Essential Treatments in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine 1: Hyperlipidemia - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128001196, 9780128006375

Essential Treatments in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine 1: Hyperlipidemia

1st Edition

Authors: Anika Al-Shura
eBook ISBN: 9780128006375
Paperback ISBN: 9780128001196
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th April 2014
Page Count: 36
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Essential Treatments in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine includes information on the basic medical sciences of blood lipids, clinical significance, diagnosis, and treatment methods. It also covers TCM differentiations, diagnosis, treatment principles, and methods.

In recent years, TCM practitioners have not been specifically trained in treating patients with hyperlipidemia. The book gives a detailed explanation of cholesterol problems and offers Chinese medicine as a solution.

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

Key Features

  • Gives a basic medical science and TCM theory background on cholesterol with clinical significance and diagnosis
  • Provides treatment methods and advice, including nutritional therapy and Chinese medicine medicated dietary plan
  • 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: Etiology
    • Chapter 1. Etiology of Lipoprotein Disorders in Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
      • Chapter Objectives
      • 1.1 Part 1: Integrative Perspective
      • 1.2 Part 2: Genetic Determinants
      • Notes
  • Section II: Clinical Presentations
    • Chapter 2. Western Medicine Examination and Diagnosis of Lipid Disorders
      • Chapter Objectives
      • 2.1 Part 1: Examination
      • 2.2 Part 2: Diagnosis
      • Notes
  • Section III: Prescriptions
    • Chapter 3. Stages of Lipoprotein Disorders and Syndrome Differentiation in TCM
      • Chapter Objectives
      • 3.1 Stage 1: Deficiency of Liver and Kidney Yin
      • 3.2 Stage 2: Dampness Retention Leading to Damp Heat
      • 3.3 Stage 3: Phlegm Stagnation and Stasis
      • Notes
  • Section IV: The Medicated Diet
    • Chapter 4. Actions of Lipoprotein Prescriptions in Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
      • Chapter Objectives
      • 4.1 Part 1: Western Medicines Used for Lipoprotein Disorders
      • 4.2 Part 2: Chinese Medicines Used for Lipoprotein Disorders
      • 4.3 Part 3: Medicated Diet Plan
      • Notes


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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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