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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 […]

What is the Yin Yang Theory?

By Kenneth Wang  OMD  PhD. LAc.     Introduction to Yin and Yang    Modern symbol of Yin Yang陰陽符號 Yin yang theory is a kind of logic, which views things in relation to its whole. The theory is based on two basic components: yin and yang, which are neither materials nor energy. They combine in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acute Leukemia

 Acute Leukemia   Acute leukemia is a malignant proliferative disease that originates from blood producing tissues in the body. It is characterized by symptoms that include anemia, bleeding, fever and infiltration symptoms such as enlargement of the spleen liver and lymph nodes. Acute leukemia, also referred to by its common subtypes of acute lymphocytic leukemia […]

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 […]

Human body constitutions in TCM

Human body constitutions in TCM The constitution of each person is influenced by congenital and acquired factors, and this varies from person to person. In the other words, the body’s metabolism, functioning of organs and organ structure all combine to determine our susceptibility to pathogenic factors.In TCM, there are five different types of physical constitutions: […]

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 Theory, Immunity and Dual Treatment

  TCM Theory, Immunity and Dual Treatment In the history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the documentary records for the Chinese word “immune” was first seen in the 18th century in the bookMian Yi Lei Fang (Formulas for the Immunity from Plague). “Plague” had been a common term used by ancient Chinese to refer to […]

The Vital Substances

Jing (Essence)The refined and precious substance that is the material basis for all life. It influences our constitution, reproduction, growth and development, and our longevity. It is the foundation for the production of Qi and aids in the production of marrow. There is both Prenatal and Postnatal Jing.  Xue (Blood)Blood is the densest of the vital substances, […]