Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction

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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. qA 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.q Reviewed by: The Acupuncture Fertility Centre Date: March 2015 qPractitioners of all levels of experience and TCM students should find it compelling reading and an invaluable companion to their learning.q Reviewed by: Stephen Clarke, Journal of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Date: May 2015 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... hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, estradiol, and progesterone during different phases of the menstrual cycle on the Abbott ARCHITECT analyzer. ... WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen. 5th ed.

Title:Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction
Author:Irina Szmelskyj, Lianne Aquilina
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2014-09-18


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