Diagnosing in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

Authors: Anika Al-Shura
Paperback ISBN: 9780128001219
eBook ISBN: 9780128006399
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th April 2014
Page Count: 84
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Diagnosing in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine instructs readers on the finer details of cardiovascular patient examination techniques used in western medicine, together with TCM examination techniques. It explains the six basic signs and symptoms connected to cardiac diseases, along with their clinical significance, and shows the methods and techniques used in physical examination to detect the signs.

This book is intended for US-based licensed TCM practitioners as well as cardiology researchers.

Key Features

  • Guides the diagnosing of cardiovascular disease through western medicine and TCM differential diagnosing
  • Provides examination and inquiry techniques using western and TCM methods
  • Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Integrative anatomy and pathophysiology in cardiology final online exam


This book is intended for U.S. based licensed TCM practitioners, cardiologists and researchers of TCM and cardiology.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

    • Approving Agencies
    • Course Description
    • Course Objectives
  • Section I: Chest Pain

    • Chapter 1. Clinical Significance of Chest Pain

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 1.1 Part 1: Definition
      • 1.2 Part 2: Etiology
      • Notes
    • Chapter 2. Inquiry and Examination of Chest Pain in Western Medicine and TCM

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 2.1 Part 1: Inquiry and Examination
      • 2.2 Part 2: Acute Chest Pain
      • 2.3 Part 3: Chronic Chest Pain
      • Notes
  • Section II: Breathing Difficulties

    • Chapter 3. Clinical Significance of Dyspnea and Orthopnea

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 3.1 Part 1: Definition
      • 3.2 Part 2: Etiology
      • Notes
    • Chapter 4. Inquiry and Examination of Dyspnea and Orthopnea in Western Medicine and TCM

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 4.1 Part 1: Inquiry and Examination
      • 4.2 Part 2: Dyspnea
      • 4.3 Part 3: Orthopnea
      • Notes
  • Section III: Heart Rhythm

    • Chapter 5. The Clinical Significance of Palpitations

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 5.1 Part 1: Definition
      • 5.2 Part 2: Etiology
      • Notes
    • Chapter 6. Inquiry and Examination of Palpitations in Western Medicine and TCM

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 6.1 Part 1: Inquiry
      • 6.2 Part 2: Physical Examinations
      • 6.3 Part 3: Cardiac Concerns
      • 6.4 Part 4: Vascular Concerns
      • 6.5 Part 5: Auscultation
      • 6.6 Part 6: EKG Confirmations
      • Notes
  • Section IV: Fainting Spells

    • Chapter 7. Clinical Significance of Syncope

      • Chapter Objectives
      • 7.1 Part 1: Definition
      • 7.2 Part 2: Etiology
      • Notes
    • Chapter 8. Inquiry and Examination of Syncope in Western Medicine and


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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 www.niambiwellness.com.

Affiliations and Expertise

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