What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Getting Pregnant: Boost Your Fertility with the Best of Traditional and Alternative Therapies

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 27, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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The best of Eastern & Western medicine is combined by physician-acupuncturist Raymond Chang, who offers individualized strategies for the millions of couples who want to improve their odds of conceiving.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1
WHAT IS INFERTILITY?
SEEING THE BODY AS A WHOLE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ANDTHE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
ZEN AND THE ART OF FERTILITY
THE EVOLUTIONARY VIEW OF CONCEPTION
Chapter 7
INTRACERVICAL INSEMINATION ICI
PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS PGD
INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION ICSI
DONOR EGGS
WHEN ENOUGH MAY BE ENOUGH
POSSIBLE RISKS OF FERTILITY DRUGS AND ART
Chapter 8

Chapter 2
SCIENCE AND TCM
THE COMPLETE TCM HEALING ARSENAL
TCM DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES
ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT
Chapter 3
THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE
THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE
THE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 4
THE FERTILITY WORKUP
YOUR PARTNERS THE MANS FERTILITY WORKUP
YOUR THE FEMALES FERTILITY WORKUP
Chapter 5
YOUR PARTNERS THE MANS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Chapter 6
FERTILITY AWARENESS AKA FAMILY PLANNING
TREATING OVULATION DYSFUNCTIONS
YOUR PARTNERS NONSURGICAL PROBLEMS
TCM AND HORMONERELATED INFERTILITY
UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY
IMMUNE PROBLEMS AND UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO IMMUNE PROBLEMS AND UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY
SYMPTOMS OF ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
THE DIET TO FUEL FERTILITY
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES FERTILITY DIET
HOW TO EAT
Chapter 9
NATURES HERBAL MEDICINE CHEST
TCM COMPOUND HERBAL REMEDIES
FERTILITYENHANCING VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
OVERTHECOUNTER MEDICINES THAT BOOST FERTILITY
Chapter 10
FERTILITYENHANCING ACTIVITIES NOT EXERCISES
THE FERTILITY BENEFITS OF ENERGYBALANCING ACTIVITIES
MANUAL THERAPY AND FERTILITY
Chapter 11
STRESS YOUR BRAIN AND HORMONE BALANCE
RELAXATION STRATEGIES
HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
CREATING YOUR OWN DESTRESS PROGRAM
Empowerment and Letting Go
References and Recommended Reading
Resources
About the Authors
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Raymond Chang, M.D. received his medical degree from Brown University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa as well as Sigma Xi. After completing his post-doctoral work, he joined the staff of Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, working there until 1997. He also served on the faculty of Medicine at Cornell Medical College. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Chang was instrumental in developing Cornell Medical College s alternative medicine education programs. In 1995, he was selected as the first Visiting Professor of the Taiwan Cancer Foundation at the National Taiwan University, and in 1998, Visiting Professor at Shanghai Medical College's Obstetrics/Gynecology. Currently, the author attends at New York-Presbyterian and Beth Israel Hospitals in New York City, and is on the faculty of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

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