George Cooper, IVF acupuncturist and author of 'Be Your Own Nutritionist'
IVF is a bewildering, complex process. It places extreme intellectual and emotional demands on its patients. This clearly written and comprehensive book demystifies the process without losing necessary detail. Its explanations of natural treatment, scientific research and theory, and guidance for self-help are essential for couples going through IVF and wanting to enhance their chances of a successful outcome.
Suzy Robinson, happy mother, London
After treatment from Nick Dalton-Brewer with herbs and acupuncture, I had a joyous success on my second cycle of IVF. I now have a bouncing, beautiful daughter. Nick's expertise and sensitivity as a practitioner helped the whole stressful process of IVF, and he took into account both the emotional and physical aspects of my subfertility. This book condenses Nick's many years' experience of TCM into a very readable format which will inform clinicians as well as those seeking help having a baby.
Dr Trevor Wing, clinician at The Women’s Natural Health Practice, researcher and lecturer in female health
Acupuncture support during IVF treatment is rapidly becoming accepted practice. Several good quality research studies have demonstrated the benefit with increased implantation rates. Nick Dalton-Brewer has for the first time brought together in one well-organised and well-referenced book the practice, the research and the physiological science behind this exciting natural enhancement to IVF. This book is a "must read" for all acupuncturists involved in IVF treatments and all conventional medicine IVF doctors alike.
Dr David Gillott, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at St George’s Medical School, London
Nick Dalton-Brewer boldly seeks to reconcile recent developments in molecular medicine with traditional acupuncture theory. The integrated approach to IVF treatment described in this book is original and well thought out, a multidisciplinary approach which I believe should be encouraged. Students and practitioners of both disciplines will find this book a useful foundation for a rapidly evolving medical discipline.