Traditional Chinese Medicine Western Science and the Fight Against Allergic Disease

Author: Xiu-Min Li
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814733717
Format: PDF
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This book represents a new and hopeful paradigm for treatment of diseases that are spreading globally as countries adopt Western lifestyles and standards of living. It describes the phenomenal science and clinical efficacy of the work of Dr Xiu-Min Li across a broad array of immune and inflammatory diseases. These include food allergies, asthma, eczema, "new" diseases such as mast cell disorders, obesity, and mental health problems that are part of a worldwide "epidemic of progress". The most allergic people are caught in a cycle of medication, steroid dependency, emergency hospitalization, and curtailing their activities and diets to avoid triggers. Children are "losing their childhoods." They are fighting a battle against diet, climate change, and environmental degradation. Dr Li offers them hope by healing the entire immune system, not just address symptoms. In her practice Dr Li treats complex combinations of allergic diseases for all ages, from infancy through adulthood, bringing relief to people who have suffered terribly from oozing, bleeding skin, desperate breathing disorders, and life-threatening food allergies. She uses her vast knowledge of biochemistry to improve on the traditional decoctions to create refined versions suitable for modern tastes and lifestyles. In contrast with Western pharmaceuticals, which are the study of "one molecule's effects on one other molecule" Dr Li's work shows the effects of multiple molecules on multiple other molecules. Increasing numbers of scientists are beginning to see the possibilities for their own research, with the prospects for more collaborations with prestigious institutions around the world. Contents: About the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsNotes on the TextForeword (Dr Renata J M Engler)Introduction (Dr Xiu-Min Li)Food Allergy UpdateAsthmaAtopic DermatitisInflammatory Bowel DiseaseMast Cell Activation SyndromeObesityFuture Research (Dr Xiu-Min Li)Appendix: Information about Dr Li's PracticeIndex Readership: Allergists, Immunologists, Pulmonigists; Dermatology, Food Allergy Parents, Asthma Parnts, parents of very eczemataous children, TCM childern practitioners and students, National Eczema Association; American Lung Association, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Food Allergies

Author: Henry Ehrlich
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0984383239
Format: PDF, Docs
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Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure Take a look behind the scenes at a physician and researcher who bridges two great traditions in her search to win the fight against disease. Born and educated in China, Dr. Xiu-Min Li trained in both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Author Henry Ehrlich calls her a “Rosetta Stone” for her ability to think simultaneously in both systems and to recognize the potential of Chinese herbal medicines for treating immune diseases, such as eczema, asthma, food allergies and autoimmune disorders, that resist conventional remedies. The book documents the moment when Dr. Li decided to devote herself to researching food allergies, an ever-increasing problem in the Western world and across the globe, followed by detailed accounts of the science that shows food allergies can be conquered. This “love letter to science” concludes with a look at the future of this therapy through the eyes of scientists and medical clinicians, showcasing the unique insight Li has into the world of allergy treatment and her vision of “integrative medicine”. "Henry Ehrlich has given parents like me a great gift: a book that explains the science, reasoning and progress of a potentially life-changing treatment. His painstaking research and devotion to detail honor our kids." –Susan Weissman, author of Feeding Eden: the Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family "A masterful job of distilling a lot of complex material into verbiage that can be understood by the non-scientist, albeit a sharp non-scientist, and accomplished in an entertaining style." Dr. Arnold I. Levinson Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania "A fascinating, in-depth chronicle about how the remarkable FAHF-2 research is unfolding. Healthcare professionals, researchers & patients will turn the last page with renewed sense of hope that food allergy research is progressing and promising!" ~Anne F. Russell, BSN, RN, AE-C -Nursing Faculty at Spring Arbor University & Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Author Henry Ehrlich edits the website and is co-author Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent’s Guide with pediatric allergists Dr. Larry Chiaramonte and Dr. Paul Ehrlich.

Asthma Allergies Children a parent s guide

Author: Dr. Paul Ehrlich
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1618420496
Format: PDF
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Asthma and allergies are at epidemic proportions. It doesn't have to be that way. Two experienced pediatric allergists tell everything a conscientious parent needs to know about these conditions, the best in approved treatments, behavioral changes that can help control them, what families can do to reduce the toll that even severe asthma and allergies take on their lives, the myths and realities of alternative treatments and food allergies, skin allergies, advice for support groups, lists, checklists, and much, much more. Fun and entertaining, almost every page is enlivened by anecdotes from the authors' decades of practice showing the special rapport that have made them so successful in getting results and keeping patients out of emergency rooms. They make common cause with overworked pediatricians, general practitioners, and other primary care physicians who, because of the way our health care system is organized, are doing more asthma and allergy treatment than ever before. But wait! There's still more! Asthma Allergies Children, the book, is half of a new approach to providing specialty asthma and allergy care. It is being published simultaneously with the launch of, the new town square where parents and primary care physicians can pick the brains of specialists about their own children or patients. The website has mailbags for parents and doctors, pollen counts, news coverage, review of the latest developments in allergy science, "Tip of the Week" for controlling disease and discomfort, and guest editorials by the most important thinkers in the field. The authors say that they and their colleagues recognize must do more to leverage their knowledge. The ranks of Allergy specialists are dwindling even as the numbers of asthmatic and allergic patients are rising. The cost is immense. Asthma is the single largest cause of school and work absence. Allergic and asthmatic children lose out on all the things that childhood is supposed to be about. The book is the mother ship of the Asthma Allergies Children enterprise. Read about the connection between your child's nose and lungs, and how stopping allergy symptoms in the nose can reduce the danger of life-threatening asthma attacks; The hazards from chronic inflammation even when there are no visible symptoms; The damage to a child's body from over-reliance on "rescue" medication, and inadequate "control"; How modern technology can tell you if your child has been "naughty or nice"; The use and misuse of allergy testing, and how false positives can result in malnutrition in small children; The strengths and weaknesses of immunotherapy; The stages of an allergic life; and the most sympathetic and wisest advice ever to worried parents about managing a home where a child has severe allergies. And because every child is special, go to the website to ask that special question. Asthma Allergies Children: A Parent's Guide and winning combination for helping your child lead a happier, healthier life. A veritable bible for parents of allergic kids. I enjoyed Asthma Allergies Children tremendously. It is full of the kind of great stories that teach both patients and doctors more than mere facts. The science is explained in language you don't need an MD to follow. This book should be kept right next to the antihistamines and epinephrine, and used even more frequently. --Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of Every Patient Tells a Story. Her NY Times column "Diagnosis" inspired the TV drama, "House MD."

Treating Autoimmune Disease with Chinese Medicine E Book

Author: Wanzhu Hou
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702036242
Format: PDF, Docs
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TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITH CHINESE MEDICINE clearly describes the integration of Chinese and Western medicine in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. This book clearly describes how Chinese medicine can treat autoimmune diseases by clearly presenting recommendations for acupuncture point and herbal treatment when the patient presents with different symptoms, different blood results and may be taking different medications. Written by highly qualified, American-based practitioners with long experience of working in both Chinese and Western medical environments Addresses the use of Chinese medicine in a wide range of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis Includes treatments using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs

Ancient Herbs Modern Medicine

Author: Henry Han, O.M.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307481492
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative healing system for the mind, body, and spirit. Now, for the first time, a Western physician and a doctor of Oriental medicine combine the unparalleled technological advances of the West with the unmatched wisdom and healing touch Chinese herbal medicine provides for many diseases and conditions that elude modern medicine. Ancient Herbs, Modern Medicine demonstrates the many important, highly effective ways Chinese medicine and Western medicine can complement each other in treating everything from allergies and insomnia to mental illness and cancer. This accessible, comprehensive guide offers many informative and enlightening case studies and up-to-the-minute information on: • How integrative medicine combines the best of Western pharmacology and Eastern herbology • How integrative medicine helps fight the diseases and illnesses of our time, including allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome, and eases and even reverses symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, AIDS, heart disease, and cancer--often without side effects • How Chinese medicine can help you recognize signs before an illness becomes a crisis • The importance of Western techniques in diagnosing serious diseases • Why Chinese medicine offers the most effective treatment for many chronic/recurrent illnesses • Restoring essential balance to the Five Energetic Systems--the Heart, Lung, Spleen, Liver, and Kidney Energies • The Eight Strategies of Herbal Therapy--how herbs work in your body Plus illuminating discussions of the basic principles of Chinese medicine, as well as food remedy recipes, diagrams, glossaries of medical terms and herbs, resource listings, and much more to help you tailor an integrative health regimen that is right for you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Future of Health Technology

Author: Renata Glowacka Bushko
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9784274904936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text provides a comprehensive vision of the future of health technology by looking at the ways to advance medical technologies, health information infrastructure and intellectual leadership. It also explores technology creations, adoption processes and the impact of evolving technologies.

The Treatment of Modern Western Medical Diseases with Chinese Medicine

Author: Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9781891845208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a textbook and clinical manual on the treatment of modern Western medical diseases with Chinese medicine. By modern Western medical diseases, we mean all the disease categories of Western medicine excluding gynecology and pediatrics. By Chinese medicine, we mean standard contemporary professional Chinese medicine as taught at the two dozen provincial Chinese medical colleges in the People's Respublic of China. The two main therapeutic modalities used in the practice of this style of Chinese medicine are acupuncture-moxibustion and the internal administration of multi-ingredient Chinese medicinal formulas. Treatment plans for each disease discussed herein are given for each of these two main modalities.

Evidence based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine

Author: Siu-wai Leung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811022909
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.

Dermatology in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Author: Yihou Xu
Publisher: Donica Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781901149036
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by one of China's foremost dermatologists, this new title draws on the author's vast spectrum of clinical experience to provide a thorough survey of more than 120 commonly seen and difficult skin disorders. Full pattern identification and a comprehensive array of treatment options for each condition, backed up by a meticulous and informative selection of case histories and up-to-date clinical observation studies, make this book an indispensable companion for a wide variety of practitioners. The most comprehensive illustrated skin disorder book written by a renowned Chinese dermatologist yet to appear in English. More than 120 commonly-seen and difficult skin conditions are arranged by presenting feature (eczematous, papulosquamous, allergic, viral, bacterial, fungal, etc.) based on classification by conventional disease names and equivalent TCM names. More than 60 color photos offer a vivid illustration of the skin disorders discussed. In-depth discussion of each skin disorder according to TCM pattern identification with a detailed description of treatment strategy, integrating internal and external herbal treatment and acupuncture accompanied by explanations of the materia medica and points selected. Unique range of case studies selected from the author's personal experience and that of other eminent Chinese TCM dermatologists. A wealth of modern clinical experience in the treatment of each condition abstracted from recent journals, plus the author's personal experience and advice for patients; this information is not available anywhere else in the West and will vastly extend a practitioner's treatment options. A wide-ranging introduction covering the physiology, etiology and methods of treating skin disorders provides a solid foundation for discussion of the individual conditions. Detailed description in the appendices of the application of external formulae, herbs and acupuncture points commonly used in skin clinics.

The Food Allergy Fix An Integrative and Evidence Based Approach to Food Allergen Desensitization

Author: Sakina Shikari Bajowala
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
ISBN: 9781544511580
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eating should be fun, not cause for fear. But for children with food allergies, the condition transforms even simple pleasures like parties and picnics into dangerous minefields. Instead of resigning themselves to a lifetime of avoidance and exclusion, food allergy sufferers can now take action and embrace the promise of desensitization therapy. In The Food Allergy Fix, board-certified allergist and immunologist Dr. Sakina Bajowala discusses how allergies can be managed through sublingual and oral immunotherapy, which retrains overactive immune systems through the precise administration of foods. Combining rich history and current scientific research, Dr. Bajowala arms parents and patients with the tools they need to begin working with a trained immunologist, while walking readers through her innovative and holistic treatment process. The incredible success of Dr. Bajowala's integrative approach proves that it is possible to live in a world free from the chains of a food allergy diagnosis. This book is the first step toward reclaiming freedom.