Chinese Medicine for Fertility Clovis NM

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.

Richard J Layman, DO
(505) 762-8055
2000 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1980

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Bruce Allan Cross
(575) 762-8055
2000 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rawle Jibodh, MD
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1973

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Richard J Layman
(575) 762-8055
2000 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lonnie David Alexander
(575) 356-0837
42121 Us 70
Portales, NM
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William A Moore
(575) 762-8055
2000 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James P McNeil, MD
2200 W 21st St
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1952

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Larry M Lowry, DO
(505) 762-8055
208 Sandzen Dr
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1968

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Larry M Lowry, DO
(505) 762-8055
Clovis, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1968

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Amy Lynn Garcia, MD
(505) 272-5551
1 Univ of New Mexico MSC10 5590,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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