Kannon statue in Daienin, Japan Photo from: Wikipedia
I thought I'd share a few books that I've found to be very helpful when diagnosing women who come to the clinic with specific issues. While I don't expect anyone to rush out and buy these, it's often helpful to check out where practitioners are getting their information from!
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine is the text used in the OCOM Traditional Chinese Medicine and Gynecology class, and it continues to be a great resource.
I know, it's a textbook.
However, the explanation Giovanni Maciocia gives each condition really helps us to see the most effective treatment for the presenting problem.
Another book that was recommended to me for is A Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine: An Integrated Approach. This book is a little more specific, and also a lot easier to read. There are a lot of interesting formulas and approaches.
Again, I don't expect anyone to purchase these, but I think an amazon.com perusal might make help make more sense of TCM and gynecology. :)