By Zita West.
The author, an experienced midwife and acupuncturist, has written a concise, highly illustrated and practical guide for using acupuncture to treat women throughout pregnancy and labour. The text covers physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth with practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture in different stages of pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. Information on high-risk pregnancies, abnormal fetal positions, and postpartum depression, as well as case examples, provide excellent material for student and practitioner alike.
New to the 2nd Edition:
- Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy
- Includes IVF pregnancies
- Glossary and appendix of useful addresses
- Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research
- Nutrition and its effect on the fetus (new and developing area of research)
Hardcover, 267 pgs.