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Chinese Medicine in Fertility Disorders


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783131489913
Publication Date: December 2009

Edited by
Andreas Noll
Written by
Sabine Wilms

Gain a solid understanding of how to treat infertility with Chinese medicine

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.

Key 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.

May be considered a classic orthodontic excellent of the essential reference books that should be in his or her library.--Dental Journal

"Very well illustrated."--Australian Orthodontic Journal

"A text that emphasizes a broad perspective, drawing on an international base of experience, and advocates a highly individualized approach ... The highest standards are exhibited in the design and production of the abundantly illustrated volume." --

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