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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine

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 prescriptions now removed from the text and attractively presented in three appendices: Patient Remedies, Prescriptions 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 work…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.

Audience
All students and practitioners of Chinese medicine
Obstetricians and gynecologists

Hardbound, 1092 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10422-0

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. Women’s physiology
    3. Women’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 Prescriptions
    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

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