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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nov 02, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
When something happens once it's called a "one-off", if it happens twice maybe it's "lucky", but when it happens for the third time in a row it is now a successful pattern! This year I have had three of my patients present with complete placenta previa's in their pregnancies.
Oct 19, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
The days are getting shorter, the clouds are covering the sun and we bundle up as the weather gets colder. The ability for us to naturally get vitamin D from the sun is extremely difficult. As we enter into these dark winter months how much vitamin D do we need and how do we get it?
Oct 12, 2016 | Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM, FABORM
I wanted to write a case study about a patient who has gone through the trauma of severe Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) during her fertility journey.