Chinese Medicine for Fertility Fort Collins 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.

Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine
(970) 493-6353
1080 East Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Mark S Simmons
(970) 266-3650
4674 Snow Mesa Drive Ste 120
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Jaime Piper
(970) 494-4300
525 W Oak St
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kelvin F Kesler, MD FACS
(970) 493-7442
1106 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
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Male
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Medical School: Colorado
Graduation Year: 1959

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Larry Dale Kieft, MD
1136 E Stuart St
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1972

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Christian Marc Korkis, MD
(970) 223-7307
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1986

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Christina Lang
(970) 266-3650
4674 Snow Mesa Drive Ste 120
Fort Collins, CO
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Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Kevin John Tool, MD
(970) 493-7442
1106 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kimberly Webb Hayes, MD
(816) 531-2111
1136 E Stuart St
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kara Lynn Micetich, MD
(970) 493-7442
1106 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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