Advanced Hematology in Integrated Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128175729

Advanced Hematology in Integrated Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

Volume 3

Authors: Anika Al-Shura
Paperback ISBN: 9780128175729
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 208
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Advanced Hematology in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, volume three in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, systematically observes and discusses laboratory tests which detect heart diseases and analyzes the results. It includes coverage of red and white blood cell homeostasis and advanced anatomy and physiology of the vascular system, including the biomedicine perspectives of blood and lymphatic system, and TCM perspectives of essence, qi, blood and body fluid. In addition, the book examines the immune system from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including pestilential differentiation. Case studies, lab charts and laboratory differentials according to Chinese and Western medicine perspectives are also included.

Finally, the book discusses the use of lab results for assisting and/or confirming diagnoses of blood and cardiovascular disorders in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and Western medicine with its clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration.

Key Features

  • Compares medical theories in Chinese medicine and Western medicine on blood, immune system and cardiovascular diseases
  • Provides laboratory cases, tests and values concerning pathology of the blood and the cardiovascular system necessary for diagnosing and monitoring within integrative cardiovascular Chinese medicine
  • Includes coverage of advanced level blood, complement and immune systems from both Western and Chinese medicine perspectives


Researchers in biomedical science studying cardiology and clinicians practicing Chinese Medicine within the cardiovascular field. May have interest for those researching or practicing hematology.

Table of Contents

Section I Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
1. Anatomy of Blood and Lymph
2. Congenital Essence
3. Qi and Blood

Section II Blood and Immunity
4. Cellular Homeostasis
5. Hemoglobin

Section III: Perspectives on the Immune System
6. Leukocytes
7. Lymphocytes
8. Pestilential Differentiation
9. Six Stages
10. The Four Levels

Section IV: Hematology Lab
11. Differentials
12. Factors in Blood Production and Coagulation
13. Cardiac Tests

Section VI: Diagnosing
14. Diagnosing using Western Medicine Methods
15. Diagnosing Using Chinese Medicine Methods


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About the Author

Anika Al-Shura

Anika Niambi Al-Shura, MSOM, PhD is originally from Louisville, KY and founded Niambi Wellness Institute, LLC in 1994. Since that time Dr. Anika has been transitioning practice perspectives from alternative healthcare in medical massage therapy to integrative Chinese medicine. In 2004, Dr. Anika earned her bachelors in Professional Health Sciences and masters degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine, travelled to China and continued her 10 year medical study and a career in teaching until 2014.

Dr. Anika studied at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Jujiiang Medical University Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. She earned study certificates in Chinese internal medicine, internal medicine and general surgery, and a specialty in Chinese medicine cardiology.

During her teaching career, Dr. Anika taught medical subjects and research at Shandong Medical University, Jiujiang Medical College and Tianjin Medical University. While teaching, she completed her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, and received her doctorate in medical education in 2014.

Since 2014, Dr. Anika has been living in Florida, where she is developing the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) study program at Niambi Wellness. There are 8 courses in the program which were approved by NCCAOM and Florida Medical Board of Acupuncture for awarding CE credits to licensed practitioners. The course textbooks for the program were published by Elsevier Academic Press. Eligibility and registration information can be found at

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, CEU Instructor, Niambi Wellness Institute, LLC, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

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