Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine


  • Jane Lyttleton, BSc (Hons) (NZ) MPhil (UK) Dip TCM (Aus) Cert Acup (China) Cert Herbal Med (China), Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sydney, Australia; Director Acupuncture IVF Support clinics, Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK; University of Western Sydney, Australia

Providing a clear understanding of infertility, this practical resource analyzes and describes the diagnoses and treatment of infertility — both male and female — with Chinese medicine. It includes Western medical information with explanations of physiology, reproductive biology, and modern infertility treatments to expand the understanding of patient options. Content discusses all aspects of achieving a successful pregnancy, including pre-conception care, conception, pregnancy and miscarriage, and modern medical treatments.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06640-5

Table of Contents

1. A Tale of Two Clinics
2. The Menstrual Cycle
3. Charting the Menstrual Cycle
4. Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Infertility;
Part One: Making a diagnosis
Part Two: The treatment of functional
infertility by TCM
5. Gynaecological Disorders Which Can Cause Infertility
6. Blockage of the Fallopian Tubes
7. Male Infertility
8. Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy
9. Diet and Lifestyle
10. Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Appendix 1: Herbs – Pinyin, Latin and Chinese Characters
Appendix 2: Herbs which can move the Blood
Appendix 3: Herbs Contraindicated During Pregnancy
Appendix 4: Herbal Formulas Mentioned in this Book