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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine

Second Edition
Autore/i: Maciocia Giovanni
Editore: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
foreword by Dr. Ted J. Kapthcuk. pp. 1070, nn. ill. in color an b/n, Edinburgh Prezzo: € 148,00

New edition of the most comprehensive Chinese Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology textbook in the English language World-renowned author and teacher Giovanni Maciocia gives a clear, detailed explanation of the physiology, pathology and aetiology of women’s disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and adapts these to Western conditions and patients.
Seventy gynecological conditions are discussed in detail with consideration given to differentiation between conditions, the advised treatment using acupuncture and herbs, prevention and prognosis. Guidelines on lifestyle and use of the eight Extraordinary Vessels are provided, with case studies allowing easy application of theory to practice throughout.

New for this edition:

“Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is a paradigmatic work. It is tempered with reverence and innovation, meticulous archival attention and detailed modern clinical insight. When future generations look back at this work…they will find not only knowledge and wisdom but also reasons for inspiration and awe.”
From the Foreword to the first edition by Ted J. Kaptchuk, Associate Director, Centre for Alternative Medicine Research, Beth Israel Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard medical School, Boston, USA.

“This book provides an interesting counterpoint for obstetricians and gynaecologists practicing western medicine, as the explanations, treatments and management are so different…Dr Maciocia is able to compare the up-to-date Western scientific treatment and pathophysiology of the conditions with the TCM perspective…it is hard to imagine a more diverse, comprehensive or better text-book for those practicing TCM who are spcialising in woman’s health, or for obstetricians and gynaecologists with an interest in TCM.” (Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, May 2012)

Giovanni Maciocia, CAc(Nanjing), Acupuncturist and Medical Herbalist, UK; Visiting Associate Professor at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China

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Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Notes on the translation of Chinese medical terms
SECTION 1 PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY
1. History of gynecology in Chinese medicine.
2. Women’s physiology
3. Women’s pathology
SECTION 2 AETIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS
4. Aetiology
5. Diagnosis
SECTION 3 METHODS TREATMENT
6. Principles and methods of treatment
7. Treatment of the Extraordinary Vessels
SECTION 4 MENSTRUAL IRREGULARITIES
8. Early Periods
9. Late Periods
10. Irregular Periods.
11. Heavy Periods
12. Scanty Periods.
13. Long Periods
14. Painful Periods
15. Bleeding between Periods
16. No Periods
17. Flooding and Trickling
18. Pre-menstrual Syndrome
SECTION 5 PROBLEMS AT PERIOD TIME
19. Pre-menstrual breast distension
20. Headaches
21. Oedema at period time
22. Diarrhoea
23. Body aches
24. Fever at period time
25. Epistaxis or haemoptysis
26. Mouth ulcers
27. Skin eruptions
28. Dizziness at Period Time
SECTION 6 DISEASES OF PREGNANCY
29. Morning Sickness
30. Abdominal Pain during pregnancy
31. Threatened Miscarriage
32. Fetus not Growing
33. Oedema in pregnancy
34. Anxiety
35. Dizziness in pregnancy
36. Convulsions in pregnancy
37. Feelinig of suffocation
38. Aphonia
39. Cough
40. Painful-Urination Syndrome
41. Retention of Urine
42. Constipation during pregnancy
43. Habitual miscarriage
44. Acupuncture and herbal treatment in midwifery
SECTION 7 DISEASES AFTER CHILDBIRTH
45. Post-natal depression
46. Abdominal Pain after Childbirth
47. Persistent Lochial Discharge (retention of lochia)
48. Urinary Difficulty
49. Sweating
50. Constipation and Haemorrhoids after Childbirth
51. Fever after Childbirth
52. Joint Pain
53. Breast Milk not Flowing (including acute mastitis)
54. Spontaneous Flow of Milk
55. Collapse
56. Convulsions after Childbirth
SECTION 8 MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES
57. Infertility
58. Menopausal syndrome
59. Breast Lumps
60. Abdominal Masses: Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary disease, cervical dysplasia
61. Endometriosis
62. Excessive Vaginal discharge
63. Vaginal Itching: Tricomonas and Candida infections, genital eczema
64. Prolapse of the uterus
65. Vulvar Sores
Appendix I Prescriptions
Appendix II Patent Remedies
Appendix III Three Treasures Remedy
Glossary of Chinese terms
Bibliography
Cross-reference of Chinese disease-symptoms and Western Diseases
Cross-reference of Western diseases and Chinese disease-symptoms
Index

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