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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown Trade Division; 1 edition (March 21 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316159212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316159210
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lewis, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, believes infertile couples should turn to Chinese medicine as an alternative to what she considers painful, invasive and time-consuming Western treatments. She first explains, "Traditional Chinese medicine holds that a woman's body must be gently nourished and encouraged to bear fruit.... I have found that most hormonal imbalances (which contribute to 40 percent of documented cases of infertility, yet are considered untreatable by conventional Western medicine) respond to Eastern methods of treatment." In Lewis's experience, women who have undergone three to six months of the dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture treatments become pregnant with no further effort. Lewis intersperses her somewhat technical examination of the program with anecdotes about her patients, weaving in discussions on diet, herbal supplements, acupuncture, older women and problems related to infertility. Lewis writes well and simplifies many complex concepts, such as the theory that there are four vital substances in the body (Yin, Yang, Qi and Blood), and that they're likely to be suffering from imbalance caused by energy excess, deficiency or stagnation. However, she trusts that her view is the solution for all infertile couples. Readers with infertility issues may well benefit by adopting some of Lewis's strategies, but they would also be wise to discuss her approach with their doctors before abandoning their current treatments. 41 line drawings.
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'A wonderfully authoritative answer to the collective prayers of the many thousands of women who want to have a baby but have been told that they're infertile' - Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom 'Lewis simplifies many complex concepts, such as the theory that there are four vital substances in the body (Yin, Yang, Qi, and Blood) and that they're likely to be suffering from imbalance caused by energy excess, deficiency, or stagnation' - Publishers Weekly

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "dlorance2" on Jan. 5 2004
Format: Hardcover
At 35 years old I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis and after several very invasive and unpleasant treatments was told that I would not be able to have my own children. I was not ready to give up and seeked acupuncture treatment. My acupuncturist happened to be Dr. Lewis. Within 2 months I noticed that I did not suffer from the painful symptoms that the doctors could not seem to stop. The doctors wanted to do a hysterectomy. After 7 months of acupuncture treatment and Chinese herbs I was pregnant, with twins. Her book "talks" to you on your level, as if she is actually talking to you. I recommend this book to anyone who is seeking alternative help with their infertility or use along with assisted technologies. Her book gives you information on diet and tips that you can use to help yourself as well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Fleischer on Jan. 28 2004
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book about three weeks ago, after nine years of fertility struggles. I am 44 and skeptical, but what did I have to lose? I know this is strange, but when I started reading Dr Lewis's message, I felt like this was my answer, finally. Well, for the first time in my life, my period was late. I had a positive pregnancy test yesterday. I don't know what will happen, but I can tell you that this book changed my life in more ways than one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By maureen on April 10 2004
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Randine Lewis' book addresses the problem of infertility from the standpoint that most women who are of reproductive age, with the proper anatomy are FERTILE; the inability to conceive is an expression of an imbalance within their system that can be improved through the techniques that this book teaches. The text is both scientific and a self-help primer. Through the pages in this book you will learn to diagnose your underlying imbalance and then follow the approach that Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates for your diagnosis. The treatment generally includes the use of acupuncture or self-performed acupressure, stress reduction, dietary changes, supplement use, restorative exercise (yoga, Qi Gong), and relaxation techniques.
Perhaps most encouraging is the fact that Dr. Lewis has experienced approximately a 75% success rate with achieving pregnancy with her patients, many (if not most) of whom came to her clinic after years of failed Western procedures. The Western medicine definition of "infertile" is rather narrow, defined by inability to become pregnant after one year of unprotected sex. I never believed I was infertile, despite solidly falling within Western medicine's definition and it has been reassuring to find an approach that has validated my intuition about my body: namely, I am not infertile, I am just very imbalanced and stressed and I need help to restore my reproductive health. While this book contains the information that is necessary to self treat, it can be complicated and I'd recommend that you seek the treatment of a licensed acupuncturist, preferably one who specializes in infertility or, at least, women's health.
If you undertake this approach for yourself, you cannot lose.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Zandbelt on April 18 2007
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful book, I read this book after strying to get pregnant for one year when a friend recommended acupuncture. I knew very little about Chinese medicine and thought it sounded a little weird. This book explains acupuncture and Chinese medicine so you can understand. She is also so encouraging which was refreshing. I was quite hesitant to diagnose myself after reading this book so I sought the professional help of someone trained in TCM and acupuncture and 2 months later was pregnant. Skeptics may say its a coincidence, but I believe that it helped balance my hormones so pregnancy was possible. I encourage everyone I know who is struggling to get pregnant to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Langill on Feb. 11 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am currently using acupuncture and herbs to treat my "infertility". This book really helped me understand what my treatments were about and why after a month of treatments, my body started working properly again. Something medical science has not been able to accomplish in 3 years of treatments. The book was easy to read, and you could skip the parts that don't pertain to your condition without being lost. I highly recommend this book. As for the anonymous "reader" who gave this book a low rating, it is obvious from the comments made that they did not read the book and they have not ever dealt with fertility problems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By genie on July 10 2012
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Reading a few lines in the preview screen really got me excited about this book so I ordered it immediately! The shipping is speedy as usual and I could not put that book down! Very informative and a real keeper. I've advertised to others to buy it, cause I am not going to give my book up :) Lots of info to keep going back to over and over again! Thanks for this creation!
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I think this book is the answer to what a lot of couples faced with infertility are looking for.
It provides a comprehensive view point of the available options today from both a western and eastern medicine standpoint. Best of all you do not have to be a Chinese medicine practitioner to understand this book. An excellent simplification of the ancient theories and wisdom of Traditional Chinese medicine. The dietary recommendations and lifestyle changes can be incorporated to maximise health and therefore chances of conception no matter what path you adopt to achieve your goal of a healthy baby. It clearly lays out the different syndromes and patterns that could be underlying the same diagnosis, emphasizing how the acupuncture and herbal treatments need to be individualized. Dr Randine is one of the pioneers in this acupuncture speciality her knowledge and experience reflects through the information provided in this book.
A source for acupuncturists and medical doctors too!!As stated in another book I recently read on Acupuncture and Infertility by Dr Lifang Liang, it can greatly improve your chances of success.
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