Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine

ISBN-10: 0702031763

ISBN-13: 9780702031762

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Jane Lyttleton
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Description: 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

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Book details

List price: $53.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 5/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 520
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Foreword to the 2nd edition
Foreword to the 1st edition
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Fundamentals
A Tale of Two Clinics - The Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine or Western Medicine
The Menstrual Cycle
Becoming a specialist in female infertility
The Chinese and Western medicine approach
The organs
The Kidney, the Heart and the Uterus
The other organs
The substances
Jing
Yin
Yang
Blood
Shen
Qi
The channels
The Chong and the Ren vessels
The Bao vessel and the Bao channel
The Du and the Dai vessels
How it all begins
The menstrual cycle
The length of the cycle
Phases of the TCM menstrual cycle
The Yin part of the cycle
Follicular phase (proliferative or estrogenic phase)
Midcycle phase (ovulation)
The Yang part of the cycle
Luteal phase (progestogenic or secretory phase)
Back to the drawing board
Parallels between TCM and Western parameters
Charting the Menstrual Cycle
Introduction
The BBT chart
The how's and why's of BBT measurements and other observations
History of the BBT chart
Charting the cycle from day
The thermometer
The urinary ovulation predictor kit
The chart
Fertile mucus
Position of the cervix
Putting it all together
BBT charts and pattern diagnosis
Pattern variations
The follicular or low phase
Ovulation
The luteal or high phase
More on discharges
In the Clinic
Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Infertility
Making a Diagnosis
Introduction
The two key elements: ovulation and menstruation
Taking a history
The period
Midcycle
Pain in the ovary
Breast tenderness
Genital discomfort
TCM categories of female infertility
Kidney deficiency
Heart and Liver Qi stagnation
Blood stagnation
Phlegm-Damp accumulation
Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments for Functional Infertility
Same disease, different treatments
Prescribing treatment
Timing of treatments
Prescriptions
Problems in the follicular phase or at ovulation
Menstrual phase - discharging the lining of the uterus
Post-menstrual phase - building Kidney Yin and the Blood
Preparing for ovulation
Modifications and variations
Midcycle phase - promoting movement of Qi and Blood
Modifications and variations
Midcycle bleeding
Problems in the luteal phase or at implantation
Post-ovulation phase - maintaining Kidney Yang
Methods to boost the Yang
Modifications and variations
In the clinic: putting it all together
Treatment during pregnancy
Morning sickness
Towards the end of pregnancy
Gynecologic Disorders which can cause Infertility
Introduction
Diseases and disorders which cause or contribute to infertility
Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Fibroids and Polyps
Endometriosis
Etiology
The clinical picture
Endometriosis and infertility
Treatment with Western medicine
TCM treatment of endometriosis
Strategies for treating Endometriosis
A simpler approach
Pelvic inflammatory disease
TCM analysis of pelvic inflammatory disease
Treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease
Fibroids and polyps
Ovulatory Disorders and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Amenorrhea and disorders of ovulation
Different types of ovulatory dysfunction
Drugs used to induce ovulation
TCM analysis of drugs
TCM analysis of different types of ovulation disorders and amenorrhea
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS and TCM
PCOS with weight gain
PCOS without weight gain
Research in PCOS and TCM
Combining TCM and western medicine
Blockage of the Fallopian Tubes
Introduction
Can Chinese medicine treat fallopian tube blockage?
Diagnosis of tubal blockage
The structure of the fallopian tubes
Damage to the structure of the tube
Treatment with Chinese medicine for early-stage structural blockages
Diagnosis
Functional blockages
Treatment with Chinese medicine for functional blockages
Additional treatments for structural blockages
Flushing the tubes
Application of herbal medicines per rectum
Physiotherapy
Acupuncture
Male Infertility
Introduction
Where and how sperm are made
The sperm factory
Semen analysis
Normal parameters
Declining sperm counts
Age and sperm
Constriction and heat
Antisperm antibodies, vasectomies, varicoceles, and other blockages
Diagnosis of male infertility in TCM
Kidney Yin deficiency
Kidney Yang deficiency
Damp-Heat
Qi and Blood stagnation
TCM treatment of infertility
Kidney Yin and Yang deficiency
Damp-Heat
Qi and Blood stagnation
IVF procedures
Diet and lifestyle
Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, Immune Infertility, and Ectopic Pregnancy
Miscarriage
Pre- and post-implantation loss
Miscarriage and age
Threatened miscarriage
Causes of threatened miscarriage
TCM treatment of threatened miscarriage
Western medical treatment for threatened miscarriage
Inevitable miscarriage
Ensuring expulsion of all pregnancy products
Control the amount of blood lost
Recover the Qi and Blood
Late-stage miscarriage
Recurrent miscarriage
Prevention of future miscarriage
Causes of recurrent miscarriage
TCM diagnosis and treatment of recurrent miscarriage
Immune-related miscarriages
Early pregnancy
Missed abortion
Male factor treatment
Conception timing and miscarriage
Ectopic pregnancy
Preventing ectopic pregnancies
Other ectopic pregnancies
Conclusion
Combining Chinese and Western Medicine
Assisted Reproduction Technology and In Vitro Fertilization
Introduction
IVF statistics
The ART clinic
Artificial insemination (Al)
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
Assisted Reproduction Technology and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Infertility patients and their treatment needs
Comparing different infertility treatments
IVF and TCM - different approach
IVF and TCM - different techniques
IVF and TCM - different emphasis
In the clinic - combining TCM and ART
TCM and IVF - points of influence
Diagnosis of the IVF patient
Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of the IVF Patient
Using TCM in preparation for an IVF cycle
Kidney deficiency (and egg quality)
Heart and Liver Qi stagnation (and sleep and stress)
Blood stagnation
Phlegm-Damp (and weight loss)
Preparation for IVF for men
Treatment during the IVF cycle
4-PhaseTCM treatment during the IVF cycle
Ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome
The positive pregnancy test
The negative pregnancy test
Research on acupuncture and IVF
Effects on implantation and pregnancy rate
Acupuncture points used on the day of embryo transfer (ET)
Effects on endometrium
Conclusion
Lifestyle and Fertility
Diet and Lifestyle
Introduction
A Chinese medicine perspective
Jing
Yin
Yang
Qi and Blood
Phlegm-Damp
Fluid intake
Preconception diets
Nutritional supplements
Weight
Losing weight
Exercise
Stress
Sleep
Sleep and sex hormones
Sleep and metabolism
Sleep and stress
Sleep and the immune system
A good night's sleep
Our daily drugs
Caffeine
Alcohol
Nicotine
Marijuana
Junk food
Other drugs
Environmental pollutants
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Phthalates
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD)
Trichloroethylene (TCE)
Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs)
Glycol ethers
Heavy metals
Electromagnetic fields
Conclusions
Herbs - Pinyin, Chinese, and Latin characters
Herbs which move the Blood
Herbs to beware of during pregnancy
Summary of herbal formulas and their uses in this book
Index
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