Chinese Medicine for Fertility Spanaway WA

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.

Romeo Sison Puzon
(253) 537-3724
15005 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Geoffrey David Towers, MD
(253) 968-6023
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Michael K Chinn
(253) 968-6023
9040 Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Daniel Cole Sessions
(253) 968-5161
9040 Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer L Gotkin, DO
Madigan Amc
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1998

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Patricia Ann Charochak
(253) 848-5555
8112 112th Street Ct E
Puyallup, WA
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Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Damian John Paonessa, MD
Madigan Amc
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey Linn Clemons, MD
Dept Of Ob-Gyn
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Kwanlee Chinn, MD
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1994

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George B McClure, MD
(253) 968-5161
Madigan Army Medicine Center 9040a Jackson Avenue,
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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