Chinese Medicine for Fertility Billings MT

How effective is Chinese medicine alone in helping women get pregnant? That depends on several factors. Your first step should be to see your gynecologist for a few exams. Read on for more information if you want to know more about how to get pregnant with the help of Chinese medicine.

Marilyn Johnson, MD
(830) 997-7091
1230 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1950

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Lisa Rene Ross
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey Carroll
(406) 237-7076
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Clayton H McCracken
(406) 268-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Janet Lynn Dietrich, MD
(406) 245-4100
90 Poly Dr Ste 5
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1981

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Camille Susan McIntosh, MD
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr.Camille Osborn
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Billings Clinic
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael A Covlin, MD
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1994

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Charles Howard Burton Jr, MD
(770) 994-6806
925 Broadwater Sq
Billings, MT
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.James Harris
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp &
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Getting Pregnant Without Fertility Drugs

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By Miki Shima, o.m.d.

Q: I’ve been trying to conceive for one year, so far unsuccessfully, and I’d like to avoid the hassle and expense of conventional fertility treatments. How effective is Chinese medicine alone in helping women get pregnant?

A:
That depends on several factors. Your first step should be to see your gynecologist for a few exams. She can check for any physical obstructions that might be preventing pregnancy, such as a blockage in your fallopian tubes, and assess your levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which affects ovulation, to make sure you haven’t entered early menopause. If your FSH levels are above 10, your chances of getting pregnant without any kind of conventional fertility treatment are very small; if you have high FSH levels and an obstruction, your chances are essentially zero.

However, if your FSH levels are 9 or below, and there are no physical obstructions, traditional Chinese medicine alone can substantially improve your odds. For instance, if you are between the ages of 35 and 40 and your FSH is around 9, you have about a 4 percent chance of getting pregnant without any treatment whatsoever; with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I’ve found that the probability rises to about 25 percent.

If you do need to see an infertility doctor, Chinese medicine can still help. Many of my patients are women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or egg donation, and I’ve found that adding acupuncture, supplements, and herbs to the mix can raise their success rate by about 15 to 25 percent. One recent study from Germany reported that women who received a regular course of acupuncture immediately before and after in vitro fertilization were 58 percent more likely to get pregnant than those who underwent IVF alone.

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