Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124200142, 9780124200777

Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

1st Edition

A Prevention and Personalized Medicine Perspective

Authors: Anika Al-Shura
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124200142
eBook ISBN: 9780124200777
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th June 2014
Page Count: 354
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Description

Combining the research and study of integrative Chinese and Western Medicine, Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Prevention and Personalized Medicine Perspective presents a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western medicine practitioners.

This complete reference work thoroughly covers the pathophysiology of cardiology-related diseases, and compares, juxtaposes, and integrates Western and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Anika Niambi Al-Shura provides a realistic scope of cardiology treatment and the integration of Western and Chinese medicine, establishing a basis for standardization and a rationale for the inclusion of TCM in cardiology, and identifying and inspiring ideas for future research.

Key Features

  • Integrates Western and Chinese medicine for a realistic scope of cardiology treatment
  • Establishes basis for standardization and rationale for the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine in cardiology
  • "Clinical pearls" provide a guiding base of traditional Chinese medicine in clinical use
  • Offers a reference section that lists the latest in published studies
  • Presents easy access to the medicines and herbs used in both Chinese and Western medicine, including photos and information about the current patents

Readership

Researchers of Alternative Medicine and Cardiology, Cardiologists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctors.

Table of Contents

  • In Memory
  • Dedication
  • Special Thanks
  • Illustrators
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I: Personalizing Medicine
    • Chapter 1. Holism
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Perspectives of the Human Body
      • Pathology: Vital Qi Versus Pathogenic Qi
      • Five-Element Theory
      • Essence, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids
      • The Interconnections of the Cardiovascular System
      • The Five-Element Organ/Viscera System (Table 1.2)
      • The Practical Aspects of Holism
      • Holistic Model for Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (Figure 1.9)
      • Holistic Life Outlook
      • Humanity in Medicine
      • Summary in the Context of Holism for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 2. Medical Empathy
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Virtuous Qualities
      • Knowledgeable Qualities
      • Understanding Qualities
      • The Patient Narrative
      • Summary in the Context of Medical Empathy for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 3. Patient Perspectives
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Issues in the Patient–Health Practitioner Relationship
      • The Body’s Constitutional System
      • The Organized Patient
      • Recovery Methods for Pathologic Constitution Types According to Chinese Medicine
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 4. Significance of Cardiovascular Symptoms
      • Chapter objectives
      • Overview
      • Introduction
      • Causes of Symptoms
      • Summary in the Context of Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 5. Hematology
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Integrating Theories and Sciences
      • The Immune System
      • Types of White Blood Cell
      • Summary in the Context of Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 6. The Systems of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • The Heart
      • The Cardiac Conduction System
      • Pacemaker Actions
      • Blood Vessels and Blood
      • Factors in Heart Pathology
      • Relationships between the Heart zang and other Zang and Fu Organs Through the Vascular System
      • The Key Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Pulse Qualities
      • Evaluating Cardiovascular Disease
      • Summary in the Context of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Systems in Personalized Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 7. Personalizing Medicine
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Constitutional Theory
      • Diagnosis and Treatment According to Genome
      • Introduction
      • Personalizing Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine
      • Western Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Suggestions According to Genome
      • Chinese Medicine Diagnosing and Treatment Using Constitutional Theory
      • Summary in the Context for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 8. Health Communications in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Introduction
      • Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
      • Health Literacy
      • Integrative Medicine Practice
      • Research Methods in the Private Clinic Setting
      • Summary in the Context of Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
  • Part II: Factors in Prevention and Treatment
    • Chapter 9. Lipoprotein Disorders
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of Patient
      • Western Medicine
      • Chinese Medicine
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 10. Hypertension
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Pre-Hypertension
      • Stage 1 Hypertension
      • Stage 2 Hypertension
      • Females with Hypertension
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
  • Part III: Cardiac Rhythm Diseases
    • Chapter 11. Arrhythmia
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Acute Atrial Fibrillation
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 12. Sick Sinus Syndrome
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
  • Part IV: Chamber and Valve Diseases
    • Chapter 13. Angina Pectoris
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Laboratory Tests
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 14. Rheumatic Heart Disease
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 15. Endocarditis
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Laboratory Tests
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 16. Cardiogenic Shock
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
  • Part V: Vascular Diseases
    • Chapter 17. Thromboangiitis Obliterans
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Laboratory Tests
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
    • Chapter 18. Takayasu Arteritis
      • Chapter Objectives
      • Overview
      • Pathogenesis
      • Determinants and Mechanisms
      • Examination of the Patient
      • Physical Examination
      • Laboratory Tests
      • Clinical Treatment
      • Medicines
      • Summary in the Context of Patient Perspectives for Personalizing Medicine
      • Further Reading
  • Part VI: Traditional Chinese Cardiovascular Herbs
    • Chapter 19. Herbs Used in Clinical Treatment
      • Cardiovascular
      • Respiratory
      • Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary
      • Nephrology
      • Immune System
      • Antimicrobials
      • Endocrine
      • Blood
      • Palliative
  • Part VII: Integrating TCM and Western Medicine
    • Chapter 20. Clinical Management of Cardiovascular Formula and Drug Therapy
      • Introduction
      • Clinical Management According to Chapters
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
354
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2014
Published:
13th June 2014
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124200142
eBook ISBN:
9780124200777

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, Florida

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