Journal of Acuherb in medicine


Monthly Archives: March 2012

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition of skeletal fragility that predominantly affects women and is particularly common in the elderly. It is a metabolic bone disease characterized by a parallel reduction in bone mineral density and bone matrix, leading to deterioration of the micro-architecture of bone tissue and impairment of the structural integrity of trabecular bone (the inner […]

Myasthenia Gravis

By Dr. Ken. Wang Myasthenia gravis is a chronic disorder of neuromuscular junction function that causes muscles to become weak and to tire easily. The specific pattern of muscle involvement is often important to diagnosis.  The Brain and Nervous System The central nervous system comprises the brain and spinal cord. Nerves are attached to the spinal cord […]

Multiple Sclerosis

By Dr.Ken Y. Wang Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neural disorder with an unknown triggering mechanism. This chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease is where the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheaths around nerve cells mainly in the brain and spinal cord (a process called demyelination), resulting in the damaged areas failure to transmit nerve impulses. Because […]

Ménière’s Disease

By Dr. Ken. Y. Wang   Picture of ear anatomy Eardrum, malleus, incus and stapes are hearing organs. Semicircular canal (labyrinth), vestibular nerve and cochlea are balancing organs. (Stedmans’s Medical Dictionary 27th edition copyright 1999) Ménière’s disease is a disease of the inner ear. Build-up of fluid in the inner ear creates excess pressure and causes […]

Lung Cancer

By Dr. Ken.  Wang Lung cancer is the most comm only fatal of all cancers, killing more than half a million people worldwide every year. A majority of lung cancers are linked to tobacco use. As this habit becomes more prevalent, lung cancer numbers rise. It is the leading fatal cancer among adult males and is rapidly […]

Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer by Dr. Ken Wang The liver is a large wedge shaped organ found in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity. It is essential for the digestion and metabolism of food, breakdown of toxins and drugs, production of blood clotting factors and storage of blood. Liver cancer is one of the most […]

Hypertension

Hypertension     Vein       Artery     Blood circulation   According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there is no term or definition that specifically refers to the modern definition of hypertension. The disease is characterized in TCM by common symptoms like headache, dizziness and light headedness, and comes under related TCM syndrome […]