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

Essential Treatments in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine 1: Hyperlipidemia

1st Edition

Author: Anika Al-Shura
eBook ISBN: 9780128006375
Paperback ISBN: 9780128001196
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th 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

Dr. Anika Niambi Al-Shura is originally from Louisville, Ky, USA. She has one son, one grandson and resides in Kentucky and Florida, USA. She enjoys cultivating medicinal plants and formulating medicinal herb recipes, soap making, fine art, travelling internationally to meet people for learning new cultures and ways of living, mountain hiking and relaxing on the beach near the ocean. Dr. Al-Shura has 14 continuous years of formal education involving Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinical practice, advanced medical study, research and education between the United States, Italy and China. In 2004, her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine was earned from East West College of Natural Medicine in Florida, USA. In mainland China between 2004 and 2014, she earned hospital study, advanced scholar and specialty certificates in Chinese medicine, internal medicine and surgery and cardiology from several university affiliated hospitals. Those hospitals include Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her subspecialty training in TCM is in interventional cardiology involving the catherization lab. Dr. Al-Shura earned her PhD in medical education in 2014 through the University Ambrosiana program. Her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) became her first textbook entitled, “Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Personalized Medicine Perspective”. This book was one of 7 textbooks written to introduce the concepts of ICCM. All were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2014. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 1 program studies in ICCM with continuing medical education (CME) courses. Eight additional textbooks were written on the establishment and development of intermediate ICCM theories and practices. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 2 program CME studies in ICCM. Those 8 textbooks are part of the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series and were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2019. Dr. Al-Shura is currently a faculty member at Everglades University in Florida, where she teaches medical and healthcare course in the Bachelors of Alternative Medicine program. She also has Niambi Wellness Institute, based in Florida and Kentucky, where Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine research and work continues. It includes a natural pharmacy lab and a continuing medical education (CME) program. The natural pharmacy researches, formulates, manufactures and distributes various patented and original formulations using TCM herbs. The CME program includes TCM cardiology courses which grant credits towards NCCAOM, state medical board and state TCM board license renewals in the United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Niambi Wellness Institute, Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, FL, USA

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