Tag Archives: organs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All about TCM Kidney

An Overview of TCM Kidney The TCM understanding of the kidney is more extensive than the Western understanding of the anatomical kidney, regarding it as the root of life and the origin of our individuality as human beings. It is no wonder that the kidneys are considered to be one of the most important organs […]

TCM model of the body

TCM’s view of the human body is only marginally concerned with anatomical structures, but focuses primarily on the body’s functions[ (such as digestion, breathing, temperature maintenance, etc.): “The tendency of Chinese thought is to seek out dynamic functional activity rather than to look for the fixed somatic structures that perform the activities. Because of this, […]