Medical Empathy, Pharmacological Systems, and Treatment Strategies in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

  • ID: 4753580
  • Book
  • Region: China
  • 208 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Medical Empathy, Pharmacological Systems, and Treatments Strategies in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine is the second volume in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine Series. This comprehensive review is organized systematically from the perspective of therapeutic priority. First holism and humanity in medicine are discussed, considering the patient for whom the medicine will be serving. Next, medical empathy in prescribing, modifying and weaning is discussed. Then an overview of the pharmacologic systems is explored, helping to clarify how the prescribing of a regimen can correct or enhance health. An overview of pharmacology sciences and the cardiovascular drug classes and types as revealed from the perspectives of Chinese and western medicine including description of pharmaceutical drugs from China and the United States, with current pictures of drugs sold and inpatient care directions. Finally, treatment principles and treatment according to disease stages for each cardiovascular disease within the scope of integrative medicine is outlined. This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and western medicine as well as provide a clear, structured base to guide clinical practice and encourage collaboration between Chinese and western medicine practitioners
  • Integrates Western and Chinese Medicine for a realistic and complete scope of cardiology treatment, establishing the basis for standardization and rationale of inclusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine in cardiology
  • Identifies and inspires ideas where future research can develop and strengthen
  • Contains a breakdown comparison of herb and drug formula constituents on the pharmacokinetic and dynamic level
  • Includes personalized medicine explaining the human genetics associated with the use of medicines and the advantages/disadvantages of herbs and/or drugs within treatment
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Part I: Medical Empathy in Prescribing, Modifying and Weaning 1. Discussion of Disease Stages and Rationale During Treatments 2. Partnering with Compliant Patients

Part II Basic Overview of Pharmacologic Systems 3. Discussion of Drug Classes and Types 4. Traditional Chinese Medicine 5. Nutritional Supplements 6. Pharmaceutical Drugs

Part III Treatment Principles and Strategies 7. Treating According to Disease Stages 8. Lipoprotein, Hypertension and Diabetes 9. Cardiac Rhythm Diseases 10. Chamber and Valve Diseases 11. Vascular Diseases

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Al-Shura, Anika
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

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