Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Medicine

This progressive handbook for Chinese medicine students and practitioners looks at gender, physiology, relationships and sexual attraction from the Chinese medicine perspective. Many standard diagnostic and treatment techniques are gender-based and do not work with clients who identify as LGBT or gender/sex/relationship fluid and so these communities are currently often underserved.

Catherine Lumenello accesses the Daoist, Buddhist and Confucianist roots of the medicine and explores the energetic pathways, the Three Treasures and other theories in order to understand the emotional etiology and treatment concerns prevalent within these client groups. The topics covered in the book include transgender issues, asexuality, sex addiction, sexual realignment surgery and polyamory. Incorporating client examples, illustrations, and an assortment of treatment approaches, this book is a radical re-examination of the potential of Chinese medicine.
$55.00
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Press reviews for: Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Medicine

CT Holman, author of Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine

Catherine brings much needed information on gender and sexuality to the field of Chinese medicine in this comprehensive text. Blending classical theory and modern applications, she presents a text appropriate for both the beginning practitioner and the seasoned clinician. I look forward to utilizing her compassionate wisdom in my practice.

Elizabeth Sommers PhD, MPH, LAc

Combining the sage wisdom of the Yellow Emperor with the street-wise savvy of Dr. Ruth, Lumenello applies her comprehensive scholarship to developing a profound understanding of sexuality through the lens of Chinese Medicine. Her work is a significant contribution to the literature and fills a void in our modern interpretation of the classics.

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