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Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction

An integrated approach to treatment and management

$76.95

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Incorporating orthodox medical theory and the existing evidenced-base for the use of acupuncture therapy, Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction enables acupuncture practitioners to provide appropriate advice regarding diagnoses, orthodox tests and investigations, and tailor acupuncture treatment according to the stage of the fertility cycle, and associated underlying condition. An essential manual for all practitioners working in this area, or planning to do so.

"A must have for the bookshelf of any acupuncturist who is ever called upon to treat fertility issues - if you have room for one book this surely must be it." Reviewed by: The Acupuncture Fertility Centre   Date: March 2015

"Practitioners of all levels of experience and TCM students should find it compelling reading and an invaluable companion to their learning." Reviewed by: Stephen Clarke, Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Date: May 2015

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Key Features

    • Simplifies complex information into easily accessible and understandable material
    • Explains reproductive anatomy and physiology from the perspectives of both orthodox medicine and TCM
    • Explains the underlying basis of orthodox medical fertility tests and investigations
    • Explores the pathology and aetiology of TCM syndromes
    • Provides detailed information on how to take a fertility medical history and how to diagnose TCM syndromes
    • Presents the evidence for the influence of various lifestyle factors on fertility and ART success rates
    • Provides guidelines on how to regulate the menstrual cycle in preparation for IVF treatment
    • Explains how common fertility-related conditions such as endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, thyroid disease, and male factor infertility affect ART success rates
    • Explains how to adapt acupuncture treatment to different ART protocols
    • Provides case history templates, algorithmic acupuncture treatment pathways and patient fact sheets

    • Explains how to manage patients with complex medical histories
    • Looks at Repeated Implantation Failure, reproductive immunology dysfunction, and recurrent miscarriages
    • Explains how to support patients if their IVF is unsuccessful and how to treat patients during early pregnancy
    • Examines ethical considerations relevant to fertility acupuncture practice

Published Reviews

    "Acupuncture For IVF And Assisted Reproduction is a thorough and extremely well researched contribution to a rapidly expanding field, written by authors with considerable clinical experience. It brings together a wealth of information for the practicing fertility acupuncturist, both from a western medical and an eastern point of view.

    A must have for the bookshelf of any acupuncturist who is ever called upon to treat fertility issues - if you have room for one book this surely must be it. Acupuncture For IVF And Assisted Reproduction will surely help couples up and down the land." Reviewed by: The Acupuncture Fertility Centre  Date: March 2015

    "Limitations of space prevent this review from doing full justice to this remarkable book. Nor does the book’s title tell the whole story of the depth and breadth of the information it contains.

    Practitioners of all levels of experience and TCM students should find it compelling reading and an invaluable companion to their learning." Reviewed by: Stephen Clarke, Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Date: May 2015

Author Information

    By Irina Szmelskyj, DipAc MSc MBAcC , Lead Clinician, True Health Clinics and Founder of The Fertility Foundation, Godmanchester, Huntingdon; Lecturer and MSc Supervisor, Northern College of Acupuncture, York; Guest Lecturer, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK and Lianne Aquilina , BSc Hons MBAcC ATCM , Lead Clinician, Founder of Aquilia Fertility, Stamford, Lincolnshire; BSc Hons Acupuncture Clinical Supervisor, University of Lincoln, Lincoln; Subject Specialist Guest Lecturer: Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fertility and IVF, University of Lincoln and Visiting Guest Lecturer, Northern College of Acupuncture, York, UK ; Edited by Alan Szmelskyj, DO MSc AdvDipClinHyp FRSPH, Senior Clinician, True Health Clinics, Godmanchester, Huntingdon; Scientific Advisor, The Stress Management Foundation, Godmanchester, Huntington, UK

Customer Reviews

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 320 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5010-7
  • Copyright: 2015