Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis
author is a former Chinese medicine infertility
specialist, who organizes retreats for women facing
infertility. Dr Lewis claims to have
had a 75% success rate in her clinic. That includes
patients who got
pregnant using Chinese treatment only and those who
used conventional fertility treatments in addition to
Chinese medicine treatments.
75% success rate, the author has good credibility. This
book explains a little how Chinese medicine works and
how it sees infertility. According to Chinese medicine,
imbalances in the major organs and body systems cause
infertility. If those imbalances are treated,
infertility can be corrected.
Cure is a self-help book. It offers questionnaires to
determine which type of infertility the person has. Then it
recommendations as well as tips on herbs and acupressure.
The book also has specific recommendations for common
infertility causes such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
is a condition in which a woman’s hormone levels, menstrual
cycles, and ovulation are affected), advanced maternal age,
recurrent miscarriages, endometriosis, unexplained
infertility, and others.
The book is very
informative and useful for people who want alternative
treatments for infertility or people who have not succeeded
with conventional treatments. However, it is doubtful if
something so complex as Chinese medicine can be applied to the
person without a professional diagnosis. The herbs to use,
food and the acupressure depend on having the right diagnosis;
if this is wrong, the whole treatment maybe ineffective.
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what you are looking for? Try another
the diagnosis test myself. In my case I got
wrong a big part of the diagnosis from the book my
Chinese acupuncture doctor diagnosed my condition quite
differently and I have to trust him more than the book.
I hope other people get everything right, but it can be
more difficult than it appears. In any case, use
the tests in the book only as a guide and they are not a
substitute for professional help.
So what is my recommendation?
If you are facing
infertility problems and would like to try Chinese medicine
alone or in combination with traditional fertility treatments,
this book is a must read, but also look for professional help.
The book alone may not be sufficient. Plus, if you follow both
treatments, let both your doctors know what you are doing and
then follow to their advice.