New edition of the most comprehensive Chinese Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology textbook in the English language
World-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia gives a clear, detailed explanation of the physiology, pathology and aetiology of women's disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and
adapts these to Western conditions and patients.
Seventy gynecological conditions are discussed in detail with consideration given to differentiation between conditions, the advised treatment using acupuncture and herbs, prevention and prognosis. Guidelines on lifestyle and use of the eight Extraordinary Vessels are provided, with case studies allowing easy application of theory to practice throughout.
New for this edition: New attractive two-colour layout with book marks to ease navigation Endometriosis and its treatment now included and fully covered in a new chapter Infertility chapter includes recent research highlighting factors in infertility All prex_scriptions now removed from the text and attractively presented in three appendices: Patient Remedies, Prex_scriptions and Three Treasure Remedies "Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is a paradigmatic work. It is tempered with reverence and innovation, meticulous archival attention and detailed modern clinical insight. When future generations look back at this workâ?¦they will find not only knowledge and wisdom but also reasons for inspiration and awe." From the Foreword to the first edition by Ted J. Kaptchuk, Associate Director, Centre for Alternative Medicine Research, Beth Israel Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard medical School, Boston, USA.
Table of Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Notes on the translation of Chinese medical terms SECTION 1 PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY 1. History of gynecology in Chinese medicine. 2. Womenâ€™s physiology 3. Womenâ€™s pathology SECTION 2 AETIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS 4. Aetiology 5. Diagnosis SECTION 3 METHODS TREATMENT 6. Principles and methods of treatment 7. Treatment of the Extraordinary Vessels SECTION 4 MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES 8. Early Periods 9. Late Periods 10. Irregular Periods. 11. Heavy Periods 12. Scanty Periods. 13. Long Periods 14. Painful Periods 15. Bleeding between Periods 16. No Periods 17. Flooding and Trickling 18. Pre-menstrual Syndrome SECTION 5 PROBLEMS AT PERIOD TIME 19. Pre-menstrual breast distension 20. Headaches 21. Oedema at period time 22. Diarrhoea 23. Body aches 24. Fever at period time 25. Epistaxis or haemoptysis 26. Mouth ulcers 27. Skin eruptions 28. Dizziness at Period Time SECTION 6 DISEASES OF PREGNANCY 29. Morning Sickness 30. Abdominal Pain during pregnancy 31. Threatened Miscarriage 32. Fetus not Growing 33. Oedema in pregnancy 34. Anxiety 35. Dizziness in pregnancy 36. Convulsions in pregnancy 37. Feelinig of suffocation 38. Aphonia 39. Cough 40. Painful-Urination Syndrome 41. Retention of Urine 42. Constipation during pregnancy 43. Habitual miscarriage 44. Acupuncture and herbal treatment in midwifery SECTION 7 DISEASES AFTER CHILDBIRTH 45. Post-natal depression 46. Abdominal Pain after Childbirth 47. Persistent Lochial Discharge (retention of lochia) 48. Urinary Difficulty 49. Sweating 50. Constipation and Haemorrhoids after Childbirth 51. Fever after Childbirth 52. Joint Pain 53. Breast Milk not Flowing (including acute mastitis) 54. Spontaneous Flow of Milk 55. Collapse 56. Convulsions after Childbirth SECTION 8 MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES 57. Infertility 58. Menopausal syndrome 59. Breast Lumps 60. Abdominal Masses: Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary disease, cervical dysplasia 61. Endometriosis 62. Excessive Vaginal discharge 63. Vaginal Itching: Tricomonas and Candida infections, genital eczema 64. Prolapse of the uterus 65. Vulvar Sores Appendix I Prex_scriptions Appendix II Patent Remedies Appendix III Three Treasures Remedy Glossary of Chinese terms Bibliography Cross-reference of Chinese disease-symptoms and Western Diseases Cross-reference of Western diseases and Chinese disease-symptoms Index