Metabolic Disorders and Shen in Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine, volume seven in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, presents the connection between metabolic diseases that affect the cardiovascular system and mental health through both Chinese and Western medicine explanations. Sections discuss the etiology of metabolic disorders of blood sugar disorders, lipid disorders, inflammatory disorders and shen, the clinical significance and differentiations in both Western and Chinese medicine, and prescriptions and the medicated diet, including main acupoints, remedies and medicines used in Western and Chinese medicine and the combination of medicinal herbs and food for Chinese diet therapy.
This important reference will aid cardiovascular researchers in the study of integrative Chinese and Western medicine with its clear, structured base that not only guides clinical practice, but also encourages collaboration between Chinese and Western medicine practitioners.
- Gives basic medical science and TCM theory background on lipids, blood sugar, inflammation and shen with clinical significance and diagnosis
- Provides treatment methods and advice, including nutritional therapy and the Chinese medicine dietary plan
- Prepares readers for advanced study within Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine
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Section I: Etiology of Metabolic Disorders 1. Etiology of Lipid Disorders 2. Etiology of Blood Sugar Disorders 3. Etiology of Inflammatory Disorders 4. Etiology of Shen Disorders
Section II: Clinical Presentations 5. Evidence of Lipid Disorders in Cardiac Patients 6. Evidence of Blood Sugar Disorders in Cardiac Patients 7. Evidence of Inflammatory Disorders in Cardiac Patients 8. Evidence of Shen Disorders in Cardiac Patients
Section III: Prescriptions and the Medicated Diet 9. Prescriptions 10. Medicated Diet
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.