Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility

Conceiving with Love: A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility


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Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive.

Denise Wiesner’s integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples relax, reconnect, and conceive. The stress of trying to get pregnant can wreak havoc with a couple’s intimate relationship—right at a time when that connection is most important—and the frustration and shame couples may feel can have a harmful effect and reduce their chances of conceiving. Wiesner gives couples the tools they need to repair their sexual relationship, rebuild their self-confidence, and reclaim their intimacy and desire. She includes advice from leading experts in Western reproductive medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine; offers sensual practices from yoga, qigong, and Tantra; and answers questions couples have about sex, intimacy, and both naturally occurring and medically assisted fertility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611805826
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,209,879
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

DENISE WIESNER LAc., DIPL. AC., founder of the Natural Healing & Acupuncture Clinic in West Los Angeles, is an internationally recognized traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, specializing in the Whole Systems Chinese medicine approach to women’s health, sexuality, and fertility. Since 1994, Denise has treated and helped women manage challenges from menstrual disorders through menopause and from infertility to pregnancy. Using a combination of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, and Chinese herbs, Denise has helped thousands of couples navigate the tricky, and often stressful, journey toward fertility, without losing their loving connection. She has a BA in exercise kinesiology (UCLA), an MA in traditional Chinese medicine (Emperor's College), and is a certified sex coach. She is board-certified by the State of California and the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and a charter member of the Fertile Soul: Clinical Excellence in Fertility program. Denise teaches professional seminars to medical doctors, ob-gyns, and nurse midwives on the application of Chinese medicine in obstetrics and gynecology and has published articles on acupuncture and infertility. In addition to a thriving private practice, Denise lectures at conferences, works closely with reproductive endocrinologists, and is a professor in the doctoral program in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, and Women’s Health at Yo San University. In her spare time, she relishes practicing yoga, playing guitar, dancing, and hanging out with her two sons, Noah and Ethan.

Table of Contents

Foreword Randine Lewis ix

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Making Chemistry

1 What's Up Down There? 3

2 Wet and Hard: The Chemistry and Physiology of Arousal 25

3 The Rise and Fall of Passion 41

Part 2 What About Me? What About You?

4 Pleasure Traditions from the East 59

5 The Art of Self-Pleasuring 81

6 Timing Is Everything 93

7 Fine-Tuning the Engine 109

8 The Five-Element Lover's Wheel 129

Part 3 Creating Space

9 Fire and Flame: Opening Up the Heart 155

10 Setting the Stage 167

11 Healing Trauma, Letting Go of Shame 179

12 Releasing Stress 197

Part 4 Coming Together

13 Deepening Intimacy 213

14 Foreplay: The Sweet Seduction 229

15 The Big O 247

16 When You Need a Hand 261

Acknowledgments 275

Notes 277

Resources 285

Index 295

About the Author 309

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