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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.

Professor Li Pei Wen

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
Pearls of Wisdom

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
Professor Zhang Tie Zhong

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
Professor Professor Zhao Jin Xi

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
Yan Xiao Ping

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
Pearls of Wisdom

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
Professor Li Pei Wen

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
Feng Shi Lun

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
Professor Huang Huang

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
Professor Zhang Wen Xuan

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