Key Features

  • Detailed and clear Chinese medicine treatment strategies are described.
  • Information on reproductive biology and Western physiology are included to provide an understanding of the complexity of a patient's symptoms and conditions.
  • Western treatment options that may impact Chinese medicine treatment are described, along with details about how these two perspectives can work together.
  • Clinical approaches to supporting the early stages of a pregnancy and preventing miscarriage are included.
  • Advice is offered on pre-conception help and the optimum diet and lifestyle choices for preparing for a pregnancy.
  • The author is a well-known specialist in this field.

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


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the author

Jane Lyttleton

Affiliations and Expertise

Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sydney, Australia; Director Acupuncture IVF Support clinics, Guest Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK; University of Western Sydney, Australia