Chinese Medicine for Fertility Johnson City TN

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.

Grover E May
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine

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William Joseph Cone, MD
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1962

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Fred Robt Jelovsek, MD
PO Box 70569
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1969

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Frederick C Hartley
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey Ray Looney, MD
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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Howard E Herrell
(423) 439-7272
325 N. State Of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marcia Mathes Sentell, MD
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1985

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Alfonzo S Arze
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Sindos Adams Sr, MD
(423) 439-6763
PO Box 70578etsu
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1987

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Samuel V Lewis
(423) 926-2129
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
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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