need to wake up in the morning, what we make ourselves for breakfast and the clothes we wear are generally a simple and quick decision. Other choices we are faced with are not so easily overcome.  Financial and health decisions can be extremely difficult and feel like a horrible gamble when choosing a road to go down.

Sleep, Food and Exercise. Why You Need All 3 For Fertility Success

Jan 13, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Life is busy and I don't really know anyone who can easily keep the work life balance, BALANCED! Most of my patients have a busy work life and when faced with the options of getting a little more work done at the office or doing some self care, they generally choose work. Even if it's hard to do, we should always choose maintaining or improving our own health first.

4 Tips To Improve Your Fertility in the New Year

Jan 03, 2017 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
January can be a depressing time as the craziness of the holidays comes to an end. The cold and dark rainy days seem to be endless and it's hard to get motivated to move forward. I wanted to talk about a few ways which can help you achieve your goals and get you closer to a healthy pregnancy.

3 Ways To Boost Fertility Over The Holidays

Dec 21, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
With the holidays here many of us are looking forward to hunkering down and getting some extra relaxation time and time visiting friends and family. Many of us come back to our normal routines in the New Year a few pounds heavier feeling a little sluggish and possibly depressed. Sound Familiar?

What Guys are Doing That Damages Embryo Quality in IVF

Dec 16, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Couples going through IVF understand that embryo quality plays a big part in a healthy pregnancies. Much of the research is on egg quality and how a womans eggs can be a determining factor for embryo quality. Little is mentioned about sperm quality relating to embryo quality.

4 Ways To Stay Positive During Infertility

Dec 07, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Infertility has a way to make your self confidence plummet. Months of trying to conceive can make a generally happy person become pessimistic believing their is no hope. It's human nature to focus on the negative, it's ingrained in our genetics. If there is an accident on the side of the road everyone slows down to look at the damage.

Poor Ovarian Reserve, Fibroid and a Failed IVF But Still Able To Get Pregnant Naturally

Nov 30, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
For Many couples struggling with infertility they feel IVF is their last chance at getting pregnant. If the IVF isn't successful they feel they have exhausted all their options and will never have a child of their own. Fortunately in many cases this doesn't have to be the end.

Acupuncture, How Much Is Enough To Get The Results You Need?

Nov 24, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
We are always finding the balance in life between not enough and too much! I need more sleep but probably ate too much over the weekend. I need to exercise more and spend less time on my computer! With Acupuncture, studies are finding more IS better for your fertility!

Double Your Sperm Concentration and Increase Motility 4x, a Case Study

Nov 17, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
Many of us working in the fertility field see it time and time again. Most men are not optimizing their chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy with their partners. It's generally not their lack of willingness, it's lack of knowledge of what can improve male fertility.