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Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders : Complementary Medicine (Thieme Hardcover) - Andreas A. Noll

Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders

Complementary Medicine (Thieme Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 16th December 2009
ISBN: 9783131489913
Number Of Pages: 368

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Written by experts in Chinese medicine, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of Chinese medicine therapies for fertility disorders. It opens by reviewing the basics of current Western reproductive medicine in terms of diagnosis, treatment options, and possible risks. The book then introduces the reader to traditional Chinese fertility treatments, providing information about how they complement Western reproductive medicine.

The authors describe in detail the different treatment methods, ranging from qi gong and tui na to moxibustion and acupuncture to Chinese dietetics and medicinal therapy. The main section of the book provides in-depth discussion of specific fertility disorders and their management, including menstrual disorders, early menopause, sexual disorders, male infertility, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. It closes with a section on patient support, addressing issues such as the mind-body relationship and the impact of stress.

Book features:

  • Case studies with real-life examples of specific treatment approaches
  • Information on both Chinese and Western therapies.
  • Perspectives from numerous Chinese medicine specialists.
  • Extensive quotations from classical texts in translation.
  • Historical, cultural, and social perspectives on the issue of fertility in Chinese culture, modern and ancient.
Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders is an invaluable resource for practitioners in complementary medicine, including acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists who wish to include fertility treatment in their practice, and a useful reference for all physicians who seek to expand their perspective on managing fertility issues.

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Section 1: Introduction
1 Fertility Treatment - Its Social and Cultural Context
1.1 Reduced Fertility - Epidemiology - Causes
1.2 Reproduction and Sexuality
2 Ethics 2.1 Human Dignity
2.2 Instrumentalization - Intervention in Fertility Treatment
2.3 Love, Sex, and Reproduction
2.4 Developments
3 Guanyin - Goddess of Fertility
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Starting a Family in China
3.3 Goddess of Compassion
3.4 Guanyin - A Mother Goddess
3.5 Song Zi Niang Niang - The Woman who can Bestow Children
3.6 Times of Prayer
3.7 Willingness and Openness
3.8 Transmitting Symbolism to the West
4 The Wish for Sons - Woman and Family in Imperial China - Qiu Zi
4.1 The Status of Women
4.2 Causes of Childlessness
4.3 Couldn t It Have Been Different?
5 Advice on Successful Sexual Intercourse from the Medical Classics
5.1 How Often is the Man Allowed? Containing the Damage in Spite of "Jing Loss"
5.2 Foreplay - Only the Excited Woman Increases the Man's Jing
5.3 "The Soldier is not Ready for Action"
5.4 When She Can't Do as She Wants
5.5 The When and Where Must be Heeded as Well
5.6 No Offspring Even Though Everything Was Done Correctly?
5.7 Pregnant At Last - How to avoid Mistakes?

Section 2: Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy - Reproductive Medicine and TCM in Meaningful Cooperation 6 Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy - Reproductive Medicine and TCM in Meaningful Cooperation
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Causes of Subfertility and Infertility in Women and Men
6.3 Biomedical Methods for the Treatment of Infertility and Sterility
6.4 Risks of Treatment with Reproductive Medicine
6.5 Options of TCM in the Treatment of Infertility and Sterility 6.6 Cooperation between TCM and Biomedicine
6.7 Case Histories
6.8 Conclusion

Section 3: Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy - Foundations of TCM
7 Physiology and Pathology of Fertility and Reproduction from the TCM Perspective
7.1 The Energies Jing, Qi, and Xue
7.2 The Extraordinary Vessels
7.3 The Viscera and Bowels
7.4 The Physiology of Menstruation from the TCM Perspective
7.5 Conception
7.6 Pregnancy
7.7 The Pathology of Infertility from the TCM Perspective
7.8 Summary of Infertility in Tables
8 Worth a Thousand in Gold - The Quest for Perfect Children in Early China
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Sun Simiao and the Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang
8.3 Fertility Treatments in the Qian Jin Fang
8.4 Summary
8.5 Pregnancy Treatments in the Qian Jin Fang

Section 4: Options and Methods in Fertility Treatment
9 Qi Gong
9.1 Qi Gong and its Medical Applications
9.2 Qi Gong for Fertility Treatment in China
9.3 Qi Gong as Treatment by the Practitioner
9.4 Qi Gong as Self-treatment
10 Tui Na Therapy
10.1 Effect and Application in Infertility
10.2 Description of a Tui Na Technique and its Effect
10.3 Self-massage in Infertility
11 Moxibusion
11.1 General Effect
11.2 The Use of Moxibustion in Fertility Treatment
11.3 Localization and Application
11.4 Problems in the Application of Moxa Therapy
12 Acupuncture
12.1 Points on the Pubic Line 5 Cun below the Navel
12.2 Points on the Pubic Line 4 Cun below the Navel
12.3 Points on the Pubic Line 3 Cun below the Navel
12.4 Points on the Pubic Line 2 Cun below the Navel
12.5 Points on the Pubic Line 1 Cun below the Navel
12.6 Important Points on the Liver Channel
3 Chinese Dietetics
13.1 Food Culture and Dietetics
13.2 To Preserve and Protect Jing
13.3 Certified Organic Food and its Preparation
13.4 Chinese Dietetics
13.5 Yang, Warmth, and Food
13.6 Dampness, Phlegm, and Food
13.7 Blood Stasis and Food
14 Chinese Medicinal Therapy in Threatened or Recurrent Miscarriage and in Pregnancy
14.1 Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss from the Perspective of Western Medicine
14.2 Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss from the TCM Perspective
14.3 Chinese Medicinal Therapy during Pregnancy
14.5 Appendix
15 Formula Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang - Decoction for Treating Infertility
15.1 Introduction
15.2 The Traditional Formula Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang
15.3 Formula Analysis
15.4 The Application of Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang in Modern Clinical Practice
15.5 Case Studies
15.6 Conclusion

Section 5: Fertility Disorders and Treatment Concepts
16 Menstrual Disorders - Yue Jing Bing
16.1 Physiology of the Menstrual Cycle
16.2 Distinctive Features in Diagnosis and Treatment
16.3 Excessive Bleeding
16.4 Dysfunctional Bleeding
16.5 Insufficient Bleeding
16.6 Menstruation at Irregular Intervals
16.7 Dysmenorrhea
16.8 Commonly Used Acupuncture Points and their Combinations in Modern TCM
16.9 Case Studies
17 Early Menopause
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Vacuity Patterns
17.3 Repletion Patterns
17.4 Conclusion
18 Infertility and Sexual Disorders
18.1 The Three Dimensions of Sexuality
18.2 Disorders of Male Fertility - Exhaustion of Water (Kidney) and Wood (Liver)
18.3 Disorders in the Sexuality of Men and Women
18.4 Differentiation Between Patterns
19 The Treatment of Male Infertility with TCM
19.1 Infertility - a Special Challenge
19.2 Causes of Male Infertility
19.3 Diagnostics and Diagnoses of Male Infertility
19.4 Treatment of Male Infertility
19.5 Case Studies
19.6 Practical Experiences
19.7 Conclusion
20 Endometriosis - Nei Ji
20.1 Causes and Pathogenesis from the Biomedical Perspective
20.2 Endometriosis and Fertility
20.3 Clinical Picture and Therapy from the TCM Perspective
20.4 Important Disease Patterns
20.5 Treatment during Menstruation
20.6 Case Study
21 PCO Syndrome and Fertility
21.1 How does PCOS Arise?
21.2 Treatment with Biomedicine
21.3 Treatment with TCM
21.4 Differential Diagnosis
22 Supplementary Chinese Medicinal Therapy in IVF/ET Treatments
22.1 History of Fertility Treatment in TCM
22.2 Preliminary Results
22.3 When and For Which Patients is IVF/ET or ICSI/ET Treatment Appropriate?
22.4 Case Studies
22.5 Why can TCM Support In Vitro Fertilization?
22.6 Conclusion

Section 6: Patient Support
23 Inviting the "Heavenly Spark" - Shen in the Support of Couples in Fertility Treatment
23.1 Shen as Consciousness and Mindfulness of the Practitioner
23.2 Shen as Power of the Heart and Spiritual Connection of the Couple
23.3 Shen as Heavenly Spark during Conception
23.4 Discussion
23.5 Concluding Remarks
24 Stress and Infertility
24.1 What Causes Stress?
24.2 The Motor - Ming Men
24.3 The End of Pushing
24.4 Losing and Gaining Identity
24.5 Strategies for Harmonizing Self-awareness and Partnership
25 Supporting the Couple in Successful and Failed Fertility Treatment
25.1 Supporting Pregnancy
25.2 Support in Failed Fertility Treatment

Section 7: Appendix
List of Photos and Illustrations
General Index
Prescription Index

ISBN: 9783131489913
ISBN-10: 313148991X
Series: Complementary Medicine (Thieme Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th December 2009
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.1  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.92

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