Chinese Medicine for Fertility Excelsior MN

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.

Center for Reproductive Medicine - Minnesota
(612) 863-5390
2828 Chicago Ave, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Richard Edward Kowalsky, MD
(561) 392-4477
5740 Christmas Lake Pt
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1970

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Susan Kathleen Bowers, MD
194 W Lake St
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert Myron Ahrens Jr, MD
(952) 887-6600
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1978

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Catharine Davis Reed
(952) 401-8300
17705 Hutchins Dr
Minnetonka, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
(763) 494-7700
12000 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Suite 350
Maple Grove, MN
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Dale Jay Ferguson, MD
(708) 835-0810
5155 Weeks Rd
Excelsior, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Beatrice Anne Burke, MD
(912) 934-5111
7009 Cheyenne Trl
Chanhassen, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1987

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Sheryl Ann Kuzmenka, MD
250 Central Ave N Ste 103
Wayzata, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1993

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Robert George Hartshorn, MD
(952) 442-2137
2200 Commerce Blvd
Mound, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Ridgeview Med Ctr, Waconia, Mn
Group Practice: Western Ob/Gyn

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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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