Chinese Medicine for Fertility Mc Minnville 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.

Michael Clay Good, MD
(931) 668-1525
1589 Sparta St
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn
Group Practice: Del Valle & Good

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Bryan D Chastain, MD
(931) 473-5394
155 Health Way Ste 1
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn

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Rene Carlos Del Valle
(931) 668-1525
3085 Sparta Street
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Denise Dingle
(615) 597-8731
516 West Main St # A
Smithville, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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M Bruce Hirsch, MD
(615) 284-7755
2021 Church St
Nashville, TN
Business
Nashville Ob/Gyn Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Good
(931) 815-5006
3085 Sparta St
Mc Minnville, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: River Park Hospital, Mc Minnville, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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David James Watlington
(931) 474-1140
153 Vo Tech Dr
Mc Minnville, TN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Denise R Dingle, MD
518 W Main St Ste A
Smithville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh

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Katherine Clarke Haney MD
(615) 329-1242
2201 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Christopher Dewane, MD
(901) 761-4491
6246 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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