Category Archives: Diseases

Acute Leukemia

Leukemia  is a type of cancer in which abnormal white blood cells grow in an uncontrolled manner. The white blood cells divide, multiply, and then spread out of control. This interferes with the production of normal blood cells. Understanding how normal blood cells are formed offers greater insight into leukemia. Most blood cells are formed in […]

38 Natural Alternatives for HIV

Fortunately, natural substances are being researched for their therapeutic value for our immune health. “Superbugs” develop due to repeated, frequent and multiple different antibiotic prescriptions. Plant products have historically been consumed and utilized for their anti-microbial and holistic benefits. Here are 38 natural substances which indicate potential benefit for people with HIV. Whey protein concentrate supplementation […]

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

More than one in seven Americans experience the nagging pains and physical limitations of arthritis. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is among the most debilitating of them all, causing joints to ache and throb and eventually become deformed. Sometimes these symptoms make even the simplest things — like opening a […]

Acupuncture for Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease is pathology of the colon thought to be due to weakening of the colon wall that may be caused by increased intra-colonic pressure. Small hernias, protrusions or pouches occur in the colon wall and these can trigger inflammation. Diverticular disease can be asymptomatic until inflammation occurs at which point it is labelled Diverticulitis […]

Ulcerative Colitis

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic medical condition characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower intestine and spreads upward to the entire large intestine, which causes ulceration of the surface of the colon, and results in pus, […]

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of connective tissue that usually arises without obvious cause and is regarded as an autoimmune disease. It affects many different organ systems of the body and varies in severity between patients and, over time, within the same patient. Typical features of SLE are a symmetrical […]

Stroke

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Stroke, sometimes called “brain attack” or in earlier times “apoplexy,” is medically known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It occurs when a blood vessel is so severely blocked or damaged that part of the brain is deprived of oxygen long enough for brain tissue to die. It is one of the […]

Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Ken Y Wang Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men, especially elderly men in their sixties, seventies and eighties. It has been suggested that if every man lives long enough, he will eventually develop prostate cancer. In western countries, it is the cancer most frequently found in men after […]

Peptic Ulcer

By Dr. Kenneth Wang Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a mixed group of disorders that involve the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The stomach and duodenum (upper part of the intestine) are the most common locations where ulceration occurs. The rate of occurrence of PUD is variable and depends on ulcer type, age, gender and geographic location. […]

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 […]

Hepatitis

Hepatitis Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) does not have a term or definition that specifically refers to the current understanding of hepatitis. In modern medicine, hepatitis is often caused by different viruses, which result in acute or chronic liver problems. Infection of the hepatitis A, B and C viruses are the most common forms of viral […]

Gout

  Gout Gout is a metabolic disorder which results in raised blood levels of uric acid and the formation of crystals of uric acid salts in the joints. Uric acid is a natural element which results from the normal break down of food and the building up of body tissues. The clinical presentation of gout […]

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus    Huang Di Hei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s classic of Internal Medicine) is the earliest TCM theoretic book. It is divided into two partsSuwen (The Book of plain Questions) andLingshu (The Book of Miraculous Pivot) In ancient China, the word “diabetes” did not exist. However, an early definition of the illness can be found in the […]

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis   Contact dermatitis describes an acute inflammatory condition of the skin or mucosa that results from contact with certain irritant substances or stimulants. The condition occurs in all ages and both sexes, but there is a higher incidence in children than the elderly and women are more commonly affected than men. A characteristic of […]

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer   Colorectal cancer is a Western medical term and is not specifically discussed in classical TCM texts. However, the main symptoms and signs of the disease are recorded in the following conditions: Intestinal mass ‘chang ji’: refers to movable abdominal mass accompanied by pain or distention. Bloody stools ‘chang pi’: refers to projectile […]