Chinese Medicine for Fertility Leawood KS

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 Resource Center - Greater Kansas City
(877) 221-2323
12200 West 106th Street, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS
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Shara Leanne Young, MD
(913) 451-3722
11501 Granada Ln
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 2001

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Traci Hodes Nauser, MD
4840 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kristen M Wootton, DO
5401 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1999

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James Geo Buss, MD
(913) 385-0348
5808 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1983

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Traci L Nauser
(913) 491-6878
4840 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Parul Nguyen
(913) 894-8500
KU Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine, 10777 Nall Ave., Suite 200
Leawood, KS
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Overland Park Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Elizabeth Hudek, MD
11401 Nall Ave
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Gerald Ulysses Matile, MD
(816) 931-9344
11111 Nall Ave
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Ferns Matile Smith & Perryman

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Herbert Charles Hodes, MD
(913) 491-6878
4840 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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