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.
- 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
Part I: Personalizing Medicine Chapter 1: Holism Chapter 2: Medical Empathy Chapter 3: Patient Perspectives Chapter 4: The Systems of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Chapter 5: Personalizing Medicine
Part II: Factors in Prevention and Treatment Chapter 6: Hyperlipidemia Chapter 7: Overview of Hypertension and Diabetes Type 1 & 2
Part III: Cardiac Rhythm Diseases Chapter 8: Arrhythmia Chapter 9: Sick Sinus Syndrome
Part IV: Chamber and Valve Diseases Chapter 10: Angina Pectoris Chapter 11: Rheumatic Heart Disease Chapter 12: Endocarditis Chapter 13: Cardiogenic Shock
Part V: Vascular Diseases Chapter 14: Thromoangiitis Obliterans Chapter 15: Takayasu Arteritis
Part VI: Traditional Chinese Cardiovascular Herbs Chapter 15: Herbs
Part VII: Integrating TCM and Western Medicines Chapter 16: Drug Classes and TCM Counterparts
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.