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Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Treatment with Chinese Medicine

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an idiopathic, alloplasmatic and systemic autoimmune disease characterised by symmetrical and chronic inflammation of the peripheral joints resulting in progressive destruction of articular and periarticular structures. The… Read more »

Tags: Age-Related Disease, Geriatrics, Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Practical Applications of Five Element Theory

The Correlation between Man and the Universe From ancient times it has been recognised that there is an intimate relationship between the life and activity of human beings and their natural environment. The universe is thought to be the ‘mother’ of all… Read more »

Tags: Five Element Theory, Wu Xing

Pain Management in Cancer Patients with Chinese Medicine

Pain is one of the common symptoms experienced by patients suffering from malignant tumours. It is due to compression of the tissues, nerve endings and nerve trunk by infiltration, metastasis and dissemination of tumour cells. Management of pain is one… Read more »

Tags: Cancer, Pain Management

Jing Fang Treatment of Contemporary Diseases based on the Six Channels Identification Theory

In order to have a comprehensive understanding of Jing Fang, one must read Zhang Zhong Jing’s Shang Han Lun (Discussion on Cold Damage) and understand the core, essential concepts of Six Channel theory. The six channels discussed in Shang Han Lun diffe… Read more »

Tags: Jing Fang, Shang Han Lun, Six Channels

Jing Fang in the Treatment of Emotional Disorders

The benefits of using classic formulas or Jing Fang to treat emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, anorexia nervosa and insomnia are as follows: Holistic treatment focuses on the root cause of disease Treatment is in accordance with the pati… Read more »

Tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Jing Fang

Clinical Observation of the Treatment of Modern Difficult-to-treat Diseases

Two important methodologies in the diagnosis and pattern identification of Chinese Medicine: By using the disease as guiding principle and then apply the appropriate or relevant formula to treat the disease. For example the principle treatment strategy… Read more »

Tags: Difficult-to-treat Diseases

What is Jing Fang?

The theory and philosophy of Jing Fang is first recorded in Han Shu: Yi Wen Zhi (The book of Han: Annals of Dynastic Literature). The contemporary Shang Han specialist Professor Hu Xi Shu dedicated a lifetime of research into the practical application… Read more »

Tags: Jing Fang, Shang Han Lun
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Clinical Application of the Five Xie Xin Tang Formulas in the Treatment of Gastro-intestinal Disease

Glomus is defined as a subjective sensation of qi blockage in the middle jiao, which disturbs the ascent and descent of spleen and stomach qi. Glomus patterns are characterized by fullness and qi obstruction below the heart. According to Shang Han Lun,… Read more »

Tags: Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Shang Han Lun, Xie Xin Tang
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Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Acne

Acne is a common skin disease characterised by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands where the pores have become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The common Chinese term for acne is Q… Read more »

Tags: Acne, Skin Disorders