Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine

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9780967721316: Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine

Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease and it is now epidemical in the Northeast, Middle West, and Northwest regions of the United States. The number of reported cases has doubled in last decade and the infection scale has become larger than HIV. Aside from hepatitis C, Lyme Disease may be the second largest infectious disease in this country. Worldwide, it is also rapidly spreading in Canada, Europe, and Asia. There is great controversy concerning the diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of Lyme disease, especially regarding the chronic and persistent form. This controversy has often left chronically infected patients without adequate medical care. Due to the special features of the Lyme spirochete and its multiple co-infections, conventional Western antibiotics treatments have not proven to be very effective. Stand-alone antibiotics treatment has become less effective overtime due to increased resistance and adaptation of germs. The Western medical approach to this infectious disease is to focus only on killing the pathogen. It does not address the complexities of the Lyme pathogenesis and various associated complications in chronic infections. Modern Chinese medicine is an integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. We use this integrative system for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease. With over a decade of practical clinical experience, we have found that modern Chinese herbal treatment with supplemental acupuncture applied to Lyme disease (especially its auto-immunity and immune complex related complications) yields a much better clinical outcome than the conventional stand-alone antibiotics approach. What is modern Chinese herbology and how does its phytopharmacology match with the pathophysiology of Lyme disease? What are the shortcomings of conventional Western approach in treating chronic Lyme disease? How does MCM treat Lyme disease with herbal remedies and what are the phytopharmacology of these herbal remedies? This book is a comprehensive discussion about traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine and aims to answer these questions in detail.

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About the Author – Dr. Qingcai Zhang Following graduation from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1962, Dr. Qingcai Zhang worked as a physician at the Medical University’s Reijing Hospital, conducting clinical and laboratory research to integrate Chinese and Western medicine. He later became an associate professor of medicine at Shanghai Second Medical University. In 1980, he was awarded a World Health Organization scholarship, which supported his two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1984 he worked as a research fellow at the Wakai Clinic in Nagoya, Japan. A year later, he received a one-year appointment from the University of California at Davis as a visiting professor. From 1986 to 1992, Dr. Zhang was the primary researcher at the Oriental Healing Arts Institute in Long Beach, California, where he conducted research on treating AIDS with Chinese medicine, designed herbal formulas for the treatment of AIDS, and published two books on AIDS and Chinese medicine. He began his private practice in 1990, first in Cypress, California, and then in New York City. He is the founder of Zhang’s Clinic in New York City and White Plains, New York. Since 1987, he has been focusing on treating chronic viral infections, such as viral hepatitis and AIDS; infectious diseases such as Lyme disease; and autoimmune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Zhang is a member of the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors World Class Brainstorming Team, the Advisory Committee of the Science of Polaris Corporation, Dr. Weil’s web site, and the Silvia Science Pharmaceutical Corporation. He has given lectures on modern Chinese medicine and AIDS, hepatitis, and Lyme disease nationwide. Also by the author: AIDS and Chinese Medicine: Applications of the Oldest Medicine to the Newest Disease, Compound Q – Trichosanthin and its Clinical Applications, and Healing Hepatitis C with Modern Chinese Medicine. He is a contributing author of the following books: Hepatitis C Choices – Distinctive Viewpoints on Choices for Your Hepatitis C Journey, Alternative Medicine –The Definitive Guide, and Family Guide to Natural Medicine.

Review :

“This is a comprehensive book on the cause and treatment of Lyme disease using modern Chinese medicine..., --Andrew Weil, M.D. February, 2006

“The authors have done an outstanding job with combining traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine together.” --Scott Mulliken, N.D. February, 2006

“... tell your colleagues that Chinese medicine might be one way to help enhance the clinical outcomes of Lyme treatment ...” --Virginia Sherr, M.D. February, 2006

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