Category Archives: Diagnosis

Principle of Iridology

The iris is the “colored” part of the eye.  It surrounds the contractile center, or pupil.  Light enters through the pupil and is focused by the lens into an image on the retina.  The nerves of the iris are connected to a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus.  It should be noted that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis   Atherosclerosis of the heart, better known as coronary heart disease, is classified in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as chest pain syndrome. It is characterized by pain in the chest, which may progress towards the back. Patients can also have shortness of breath, especially when lying flat. Symptoms of heart atherosclerosis have been mentioned in […]

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis   Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a disorder characterized by acute attacks of nasal itching, congestion, watery nasal discharge, and sneezing. The episodes occur frequently with short intervals, or remission periods, between attacks. Attacks commonly occur in the morning and at night. Affected individuals are completely normal between episodes. The disorder is […]

Four examination methods: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation.

The four methods have their unique clinical functions and cannot be replaced by one another. Sometimes, false manifestations of a disease occur which emphasize the importance of integrating all diagnostic methods. The above methods are esential to determine the cause and origin of the problem from which an individual suffers. As has been discussed in […]