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.
Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders
- 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.
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.
Situate[s] fertility treatment in sociocultural and ethical contexts [and] treatments with acupuncture, herbal formulas, dietetics, qi gong, massage and patient support in case studies. -- booknews.comthe combination of using both TCM and five phases will help practitioners of different methodsassist patients... this book belongs on the bookshelf of anyChinese medicine practitioner who works with fertility patients American Acupuncturist December 2010
Series: Complementary Medicine (Thieme Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th December 2009
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 24.1
Weight (kg): 0.92