Reflections of the Moon on Water

Reflections of the Moon on Water

In Reflections of the Moon on Water, she explains the unique philosophy behind the healing tradition, a way of thinking that is liberating and empowering for women.

Author: Xiaolan Zhao

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307373786

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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One of Canada’s most trusted and beloved health practitioners introduces Western women to the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and the time-tested practices that have helped optimize physical and emotional health for centuries. Since establishing her practice in Canada twelve years ago, Dr. Xiaolan Zhao has treated thousands of women suffering from fatigue, PMS, infertility, depression, menopausal symptoms and other gynecological disorders — health problems that are all too common in the West but less so in China, where traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been an integral part of women’s lives for thousands of years. As a physician originally trained in Western medicine who later took up the practice of TCM, Dr. Zhao has seen how effective the Chinese approach is for her patients, and she’d like to see more Canadian women incorporating its wisdom and practices in their own lives, as a complement to their regular health care. In Reflections of the Moon on Water, she explains the unique philosophy behind the healing tradition, a way of thinking that is liberating and empowering for women. Sharing stories from her own life and the lives of her patients, Dr. Zhao shows that we have nothing to reject about our feminine selves, and explains how we can develop new relationships with our bodies and our emotions. There is so much every woman can do in terms of ongoing and preventative self-care to improve her health and vitality and prevent illness. By making simple changes in diet, exercise routine, sex life and the way we deal with stress and our emotions, we can profoundly improve our health now and into the future. "Many Westerners think Chinese medicine sounds too complicated or too esoteric. They find discussions of yin and yang, or the life energy known as qi intimidating. In fact, Chinese medicine is very simple and accessible. Many of the herbs we use are ordinary ones. Sometimes, I might treat a patient’s sinus condition with eucalyptus or other familiar herbs, and she’ll say, "Oh that smells just like what my grandmother used to give me." So much of Chinese medicine is based on intuition and common sense. Although the history behind TCM is 5,000 years old — 4,500 years older than our scientific traditions — it is knowledge open to anyone." —excerpt from Reflections of the Moon on Water
Categories: Health & Fitness

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women

From a renowned doctor - of both western and Chinese practice - comes a wonderfully accessible book for women on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Xiaolan Zhao

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 1844083837

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 281

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In this inspirational book Xiaolan Zhao, internationally-renowned practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), shows us how making simple changes to our diet and lifestyle we can profoundly improve our health now and into the future. Since establishing her practice in Canada in 1993, Xiaolan Zhao has treated thousands of women suffering from fatigue, PMS, infertility, depression, menopausal symptoms and various gynaecological disorders - health problems that are all too common in the West but less so in China, where TCM has been an integral part of women's lives for thousands of years. As a physician originally trained in Western medicine who later earned a degree in TCM, Xiaolan has seen how effective the Chinese approach is for her patients and here shares its wisdom and practices. Sharing remarkable stories from her own life and the lives of her patients, she shows how we can develop new relationships with our bodies and our emotions and how through preventative self-care we can improve our health, increase vitality and prevent illness.
Categories: Alternative medicine

The Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Treating Female Infertility

The Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Treating Female Infertility

Infertility affects more than 3 million married couples in the United States. This study explored the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating female infertility.

Author: Kathleen Albertson

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581123517

Category: Medical

Page: 215

View: 700

Infertility affects more than 3 million married couples in the United States. This study explored the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating female infertility. Surveys queried allopathic practitioners and TCM practitioners regarding their perceived knowledge and use of TCM. The vast majority of allopathic practitioners referred patients to acupuncturists and believed that acupuncture helped patients. The majority of respondents identified a trend for treating female infertility with TCM and Western medical procedures. The majority of respondents supported the concurrent use of allopathic protocols and TCM but did not support the concurrent use of TCM and Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM). More than 62% of respondents expressed familiarity with clinical studies that used TCM for treating stress, depression, and irregular menstrual cycles. Positive results from evidence-based studies would likely encourage allopathic practitioners to use TCM and adopt a more holistic, collaborative approach for treating female infertility.
Categories: Medical

Understanding Managing and Treating Female Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Understanding  Managing and Treating Female Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine

The book explains the basic concepts of infertility from both a Western and a Chinese medicine viewpoint before moving on to discussion of Chinese medicine aetiologies, pathologies, symptoms and syndromes treatment for infertility.

Author: Peilin Sun

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848193475

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 704

View: 581

Provides practitioners and students of Chinese Medicine with the tools to understand, manage and treat infertility.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Chinese Medicine for Women

Chinese Medicine for Women

This balanced and straightforward guide to women's health thoroughly explains the basic principles and applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which bases its therapies on the need for balance between the mind, the body, and ...

Author: Bronwyn Whitlocke

Publisher:

ISBN: 0756778034

Category:

Page: 138

View: 142

This balanced and straightforward guide to women's health thoroughly explains the basic principles and applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which bases its therapies on the need for balance between the mind, the body, and emotions. Treatments for a myriad of medical issues, from infertility and migraines to colds, obesity, and depression, are presented along with a discussion of diet, lifestyle choices, and stress.
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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women s Health

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Women s Health

Educates readers about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ( acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine), and how women's health problems are effectively treated holistically versus the typical Western, compartmentalized approach.

Author: Kathleen Albertson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1449982026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 868

Educates readers about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ( acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine), and how women's health problems are effectively treated holistically versus the typical Western, compartmentalized approach. Acquire a basic understanding of TCM - what it is and how it works - as well as its benefits, risks and potential for treatment. Potential benefits of using TCM decrease the discouragement and futility felt by many women who cope with chronic health problems like menstrual irregularities, infertility, insomnia, pregnancy related issues and menopause. Women do not usually consider TCM as a treatment alternative until after receiving failed Western treatment. TCM can be a primary part of health care. Information and knowledge about TCm is lacking. TCM can help many women overcome and resolve health concerns. TCM's potential for early detection, strengthening of the immune system, reversal of symptoms and prevention of disease unfortunately remains unnoticed. * Broadens understanding of how TCM and western medicine differ in diagnosis and treatment. A holistic versus compartmentalized approach. * Explains how acupuncture systems work in easy-to-understand language. * Outlines gynecological, reproductive, and menopausal disorders more naturally and completely. * Approaches disorders including PMS, painful, heavy, irregular menstruation, PCOS, infertility, and pregnancy-related issues from a TCM perspective. * Shares nutritional, lifestyle factors and tips to help you make better, more informed choices about your health. * Discusses other health issues including insomnia, incontinence, vaginal itching, heart disease, and headaches. * Explains how TCM considers the impact of lifestyle, diet and nutritional choices and discusses these as part of the treatment plan. .
Categories: Health & Fitness

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its Role in Women s Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its Role in Women s Health

This paper is a literature review of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in women's health.

Author: Ezekiel Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1186590058

Category: Medicine, Chinese

Page: 29

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This paper is a literature review of traditional Chinese medicine and its role in women’s health. A search was performed and a group of 208 articles were initially found using the Liberty Summons search engine. Out of those 208 articles, only 16 were included based on various criteria. The articles were then read and analyzed and compiled into two main themes: maternal health and an “other” category. The findings resulted in strong evidence for some herbal treatments and acupuncture in a select few areas, with inconclusive evidence for other acupuncture treatments and a mixed review of the traditional “Doing a month.” Future research is needed in all areas as there is a noticeable lack of rigorous research on the topic.
Categories: Medicine, Chinese