Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth

BETTS Debra [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780951054697

Journal of Chinese Medicine 2006 1st Edition

AU $84.95
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'What Debra Betts does so skillfully in this book is distil all the knowledge we have available to us from written history into a practical compilation of what has actually worked in practice for her patients. The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth presents entirely practical and usable information in a succinct, simple, and elegant form which is easy to access and in a language which is easy to read' -
Jane Lyttleton
Twenty-seven chapters on the treatment of women through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, including

>nausea & vomiting
>varicose veins
>vulval varicosities
>urinary tract infections
>fatigue & exhaustion
>musculoskeletal conditions
>anxiety & depression
>vaginal discharge & itching
>itching of the skin
>hypertension (PIH)
>small-for-dates babies
>breech & posterior positions
>prebirth treatments
>intrauterine death
>labour & delivery
>acupressure in labour
>postnatal treatment
>Western & Chinese dietary advice

Appendices offer full glossaries of both

Western and Chinese medical terminology, full information on the stages of, and medical tests carried out through, pregnancy and fully illustrated guide to location and needling of all points discussed in the text.

Debra Betts has a background in nursing and graduated with a diploma in acupuncture from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. She returned to New Zealand in 1991 and established a private practice specialising in pregnancy and women's health care. Since 1993 Debra has divided her time between her practice and teaching at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began teaching acupuncture courses to midwives in 1997.

Further endorsements:

'Invaluable for those midwives and doctors who are presently studying acupuncture to enhance their practice, whilst at the same time it is essential reading for any acupuncturist who works in the field of pregnancy and childbirth or who comes into contact with childbearing women' - Sharon Yelland, Midwife and Acupuncturist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth UK

'Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth is a book that is long over due for the acupuncture profession and is destined to become a standard text in acupuncture colleges around the world especially with the interest of practitioners in TCM gynaecology' - Heiko Lade, President New Zealand Registrar of Acupuncturists

'Within each chapter the author has integrated Western Medical diagnosis with a TCM framework, whilst using succinct, manageable language; something I find lacking from several other texts in this subject, and something I welcome within our clinical practice. I welcome texts that provide the clinician with enhancement of patient care and problem solving skills within an evidence base that is effective, relevant and pertinent to current health care. This book provides all these qualities and more' - Jennie Longbottom, Lecturer, Physiotherapy and Acupuncture, Coventry University

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290 x 200mm, 8 pages of colour photographs, 40 illustrations.


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Acupuncture      Obstetrics/Gynaeco     

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