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Pediatric AcupuncturePediatric Acupuncture
by May Loo

A clear explanation of acupuncture and related techniques used in the treatment of children, this practical introduction to the subject explores the important concepts of childhood development and integrates conventional theories with those of TCM. It covers a variety of acupuncture techniques, including non-invasive approaches that are particularly helpful with children.
Full treatment protocols are given for 22 common pediatric conditions, with a particular emphasis on treatments that are safe, simple, and readily accepted by children. Issues of diet and immunization are also explored.
The author is a practicing pediatrician with many years experience in both working with children and as an acupuncture practitioner.
The back matter includes an appendix of acupuncture meridians, a bibliography of general Chinese medicine texts, and an index.

Chinese Medical ObstetricsChinese Medical Obstetrics
By Bob Flaws

DESCRIPTION: This book is both a study text and clinical manual on the Chinese medical treatment of obstetric conditions, or diseases women may experience during pregnancy, childbirth, and shortly thereafter. However, in addition to everything one would expect to find in such a book, this text also includes:
- Abstracts of recent Chinese research for most chapters
- Case history examples of common clinical presentations throughout the book
- Clinical tips at the end of each chapter from the author’s personal experience
- Special medicinals or important acupuncture points for specific conditions
- Cautions or danger signs that every practitioner of Chinese medical obstetrics needs to know
- An easy-to-follow two color design
- Protocols for five dozen Chinese gestational, birthing, and postpartum conditions
This book sets a new standard in the study and practice of Chinese medical obstetrics and should have a prominent place in the library of any Chinese medical practitioner specializing in gynecology or seeing pregnant and newly delivered woman.

Compendium of Chinese Medical Menstrual DiseasesCompendium of Chinese Medical Menstrual Diseases
By Bob Flaws

DESCRIPTION: Updated with a two-color redesign, this popular text now includes more research, case studies and study questions for each chapter, formulas in list format with pinyin first, as well as the author’s more than 20 years experience specializing in Chinese medical gynecology.
If you want to understand how to diagnose and treat women’s complaints in Chinese medicine, this book is an absolute necessity.
Filled with easy-to-reference two-color charts and diagrams, it also includes acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as Chinese herbal treatments for each pattern of each disease.

The Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginal DiseasesFire in the Valley:
The Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginal Diseases
by Bob Flaws

DESCRIPTION: This book is a collection of translations from classical and modern Chinese sources on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vagina, cervix, and external genitalia. Herbal and acupuncture protocols are given for vaginitis, cervicitis, cervical erosion, herpes genitalia, vaginal itch, yeast infections, venereal warts, abnormal vaginal discharge, bartholinitis, Naboth’s cyst, and more.
Dai xia is usually translated as abnormal vaginal discharge or leukorrhea. Dai means belt or girdle and refers to the dai mai or belt vessel. Xia means down or below. Traditionally, Chinese doctors specializing in gynecology were often called dai xia yi or dai xia doctors and dai xia ke or specialty in dai xia was a synonym for gynecology or problems below the belt. To this day, if one asks what constitutes traditional Chinese fu ke or gynecology, the answer is jing dai chan hou or menstrual complaints, dai xia, and pre and postpartum conditions. Zhang Zhong-qing's Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials from the Golden Cabinet) is the first Chinese medical classic to contain a chapter specifically devoted to gynecology.

Fulfilling the EssenceFulfilling the Essence:
Traditional & Contemporary Chinese Treatments for Female Infertility
By Bob Flaws

DESCRIPTION: This book is another in Bob Flaws' series on gynecology. It is the most complete discussion of Chinese medicine on this subject available in English. It includes the TCM treatment for various Western diseases associated with infertility, including female immunologic infertility, fallopian tube blockage, endocrine imbalances, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine myoma, luteal phase defect, anovulation, and endometriosis.
Eighty percent of couples having regular sex without contraception will conceive within one year with another 10% conceiving after that. This suggests that around 10% of the population suffers from infertility. Of this number, 40% is due to female problems, 40% to male problems, and 10% to a combination of both acting synergistically. Peak fertility seems to occur between 21-25 years of age in both males and females after which it gradually declines. After 25 years of age, there is a 75% chance of pregnancy within 6 months. Approaching 30, this decreases to only a 47% chance. Approaching 40, this further decreases to only a 25% chance, and after 40 to a 22% chance. Another way of stating these statistics is that a woman's risk of infertility is 2 times greater in women between 35 and 44 than in women between 30 and 34. It also seems that the risk of infertility is 1˝ times higher for African Americans than for whites.

The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & ChildbirthThe Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth
by Debra Betts & Peter Deadman

In this beautifully-designed clinical textbook, acupuncturist Debra Betts draws on more than 15 years of experience specializing in the use of acupuncture during pregnancy and childbirth. Acupuncture is an ideal form of treatment in that it offers women drug-free relief from a multitude of problems that can arise during this time. Even for conditions like morning sickness, sciatica and symphysis pubis pain, which are often regarded as part of a normal pregnancy, acupuncture can not only improve a womans quality of life, but also prevent them from becoming serious enough to necessitate medical treatment.
Pre-birth acupuncture can enhance an efficient labor, and the teaching of acupressure to a womans partner or caregiver can make a great difference in the levels of pain experienced during labor. During labor itself, acupuncture can play a role in actively reducing the level of medical interventions such as inductions, forceps deliveries, and caesarean sections. Acupuncture can provide effective treatment for disorders such as pregnancy-induced hypertension and posterior presentation, and help induce labor, allowing women to achieve natural childbirth.

Pediatric Bedwetting with Acupuncture and Chinese MedicinePediatric Bedwetting with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
by Robert Helmer

This book is an excellent resource for Chinese Medicine practitioners interested in including pediatrics in their practice. It is built around numerous Chinese studies on the treatment of enuresis, enabling the reader to view and treat the problem from various perspectives. How to put all this knowledge into practice is demonstrated in quite a few well-structured case histories. An introductory section on the Western view on pathology and treatment of bedwetting offers the most up to date information in an easily readable format. This book takes integration of Western and Chinese medical approaches one step further.

Through the use of some of the recommended treatments offered in this compassionate and thoughtful book the practitioner will discover just how rapid and successful TCM can be in treating this difficult (for parents as well as the child) condition.

Medical Acupuncture in PregnancyMedical Acupuncture in Pregnancy

More and more health care professionals in obstetrics and gynecology are turning to complementary medicine to enhance their patients' comfort and wellness.
With an emphasis on medical acupuncture, this new book offers busy practitioners an accessible guide to the myriad ways in which these time-tested methods can both enhance and ease a pregnant woman's experience - before, during, and after delivery.
Medical Acupuncture in Pregnancy begins with a concise, yet thorough review of basic TCM principles and proceeds to cover treatments for hyperemesis, preterm labor, preeclampsia, dysfunctional labor, postpartum depression, dysmenorrhoe, migraine, infections and more!
Whether as an introduction to the topic or as a handy clinical reference, this text is essential for obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, acupuncturists, and nurses who want to optimize patient care options with Chinese medicine.

Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese MedicineHandbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine: An Integrated Approach
by Jin Yu, Chris Hakim

One of the most exciting developments in modern Chinese medicine is the integration of traditional medical knowledge with modern biomedicine. The center for this important and stimulating work is Shanghai, and one of its best known proponents is Yu Jin, M.D.
Drawing on four decades of experience as a clinician, researcher, and teacher of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Yu has written a handbook for practitioners which presents an integrated approach to obstetric and gynecologic disorders, the first of its kind in a Western language.
Dr. Yu presented the evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of gynecologic, endocrine, and reproductive indications at the 1997 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in Washington, D.C

Acupuncture & IVFAcupuncture & IVF
by Lifang Liang
Publisher: Blue Poppy Press

Increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) by as much as 60% The information in this book can increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) by as much as 60%. Research has shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. By also adding Chinese herbal medicine, it is Dr. Lifang Liangs experience that you can almost double that increase.
In this book, Dr. Liang describes her extremely successful step-by-step protocols for combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with IVF. Whether you are a Western MD specializing in infertility, a Chinese medical practitioner, or a couple experiencing difficulties in conceiving, this book is sure to give you new hope and a new approach to dealing with this all too common and difficult condition.

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and ChildbirthingAcupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirthing
by Zita West

The author, an experienced midwife and acupunturist, has written a concise, highly illustrated and practical guide for using acupuncture to treat women throughout pregnancy and labor.
The text covers physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth with practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture in different stages of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Information on high-risk pregnancies, abnormal fetal positions, and postpartum depression, as well as case examples, provide excellent material for student and practitioner alike.

Acupuncture In MidwiferyAcupuncture In Midwifery
by Sharon Yelland

The latest information on the use of acupuncture in midwifery.
* Written specifically for midwives by a practising acupuncturist who is also a qualified midwife
* Updated and expanded in the light of new developments and increasing understanding of acupuncture
* Relates the use of acupuncture specifically to areas surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.
Guide to the current use of acupuncture during and for pregnancy and birth, for qualified acupuncturists or midwives interested in further training. Covers the underlying Chinese medical theories, treatment for specific antenatal and postnatal problems, training options, and professional issues.

The Essence of Liu Feng-Wu's GynecologyThe Essence of Liu Feng-Wu's Gynecology
by Feng-Wu Liu (Editor), Shuai Xue-Zhong (Translator), Bob Flaws (Translator)

Liu Feng-wu was a famous Chinese gynecologist in the middle of this century. This book is a selection of his essays and case histories. His insights into the practice of Chinese gynecology are a must read for anyone interested in this specialty. In this book, you will read Liu's insights into the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, infertility, uterine myomas, amenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and menopausal syndrome. In addition, there are sections on Liu's theories about the most important medicinals in TCM gynecology and a repertoire of his favorite formulas. This book is bound to expand the understanding of TCM gynecology for all Western practitioners of this specialty.
As practitioners ourselves, we were very excited when we came across the Chinese version of this book. Liu's practice of Chinese gynecology is more profound and advanced than many of his contemporaries, and his insights are particularly relevant for Western female patients. Liu is not afraid to criticize his fellow Chinese practitioners who often follow "the party line" even when this varies with real-life clinical practice. Liu's book is a breath of fresh air in its candidness and insight.

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (3rd Edition)
by Julian Scott, Teresa Barlow

A superb example of how a clinical textbook should be both written and presented. Pediatrics has long been recognized as an important branch of traditional Chinese medicine, and there are many specialized texts in Chinese devoted to this topic. In its first two editions (1986, 1991), Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children became the leading English-language textbook in this field.
In this broadly expanded third edition, the authors explore a number of new topics and revisit many of the old ones with fresh perspective. In addition to the thirty subjects covered in earlier editions are sixteen new chapters which examine a wide variety of topics, from basic childhood patterns, puberty and the stages of development, immunizations, and learning difficulties to hayfever, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and infantile paralysis. There is a new outline of patterns commonly seen in children, and an extensive survey of pediatric symptoms and disorders that are treatable with acupuncture.

Chinese Pediatric Massage: A Practitioner's GuideChinese Pediatric Massage: A Practitioner's Guide
by L.M.T., Kyle Cline, Kyle, LMT Cline

This clearly illustrated guide enables health practitioners to successfully use Chinese pediatric massage in treating children from birth through preadolescence. It shows how a child's energetic framework differs from an adult's and how to adjust treatments accordingly.
Kyle Cline, LMT, studied traditional Chinese medicine at colleges and hospitals throughout Asia, including the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has served as a faculty member at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine for five years.
The author of Chinese Massage for Infants and Children, he also has a private practice in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches and specializes in bodywork and herbalism.

Chinese Pediatric Massage TherapyChinese Pediatric Massage Therapy:
A Parent's and Practitioner's Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Disease
by Fan Ya-Li, Fan Ya-Li

A leading practitioner of Chinese medicine provides Western therapists with a comprehensive, illustrated handbook for the noninvasive treatment of childhood conditions.
* Provides alternatives to Western medicine that are more tolerable to children and better for their long-term health.
* With over 200 drawings and photographs to guide practitioners through the massage treatments in the text.
* A valuable addition to the repertoire of any health practitioner.
A noninvasive alternative to conventional Western medicine, Chinese pediatric massage provides practitioners with greater flexibility in choosing a successful course of treatment to improve the health and energy of children without overwhelming their systems. Chinese pediatric massage has fewer side effects than other forms of treatment, making it more tolerable for children, easier on their parents, and more effective in improving the patient's long-term health.

Tui Na A manual of Chinese massage therapyTui Na: A manual of Chinese massage therapy

Tui na - The Chinese Massage Manual provides a clear and complete introduction to the principles and practice of Tui na, The text is well-illustrated with clear photographs supporting descriptions of treatment routines and techniques and enabling the student and practitioner to begin to practice and apply the Tui na techniques with confidence. It clearly covers all of the techniques, from the basic techniques, compound techniques and most commonly applied techniques through to passive movements.
An invaluable practical DVD-Rom showing all of the techniques in the book is included.
Ancillary therapies - cupping, gua sha and the application of moxa frequently employed in Tui na treatments.
Treating with a combination of Tui na and acupuncture for acupuncturists who are trained in both therapies.

Essentials of Traditional Chinese Pediatrics
by Cao Jiming, su Xinming, Cao Junqi

Essentials of Traditional Chinese Pediatrics systematically expounds the basic knowledge of traditional Chinese pediatrics, and the differentiation of syndromes and treatment of children's diseases. Chinese herbal medicine is the main method of treatment. In order to enhance the therapeutic effects, acupuncture and Chinese massage therapy are also introduced according to actual conditions.
This book consists of two parts, namely, "Basic Knowledge of Traditional Chinese Pediatrics" and "Treatment of Diseases." There is an appendix in which Chinese massage therapy for children is introduced. An index of the selected recipes and patent medicines is arranged at the end of the book.
Pediatricians of both Chinese and Western medicine, and acupuncture and massage practitioners will find this book a highly useful reference text.