Chinese Medicine for Fertility Menomonie WI

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.

James Merwyn Thompson, MD
(715) 232-0893
N6841 550th St
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Family Practice, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1971

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Viola Renee Hollins
(715) 235-5531
2321 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Wisconsin Fertility Institute
(608) 824-0075
3146 Deming Way
Middleton, WI
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Membership Organizations
Internet Health Resources

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Brenda K Jenkin, MD
(608) 242-6840
4122 E Towne Blvd
Madison, WI
Business
UW Health East Towne Clinic OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Joseph Kiyak, MD
(920) 683-6705
600 York St
Manitowoc, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Torino, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Torino, Italy
Graduation Year: 1982

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Terry James Witt, MD
(615) 890-2740
2211 Stout Rd
Menomonie, WI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Middle Tennessee Med Ctr, Murfreesboro, Tn
Group Practice: Womans Clnc Of Murfreesboro

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Leslie Kay Alzuhn-Hansen
(715) 233-7777
Mayo Health System
Menomonie, WI
Education
English
Professional Memberships
Red Cedar Medical Center

Anne M Riendl, MD
(262) 544-4400
721 American Ave
Waukesha, WI
Business
Women's Ob/Gyn Care
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Cathy A Reeb-Alba, MD
(920) 730-4413
1531 S Madison St
Appleton, WI
Business
Affinity Medical Group OB/GYN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Timothy Joseph Zelko
(262) 697-7750
9916 75th St
Kenosha, WI
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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