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[Dr.Fan notes]: I graduated from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 1986. During my study in that period (1981 to 1986), Dr.Xia Guicheng was my teacher in the class of Chinese Gynecology (Gynecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine), I also had internship under another TCM gynecologist Dr.Sun Ningquan.
Some colleagues asked my if I have Dr.Xia’s book or article, actually, there are several books written by him or his students, available at http://www.amazon.com:
1. Xia Guicheng Practical Chinese Gynecology (Paperback) by 2009 Chinese Medicine Press; 1 edition (October 1 (Paperback – Oct 1, 2009);
Dr.Xia Guicheng also published many academic papers, in Chinese language, some of them already available in English. Here are his papers online.
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by X Guicheng
Xia Guicheng is one the most eminent gynaecology specialists in China today. In my own practice, I find that adapting the treatment principle to the menstrual 
books.google.com/books?isbn=0936185481Bob Flaws – 1993 – Health & Fitness – 267 pages
Xia Guicheng gives the following account of such correlation in the Shanghai Journal of TCM, October 1992. 10 Xia identifies six types or categories of BBT 

Xia GuiCheng (1932 -) is a professor of gynaecology at Nanjing TCM College, and has been involved in teaching, research and clinical treatment for over 30 

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May 11, 2010 – Posted in Famous Doctors, Xia Guicheng on May 11, 2010 | Leave a Comment ». Dr. Xia is the director of the Gynecology Department at the 

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Yesterday, one of my patients reported “acupuncture is wonderful”–she no longer has the abdominal pain post her sex activities, that problem already existed for 5 years.

The pain was cramping-like, esp. after her getting orgasm. The reason is unknown.

The main acupuncture points were Ba-liao. Effectiveness is after two sessions’ acupuncture.

 

Painful Sex Still a Painful Secret

From ABC News Medical Unit, Feb. 25, 2008

Women who suffer from chronic painful sex often have stories that seem 60 years out of date: stories of secrets, of fear, of ignorance, of condescending doctors and foolish sex advice. 

Instead of sex that feels good, women report “a stinging, a stretching,” or say it feels “like something too big coming out of something too small” or “like it’s ripping you apart.”

While the pain is horrible, struggling to find treatment may be worse. Even top gynecologists agree that training on chronic sexual pain is minimal. 

“The curriculum is jammed with the explosion of knowledge, so there’s very little room to put [painful sex] in,” said Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, director of the Vulvovaginal Service at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and an assistant professor atHarvardMedicalSchool. 

“At any point 16 percent of women are walking around with pain for various reasons, and they’ve seen five doctors without a diagnosis,” said Stewart, who has written a book titled “The V Book” on the subject. 

With all the female-friendly pop culture encouraging women to say the V word — “Oprah,” “Sex in the City,” “The Vagina Monologues” — it’s hard to believe that such a lack of openness or knowledge would exist. But it does. 

After struggling for years to find treatment, a few women who’ve successfully overcome painful sex have begun to tell their private stories to help others.

Pain With No Common Name

“I didn’t really know it had a name for a really long time,” said Cynthia S., 36, who requested that her last name not be disclosed. 

“The pain was so bad, I couldn’t imagine putting a Q-tip in there,” said Cynthia. “During my pap smear I came close to passing out, it was awful.”

Cynthia believes her pain has something to do with being sexually abused as a child, but knowing the source and finding information to treat it are two separate things.

Cynthia was married for six years before finally finding a Web site (not a doctor) that described her condition. “Whoever is responsible for women’s health issues should definitely know this,” she said. 

“This” has a name, several actually, but medical doctors and psychiatrists don’t all agree. The simplest term to use, dyspareunia, literally means painful sex; however that term is loaded with psychological undertones. 

Dyspareunia first appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a handbook for mental health professionals, in 1968. By 1980, the term was introduced as one of two terms for sexual pain disorder. 

But while some painful sex disorders may indeed be purely psychological problems, the majority are not, says Sheryl A. Kingsberg, chief of behavioral medicine atUniversityHospitalsCaseMedicalCenterinCleveland,Ohio. 

“The key question is, is the pain sexual, or is the sex painful?” said Kingsberg, noting that this distinction is one that has been put forward by Irv Binik, an expert in sexual pain from McGill University in Canada. 

“Oftentimes we pathologize women and say it’s a sexual problem, when it is pain,” she said. 

A term with less psychological undertone is vulvodynia, which means pain of the vulva. But, experts say, this doesn’t help diagnose the cause of painful sex either. 

“We’ve named a disease based on a symptom,” said Dr. Andrew K. Goldstein, director of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders inWashingtonD.C.andNew York City.

 

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In last weekend, one of my patient P.C. (42 years old) who got pregnant after our acupuncture treatments  came again–she was overdue one week for her labor — Her pregnancy already was 41 weeks but her boy “seemed no- desire to go out of his mom’s body”.

Per her request, Dr. Fan gave her special acupuncture treatments.

After first day’s acupuncture, patient felt her uterus contraction. After second day’s acupuncture, the contraction became more strong and more often. A few hours later, the patient started the labor.

Acupuncture does accelerate baby’s birth process.

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