Chinese Medicine for Fertility North Vernon IN

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.

Alice Marie Hartman
(812) 522-3162
631 E Tipton St
Seymour, IN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Douglas A Towriss
(812) 522-4084
120 Saint Louis Ave
Seymour, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Richard Allen Wiethoff, MD
(812) 522-2177
225 S Pine St
Seymour, IN
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp, Seymour, In
Group Practice: General & Gyn Surgery

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Robert Wayne Perry
(812) 523-5864
1171 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William D Jones
(812) 372-1581
3183 N National Rd
Columbus, IN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amy L Sayers
(812) 523-5864
1171 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael Scott Jackson, MD
411 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1999

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Alice M Hartman, MD
(317) 575-7300
631 E Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1990

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Eric Duane Fish
(812) 523-5864
1171 W Tipton St
Seymour, IN
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rolf Charles Loescher, MD
(812) 372-1581
3183 N National Rd
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Columbus Reg Hosp, Columbus, In
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Associates Of Columbus

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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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