Overview

Trying to get pregnant? Whether you're looking to conceive naturally, or are undergoing assisted conception, Dr Zhai's pioneering programme will give you the best possible chance. Focusing on how to create super-healthy eggs and sperm, she uses a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle guidance to achieve consistently impressive results. Now she makes her advice available to all couples looking to conceive, with a practical programme that can be followed by anyone. Treating the body as an ...
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How To Get Pregnant

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Overview

Trying to get pregnant? Whether you're looking to conceive naturally, or are undergoing assisted conception, Dr Zhai's pioneering programme will give you the best possible chance. Focusing on how to create super-healthy eggs and sperm, she uses a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle guidance to achieve consistently impressive results. Now she makes her advice available to all couples looking to conceive, with a practical programme that can be followed by anyone. Treating the body as an integrated system, her accessible methods focus on creating balance between different energies, organs and functions, preparing the bodies of both men and women for optimum fertility.Dr Zhai's unique blend of western medical techniques and traditional Chinese medicine have achieved an astonishing, consistently high success rate of 78% in her Harley Street clinic. Now, with How to Get Pregnant, everyone can use these methods for the optimum chance of creating that longed-for baby.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780600624882
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 2/4/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 858,330
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Xiao-Ping Zhai initially trained in western medicine in China. Studying the beneficial effects traditional Chinese medicine had on chronic conditions and underlying health, however, led her to gain an additional qualification in TCM. She has specialised in infertility treatment since 1995, has been voted one of Britain's 225 best private doctors by Tatler Magazine, and her Harley Street clinic now has a waiting list of many months.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introducing the Zhai Programme 8

Part 1 Introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine

1 The Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine 13

2 The Principles of Acupuncture 35

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pregnancy 56

Part 2 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Conception

4 Do You Have a Fertility Problem? 62

5 Causes of Infertility 87

6 The TCM Approach to Infertility 102

Part 3 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments

7 Conditions and Treatments 114

8 A Guide to Chinese Herbs 169

Part 4 Self-Help with Traditional Chinese Medicine

9 Eating for Fertility 190

10 Acupressure and Exercise 221

11 Being Pregnant 235

Appendix: What to Expect When You Visit Your Fertility Doctor 251

Glossary 261

Further Resources 268

Index 269

Acknowledgements 288

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