Based on the author's own cutting-edge research, this ground-breaking book takes an integrative approach to the treatment of fertility issues.
Combining Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies and acupuncture, the author explains the scientific basis for the different methods and presents research on the successful use of alternative therapies to improve fertility and pregnancy rates.
This book will give TCM practitioners direct access to the vital specialist knowledge and technical information needed to treat their increasing numbers of patients with fertility problems effectively, and will provide Western doctors with new research in the field demonstrating the efficacy of acupuncture and TCM for treating fertility issues.
1. Acupuncture: an Introduction. 2. Natural Fertility. 3. Understanding IVF part 1. 4. Understanding IVF part 2. 5. Western Conventional Medicine: Causes, Diagnoses and Tests. 6. Lifestyle part 1: The stress epidemic and stress hormones. 7. Lifestyle part 2: excitement, excitement hormones and reactive species. 8. Take back control part 1. 9. Take back control part 2: Fertility antioxidants, endocrine disrupting compounds, epigenetics. 10. Evidence: placebo, evidence, narrative. 11. Acupuncture in ART. 12. A Return to Diet.