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Fulfilling the Essence: Chinese Treatments for Female Infertility, by Bob Flaws, Honora L. Wolfe

Fulfilling the Essence: The Handbook of Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Treatments for Female Infertility

by Bob Flaws, Honora L. Wolfe (Editor)

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Format: Paperback, 290pp. 
ISBN: 0936185481
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises Press
Pub. Date: November 1999 
Edition Desc: 1st ed

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Book Description

This book is another of Bob Flaws's series on traditional Chinese gynecology. It is also the most complete discussion of Chinese medicine on this subject available in English. It includes the TCM treatment for various Western diseases associated with female infertility, including female immunologic infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fallopian tube blockage, various endocrine imbalances, uterine myomas, luteal phase defect, anovulation, and endometriosis. The book begins with a review of the traditional Chinese theories of the disease causes and mechanisms of female infertility and then discusses the pattern discrimination of this condition using internally administered Chinese herbs. It then goes on to discuss specific Chinese protocols for the above-named Western diseases associated with infertility. Most of these protocols are taken from recently published Chinese journal articles translated by Bob Flaws.

From the Author

For several years I specialized almost entirely in the treatment of female infertility. Because of this, I found myself constantly digging out answers for my Western patients from the Chinese journal literature. Huge strides have been made in the People's Republic of China in the treatment of this particular disease. It's modern treatment is considerably different from its traditional treatment, since modern Chinese doctors typically coordinate their prescriptions with each woman's menstrual cycle and use Western laboratory tests and physical exams to assess and modify treatment. Therefore, there is a huge body of specialized literature and outcome studies available on the latest advances in the treatment of female infertility. As a practitioner, I knew I could not do a professionally adequate job for my patients without access to this literature. Therefore, I felt it was my obligation to share this information with other Western practitioners. Female infertility can be a heart-wrenching condition for everyone involved. If this book helps even one family have a baby when previously they were not able, then all the time and energy I put into its creation will have been well worthwhile.

About the Author

Bob Flaws is one of the most famous practitioners, teachers, and authors on Chinese medicine in the world today. He has written, edited, and/or translated more than 100 books and scores of articles on all aspects of Chinese medicine. Within one year of entering private practice, Bob Flaws decided to specialize in TCM gynecology which he has continued do for the last 20 years. Based on this decision, Bob Flaws wrote and translated the first books on Chinese gynecology available in English. In fact, it is fair to say that Bob Flaws has written 90% or more of all English language books on TCM gynecology. There simply is no more educated and experienced Western practitioner of TCM gynecology in the world today.

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