Herbal, Bio-nutrient and Drug Titration According to Disease Stages in Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, the first volume in the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series, provides a comprehensive guide to improving outcomes with cardiovascular medicine therapy options. Coverage includes the three types of medicines used in disease stage treatment, Chinese medicine, nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical drugs. All sections are organized according to drug class in western medicine and chapters in each section are organized according to disease stage, providing ease in navigation and reference within the book.
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
- Presents a structure for prescribing herbal formulas and nutritional supplements with or without pharmaceutical drugs
- Examines diet and lifestyle according to constitution in Traditional Chinese Medicine to prevent the progression of disease and/or maintain health before or after chronic stages
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1. Traditional Chinese Medicine 2. Nutritional Supplements 3. Pharmaceutical Drugs
Section I Anti-hypertensives 4. Recovery and Prevention Stage 5. The Acute to Chronic Stages 6. The Chronic Stages
Section II Antiarrhythmics 7. The Acute to Chronic Stages 8. The Chronic Stages
Section III Antithrombotic 9. Recovery and Prevention Stage 10. The Acute to Chronic Stages 11. The Chronic Stages
Section IV Antibiotics 13. Recovery and Prevention Stage 14. The Chronic Stages
Section V Anti-atherosclerotics 15. Recovery and Prevention Stage 16. The Acute to Chronic Stages 17. The Chronic Stages
Section VI Antiglycemics 18. Recovery and Prevention Stage 19. The Acute to Chronic Stages 20. The Chronic Stages temporary for therapeutic purposes and are used with permanent herbal formulas
Section VII ACE inhibitors 21. The Chronic Stages
Section VIII Beta blockers 22. The Acute to Chronic Stages 23. The Chronic Stages
Section IX Calcium antagonists 24. The Acute to Chronic Stages 25. The Chronic Stages
Section X Diuretics 26. Recovery and Prevention Stage 27. The Acute to Chronic Stages 28. The Chronic Stages
Section XI Nitrates 29. The Chronic Stages 30. Recovery and Prevention Stage
Section XII Lipid modifiers 31. Recovery and Prevention Stage 32. The Acute to Chronic Stages 33. The Chronic Stages
Section XIII Positive inotropes 34. Recovery and Prevention Stages 35. The Acute to Chronic Stages 36. The Chronic Stages
Section XIV Vasodilators 37. Recovery and Prevention Stage 38. The Acute to Chronic Stages 39. The Chronic Stages
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.