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Pearls of Wisdom Chinese Medicine presents a selection of extracts from Lecture Notes from past seminars. You may wish to download the full PDF versions from our shop.

Tunnel Vision: Another Lesson from a Mismanaged Case

Case records documenting mismanaged illnesses often demonstrate an error reflecting a conceptual bias on the part of the attending physician. Such errors may appear either transparent or opaque to the reader, depending on one’s knowledge and conceptual orientation. Case records such as these can free us from the shackles of our own biases and preconceptions regarding the practice of medicine.

Tags: Case Mismanagement, Misdiagnosis
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An Interpretation of Half Exterior and Half Interior

The concept of half exterior and half interior constitutes an important Jing Fang philosophy. The half exterior and half interior yang pattern is Shao Yang disease while the half exterior half interior yin pattern is associated with Jue Yin diseases. R… Read more »

Tags: Shang Han Lun, Six Channels

Shang Han Lun Explained

This book has two objectives. The first is to explain the theory of Shang Han Lun and the systematic theory of the Six Channels: the patterns and manifestations and the related treatment strategies. The second is to explain how the principles of Shang Han Lun may be applied to disease in our own time.

Tags: Shang Han Lun, Six Channels

Treatment of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease with Chinese Medicine

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a term used to describe any infection of the lower female reproductive tract that spreads to the upper female reproductive tract. The lower female genital tract consists of the vagina and the cervix while the upper… Read more »

Tags: PID, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Treatment of Hyperlipidemia with Chinese Medicine

Hyperlipidemia is defined as an elevation of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream. These lipids include cholesterol, cholesterol esters (compounds), phospholipids and triglycerides. They are transported in the blood as part of large molecules called lipopr… Read more »

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Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disease, Hypertension, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Treatment of Gastro-Intestinal Disorders Based on Li Dong Yuan’s Theory of the Spleen and Stomach Li Gao (1180-1251), also known as Ming Zhi, was born in Zhen Ding, now known as Bao Ding, in the province of Hebei. In later years became known by the nam… Read more »

Tags: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Hypertension, Li Dong Yuan

The Role of Chinese Medicine in Dealing with the side-effects of Cancer Treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Introduction Chinese medicine can be used as a supplementary therapy to minimize the adverse side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and has proved to be efficacious. Professor Li Pei Wen at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing has sh… Read more »

Tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy
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TCM Treatment of Skin Disorders based on the Strategy of Professor Zhao Bing Nan

Introduction Professor Zhao Bing Nan (1899~1984) is a renowned Chinese Medicine skin specialist. At the age of 14 he studied under numerous Chinese medicine specialists and at the age of 27 he established his own Chinese medicine dermatology clinic. He… Read more »

Tags: Skin Disorders, Zhao Bing Nan

TCM Treatment of Geriatric Diseases

Geriatric medicine encompasses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases associated with elderly patients, and also their related problems in the society. It is also a science incorporating anti-aging principles such as monitoring of the agin… Read more »

Tags: Age-Related Disease, Geriatrics

TCM Treatment of Diabetes Based on the Theory of The Trinity System: Identification of constitution, disease and pattern

It has been a known fact that Western Medicine is focused on the disease whereas Chinese medicine is focused on pattern identification. Western medicine emphasizes on the mass while Chinese medicine emphasizes on the individual constitution. There is a… Read more »

Tags: Diabetes, Trinity System