Providing a clear understanding of infertility, this practical resource analyzes and describes the diagnoses and treatment of infertility (both male and female) from the perspective of Chinese medicine. It includes Western medical information with explanations of physiology, reproductive biology, and modern infertility treatments to expand the understanding of patient options. Western treatment options that may impact Chinese medicine treatment are described, along with details about how these two perspectives can work together. Content discusses all aspects of achieving a successful pregnancy, including pre-conception care and the optimum diet and lifestyle choices for preparing for a pregnancy, conception, clinical approaches to supporting the early stages of a pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, pregnancy and miscarriage, and modern medical treatments.
The book is designed for both acupuncturists and herbalists as well as students of Chinese medicine
Contents Include: 1. A Tale of Two Clinics 2. The Menstrual Cycle 3. Charting the Menstrual Cycle 4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Infertility; Part One: Making a diagnosis Part Two: The treatment of functional infertility by TCM 5. Gynaecological Disorders Which Can Cause Infertility 6. Blockage of the Fallopian Tubes 7. Male Infertility 8. Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy 9. Diet and Lifestyle 10. Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Appendix 1: Herbs - Pinyin, Latin and Chinese Characters Appendix 2: Herbs which can move the Blood Appendix 3: Herbs Contraindicated During Pregnancy Appendix 4: Herbal Formulas Mentioned in this Book
320 pages, 7.50 x 9.50"