Chinese Medicine for Fertility Hamtramck MI

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.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan
(248) 619-3100
130 Town Center Drive, Suite 106
Troy, MI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

Data Provided by:
Stanislaw E Jaszczak, MD
(586) 979-7240
11533 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1958

Data Provided by:
Sharon Marie Roddy, MD
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Christine Terese Wade, MD
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1998

Data Provided by:
Srilatha Vodur, MD
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided by:
Center for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
(248) 593-6990
300 Park Street, Suite 460
Birmingham, MI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

Data Provided by:
Obioma S Agomuoh
(313) 893-8314
3120 Carpenter St
Hamtramck, MI
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Phillis Cherie Mims, MD
4777 E Outer Dr
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided by:
Suzanne Hall, MD
(586) 415-6200
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1993

Data Provided by:
William Brady Anderson Jr, MD
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1962

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Getting Pregnant Without Fertility Drugs

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...