Recommended Readings

1."The Infertility Cure"
by Dr. Randine Lewis
Book Description
For thousands of years, Chinese women have trusted traditional
Chinese medicine to help them conceive. A recent medical study
found that women who augmented Western fertility treatments with
TCM, traditional Chinese medicine, doubled their chances of a
succesful pregnancy. The Infertility Cure gives women an effective,
natural means of supporting their efforts to get pregnant. Based
on techniques and remedies drawn from traditional Chinese
medicine, this program shows readers how to increase their
overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs and systems
vital to reproduction, heal specific conditions that may affect fertility, and even support Western-based
reproductive technology such as IVF and hormone therapy. Dr. Lewis' easy-to-follow program begins
with diagnosis, using an extensive questionnaire to determine each reader's unique diagnostic
category. The next three steps involve bringing a woman's body back into balance through diet,
acupressure, and Chinese herbs. By following this program, women will be able to create a welcoming
physical and emotional environment for what they desire most: a child.

2."Conquering Infertility"
by Dr. Alice Domar

Book Description
Focusing on a topic the author covered more briefly in Healing
Mind, Healthy Women, Domar, an assistant professor of medicine
at Harvard, with freelance writer Kelly, provides here a well-written
and supportive self-help manual for women who have been unable
to sustain a pregnancy. The stresses that accompany infertility can
impact negatively on a woman's relationship with her husband,
family members, friends and colleagues. Domar strongly recommends
and fully describes such relaxation techniques as yoga, meditation,
journal writing and guided imagery as useful ways to cope with infertility
treatments, feelings of failure, and obsessive envy of women who are
mothers. She also details how to overcome sexual and emotional
tensions that spring up between married couples around this issue.
Drawing on case studies and recent research indicating that the
depression resulting from infertility can actually hinder attempts to
become pregnant, the author advocates a positive approach based
on self-nurturing that will improve an infertile woman's outlook on life.
Domar also discusses when it may be time to abandon expensive
and painful infertility treatments and, depending on the individuals
involved, explore using donor eggs or sperm, pursue adoption or
come to a decision to remain childless.

3."Stress and Infertility"
from www.webmd.com
http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/features/infertility-stress


4. Acupuncture & IVF
by Lifang Liang OMD, Ph.D, L.AC

Book Description
Increase your success rate with in vitro fertilization (IVF) by as much
as 60% The information in this book can increase your success rate
with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive
technologies (ART) by as much as 60%. Research has shown that
acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. By
also adding Chinese herbal medicine, it is Dr. Lifang Liangs
experience that you can almost double that increase.
In this book, Dr. Liang describes her extremely successful step-by-step protocols for combining
acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with IVF. Whether you are a Western MD specializing in
infertility, a Chinese medical practitioner, or a couple experiencing difficulties in conceiving, this book
is sure to give you new hope and a new approach to dealing with this all too common and difficult
condition.

5. Fertility Wisdom
by Angrla Wu L.AC, OMD

Book Description
At Wus Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening.
Women and their partners come to the clinicoften from across the
countryto fulfill a passionately held dream: to conceive and deliver
the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot
have. Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes
integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping
these couples experience the miracle of birth. In this book, Dr. Wu
details a proven six-part self-care regimen that helps create the
internal harmony and balance vital to conception. Her techniques not
only enhance the results and reduce the side effects of in vitro and
other Western fertility treatments; they also shorten labor and speed postpartum recovery. Babies
benefit too, adopting regular sleep patterns more quickly and getting sick less frequently. At a time
when one in five U.S. couples is struggling with fertility problems, this practical and uplifting volume,
filled with the inspirational stories of Dr. Wus grateful patients, will be a godsend.

6. Fertility Foods
by Jeremy Groll, MD

Book Description
Dr. Jeremy Groll is an expert in reproductive endocrinology and fertility
treatment. Fertility Foods presents his groundbreaking, noninvasive,
nutritionally based method, which increases ovulation, reduces
miscarriage, and significantly improves your chances of successfully
getting and staying pregnant.

Dr. Groll's specialized research has proven that there is a powerful link
between a body's insulin resistance and fertility problems. Resistance
to insulin increases the body's insulin levels, hindering normal ovulation
either by limiting the maturation process of the released egg or by
preventing ovulation altogether. High insulin levels can also impede the fertilized egg's ability to attach
to the uterus, leading to implantation failure and miscarriage. In fact, women with insulin resistance
problems are four to five times as likely as other women to suffer miscarriages -- meaning they have
as high as a 50 percent chance of miscarriage.

Dr. Groll has developed an insulin-reducing diet based on balancing protein and complex
carbohydrate intake to create insulin levels most conducive to ovulation. He combines his nutritional
plan -- which includes nutritional charts, food suggestions, and recipes -- with a specific exercise
program that enhances insulin metabolism and an emotional support system that you can draw on
during your quest to become parents. This three-pronged approach increases the rates of
spontaneous ovulation and significantly improves the uterine environment, decreasing the potential for
miscarriage.

One in every ten couples in America is affected by infertility. Yet, only 5 to 10 percent of patients
actually need high-tech procedures such as in vitro fertilization. Whether you are taking your first steps
in combating infertility or searching for effective methods to support more advanced fertility treatments,
Fertility Foods is your helpful and rewarding guide.
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