This practical book provides need-to-know information vital for acupuncturists to treat patients with fertility problems.
Nick Dalton-Brewer details the causes of fertility issues, including the impact of lifestyle and diet, and explains the scientific basis for the different methods of treatment. Integrating Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies and acupuncture, he presents his own cutting-edge research on the successful use of these therapies to improve fertility and pregnancy rates and describes a method for integrated diagnosis and treatment.
This book will give TCM practitioners direct access to the vital specialist knowledge and technical information needed to treat the increasing numbers of patients with fertility problems effectively. It will also be of interest to doctors of Western medicine concerned about the efficacy of recommending acupuncture treatments as adjuncts to ART.
Nick Dalton-Brewer is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, specialising in IVF. He trained in acupuncture and Chinese medicine for six years and undertook a further two years of TCM obstetrics and gynaecology training. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medical Practitioners and the Royal Society of Medicine, and is currently engaged in research evaluating the effect of acupuncture on IVF at Kings College NHS Trust, London, UK.
1. Acupuncture: an Introduction. 2. Natural Fertility. 3. Understanding IVF part 1. 4. Understanding IVF part 2. 5. Western Conventional Medicine: Causes, Diagnoses and Tests. 6. Lifestyle part 1: The stress epidemic and stress hormones. 7. Lifestyle part 2: excitement, excitement hormones and reactive species. 8. Take back control part 1. 9. Take back control part 2: Fertility antioxidants, endocrine disrupting compounds, epigenetics. 10. Evidence: placebo, evidence, narrative. 11. Acupuncture in ART. 12. A Return to Diet.