Chinese Medicine for Fertility Boulder CO

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.

Ann Louise Mattson
(303) 492-2040
119 Ucb
Boulder, CO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Karen Elizabeth Kaufman, MD
(312) 663-9090
311 Mapleton Ave
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1997

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Audrey Lynne Sheridan, MD
(303) 443-2010
2525 13th St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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Scott Calvin Boyd, MD
(260) 482-8241
1100 Balsam Ave
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Hosp -Indiana, Fort Wayne, In
Group Practice: Fort Wayne Ob/Gyn Consultants Llc; Fort Wayne Ob/Gyn Consultants Llc On Dupont; Fort Wayne Ob Gyn Consultants Llc

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Carol Eve Margaret Moon, MD
(303) 440-1001
1000 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas Barry Landry, MD
2525 13th St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gracia Wynne Doucet, MD
1311 Mapleton Ave
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Womans Hospital Of Texas, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Univ Of Texas Medical School

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James C Montgomery, MD
(864) 573-3639
2400 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1975

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Lissa P Mc Intyre, MD
(303) 440-3141
2750 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sherburne M Macfarlan, MD
(303) 440-3145
2750 Broadway St
Boulder, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1956

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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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