Chinese Medicine for Fertility Boston MA

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.

Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
(781) 438-9600
2 Main St. (Route 28), Suite 150
Stoneham, MA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Kara A Pitt, MD
(508) 941-6444
650 Centre St
Brockton, MA
Business
Womens Health Affiliates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Nancy Anne Callan, MD
850 Harrison Ave # ACC4
Boston, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thuytien Thi Ly
(617) 724-2229
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Katie Wakeley
(617) 636-5000
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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RSC New England
(800) 858-4832
One Forbes Road
Lexington, MA
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
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Kelly N Wright
(617) 724-9030
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Padmasini Kandadai
(617) 724-9013
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Danielle M Roncari
(617) 636-0265
750 Washington St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Raymond Lui
(617) 724-6850
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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