Chinese Medicine for Fertility Haughton LA

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.

E B Robinson, MD
(318) 949-4236
1870 Adner Rd
Haughton, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983

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Steven Curtis Holt, MD
(616) 453-8225
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Wilton Lehman, MD
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1976

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Tandy Wilson Mc Elwee, MD
(318) 746-4842
2300 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Christus Schumpert Bossier Med, Bossier City, La; Doctors Hosp Of Shreveport, Shreveport, La; Willis Knighton Bossier Health, Bossier City, La

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Harvey Louis Long, MD
(318) 742-5800
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Charter Forest Behav Hlth Sys, Shreveport, La; Christus Schumpert Med Ctr, Shreveport, La; Willis Knighton Bossier Health, Bossier City, La
Group Practice: Willis-Kinghton Bossier Health

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Tanja Rae Scherm, MD
Barksdale Afb, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 2002

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Leonard Gregory Blanton
(318) 212-7840
2300 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Scott Robertson
(318) 212-7922
2300 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Richard Carter
(318) 742-5800
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Glenda Johnson
(318) 742-5800
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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