Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine


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By Jin Yu
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9780939616282
212 pages, 6.00 x 9.00″

One of the most exciting developments in modern Chinese medicine is the integration of traditional medical knowledge with modern biomedicine. The center for this important and stimulating work is Shanghai, and one of its best known proponents is Yu Jin, M.D.

Drawing on four decades of experience as a clinician, researcher, and teacher of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Yu has written a handbook for practitioners which presents an integrated approach to obstetric and gynecologic disorders, the first of its kind in a Western language.

Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Yu has focussed on traditional Chinese medicine and its integration with Western biomedicine. She has received numerous honors for her clinical research in reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics, and gynecology, and is a prolific writer, having authored over seventy scientific papers and more than a dozen books in various languages. Dr. Yu is also the principal editor of the obstetric and gynecologic section of Collection of Chinese Medical Secret Formulas.


  • A Methodology of Integrated Medical Diagnosis
  • Self-Care
  • Disorders of the Vulva
  • Inflammatory Diseases
  • Anovulatory Menstrual Disorders
  • Non-Anovulatory Menstrual Disorders
  • Complications of Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Complications
  • Miscellaneous Conditions
  • Supplemental Materia Medica
  • Herb & Point Index
  • Indices

About the Authors:

Dr. Yu presented the evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of gynecologic, endocrine, and reproductive indications at the 1997 National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in Washington, D.C.

Yu Jin, M.D., is professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the OB/GYN Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Medical University, and is director of the gynecologic division of the Institute of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine at that institution. She has served as a visiting professor at the Chinese national laboratories of reproductive medicine, neurobiology, and molecular biology.

Praise for Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine

“We are still a long way from … a unified model that would encompass the insights and terminologies of both Western and Chinese medical systems. But it is important to start on this path.”

-from the Foreword

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Weight .80 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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