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Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction
Author : Irina Szmelskyj,Lianne Aquilina
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2014-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0702050105
Pages : 429 pages
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Incorporating orthodox medical theory and the existing evidenced-base for the use of acupuncture therapy,Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction enables acupuncture practitioners to provide appropriate advice regarding diagnoses, orthodox tests and investigations, and tailor acupuncture treatment according to the stage of the fertility cycle, and associated underlying condition. An essential manual for all practitioners working in this area, or planning to do so. Simplifies complex information into easily accessible and understandable material Explains reproductive anatomy and physiology from the perspectives of both orthodox medicine and TCM Explains the underlying basis of orthodox medical fertility tests and investigations Explores the pathology and aetiology of TCM syndromes Provides detailed information on how to take a fertility medical history and how to diagnose TCM syndromes Presents the evidence for the influence of various lifestyle factors on fertility and ART success rates Provides guidelines on how to regulate the menstrual cycle in preparation for IVF treatment Explains how common fertility-related conditions such as endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, thyroid disease, and male factor infertility affect ART success rates Explains how to adapt acupuncture treatment to different ART protocols Provides case history templates, algorithmic acupuncture treatment pathways and patient fact sheets Explains how to manage patients with complex medical histories Looks at Repeated Implantation Failure, reproductive immunology dysfunction, and recurrent miscarriages Explains how to support patients if their IVF is unsuccessful and how to treat patients during early pregnancy Examines ethical considerations relevant to fertility acupuncture practice

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction - E-Book
Author : Irina Szmelskyj,Lianne Aquilina
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2014-09-18
ISBN 10 : 0702061182
Pages : 448 pages
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The management of infertility using acupuncture is an expanding area of practice and one which is frequently rewarding for TCM acupuncture practitioners. Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction has been specially prepared to meet the growing demand for information in this area and draws upon 20 years combined experience of the authors together with the latest evidence from both orthodox medicine and TCM. Richly illustrated and clearly written throughout, the book takes the reader through the anatomy and physiology of reproductive medicine (from both an orthodox and TCM perspective) and explains the underlying basis of orthodox medical fertility tests and investigations. The volume then explores the pathology and aetiology of TCM syndromes and shows how common fertility-related conditions, such as endometriosis and male factor infertility, affect Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) success rates. It explains in great detail how to take a reproductive medical history and successfully diagnose TCM syndromes. Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction also provides guidelines on how to regulate the menstrual cycle in preparation for IVF treatment and shows how lifestyle can affect fertility and ART success rates. Placing a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of patient care, Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction contains an abundance of case history templates, algorithmic acupuncture treatment pathways and patient fact sheets and will be ideal for all acupuncture practitioners working in this field. "A must have for the bookshelf of any acupuncturist who is ever called upon to treat fertility issues - if you have room for one book this surely must be it." Reviewed by The Acupuncture Fertility Centre March 2015 "Practitioners of all levels of experience and TCM students should find it compelling reading and an invaluable companion to their learning." Reviewed by Stephen Clarke, Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society May 2015 "This book is extremely well re-searched and referenced." Reviewed by Danny Maxwell on behalf of Journal of Chinese Medicine, February 2015

Acupuncture & IVF
Author : Lifang Liang
Publisher : Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9781891845246
Pages : 188 pages
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Increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) by as much as 60% The information in this book can increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) by as much as 60%. Research has shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. By also adding Chinese herbal medicine, it is Dr. Lifang Liangs experience that you can almost double that increase. In this book, Dr. Liang describes her extremely successful step-by-step protocols for combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with IVF. Whether you are a Western MD specializing in infertility, a Chinese medical practitioner, or a couple experiencing difficulties in conceiving, this book is sure to give you new hope and a new approach to dealing with this all too common and difficult condition.

Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine E-Book
Author : Jane Lyttleton
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2013-04-15
ISBN 10 : 0702054321
Pages : 520 pages
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The second edition of this popular text systematically addresses all aspects of treatment of infertility using Chinese medicine. Clinically focused and with a new easy-to-navigate design, the book begins by covering all the essential fundamentals you will need to understand and treat infertility, before going on to look at what Chinese medicine offers in the way of treatment for functional infertility in men and women, gynecological disorders which contribute to infertility and relevant lifestyle factors. Jane Lyttleton importantly devotes a large part of the book to discussing ways in which Chinese medicine and Western medicine might work together to overcome infertility, and details the increased experience over the past decade in working with IVF patients and their specialists. Leaps forward have also been made in the understanding of conditions such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome and immune infertility. New Features · Greatly expanded section on the place of Chinese medicine and IVF in treatment of infertility · New information on Polycystic ovarian disease and immune infertility and how Chinese medicine approaches their treatment · Updated and balanced advice on pre-conception care · Clinically focused, with easy-to-navigate design Detailed and clear Chinese medicine treatment strategies are described. Information on reproductive biology and Western physiology are included to provide an understanding of the complexity of a patient's symptoms and conditions. Western treatment options that may impact Chinese medicine treatment are described, along with details about how these two perspectives can work together. Clinical approaches to supporting the early stages of a pregnancy and preventing miscarriage are included. Advice is offered on pre-conception help and the optimum diet and lifestyle choices for preparing for a pregnancy. The author is a well-known specialist in this field.

Making Babies
Author : Sami S. David,Jill Blakeway
Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
Release Date : 2009-08-12
ISBN 10 : 0316053228
Pages : 384 pages
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Making Babies offers a proven 3-month program designed to help any woman get pregnant. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, but Dr. David and Blakeway know a better way. Starting by identifying "fertility types," they cover everything from recognizing the causes of fertility problems to making lifestyle choices that enhance fertility to trying surprising strategies such as taking cough medicine, decreasing doses of fertility drugs, or getting acupuncture along with IVF. Making Babies is a must-have for every woman trying to conceive, whether naturally or through medical intervention. Dr. David and Blakeway are revolutionizing the fertility field, one baby at a time.

The Infertility Cure
Author : Randine Lewis
Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
Release Date : 2008-12-14
ISBN 10 : 031605500X
Pages : 320 pages
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In The Infertility Cure, Dr. Lewis outlines her simple guidelines involving diet, herbs, and acupressure so that you can make use of her experience and expertise to create a nurturing, welcoming environment for a healthy baby. Dr. Randine Lewis offers you a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant. The Infertility Cure addresses: Advanced maternal age Recurrent miscarriage Immunological fertility problems Male-factor infertility Hormonal imbalances and associated conditions Anovulation, lethal phase defect, amenorrhea, unexplained infertility Endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, tubal obstruction, uterine fibroids Improving the outcome of assisted reproductive techniques The Infertility Cure opens the door to new ideas about treating infertility that will dramatically increase your odds of getting pregnant -- the natural way.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author : Zita West
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2008-01
ISBN 10 : 0443103712
Pages : 267 pages
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ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour. Highly illustrated with summary boxes and guidelines Covers nutritional aspects of pregnancy Gives practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture through the four trimesters of pregnancy and labour Uses case examples to further illustrate the text Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy Includes IVF pregnancies Glossary and appendix of useful addresses Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research Nutrition and its effect on the foetus (new and developing area of research)

Chinese Medical Therapies for Diabetes, Infertility, Silicosis and the Theoretical Basis
Author : Xing-Tai Li
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2017-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9535129139
Pages : 134 pages
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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the world's most comprehensive alternative and complementary medicine. With the rising morbidity of serious illnesses like diabetes, infertility, silicosis, etc., there are no highly effective treatments; even though Western medicine has made spectacular advances, this influenced us to seek Chinese medical therapies of health care. This book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine theories and therapies. It has practical chapters on diabetes, infertility, silicosis, kidney essence, and a compilation of contraindicated Chinese medicines for pregnancy. TCM is a treasure, and this ancient wisdom should be respected and applied to the modern medical system; it will provide more choices and a wider field of vision for Western medicine at the two cognitive crossroads of East and West.

Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture
Author : Nick Dalton-Brewer
Publisher : Singing Dragon
Release Date : 2014-08-24
ISBN 10 : 0857011650
Pages : 192 pages
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This practical book provides need-to-know information vital for acupuncturists to treat patients with fertility problems. Nick Dalton-Brewer details the causes of fertility issues, including the impact of lifestyle and diet, and explains the scientific basis for the different methods of treatment. Integrating Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies and acupuncture, he presents his own cutting-edge research on the successful use of these therapies to improve fertility and pregnancy rates and describes a method for integrated diagnosis and treatment. This book will give TCM practitioners direct access to the vital specialist knowledge and technical information needed to treat the increasing numbers of patients with fertility problems effectively. It will also be of interest to doctors of Western medicine concerned about the efficacy of recommending acupuncture treatments as adjuncts to ART.

Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy
Author : Stephanie Gianarelli,Lora Shahine
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2015-05-13
ISBN 10 : 9780996348782
Pages : 329 pages
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Meridians and Acupoints
Author : Bing Zhu,Hongcai Wang
Publisher : Singing Dragon
Release Date : 2011-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9780857010216
Pages : 352 pages
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An in-depth understanding of the meridians and acupoints lies at the heart of effective practice in traditional Chinese medicine. This book outlines everything that practitioners and students need to know. The book explains how meridians relate to the major organs, where they are located in the body, and how they are linked to the healthy flow of Qi and blood. A large section of the book is devoted to descriptions of specific acupoints - their names, how to locate them, an introduction to the symptoms they can be used to treat, and how. Also included is a thorough introduction to the basics of acupuncture practice, including how to prepare a patient prior to treatment, how to insert and manipulate acupuncture needles, how and when to use moxibustion and cupping techniques, and what to do if treatment goes wrong. This useful and authoritative textbook, compiled by the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Centre (CBIATC), under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, is essential reading for students of traditional Chinese medicine, and an excellent reference for acupuncture practitioners at all levels.

Boost Your Fertility
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 1616734531
Pages : 239 pages
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Presents an 8-step integrative approach for getting and staying pregnant, which focuses on nutrition, lifestyle, removing environmental toxins, and medical screening. Women's health expert Dr. Glenville outlines in detail what may be hindering pregnancy, what you and your partner should be tested for and when, and how to tailor the program to you based on particular factors such as age, medical history, and lifestyle.--From publisher description.