"This book is both a study text and clinical manual on the Chinese medical treatment of obstetric conditions--diseases women may experience during pregnancy, childbirth, and shortly thereafter. In addition to everything one would expect to find in such a book, this text also includes protocols for over 60 gestational, birthing, and postpartum conditions, case studies exemplifying common clinical presentations, and abstracts of recent Chinese research. Each chapter includes clinical tips from the author's personal practice, cautions or danger signs that are vital to know, and details of important acupuncture points and special medicinals for specific conditions. The two-color design makes the text easy to follow and quick to reference. In all, this work sets a new standard of utility and depth for the study and practice of Chinese medical obstetrics. It will be welcomed by student and practitioner alike, and will be of particular use to specialists in this field."