Chinese Medicine for Fertility Rockmart GA

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.

Kate Reker Osterloh, DO
(770) 382-2580
970 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 100
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Emory Cartersville Med Ctr, Cartersville, Ga
Group Practice: Harbin Clinic Pediatrics

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Suzanne G Pratt, MD
(770) 386-4824
958 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 102A
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1973

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Fareed Zakeer Kadum, MD
(770) 386-4824
958 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste A102
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1973

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Samuel Oliver Johnson, MD
(770) 214-2121
200 Allen Memorial Dr
Bremen, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Tanner Med Ctr -Carrollton, Carrollton, Ga
Group Practice: West GA Healthcare For Women

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Charles Donahoo Goolsby, MD
(312) 908-8144
101 Mockingbird Dr
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1964

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Scott Henry Daniel, MD
(843) 339-9222
970 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1992

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Kele Jeffrey Sewell, MD
(770) 537-6500
204 Allen Memorial Dr Ste 201
Bremen, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1995

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David Benj Warren, MD
(770) 382-5611
970 J F Harris Parkway South East South
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1988

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David Ben Warren
(770) 382-5611
970 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy Se
Cartersville, GA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kate Reker, DO
(770) 382-2580
970 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE Ste 100
Cartersville, GA
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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