Pi-Wei System Related Diseases. Introduction

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Pi-Wei System Related Diseases. Introduction"

Transcription

1 1 A. Review of Pi-Wei System: I. Functions of Spleen Pi-Wei System Related Diseases Introduction By H. Shen The spleen is situated in the middle jiao and its meridian connects with the stomach with which it is closed related. The main functions of the spleen are as: 1. Governing transformation and transportation: Transformation implies digestion and absorption. Transportation implies transmission. The function of Spleen involves transformation and transportation of water and food on the one hand, and of dampness on the other. Spleen functions to perform the digestion, absorption and transmission of nutrient substance. Since water and food are the main source of the nutrient substance required by the body after birth, as well as being the main material base for the production of Qi and blood, Spleen is considered to be the main Zang organ for the manufacture of Qi and blood. When Spleen Qi is sufficient, digestion, absorption and transmission are normal. Deficiency of dysfunction of Spleen may lead to poor appetite, abdominal distension, loose stools or diarrhoea, lassitude, emaciation and malnutrition. Spleen also plays a role in the water metabolism, by transforming and transport dampness. It transports the excess fluid of the tissues, organs and all over the body and helps discharge it from the body. It ensures that various tissues of the body are both properly moistened and at the same time free from retention of dampness. Dysfunction of Spleen may lead to damp retention with such symptoms as oedema, phlegm and retained fluid. 2. Ascending Qi Movement: In the circulation of Qi and body fluids, the upwards movement is powered by Spleen. As there are no excretion organs in the upper part of the body, no turbid material or waste should be sent to there. All the upper part of the body needs is nutrient Qi (clear Qi), and Spleen sends the clear Qi transformed from food by Spleen itself upwards to Lung, where the clear Qi from food is combined together with the clear Qi (oxygen) inhaled from Lung to produce the primary Qi and blood. Spleen works together with Stomach, while Stomach descends the turbid Qi (waste from food after digestion) down to the intestines, Spleen ascends the clear Qi up to Lung. The Ascending function of Spleen also works to support the internal organs in their position against their own weight. The upwards movement of Qi is vital to keep the internal organs in their normal position, as supported by Spleen. Without such support from Spleen, the weight will pull the organs down by nature. 3. Confining blood in the vessels Spleen Qi has the function of keeping the blood circulating in the vessels and preventing blood overflowing outside the vessels. With the support from Spleen Qi, the blood vessels can confine the blood. If Spleen Qi is weak and fails to control blood, there may be various kinds of haemorrhage, such as bloody stool, uterine bleeding and purpura.

2 4. Dominating the muscles and four limbs Spleen supplies food essence and water to nourish the muscles and the four limbs. Adequate nourishment ensures well-developed muscles and proper function of the limbs. If Spleen fails to supply adequate nourishment, the muscles and/or four limbs will become weak, soft or even atrophic. 5. Opening into mouth and manifesting on the lips Spleen s function of transformation and transportation is closely related to food intake and the sense of taste. When Spleen functions normally, there will be good appetite and normal sense of taste; when there is dysfunction of Spleen, there will be poor appetite, impaired sense of taste with sticky, sweetish sensation in the mouth due to retention of pathogenic damp in Spleen. The lips reflect the condition of Spleen s function. With healthy Spleen, one will have sufficient Qi and blood to nourish and shine the lips, so lips will be red and lustrous. Deficiency of Spleen Qi may manifest as pale or sallow lips. II. Functions of Stomach, Small Intestine and Large intestine 1. Stomach Stomach is located in the epigastrium. ST Meridian communicates Spleen. Receiving and decomposing food, then transmitting food down to the small intestine. Relation with Spleen: performing part of transforming and transporting function of Spleen. Descending the turbid Qi down to small intestine while Spleen ascending Clear Qi up to Lung. 2. Small Intestine Small intestine is located in the middle abdomen. It connects the stomach and large intestine at its two ends. SI Meridian communicates with heart. Receiving and further digesting food from the stomach, absorbing food essence and part of the water from food, offering a place for Spleen to transform and transport food. Separating the clear from the turbid: small intestine extracts water from the half-digested food and transmits the water into bladder through kidney. The remaining water is transmitted with food residue to large intestine to moisten it. Relation with Heart: Heart-Fire can transmit to the Small Intestine causing thirst, bitter taste, tongue ulcers, and abnormal urination. 3. Large Intestine Large intestine is located in abdomen and its upper end connects small intestine and its lower end is the anus. LI Meridian communicates with Lung. Receiving food residue sent down from small intestine, to absorb its fluid content and form the remaining into faeces to be excreted. 2

3 The opening and closing of anus is controlled by large intestine and kidney together. Relation with Lung: Excess lung heat can lead to constipation. B. Pi-Wei Syndrome Patterns Spleen and Stomach are both located in Middle Jiao. They have their meridians to connect each other to form an exterior-interior relationship. Spleen transports and transforms food and fluids; Stomach receives and digests food and fluids. Spleen Qi is ought to ascend while Stomach Qi being ought to descend. Both work together to perform the function of food and fluids digestion, absorption and distribution, acting as the source for Qi and blood production. Therefore, Spleen and Stomach are called the source of post-heaven Qi. Spleen also has functions to confine blood and dominate muscles and limbs. The syndromes of Spleen and Stomach can be of cold or heat, excess or deficiency. Spleen syndromes are mainly due to dysfunction of T&T or blood confining, as well as damp retention or Yang Qi being too weak to ascend. Stomach syndromes are mainly caused by food stagnation or indigestion, Stomach Qi failing to descend but rebelling up. Spleen and Stomach (especially Spleen) work together to maintain the function of whole digestive system, so when they are caught in disorders, the clinical manifestations will include symptoms of small and large intestines, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain. In clinical manifestations, Spleen syndromes often cause abdominal distension and pain, loose stools or diarrhea, edema and haemorrhages. Stomach syndromes commonly cause epigasrtic pain, nausea/vomiting, belching and hiccup. 1. Spleen Qi Deficiency This refers to the weakness of Qi in Spleen causing dysfunction of transportation and transformation of Spleen, which is usually due to improper diet, congenital weakness, overwork, as well as other acute and chronic disorders over-consuming and damaging Spleen Qi. Clinical manifestations: Tiredness/fatigue in body and limbs, Low energy level and not willing to speak, poor appetite, abdominal distension especially after meals, loose stools or diarrhea, pale or sallow complexion, weak pulse. 2. Spleen Yang Deficiency Yang Qi of Spleen is too weak to warm the interior, leading to internal cold accumulation. It is usually a further development of Spleen Qi Deficiency, but can also be caused by congenital weakness, over-eating of cold food, or due to Kidney Yang deficiency with fire failing to generate earth. Clinical manifestations: Tiredness/fatigue in body and limbs, Low energy level and not willing to speak, poor appetite, abdominal distension, loose stools or watery diarrhea, dull abdominal pain which can be released by warmth and pressure, aversion to cold with cold limbs, or with heaviness in limbs, or edema in the body, pale and swollen tongue with white slippery coating, deep, slow and weak pulse. 3

4 3. Middle Jiao Qi Sinking Syndrome Spleen Qi is too weak to maintain its ascending movement, but suffers from sinking collapse. It is mostly caused by further development of Spleen Qi deficiency, usually seen in patients with long term chronic diarrhea or dysentery, or long term excessive overwork damaging Spleen Qi. Clinical manifestations: abdominal distension with heavy downward dragging sensation, especially after meals; or frequent feeling of wanting to defecate, with heavy dragging sensation in anus; or long term non-stop diarrhea or dysentery, or even rectal prolapsed; or uterine prolapsed; accompanied with fatigue and low energy level, weak and lazy limbs, not willing to speak with weak voice, dizziness with blurred vision. Pale tongue with white coating, weak pulse. 4. Spleen Failing to Confine Blood syndrome Spleen Qi is too weak to confine blood in the vessels causing various haemorrhages. Usually caused by congenital weakness of Spleen, or enduring illness consuming Spleen Qi, or overwork damaging Spleen. Clinical manifestations: Bleeding in the stool or in urine, purpura, nose or gum bleeding. In women menorrhagia or uterine bleeding. Accompanied with poor appetite, loose stools, fatigue with lethargic vitality, Not willing to speak with weak breathing, pale or sallow complexion, pale tongue white coating, thready and weak pulse. 5. Cold Damp Sieging Spleen Syndrome Cold and Damp accumulating in Middle Jiao, Spleen Yang is sieged by cold damp. Usually caused by improper diet such as over eating or raw cold food, wading in rain or ranking in water, as well as congenital factors with damp body constitution. Clinical Manifestations: Abdominal bloating and discomfort, poor appetite, loose stool, nausea and feeling sick, blank taste in mouth with no thirst, heavy and lethargic feeling in head and body, dull sallow complexion, or dull colour of jaundice in skin and eyes, or edema in limbs, scanty urine. Pale and swollen tongue with greasy white coating, soggy and slow pulse. 6. Damp Heat Reserving in Spleen Syndrome Damp and heat reserve in Middle Jiao and affecting the functions of Spleen. Usually caused by exterior damp heat pathogen invading into Middle Jiao, or over eating of hot, fatty and greasy, or sweet food, or over intake of alcohol causing damp heat being generated from interior. Clinical Manifestations: Abdominal distension and discomfort, poor appetite, nausea or even vomiting, loose stool or diarrhea, dark urine, heavy and lethargic limbs. Or jaundice in skin and eyes with bright colour like orange, or low body fever with tidal nature, perspiration that cannot release the fever. Red tongue with think yellow coating, soggy and rapid pulse. 7. Stomach Yin Deficiency Stomach Yin is too weak to nourish, the functions of stomach are impaired. Usually caused by enduring stomach illness over-consuming Stomach Yin, or in the late stage of febrile diseases with Yin and body fluids being impaired by heat, or overeating of spicy food generating heat in stomach, 4

5 or emotional factors leading to Qi stagnation which then transforms to heat, therefore heat impairs Stomach Yin. Clinical Manifestations: Dull pain in epigastric region, feeling hungry but not willing to eat, dry mouth and dry throat, constipation, discomfort in upper abdomen, or dry nausea and belching. Red tongue with little coating, thin and rapid pulse. 8. Food Stagnation in Stomach Syndrome Food is stagnated in Stomach and Stomach fails to digest and transport food down to intestines. Usually caused by Improper excessive diet, binge drinking and eating; or enduring Spleen and Stomach deficiency fails to transport and transform food. Clinical Manifestations: Pain, distension and discomfort in Stomach, belching with acid reflux, or vomiting foul odour food, relief of distension and pain after vomiting, or frequent farting with loose stool, stool being rancid foul and filth. Thick and greasy tongue coating, slippery pulse. 9. Stomach Cold Syndrome Yin cold condenses in Stomach causing Stomach dysfunction. Usually caused by catching cold in upper abdomen, overeating of raw cold food, or overwork impairing Stomach which is prone to cold invasion. Clinical Manifestations: Pain with cold sensation in Stomach region, either consistent pain or sharp colic severe pain, cold worsening the pain, warmth releasing the pain, blank taste in mouth with no thirst, excessive thin and clear saliva, or nausea and vomiting, or water glistening sound in stomach. White slippery tongue coating, wiry or slow pulse. 10. Stomach Heat Syndrome Heat or fire flaming in Stomach causes Stomach dysfunction. Usually caused by craving and overeating of spicy and greasy food, which transforms into heat/fire. Or emotional factors causes Qi stagnation which can also transform into heat/fire. Clinical Manifestations: Burning pain in Stomach, acid reflux, stomach upset, or vomiting immediately after eating food, or thirst with desire for cold drink, easy to get hungry and eat excessively, or toothache with swollen gum or gum bleeding, bad breath, constipation, scanty and dark urine. Red tongue with yellow coating, slippery and rapid pulse. 5

Pattern Identification According to Qi and Blood

Pattern Identification According to Qi and Blood CHAPTER EIGHT Pattern Identification According to Qi and Blood Pattern identification according to qi and blood is a commonly used method for pattern identification which analyzes manifestations obtained

More information

HIV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. By Alan Uretz, PhD.

HIV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. By Alan Uretz, PhD. Understanding The TCM Dynamics of HIV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Alan Uretz, PhD. Aids and HIV Illness HIV is a infectious virus that attacks the body s immune system leaving the patient vulnerable

More information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis) By Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis) By Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis) By Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a heading/umbrella that has other diseases underneath it. You may have heard of Crohns

More information

Collection of Porridge

Collection of Porridge Collection of Porridge White rice & Jujube (Date) Porridge White rice 100g Jujube 8 pieces Cook into porridge until it is very soft Tonify Qi Treats stomach and duodenal ulcers Stomach and duodenal ulcers,

More information

Problems of the Digestive System

Problems of the Digestive System The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists f AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ120 WOMEN S HEALTH Problems of the Digestive System What are some common digestive problems? What is constipation?

More information

Frequently Asked Questions: Ai-Detox

Frequently Asked Questions: Ai-Detox What is Ai-Detox? Frequently Asked Questions: Ai-Detox Ai-Detox is a Chinese herbal medicinal formula, produced using state of the art biotechnology, which ensures the utmost standards in quality and safety.

More information

Xu Lao: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Huijun Shen Shenzhou Open TCM University Amsterdam The Netherlands November 2015

Xu Lao: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Huijun Shen Shenzhou Open TCM University Amsterdam The Netherlands November 2015 Xu Lao: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Huijun Shen Shenzhou Open TCM University Amsterdam The Netherlands November 2015 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Definition: a chronic disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue

More information

helps lung to breath last stage of transformation of qi Defensive Qi circulates outside the vessels moistens skin and hair readjusts body temperature

helps lung to breath last stage of transformation of qi Defensive Qi circulates outside the vessels moistens skin and hair readjusts body temperature Types of Qi Qi English Translation location function Qing Qi Air Qi Lung inhaled by the Lung Gu Qi Food Qi Spleen and Stomach Zong Qi Gathering Qi stored in chest air qi + food qi produced by Spleen and

More information

Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease Date: March 16, 2009 Class #: Class 10 Diarrhea and Hemorrhoids

Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease Date: March 16, 2009 Class #: Class 10 Diarrhea and Hemorrhoids Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease Date: March 16, 2009 Class #: Class 10 Diarrhea and Hemorrhoids Cat s Disclaimer: I really need to integrate the Yip material with this lecture, but haven t had

More information

SUCCESSFUL DIFFERENTIATION AND DIAGNOSIS. in Chinese Medicine. with Jeremy Ross

SUCCESSFUL DIFFERENTIATION AND DIAGNOSIS. in Chinese Medicine. with Jeremy Ross SUCCESSFUL DIFFERENTIATION AND DIAGNOSIS in Chinese Medicine with Jeremy Ross This discussion is not about how to take the pulse or analyse the tongue, it is about one thing, correctly differentiating

More information

Metabolic Disorders , The Patient Education Institute, Inc. idg90101 Last reviewed: 08/14/2014 1

Metabolic Disorders , The Patient Education Institute, Inc.  idg90101 Last reviewed: 08/14/2014 1 Metabolic Disorders Introduction Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Your body can use this fuel right away, or it can store the energy in your body tissues,

More information

CMAC311. Session 11 Miscellaneous disorders. Menopause. Chinese Medicine Department.

CMAC311. Session 11 Miscellaneous disorders. Menopause. Chinese Medicine Department. CMAC311 Session 11 Miscellaneous disorders Menopause Chinese Medicine Department www.endeavour.edu.au Session Contents Discuss the main aetiology and pathology factors menopause of Discuss the pattern

More information

ALLERGIES! Kathleen Lumiere DAOM, LAC Living Well Naturally Series Bastyr University. Spring 2014

ALLERGIES! Kathleen Lumiere DAOM, LAC Living Well Naturally Series Bastyr University. Spring 2014 ALLERGIES! Kathleen Lumiere DAOM, LAC Living Well Naturally Series Bastyr University Spring 2014 Content Hello! and introductions What is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and how does it differ from

More information

TCM Patterns Linda Boggie, DVM

TCM Patterns Linda Boggie, DVM TCM Patterns Linda Boggie, DVM Hyperthyroidism in Cats A disease of increasing occurrence Rarely seen 15 years ago and is now routinely screened for in every old cat Progresses over time TCM Pattern changes

More information

FOLFOX Chemotherapy. This handout provides information about FOLFOX chemotherapy. It is sometimes called as FLOX chemotherapy.

FOLFOX Chemotherapy. This handout provides information about FOLFOX chemotherapy. It is sometimes called as FLOX chemotherapy. FOLFOX Chemotherapy This handout provides information about FOLFOX chemotherapy. It is sometimes called as FLOX chemotherapy. What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is a method of treating cancer by using

More information

DIVERTICULOSIS/DIVERTICULITIS By: Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT

DIVERTICULOSIS/DIVERTICULITIS By: Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT DIVERTICULOSIS/DIVERTICULITIS By: Drew Nystrom L.Ac., CMT Diverticulosis is a condition that involves Diverticula which are bulges of Intestinal wall which creates a pocket that can get infected when food/stool

More information

Presenting the SUTENT Patient Call Center.

Presenting the SUTENT Patient Call Center. Presenting the SUTENT Patient Call Center. Please see patient Medication Guide and full prescribing information attached. We re here to support you. Dealing with cancer is a journey. Along the way, you

More information

CONSULTATION & CONSENT FORMS p. 1 of 5 C J HERBAL REMEDIES, INC. ********************************************************************************

CONSULTATION & CONSENT FORMS p. 1 of 5 C J HERBAL REMEDIES, INC. ******************************************************************************** CONSULTATION & CONSENT FORMS p. 1 of 5 ******************************************************************************** List your full name, age, sex, and today's date List your complete address List your

More information

Discharge Instructions. Chemotherapy

Discharge Instructions. Chemotherapy Discharge Instructions Chemotherapy . TABLE OF CONTENTS Whom to call for problems --------------------------------------- 1 During business hours ---------------------------------------- 1 After hours

More information

Chemotherapy Side Effects Worksheet

Chemotherapy Side Effects Worksheet Page 1 of 6 Chemotherapy Side Effects Worksheet Medicines or drugs that destroy cancer cells are called cancer chemotherapy. It is sometimes the first choice for treating many cancers. Chemotherapy differs

More information

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine under the tongue visual diagnosis purchase http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.acupunctureproducts.com/gallery2 008b/TongueDiagnosis.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.acupunctureproducts.com/tongue_dia

More information

The Family Library. Understanding Diabetes

The Family Library. Understanding Diabetes The Family Library Understanding Diabetes What is Diabetes? Diabetes is caused when the body has a problem in making or using insulin. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas and is needed for the

More information

GrapeGate v1.0 Info@GrapeGate.com

GrapeGate v1.0 Info@GrapeGate.com As you begin the process of alkalizing and granting the body more energy for cleansing itself (and also for regeneration), many symptoms and seemingly adverse reactions can occur throughout this process

More information

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Gastrointestinal Bleeding Introduction Gastrointestinal bleeding is a symptom of many diseases rather than a disease itself. A number of different conditions can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Some causes

More information

Fainting - Syncope. This reference summary explains fainting. It discusses the causes and treatment options for the condition.

Fainting - Syncope. This reference summary explains fainting. It discusses the causes and treatment options for the condition. Fainting - Syncope Introduction Fainting, also known as syncope, is a temporary loss of consciousness. It is caused by a drop in blood flow to the brain. You may feel dizzy, lightheaded or nauseous before

More information

Tongues Signs Associated with Constitutional Weakness of the Heart

Tongues Signs Associated with Constitutional Weakness of the Heart 102 Figure 6.3.6 Figure 2.1.11 Over the long term, Heart blood deficiency may lead to heat from deficiency of the Heart. Because blood is part of yin, over time Heart blood deficiency can also affect Heart

More information

CHOC CHILDREN SUROLOGY CENTER. Constipation

CHOC CHILDREN SUROLOGY CENTER. Constipation Constipation What is constipation? Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. Generally, a person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements

More information

Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnostics, Treatment Strategies

Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnostics, Treatment Strategies Course: Foundation of Chinese Medicine II Date: July 4, 2007 Class #: 11 Happy 4 th of July, ya ll. Mechanisms of Disease, Diagnostics, Treatment Strategies Mechanisms of Disease 1. Definition of Disease.

More information

N E B R A S K A JAIL BULLETIN NUMBER 102 OCTOBER 1993

N E B R A S K A JAIL BULLETIN NUMBER 102 OCTOBER 1993 N E B R A S K A JAIL BULLETIN NUMBER 102 OCTOBER 1993 The Jail Bulletin is a monthly feature of the Crime Commission Update. The Bulletin may be used as a supplement to your jail in-service training program

More information

The tongue body is thinner (vertically) and smaller (horizontally and vertically) than normal. pale and thin body, with thin coating

The tongue body is thinner (vertically) and smaller (horizontally and vertically) than normal. pale and thin body, with thin coating 98 Chapter One: Inspection d) Thin and small tongue The tongue body is thinner (vertically) and smaller (horizontally and vertically) than normal. Indications Tongue Body Pathogenesis Thin qi and blood

More information

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Deirdre Orceyre, ND, MSOM, LAc The Center for Integrative Medicine 908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200 Washington DC 20037 Acupuncture: Improving Your Health with Chinese Medicine

More information

Laparoscopic Colectomy. What do I need to know about my laparoscopic colorectal surgery?

Laparoscopic Colectomy. What do I need to know about my laparoscopic colorectal surgery? Laparoscopic Colectomy What do I need to know about my laparoscopic colorectal surgery? Traditionally, colon & rectal surgery requires a large, abdominal and/or pelvic incision, which often requires a

More information

Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease 3 Date: June 29, 2009 Class #: 11 obesity and toothache

Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease 3 Date: June 29, 2009 Class #: 11 obesity and toothache Course: Acupuncture Treatment of Disease 3 Date: June 29, 2009 Class #: 11 obesity and toothache When you submit your stuff electronically, title it: Name ATD 3 Reading or Name ATD 3 Paper. Also, later

More information

You will be having surgery to remove a tumour(s) from your liver.

You will be having surgery to remove a tumour(s) from your liver. Liver surgery You will be having surgery to remove a tumour(s) from your liver. This handout will help you learn about the surgery, how to prepare for surgery and your care after surgery. Surgery can be

More information

For the Patient: Paclitaxel injection Other names: TAXOL

For the Patient: Paclitaxel injection Other names: TAXOL For the Patient: Paclitaxel injection Other names: TAXOL Paclitaxel (pak'' li tax' el) is a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer. It is a clear liquid that is injected into a vein. Tell your

More information

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse U.S. Department of Health and Human Services What I need to know

More information

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Removal of Gall Bladder Page 12 Patient Information Further Information We endeavour to provide an excellent service at all times, but should you have any concerns please,

More information

AC Chemotherapy Regimen (Doxorubicin + Cyclophosphamide)

AC Chemotherapy Regimen (Doxorubicin + Cyclophosphamide) AC Chemotherapy Regimen (Doxorubicin + Cyclophosphamide) AC is a regimen or treatment plan that includes a combination of chemotherapy drugs that your doctor prescribed for the treatment of your cancer.

More information

Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery Information Sheet

Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery Information Sheet Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery Information Sheet What is Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery? Antireflux surgery (also known as fundoplication) is the standard surgical method of treating gastro-oesophageal

More information

POINCIANA INTERNAL MEDICINE PA. Patient Name: Social Security Number: Date of Birth: / / Sex: M/F (Circle One) Married/Single/Divorced/Widow Address:

POINCIANA INTERNAL MEDICINE PA. Patient Name: Social Security Number: Date of Birth: / / Sex: M/F (Circle One) Married/Single/Divorced/Widow Address: Patient Name: Social Security Number: Date of Birth: / / Sex: M/F (Circle One) Married/Single/Divorced/Widow Address: (Street) (City/State/Zip) Home Phone: ( ) E Mail Address: Would you be interested in

More information

DANGERS OF. f HEROIN. ALERT s alert

DANGERS OF. f HEROIN. ALERT s alert AKA > Smack, H, hammer, skag, horse, dope, rocks... WHAT IS HEROIN? Heroin comes from the opium poppy. 1 Heroin is sold as white granules, pieces of rock or powder with a bitter taste and no smell. It

More information

Application For Admission To The Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Program At The Spinal Decompression Center of Long Beach

Application For Admission To The Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Program At The Spinal Decompression Center of Long Beach Application For Admission To The Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Program At The Spinal Decompression Center of Long Beach If you are reading this form, you have qualified for a consultation with Dr.

More information

Gallbladder Diseases and Problems

Gallbladder Diseases and Problems Gallbladder Diseases and Problems Introduction Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. There are many diseases and problems that

More information

Learning Objectives. Introduction to Medical Careers. Vocabulary: Chapter 16 FACTS. Functions. Organs. Digestive System Chapter 16

Learning Objectives. Introduction to Medical Careers. Vocabulary: Chapter 16 FACTS. Functions. Organs. Digestive System Chapter 16 Learning Objectives Introduction to Medical Careers Digestive System Chapter 16 Define at least 10 terms relating to the digestive Describe the four functions of the digestive Identify different structures

More information

For the Patient: Dasatinib Other names: SPRYCEL

For the Patient: Dasatinib Other names: SPRYCEL For the Patient: Dasatinib Other names: SPRYCEL Dasatinib (da sa' ti nib) is a drug that is used to treat many types of cancer. It is a tablet that you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you have ever

More information

External Radiation Side Effects Worksheet

External Radiation Side Effects Worksheet Page 1 of 6 External Radiation Side Effects Worksheet Radiation therapy uses special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation to cancerous tumors, killing or damaging them so they cannot grow, multiply,

More information

Yo San Fertility Clinic 13315 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 Tel: 310.577.3006 www.yosan.edu

Yo San Fertility Clinic 13315 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 Tel: 310.577.3006 www.yosan.edu Yo San Fertility Clinic 13315 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 Tel: 310.577.3006 www.yosan.edu Name (Last, First, Middle) Date Age at which menses began Are your periods painful? Yes No How many

More information

Be cancer aware. Patient Information

Be cancer aware. Patient Information Be cancer aware Patient Information Author ID: AMK Leaflet Number: CC 041 Version: 1 Name of Leaflet: Be cancer aware Date Produced: November 2015 Review Date: November 2017 Be cancer aware Page 1 of 11

More information

Undergoing an Oesophageal Endoscopic Resection (ER)

Undergoing an Oesophageal Endoscopic Resection (ER) Contact Information If you have an enquiry about your appointment time/date please contact the Booking Office on 0300 422 6350. For medication enquiries please call 0300 422 8232, this is an answer machine

More information

Maintaining hydration is very important to optimal health. Putting the patient at the heart of everything we do

Maintaining hydration is very important to optimal health. Putting the patient at the heart of everything we do Hydration Maintaining hydration is very important to optimal health What percentage of your body is 10% 25% 50% 60% 75% 95% water? Functions of water Transports nutrients and oxygen Helps medications to

More information

Peptic Ulcer. Anatomy The stomach is a hollow organ. It is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs.

Peptic Ulcer. Anatomy The stomach is a hollow organ. It is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. Peptic Ulcer Introduction A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of your small intestine. Peptic ulcers may also develop in the esophagus. Nearly

More information

TC Chemotherapy Regimen (Docetaxel + Cyclophosphamide)

TC Chemotherapy Regimen (Docetaxel + Cyclophosphamide) TC Chemotherapy Regimen (Docetaxel + Cyclophosphamide) TC is a regimen or treatment plan that includes a combination of chemotherapy drugs that your doctor prescribed for the treatment of your cancer.

More information

Share the important information in this Medication Guide with members of your household.

Share the important information in this Medication Guide with members of your household. MEDICATION GUIDE BUPRENORPHINE (BUE-pre-NOR-feen) Sublingual Tablets, CIII IMPORTANT: Keep buprenorphine sublingual tablets in a secure place away from children. Accidental use by a child is a medical

More information

Acupuncture Health History

Acupuncture Health History Date: Acupuncture Health History (Please Print Clearly) Name (Last): (First): (MI): Gender: M F Date of Birth: / / Age: Height: Weight: How did you hear about Acupuncture? Word of mouth / referral / advertisement?

More information

Care and Problems of the Digestive System. Chapter 18 Lesson 2

Care and Problems of the Digestive System. Chapter 18 Lesson 2 Care and Problems of the Digestive System Chapter 18 Lesson 2 Care of the Digestive System Good eating habits are the best way to avoid or minimize digestive system problems. Eat a variety of foods Avoid

More information

Treating Chronic Hepatitis C. A Review of the Research for Adults

Treating Chronic Hepatitis C. A Review of the Research for Adults Treating Chronic Hepatitis C A Review of the Research for Adults Is This Information Right for Me? Yes, this information is right for you if: Your doctor* has told you that you have chronic hepatitis C.

More information

Lighthouse IF YOU WERE THE DRIVER OF YOUR OWN VEHICLE, SOMEONE ELSE S VEHICLE OR A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE, ANSWER THIS SECTION COMPLETELY.

Lighthouse IF YOU WERE THE DRIVER OF YOUR OWN VEHICLE, SOMEONE ELSE S VEHICLE OR A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE, ANSWER THIS SECTION COMPLETELY. Lighthouse Chiropractic IF YOU WERE THE DRIVER OF YOUR OWN VEHICLE, SOMEONE ELSE S VEHICLE OR A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE, ANSWER THIS SECTION COMPLETELY. Your Auto Insurance Company Name Address Policy

More information

Water It s Crucial Role in Health. By: James L. Holly, MD

Water It s Crucial Role in Health. By: James L. Holly, MD Water It s Crucial Role in Health By: James L. Holly, MD After a two week hiatus, we return to our series entitled, Aging Well. It is often the case that in health we become so infatuated with the exotic,

More information

It s A Gut Feeling: Abdominal Pain in Children. David Deutsch, MD Pediatric Gastroenterology Rockford Health Physicians

It s A Gut Feeling: Abdominal Pain in Children. David Deutsch, MD Pediatric Gastroenterology Rockford Health Physicians It s A Gut Feeling: Abdominal Pain in Children David Deutsch, MD Pediatric Gastroenterology Rockford Health Physicians Introduction Common Symptom Affects 10-15% of school-aged children Definition (Dr.

More information

Acupuncture in the treatment of Amenorrhea

Acupuncture in the treatment of Amenorrhea Acupuncture in the treatment of Amenorrhea Dr. Hongguang Dong 16. 6.001 1 Amenorrhea Amenorrhea is a symptom not a diagnoses West medicine classified into Primary Amenorrhea and secondary Amenorrhea Primary

More information

MEDICAL HISTORY AND SCREENING FORM

MEDICAL HISTORY AND SCREENING FORM MEDICAL HISTORY AND SCREENING FORM The purpose of preventive exams is to screen for potential health problems and provide education to promote optimal health. It is best practice for chronic health problems

More information

CHOP Chemotherapy Regimen for Lymphoma Information for Patients

CHOP Chemotherapy Regimen for Lymphoma Information for Patients CHOP Chemotherapy Regimen for Lymphoma Information for Patients The Regimen Contains: C: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) H: Adriamycin (hydroxy doxorubicin) O: vincristine (Oncovin ) P: Prednisone How Is This

More information

After Your Gastrectomy

After Your Gastrectomy After Your Gastrectomy UHN Information for patients and families Read this information to learn: what a gastrectomy is how to care for yourself what problems to look out for who to call if you have any

More information

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gastric Sleeve Surgery Introduction Obesity is associated with many diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, and degeneration of the joints. These diseases and the obesity itself

More information

Bile Duct Diseases and Problems

Bile Duct Diseases and Problems Bile Duct Diseases and Problems Introduction A bile duct is a tube that carries bile between the liver and gallbladder and the intestine. Bile is a substance made by the liver that helps with digestion.

More information

Medical Intake Form. Name Age Birthdate Sex. Address City Zip. Phone (H) (W) Occupation Full Time / Part Time. Employer Education Level

Medical Intake Form. Name Age Birthdate Sex. Address City Zip. Phone (H) (W) Occupation Full Time / Part Time. Employer Education Level Medical Intake Form Please complete all of the following as accurately as possible: Name Age Birthdate Sex Address City Zip Phone (H) (W) Occupation Full Time / Part Time Employer Education Level Married

More information

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Introduction Cancer of the prostate is the most common form of cancer that affects men. About 240,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Your

More information

Keeping track of your MS relapse symptoms. record your experience. share with your doctor.

Keeping track of your MS relapse symptoms. record your experience. share with your doctor. FROM RELAPSE TO RELIEF Keeping track of your MS relapse symptoms record your experience. share with your doctor. Tracking your MS relapse symptoms No matter what MS relapse treatment you re on or considering,

More information

Women s Continence and Pelvic Health Center

Women s Continence and Pelvic Health Center Women s Continence and Pelvic Health Center Committed to Caring 580-590 Court Street Keene, New Hampshire 03431 (603) 354-5454 Ext. 6643 URINARY INCONTINENCE QUESTIONNAIRE The purpose of this questionnaire

More information

Heat Illnesses. Common Heat Rash Sites

Heat Illnesses. Common Heat Rash Sites Heat Illnesses Introduction Heat illnesses happen when the body becomes too hot and cannot cool itself. There are several different types of heat-related illnesses. This includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion,

More information

Insomnia and Vivid Dreaming in Chinese Medical Thinking

Insomnia and Vivid Dreaming in Chinese Medical Thinking Insomnia and Vivid Dreaming in Chinese Medical Thinking just like other traditional cultures, the Chinese have always attached a great deal of importance to the occurrence as well as the contents of dreams.

More information

Streptococcal Infections

Streptococcal Infections Streptococcal Infections Introduction Streptococcal, or strep, infections cause a variety of health problems. These infections can cause a mild skin infection or sore throat. But they can also cause severe,

More information

Gastrointestinal problems in children with Down's syndrome

Gastrointestinal problems in children with Down's syndrome Gastrointestinal problems in children with Down's syndrome by Dr Liz Marder This article was written for parents for the Down s Syndrome Association newsletter and is reproduced here with the permission

More information

X-Plain Diabetes - Introduction Reference Summary

X-Plain Diabetes - Introduction Reference Summary X-Plain Diabetes - Introduction Reference Summary Introduction Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of Americans every year. Your doctor may have informed you that you have diabetes. Although there

More information

Total Vaginal Hysterectomy

Total Vaginal Hysterectomy What is a total vaginal hysterectomy? Is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina. Removal of the ovaries and tubes depends on the patient. Why is this surgery used? To treat disease of

More information

Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer factsheet

Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer factsheet 1 Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer factsheet This fact sheet is for anyone who would like to find out more about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic. It contains information on the common symptoms

More information

Alcohol and the Liver

Alcohol and the Liver The facts about... Alcohol and the Liver Five key things you need to know This is a part of your body that regularly works overtime. The liver is our largest organ and it has 500 different roles. One of

More information

Nutritional Challenges After Surgery

Nutritional Challenges After Surgery Nutritional Challenges After Surgery L I N D A P A T A K I M S R D C S O L D C N S C M D A N D E R S O N C A N C E R C E N T E R H O U S T O N, T E X A S Objectives Identify the reasons that GIST and its

More information

For the Patient: Pazopanib tablets Other names: VOTRIENT

For the Patient: Pazopanib tablets Other names: VOTRIENT For the Patient: Pazopanib tablets Other names: VOTRIENT Pazopanib (paz oh pa nib) is a drug that is used to treat some types of cancer. It is a tablet that you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you have

More information

TCM Pediatrics Pediatrics was first started in China approximately 2000 years ago (100 BC) and has gradually progressed since this time.

TCM Pediatrics Pediatrics was first started in China approximately 2000 years ago (100 BC) and has gradually progressed since this time. TCM Pediatrics Pediatrics was first started in China approximately 2000 years ago (100 BC) and has gradually progressed since this time. New Borns: Will weigh 3 kg at birth, loose weight at first before

More information

Surgical Weight Loss. Mission Bariatrics

Surgical Weight Loss. Mission Bariatrics Surgical Weight Loss Mission Bariatrics Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, with more than one in every three people suffering from this chronic condition. Obese adults are at an increased

More information

Alcohol and Pancreatitis

Alcohol and Pancreatitis The facts about... Alcohol and Pancreatitis Five key things you need to know You probably don t pay much attention to your pancreas. But that small, tadpoleshaped organ behind your stomach and below your

More information

Symptoms of Heart Disease. Public Information Pamphlets

Symptoms of Heart Disease. Public Information Pamphlets Symptoms of Heart Disease Public Information Pamphlets SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE Diseases of the Heart can be serious! It is the early recognition of the symptoms that enables you to seek timely medical

More information

Patient History Questionnaire Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Patient History Questionnaire Comprehensive Breast Care Center Patient History Questionnaire Comprehensive Breast Care Center Patient Name of birth Age Occupation Today s Height Weight Primary Care Physician: OB/ GYN: Referring Physician: Who else may we send a medical

More information

What You Need to Know About LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) Treatment: A Patient Guide

What You Need to Know About LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) Treatment: A Patient Guide For Patients What You Need to Know About LEMTRADA (alemtuzumab) Treatment: A Patient Guide Patients: Your doctor or nurse will go over this patient guide with you. It is important to ask any questions

More information

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM What is digestion? Digestion is the process of breaking down food so that it's small enough to be absorbed and used by the body for energy or in other bodily functions. Digestion involves

More information

Safety Information Card for Xarelto Patients

Safety Information Card for Xarelto Patients Safety Information Card for Xarelto Patients 15mg Simply Protecting More Patients 20mg Simply Protecting More Patients Keep this card with you at all times Present this card to every physician or dentist

More information

PATIENT INFORMATION INSURANCE INFORMATION

PATIENT INFORMATION INSURANCE INFORMATION (mm/dd/yyyy): Have you been to Physicians Urgent Care before? Yes No Arrival Time: If yes, when? Is this a follow-up to a previous visit: Yes No PATIENT INFORMATION Patient s First Name: Middle Name: Last

More information

Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) About your medicine NSAIDs are pain medications used to relieve your pain and inflammation (e.g. swelling, redness and warmth). NSAIDs may be prescribed with

More information

Jaundice. An information guide

Jaundice. An information guide TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION Jaundice An information guide What is Jaundice? Jaundice is characterised by the yellow discolouration of the skin, sclera (whites of the

More information

MEDICATION GUIDE KOMBIGLYZE XR (kom-be-glyze X-R) (saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release) tablets

MEDICATION GUIDE KOMBIGLYZE XR (kom-be-glyze X-R) (saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release) tablets MEDICATION GUIDE KOMBIGLYZE XR (kom-be-glyze X-R) (saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release) tablets Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking KOMBIGLYZE XR and each time you get

More information

Inorganic mercury/ elemental mercury General information

Inorganic mercury/ elemental mercury General information Inorganic mercury/ elemental mercury General information Key Points Fire Does not easily burn under normal conditions Reacts with nitric acid and hot concentrated sulphuric acid. May react explosively

More information

OVERVIEW OF TCM PEDIATRIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS

OVERVIEW OF TCM PEDIATRIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS OVERVIEW OF TCM PEDIATRIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS Compiled by The following is an outline summation of Part One from ESSENTIALS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE PEDIATRICS, Foreign Language Press, Beijing,

More information

By Casey Schmidt and Wendy Ford

By Casey Schmidt and Wendy Ford By Casey Schmidt and Wendy Ford Body systems Digestive System Circulatory System Respiratory System Excretory System Immune System Reproductive System Nervous System Muscular System Skeletal System Endocrine

More information

Guide for Ambulance Services

Guide for Ambulance Services Guide for Ambulance Services Please call 119when you need an ambulance service This guide explains how to use ambulance services in Japan and what you should note when you use it. How to call an ambulance

More information

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy Hepatic Encephalopathy Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) can occur as a result of either acute liver failure or chronic liver disease. The information provided below explains HE in adults and is intended to

More information

MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub-OX-own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film for sublingual or buccal administration (CIII)

MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub-OX-own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film for sublingual or buccal administration (CIII) MEDICATION GUIDE SUBOXONE (Sub-OX-own) (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film for sublingual or buccal administration (CIII) IMPORTANT: Keep SUBOXONE in a secure place away from children. Accidental

More information

Salivary Gland Disorders

Salivary Gland Disorders Salivary Gland Disorders Introduction Located in your mouth and throat, the salivary glands make saliva. Saliva is the watery fluid in the mouth. There are many problems that can affect the salivary glands.

More information