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The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies Paperback – March 21, 2005
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Randine Lewis, Ph.D., master of science in Oriental medicine, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who has studied both Eastern and Western medicine. A professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, she is the residing medical expert on About.com's infertility site and on HowToMakeAFamily.com. She has Eastern Harmony clinics in Asheville, North Carolina, and Houston, Texas.
Top Customer Reviews
In reading through the clear explanations of various imbalances in the female reproductive system included in Dr. Lewis' book, it's readily apparent to me what sorts of things may be interfering with my overall fertility. I thought the book was very well-written and obviously the product of extensive research over many years. I found it easy to read and absorb, but it's hardly fluff or "pseudo-science." I especially enjoyed the section on dietary and lifestyle changes that can be adopted.Read more ›
First let me say, that I've been struggling with infertility for over 3 years. I went through two failed IVF cycles, a couple of failed IUI's and for what? NOTHING!! I had started my journey at the age of 35 and couldn't believe that I was already done for when it came to having children.
I will admit that my first book was Inconceivable by Julia Indichova (that led me to wheatgrass to help my FSH levels). I then purchased Alice Domar's "Conquering Infertility" to help me get in the right state of mind. Finally, I came to The Infertility Cure.
I did the acupuncture for some time but finally my funds simply gave way. Instead I relied on her illustrations to choose points for acupressure. I also did the questionnaire and used it to self-diagnose for herbal remedies. I did a great deal of research on each herb to ensure I understood all implications (I would strongly suggest seeing an herbalist to ensure you are choosing correctly).
Well, in August of 2004, I found myself holding a positive home pregnancy test! After over three years of trying to conceive, we had actually succeeded, on our own, with no medical intervention!Read more ›
I am now 35 years old, about 178lbs now, my husband is 36 and we have been TTC for 6 years and 2 months. About 16 months in, I decided to quit a very stressful job (which I believed was a major factor in my inability to conceive) and we conceived but I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. I was beyond devastated. To try for so long only to lose our first hope was crushing. I went back to work at a less stressful job about 8 months later.
We did all of the standard testing, some multiple times, over the years. I had an HSG to see if my tubes were blocked. My husband's sperm was tested. I went to an endocrinologist who said I was borderline PCOS (with no cysts). So I tried Metformin. We tried several natural methods like the Creighton Model System with which you chart your cervical mucus to track your most fertile times, etc. I also went to a naturalist who helped me with anxiety with Adrenal Stress End (a miracle supplement!), but the Progesterone cream and Chasteberry herbs he suggested did not help me conceive. I even moved my bedroom around and of course we tried every position and I even tried standing on my head! Hey, when you're desperate, you'll do anything! We were diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility. The only diagnostic thing I did not do was a laparoscopy.
Well, that was about the worst thing to me. If nothing was wrong, and so there's nothing to fix, what do you do next? I really didn't want to try Clomid or ART. I wanted to become pregnant naturally if possible.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After years of trying and not understanding why I wasn't pregnant especially after two easy back to back pregnancies in my late 20s we turned to a fertility specialist in Kansas... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MommyH
Fabulous book!!! So much excellent information. I also recommend "It Starts with the Egg"Published 1 month ago by Oz
I have tried all herbs and remedies in this book and it was an expensive experience. Lol. I took this book to my acupuncturist and they enjoyed looking at it too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dana Rancatore
Great book!!! Clear easy to read and has everything you need like food lists, herbs lists and illustrations that show all of the accupunture/ acupressure points. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Prariemama
What a fabulous book. I have been getting acupuncture for about six months to treat endometriosis and I bought this to understand the process a little bit more. Read morePublished 4 months ago by brookerains
This book is amazing and inspiring. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to take control of their fertilityPublished 4 months ago by Kelly Gregorchik